Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor — April 27, 2012

Reader offers opinion on Obama presidency
Editor:

For those who support Obama, you may reconsider after reading the following. Mr. Hope & Change wants to create a nation humbled, humiliated, casting-aside capitalism and...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:29am

Letters to the Editor -- April 20, 2012

Rotary president thankful for support
Editor:

I want to thank the Cottage Café for hosting the Dine and Donate for the Southern Sussex Rotary Club this past Wednesday, April 11. Brent and Tom have always been such great supporters of...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:46am

Letters to the Editor -- April 13, 2012

Reader: Facts support president’s policies
Editor:

In response to Mr. Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change,” he erroneously believes that Halliburton was rewarded with no-bid multi-billion-dollar...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:11am

Letters to the Editor -- April 5, 2012

Reader grateful for responders to fire
Editor:

It is with profound humbleness that I find myself writing this thank you note. As most of you are aware, I had a house fire on the first floor of my home on Feb. 14, 2012. Even though I...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:33am

Letters to the Editor: March 30, 2012

Great time held by all at St. Patrick’s Dance
Editor:

I want to thank parishioners and priests of St. Ann’s Catholic Church for their support of our successful St. Patrick’s Dance on March 17. We are most grateful for the donations...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:03am

Letters to the Editor — March 16, 2012

LWV seeks openness from leaders
Editor:

March 11-17 is (was) Sunshine Week, a nationwide effort to call attention to transparency in government and freedom of information. While government transparency is its real objective, this...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:32pm

Letters to the Editor — March 9, 2012

Reader weighs in on gas prices
Editor:

Headline: Oil prices hovered above $107 a barrel on March 1, despite growth in crude supplies and weak gasoline demand.

Question: How do we explain the rising cost of gas at the pump when...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:31am

Letters to the Editor — March 2, 2012

Reader offers opinion on dog-chaining law
Editor:

It is the most heartbreaking thing to see. That is the cruelty of dogs being chained or penned 24/7.

Dogs are social animals by nature, yet they are force to live in solitary...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:05am

Letters to the Editor -- February 24, 2012

Media sources promote bigotry
Editor:

This is in response to Mr. [Thomas M.] Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change.” He presents a very long litany of complaints about our president. They beg the...

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:53am

Letters to the Editor -- February 10, 2012

Farmers’ market a hit, thanks to many
Editor:

The 2011 Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market had a great season. We had more visitors, more sales, more farm products, more volunteers and more space for shoppers to browse for their favorite...

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 3:51am

Letters to t he Editor -- February 3, 2012

You can fight town hall, if you do try
Editor:

How many times do we read an article in the paper and become so infuriated we toss the paper across the room in disgust? “How can those idiots do that?” we say to no one in particular....

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 9:49am

Letters to t he Editor -- January 13, 2012

Local news scene a wild ride
Editor:

My wife and I have been part-time Ocean View residents for the past couple of years, and we truly love it here, along with the surrounding towns of Bethany and Millville. I’m trying to convince my...

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:43am

Letters to the Editor -- January 5, 2011

Christmas Seals keep on giving
Editor:

Every year, millions of Americans donate to the Christmas Seals campaign, the largest campaign of the American Lung Association. In each donation, we are able to fund life-saving research,...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:25am

Letter to the Editor -- December 30, 2011

Hudson thankful for support
Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their generosity. When an illness like Leukemia strikes we don’t know what our future will bring.

We have to live each day...

Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 4:56am

Letters to the Editor -- December 23, 2011

Spirit of Christmas gets ringing endorsement
Editor:

Christmas is upon us once again. We need to take the time to remind ourselves that Christmas is about love. It is a time of charity and giving, not of materialism and receiving. A...

Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:44am

Letters to the Editor: December 16, 2011

Local doctor will be missed
Editor:

After reading the news article recently published regarding Dr. Brent Fox, pain-management physician, of Salisbury, Md., I felt compelled to write this letter.

The Lower Delaware area is...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:33am

Letters to the Editor -- November 25, 2011

Reader offers opinion on canal trail
Editor:

The Town of Bethany Beach recently mailed a questionnaire to all property owners regarding the proposed Assawoman Canal Trail. Since I do not have the luxury of mass-mailing my fellow...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:21am

Letters to the Editor -- November 18, 2011

Reader examines
Reader examines school districts
Editor:

Welcome to the real competition between the school districts of Sussex County. It is the competition for Indian River High School and Sussex Central High School students....

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:40am

Reader responds to rep's statements

Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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

Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:
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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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.

Editor:

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