Letters to the Editor

Reader responds to rep's statements


I enjoyed reading a letter from Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf regarding the Oct. 26 incident involving Sheriff Jeff Christopher and Councilman Vance Philips. Certainly, my tongue-in-cheek idea to settle the incident by giving the sheriff...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:32am

Letters to the Editor: November 4, 2011

Benefit organizers thankful for support

We, the committee of Dear Prudence Benefit, greatly appreciated all of those involved with the benefit, which took place on Oct. 9, 2011, at the Frankford fire hall, to raise money for...

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:53am

Letters to the Editor -- October 28, 2011

Reader responds to Steele’s letter

Harry Steele’s letter in last week’s Coastal Point exposed the Americans for Democratic Action as a liberal group that supports Obamacare, the concept of the wealthiest Americans paying...

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:21am

Letters to the Editor -- October 21, 2011

Fundraising effort a hit, thanks to many

On behave of Prudence Sanders, Mickey Downes and all of our committee members, we would like to thank each and every one of you for everything that was generously offered to us in...

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 10:08am

Letters to the Editor -- Oct. 7, 2011

Food Pantry ready to start new season

We are so blessed. The Community Food Pantry housed at Salem United Methodist Church will begin its 19th year in November. During the 2010/2011 seasons, we served 987 families, which set...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 4:19pm

Letters to the Editor -- September 16, 2011

Booth feels energy bill was rushed

Recently, on Aug. 24, there was an article on Bloom Energy’s project and the Public Service Commission’s consideration of a rate hike for Delmarva Power’s customers. Legislation (SB 124) was...

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 4:25am

Letters to the Editor -- September 2, 2011

ALA offers tips for cleaning up after storm

As many of us begin to return to school, work and the busyness of our lives in the wake of Hurricane Irene, it’s important that we maintain the health of our lungs, which can be at...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 6:05am

Letters to the Editor -- August 26, 2011

Dorfman gets support in campaign

Even before Jerry Dorfman had an official presence serving on the Bethany town council, he acted unofficially as a supporter and promoter of Bethany Beach. His interest in the town always...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 2:49pm

Letters to the Editor -- August 12, 2011

PETA gets out its message on animals

Right now, all over the world, millions of cats and dogs are staring out from behind bars in animal shelters, longing for a friend, or scrounging for food, dodging traffic and struggling...

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 5:46am

Letters to the Editor -- August 5, 2011

Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many

As co-chairs of the 20th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour that is held in support of the South Coastal Library, Karen and I would like to offer our most sincere appreciation and gratitude...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 3:20pm

Letters to the Editor -- July 29, 2011

Smell the coffee to reach American dream


Thomas Hartmann, radio and TV host, recently wrote a timely book called, “Rebooting the American Dream.” He proposed 11 ways to rebuild our economy and middle-class prosperity. His...

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 10:48am

Letters to the Editor--July 22, 2011

Parade committee says thanks

I am writing this letter on behalf of all committee members to express a special thanks to all those who devoted their time to make the Bethany Beach 28th Independence Day Parade a special event...

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:31am

Letters to the Editor--July 8, 2011

Writer wants facts; then a decision

Every now and then, even the Bethany town council gets something right. A case in point is the council’s approach to the NRG/Bluewater proposal to bury power lines under Wellington Parkway...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:08pm

Letters to the Editor -- June 24, 2011

Retirees ask for support with state bill

The State of Delaware will soon have a grand opportunity to recognize and show appreciation to military retirees living in Delaware who spent a career in the defense of the USA, and to...

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 4:58am

Letters to the Editor -- June 10, 2011

Mitchell pens letter to commissioner

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart. It was also sent to President Barack Obama, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:10am

Letters to the Editor -- May 27, 2011

CROP walk a hit, thanks to many

The 2011 Southeast Sussex CROP walk took place on a beautiful Saturday morning. We had over 150 walkers, great entertainment, baked goods for sale and delicious hot dogs. I want to thank all...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:23am

Letters to the Editor--April 29, 2011

LBLC grateful to Hocker’s for Jamboree

The Lord Baltimore Lions Club would like to thank the Gerald Hocker Family for choosing them as the benefactors of their 29th Springtime Jamboree.

The recent Jamboree has helped...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 6:28am

Letters to the Editor -- April 22, 2011

Resident upset with council over religion

I am appalled that the Ocean View Town Council at its meeting last week voted unanimously, without any floor discussion, to allow representatives of the Community Lutheran Church (not...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:23am

A decade later, Streetscape plans finalized in Bethany Beach

After more than a decade of consideration for various plans to redesign downtown Bethany Beach, town council members this week voted unanimously to approve a final design concept for the project, with its construction to potentially begin in the...

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:15am

Letters to the Editor -- April 15, 2011

Local resident upset with cell tower

It is very unfortunate that it was solely up to the residents of Sea Pines Village and the residents of the town of Bethany Beach, Del., to work with such passion and pay the expenses to...

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:47am

Letters to the Editor--April 1, 2011

Writer has respect for state teachers

Have you heard about the next planned “Survivor” show? Three businessmen and three businesswomen will be dropped in a public school classroom for one year. Each businessperson will be...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 4:40pm

Letters to the Editor -- March 25, 2011

Resident puts support behind Sheeran

I find it quite ironic that, in running for re-election to the Ocean View town council this year, Perry Mitchell is quick to propose all kinds of ways to reduce spending and cut taxes but...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:33pm

Letters to the Editor -- March 18, 2011

Thanks from the magician to Minyon

We are writing to convey to Don Minyon our profound gratitude and best wishes as he steps down as mayor of Millville. During his tenure, Don was a vigorous and caring champion on behalf of...

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 11:44am

Letters to the Editor: March 18, 2011

Reader offers insight into Sams situation

On Feb. 16, 2011, the Sussex County Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution asking Sussex County Republican Chairman Ron Sams to resign, yet he is still hanging on. Why...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:47am

Letters to the Editor -- March 4, 2011

CBRB thankful for help with drive
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed to the needy. Through your overwhelming generosity, Coldwell Banker at 120th Street, Ocean City, was...

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:12am

Letters to the Editor -- February 25, 2011

Reader gives different side to argument

I am writing in response to the flurry of letters and articles relating to the mute swans of White’s Creek. I also reside on the banks of White’s Creek, but have a different view of the...

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 5:01am

Letters to the Editor -- February 18, 2011

Sorority dance a hit, thanks to many

It is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our local community, families and charitable cause foundations here in Sussex County that we give today, in celebration of our Alpha Alpha...

Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am

Letters to the Editor -- February 4, 2011

Reader appreciated bypass stories

During the recent controversy involving DelDOT’s Route 113 Eastern Bypass, the citizens of southeastern Sussex made their voices heard by contacting all three of their local legislators: Sen...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:02am

Letters to the Editor --January 21, 2011

The hospice volunteer – My gift is myself

In July 2009, when my manager asked me to help the volunteer coordinator at Compassionate Care Hospice, I jumped at the opportunity! For me this was the chance to change course in my...

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 3:51am

Letters to the Editor --January 14, 2010

Past NARFE president thanks Hocker

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rep. Gerald Hocker for his continued support of federal civil service retirees. Since his election to the General Assembly, he has constantly...

Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 3:17am

Letters to the Editor -- December 31, 2010

Readers respond to previous Point letter

Editor’s note: The following letter is in reply to a letter opposing gay adoption that was published in the Dec. 17 issue of the Coastal Point.


How ironic is it that I read Mr...

Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 5:45am

Letters to the Editor -- December 24, 2010

Gregory reflects on tenure in town
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Ocean View Town Council and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication:

For personal and professional reasons, I am not interested in...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 1:46pm

Letters to the Editor -- December 17, 2010

Ending exemption from property taxation

The following is from the State of Delaware Code on Revenue and Taxation and the reference to the counties and incorporated municipalities’ power to “exempt” properties from taxation....

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 3:29am

Letters to the Editor -- December 10, 2010

Reader supports proposed bypass

I am responding to the letter written by Jim Bennett regarding the Eastern Bypass. First, let me say he has a right to voice his concerns, but I feel it is one-sided.

In his writing, Mr...

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 3:44am

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 3, 2010

Reader offers insight into planned bypass

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Jack Markell, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Delaware Department of Agriculture, state...

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 3:40am

Letters to the Editor -- November 19, 2010

Youngs explains his situation on council
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the voters of South Bethany and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I wish to apologize to the voters of South Bethany –...

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 2:42am

Letters to the Editor - November 5, 2010

Ross speaks out on S.B. playground

There was “high drama” performed at the last South Bethany Town Council workshop last week. The pro-playground-pavilion group brought “staging” for their “production” that included over 20...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:26pm

Letters to the Editor - October 29, 2010

Cripple Creek efforts very succesful

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The White House “turned” pink for one night to bring attention to the search for a cure. NFL teams and college football players wore pink this...

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:06am

Letters to the Editor -- October 22, 2010

Reader believes Hastings is the choice

My fellow Sussex Countians of the 41st Representative District are in great need – in need of lower taxes, in need of more jobs and in need of a balanced state budget that will not leave...

Friday, October 22, 2010 - 5:19am

Letters to the Editor -- October 15, 2010

Frankford resident gives take on council

Regarding Frankford’s Oct. 4, meeting:

It was a cold night at 50 degrees, one of the coldest nights this fall.

New people were there to attend this monthly meeting. I...

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 4:02am

Letters to the Editor -- October 8, 2010

A playground obsession in South Bethany

A few years ago, a small group of property owners – some of whom were also officials of the SBPOA (South Bethany Property Owners Association) – decided to propose a playground/pavilion/...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 2:45pm

Letters to the Editor -- September 17, 2010

Bethany mayor gives his opinion on rally

Bethany Beach has a public plaza, which abuts our bandstand that routinely hosts Town-sponsored entertainment throughout the summer months, as well as other community-related events...

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 4:35am

Letters to the Editor -- September 10, 2010

Sea Pines president speaks out against BoA

While it is encouraging to see Sussex County start evaluating the current Board of Adjustment (BoA) operations with a workshop, even though it was devoid of public comment...

Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 3:40am

Letters to the Editor -- Sept. 2, 2010

Community must help MVFC with costs

The Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) meets our District’s ambulance service needs - your needs. When the company ambulances respond to your calls, you can be assured your responders...

Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:21am

Letters to the editor -- August 27, 2010

Hocker gives his side on Millville events

I would like to provide clarification to an article in the June 25, 2010, issue of the Coastal Point. The front-page article titled “Millville votes against C-2 rezoning” quoted Mayor...

Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 3:36am

Letters to the Editor -- August 20, 2010


Frankford resident questions policies


I am a resident of the Town of Frankford that has followed the water plant project for over a decade. I recently challenged the legality of the way our town hiked...

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:59am

Letters to the Editor -- August 13, 2010


Couple grateful for thoughtful youths


This Friday past, my wife and I decided to have a late lunch and go to the Bethany Boardwalk after for some shopping. Upon exiting the car, my wallet fell to the ground...

Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 8:59am

Letters to the Editor -- August 6, 2010


It takes a village to have a Cottage Tour


As the saying goes, “It takes a village”! As co-chairs of the 19th Annual Beach and Bay Cottage Tour, Karen and I would like to offer our most sincere...

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:51am

Letters to the Editor -- July 30, 2010


Hocker family thankful for help with events


The Hocker family would like to send a special thank you to the G&E/Hocker employees and community members (Scott and Carol Evans, Gail and Brooke Zuppo)...

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 8:14am

Letters to the Editor -- July 23, 2010

Do we every truly learn from history?

What can federal employees and retirees learn from history? Today, it appears that we just sit back and expect everything to be given to us. Uncle Sam won’t let us down.

Think back...

Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:06am