It’s no secret that students across these fruited plains have had a challenging time of it the past two years. And, you know what? Let’s forget about that. Students here, in our little corner of the world, have had a challenging time of it the past two years. That’s what should concern us th…
The much-anticipated decision by the Sussex County Council to either approve or nix plans by Carl M. Freeman Companies to build a hotel and restaurant off Route 54 is expected to take place at its Tuesday, Oct. 12, meeting.
One thing we consistently ask of our officials — on every level — is that they act proactively, and with a plan. Millville officials tend to do that more often than not, and they displayed that once again this week.
It was announced earlier this week that the Southern Delaware School of the Arts was one of three schools in Delaware recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. That is not a small deal, particularly during a time when schools faced unprecedented challenges that were not of their …
Responding to a flurry of development in Sussex County over the last several years, a group of residents are planning to stage a protest outside Sussex County administrative offices in Georgetown on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
That first weekend after Labor Day is one traditionally filled with events, and this year is no different. The fact that Saturday falls on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, brings with it a little extra gravitas. For those looking for an escape of tough memories, or trying to find a wa…
The votes have been tallied. The resignations have been plentiful. And the acrimony is still as thick in the air as the scent of boardwalk fries, salt air and, well, exhaust from backed-up traffic.
When word came out Tuesday afternoon that Gov. Carney had announced that everyone kindergarten-age and older in K-12 schools must wear face coverings indoors this school year, regardless of vaccination status, the reaction was, predictably, mixed.
There have been signs on lawns, social-media flare-ups, ads, letters, multiple candidate forums, litigation and a hearing in front of an elections board, but it all comes to a conclusion this weekend.
Like many of you in the community, we have been closely watching the courage and progress of Ashley Nickerson, the 17-year-old Georgetown resident who was involved in a serious accident last month and has been battling in recovery ever since.
Though there has been very little to celebrate during the COVID-19 era, we have collectively been impressed by the ingenuity, creativity, and roll-up-your-sleeves and take-no-prisoners mentality by many of our local business owners to combat the restrictions and realities of the global pandemic.
The COVID-19 experience has brought with it heartbreak, confusion, economic destruction, the potential for the stunted development of school-age children and any number of other devastating ramifications. It’s also stolen precious memories from people, as favored experiences were canceled, a…
This week’s Coastal Point includes a special inserted book celebrating the Class of 2021 at Indian River High School. We focused on IR, specifically, because it is the local public high school, and because we originally started our paper using the geographic perimeter of the school’s residen…
With no increases in fees since 2008, nor any tax increases since 2006, the Town of Millville appears to be in “good financial shape,” according to Town Manager Debbie Botchie.
We enjoy a robust construction industry in our neck of the woods. Just look around you at any given time, and you can see new homes getting built, developments in different stages of their growth, and older homes being remodeled or put on the market. That keeps people working, and — if we ke…
Much of Delmarva was sent into a spiral of shock and anger on Sunday, April 25, when word came out that a Delmar police officer, Cpl. Keith Heacock, was gravely injured in an assault that reportedly took place as the officer responded to an early-morning domestic situation.
For many, the pandemic, quarantine, and general change in the way we collectively and individually live our respective lives over the past year-plus, will have lasting effects.
A proposal to build 200 apartments at the intersection of Railway and Old Mill Roads is eliciting a ton of pushback, as all new proposed housing projects in the area have done over the past few decades.
As we welcome another Easter and Passover into our lives, we are reminded that this is the second straight year the religious holidays will be celebrated under the heavy cover of a global pandemic.
Perhaps there is no more glorious endeavor in this land of the free than a good old-fashioned election. For Selbyville, they will be celebrating this process on Saturday, March 6, as four candidates vie for two seats on the Selbyville Town Council.
While the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has generated excitement, skepticism, optimism, frustration and, quite often, mass levels of confusion, let us state our pledge to you, our readers, for the record:
In light of severe winter weather hitting much of the nation, and the accompanying power outages that have imperiled the lives of tens of thousands of people, some news that came out this week on a local level should not be glossed over.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission (DOFRC) released its second annual report to Gov. John Carney and the Delaware General Assembly. The report is based on a review of a sample of 130 overdose fatalities that happened in 2019, and it included some intere…
In a year of uncertainty, there needs to be a certain amount of flexibility. And the Indian River School District is having to deal with that as much as anybody.
For all the talk about a deadly pandemic, political strife and opioid addiction — and all of those topics certainly merit a ton of discussion — there is one subject that probably doesn’t get talked about nearly enough these days: smoking.
If it seems that officials in Millsboro have long been discussing the location and/or construction of a new police department, well, you’re not far off. It has been a topic of conversation for some time now.
One of the most cherished and impactful events of this community over the years has been the Thanksgiving for Thousands campaign by Mountaire Farms.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an armistice between the Allied powers and Germany went into effect, thus putting an unofficial end to “the war to end all wars.”
The Coastal Point family was rocked this week with the news that we had lost one of ours. Jerry Sellman, seen under our masthead as “Advertising Assistant,” was much more to us than that job title would indicate.