The St. Ann’s Men’s Club would like to thank all the participants, and the following lunch and sign sponsors and donors, for their very generous contributions to our recent very successful charity golf outing at the Salt Pond Golf...
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:49am
What can we do about nefarious attempts to undermine our democracy? How can we counter cyber-attacks intended to skew the facts, sow dissension and polarize voters? Only an unprecedented turnout at the polls on Election Day will...
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:48am
In response to the Coastal Point’s Sept. 28, 2018, issue regarding the marina in Ocean View, I would love to speak my mind.
I am disappointed to see this venture being denied, not once, but twice? I can’t understand — a win-...
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:48am
Congratulations, Sen. Coons. You have replaced a 48-year-old senatorial quote from Sen. Roman Hruska for the ignominy of the most idiotic comment regarding a United States Supreme Court nominee. In March 1970, G. Harold Carswell...
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:47am
At the Sept. 14 council meeting, it was announced that Councilman Schrader resigned and his replacement is being sought. The Town Charter gives Town Council authority to appoint for a vacancy.
The Council need not look...
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:16pm
This time, I am writing because I have a story to tell. It is a snapshot of farming in southeastern Sussex County. Please bear with me.
Three years ago, we experienced a painful crop loss at Bennett Orchards due to a late...
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:15pm
I am one of the five persons targeted in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Complaint that was received by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office on Aug. 3, 2018. The Complaint was filed by Councilperson Carmean “…on behalf of...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:07pm
Just a word of thanks for your enjoyable and informative story on the Delaware Botanic Gardens. As a husband-and-wife team who volunteer regularly at the garden and also attended the Annual Dinner last week, it was so gratifying to...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:05pm
Do you know about VOTE411.com?
This is an excellent, non-partisan, politically neutral, website to inform the public of the candidates running for election with a side-by-side comparison of their positions. It has been...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:04pm
On behalf of the Beach Committee of the Town of Fenwick Island, we would like to thank Capt. Tim Ferry for his many years as the leader of our Beach Patrol and congratulate him on his retirement. We will miss seeing him up and down...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:03pm
Another summer in Bethany Beach has come and gone. I am honored to plan the free entertainment so generously offered by the Town, but the concerts, bonfires, movies and special events take more than one person to make them...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:02pm
First and foremost I want to thank the organizer of this [Thank a Police Officer Day in Ocean View] event, Heidi Lentowski, and all of you who were there on Friday, Sept. 14, in support of our police officers.
My concern is...
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Our heartiest thanks to the Sussex County Corrections officer and crew who spent Friday morning, Aug. 24, removing litter from the Iron Branch Bridge and both sides of Iron Branch Road in Millsboro. This is the cleanest this...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:45pm
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the people at DiFebo’s restaurant, and a copy was provided to the Coastal Point for publication.
Although a letter is not near enough, we would like to thank you all for your incredible gifts...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:44pm
This year, like last year, I had “free” books if you made a donation to Operation SEAs the Day, in front of my house.
I cannot thank enough all those that contributed either with books or with very generous contributions....
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:43pm
Thank you to all primary voters who came out to vote Sept. 6. Your support, encouragement and feedback has been very important to my campaign. I want to thank each and every one of you who supported my campaign, volunteered to...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:42pm
Thanks to all those who took the time to vote in the Bethany Beach Town Council election this year, especially those who braved the chill wind and rain to vote in person on Sept. 8; as well as the dedicated Town staff and...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:41pm
Delaware needs Justice Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before the battle to diminish the Constitution’s promise of two senators per state begins. For when it begins, in whatever form, it will be too late to look for “strict...
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:40pm
It’s time for Sussex County Council to act to create a “win-win” for all, and use the new Comprehensive Plan to protect our environment and support the local economy.
The Sussex County Council, as well as the Planning &...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:23pm
“Attorney General’s Office Finds No FOIA Violation” (August 31, 2018 — page 4): Wow! What a misleading headline for the article on Fenwick’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint that was filed by three council members on...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:22pm
Like so many Americans, I was saddened to learn of John Mc Cain’s passing. I respect him greatly for his military service and particularly his time as a POW. He obviously was an honorable man, a good soldier and exemplary citizen...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:20pm
It was brought to my attention last evening (Aug. 30) that an article written and published by Coastal Point in online as well as in newsprint form contains inaccurate information which is damaging to my company’s reputation as...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:18pm
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan, regarding the need for increased bus service with basic amenities, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
In Chapter 13, “The Mobility...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:16pm
This year’s 32nd annual Labor Day picnic at the John West Park in Ocean View hosted by Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens (DDSC) drew a new record of 125 attendees from all of Delmarva and beyond.
On behalf of the members of the...
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:11pm
We, the voters of Bethany Beach, have an opportunity to add to our Town Council a new and outstanding councilwoman, Faith Denault.
With four seats to be filled, the three incumbents (Bruce Frye, Rosemary Hardiman and Lew...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:36pm
I have known Jim Sirkis for more than six years as neighbor and friend. During that time, he has always been absolutely honest, helpful, friendly, responsible, humorous and exceedingly intelligent.
Jim is a retired...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:17pm
The poor condition of Delaware’s waters has been known for decades. The facts are simple to understand, however difficult to accept. We cannot eat the fish and crabs from our waters. We get sick from swimming in our waters. Ninety...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:15pm
I have owned property in Sussex County for over 40 years and have maintained a close interest in County politics and government. It’s my opinion that District 4 has been very well represented on County Council by Councilman George...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:11pm
Having held the position of Bethany Beach entertainment director for 13 years, I have a special inside perspective on how our Town operates. With that experience in mind, I’m excited to endorse Faith Denault for Bethany Beach Town...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:10pm
It is my honor to support Faith Denault for a seat on the Bethany Beach Town Council. I believe that Faith has a deep love and respect for the town of Bethany Beach, and she has been an active volunteer in Bethany for 18 years....
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:05pm
I am endorsing Rosemary Hardiman in the upcoming Bethany Beach Town Council election. Two years ago, I wrote to the Coastal Point in support of first-run candidate Rosemary Hardiman for Bethany town council. Today, I write again in...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:02pm
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to DNREC Secretary Garvin, regarding the Old Mill Bridge Landing parcel, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
I am a full-time resident of Southeastern Sussex County...
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 4:59pm
[Sussex County] Councilman Rob Arlett is a candidate in the Sept. 6 primary seeking the Republican nomination for United States Senate. Mr. Arlett is indeed a good man, as is his honorable opponent Gene Truono.
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:28pm
This is in objection to making a new road accessing West Avenue to accommodate 38 new homes being built, called Canal Ridge.
The trees have been planted in our community and have provided immeasurable benefits. Trees provide...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:22pm
Kathleen Davies is the only candidate with the professional training and experience to be Delaware’s next state auditor. As a Certified Government Auditor with 25 years of experience in government auditing, no one is better...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:14pm
The coming election in Bethany Beach is, as always, an important one. The Town Council has been an effective and resourceful one for quite a few years. There have been years when there were no elections. That reflected the fact...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:12pm
Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware and Benjamin Cardin of Maryland have both been in the senate for 20 years or more.
Tom Carper says he is standing up to President Trump. We don’t need anyone in office that will stand against the...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:07pm
Imagine you had a motel in your beautiful beach town that was as old as the town itself, but had become an outdated, in-need-of-work, embarrassment. Now, imagine that an investor came in with a plan to replace that motel with a...
Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:05pm
The inaugural National Night Out event in Dagsboro on Aug. 7 was an outstanding display of how a small town can come together for the benefit of the community. It not only achieved the main goal of highlighting what each of the...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:57pm
Repeating a lie does not make it true.
Contrary to what the writer of a [letter-to-the-editor] published in Delaware Online (Aug. 6, 2018) states, the money released to Iran after it signed the Iran Nuclear Deal was not...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:55pm
All property owners in Fenwick Island should be aware that the Town is allowing the owners of the Sands Motel to place mechanical equipment on the roof of the planned new hotel up to 6 feet above the 32-foot height limit. Hence,...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:51pm
I have read again another guest column by Ms. Kelly regarding, this time, the freedom of political speech associated with the recent celebration of Fenwick Island’s 65th birthday.
Let me start by saying that I have no...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:50pm
The Parish of St. Ann provided a wonderful shopping experience for its parishioners, community and visitors during their 38th Annual Bazaar.
It was a fabulous and successful event this year! More than 3,000 attendees lined...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:45pm
As a former town councilman and mayor of Bethany Beach, I am pleased to offer my endorsement to Lew Kilmer, Rosemary Hardiman and Bruce Frye for re-election to the Town Council.
I have known and worked with all three of them...
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:43pm
On Sept. 6, Sen. Tom Carper will face a challenger in the Democratic primary election. We have learned the hard way that such primaries should always be taken seriously in Delaware, and voter turnout is critical.
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:42pm
Having been a part of the political process at all levels for many years, I have seen some really good candidates, and I think Rob Arlett is the candidate to represent all of us in the U.S. Senate.
My views are based on...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:39pm
This is a true story about my journey to have a deck installed on the back of my house. It starts with a meeting with a landscape company, requesting information on a paver patio that is routinely used in my neighborhood. Not happy...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:37pm
I read this article [Guest column: “Representative candidate says health is wealth,” by Meghan Kelly, July 20, 2018, issue] with disbelief, it seems that the author and candidate for the Delaware House of Representatives 38th...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:34pm
Thank you for the excellent article on offshore wind possibilities in Delaware.
Staff writer Laura Walter did a great job of covering “the waterfront” on this issue (“Wind power reality: People learn as government decides,”...
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:28pm
Neither rain, heat, humidity, mud nor trash trucks stopped our loyal tour attendees from enjoying the 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour! As chair of the tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and...
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:26pm