Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor -- December 17, 2010

Ending exemption from property taxation
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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
Editor:

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

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Frankford resident questions policies

Editor:

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

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Couple grateful for thoughtful youths

Editor:

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

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It takes a village to have a Cottage Tour

Editor:

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

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Hocker family thankful for help with events

Editor:

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?
Editor:

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

Letters to the Editor -- July 16, 2010

It’s not Economics 101 we’re talking about
Editor:

That most basic law of economics – supply and demand – that when something is plentiful, the price goes down and when that something is scare, the price goes up, is either not...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 4:10pm

Letters to the Editor -- July 2, 2010

Thank you from Friends of the Canalfront Park
Editor:

The Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park would like to thank everyone for their support, participation, donations, hard work, assistance and guidance to make “Flip Flop Fun,” the...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 5:42pm

Letters to the Editor -- June 25, 2010

Bodenweiser shares his platform for election
Editor:

My name is Eric Bodenweiser and I am a candidate in the Republican primary for the 19th State Senate District, which includes Georgetown, Bridgeville, Greenwood, Lincoln,...

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 4:45am

Letters to the Editor: June 18, 2010

Farmers raise funds, with local help
Editor:

The annual Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market fundraiser at the Cottage Café on June 9 was another huge success, with a strong showing of support for the local agricultural community. Owners...

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 8:41am

Letters to the Editor -- June 11, 2010

Clear Space ready to move forward
Editor:

Clear Space Productions began in 2004 with a press release in the Cape Gazette asking for community input. Thirty people gathered at the Rehoboth Beach Library to share their ideas about what...

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:26am

Letters to the Editor -- May 28, 2010

Safe Haven offers update on progress
Editor:

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a no-kill environment for abandoned and abused cats and dogs in Sussex...

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 6:27am

Letters to the Editor -- May 21, 2010

Reader puts support behind Carney’s efforts
Editor:

On March 31, 2010, the current administration announced plans to end the moratorium on oil exploration along the East Coast from the northern tip of Delaware to the central coast of...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:06pm

Letters to the Editor -- May 14, 2010

Organizations should work together
Editor:

This letter is in response to one published in Coastal Point on April 9, 2010. Kate Hungerford, who is a volunteer with the Delaware SPCA (Sussex) wrote the letter to which I offer reply....

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 4:43am

Letters to the Editor -- May 7, 2010

Mitchell announces candidacy for state senate
Editor:

I am a Senate candidate for the 20th District. I am challenging Sen. George Bunting to a primary in September. One of the reasons I am running is to prevent a proposed inlet...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:14pm

Letters to the Editor -- April 30, 2010

Chamber thankful for support with event
Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s staff and Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 21st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour a huge...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 2:09pm

Letters to the Editor: April 23, 2010

Ocean View resident offers a proposal

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the writer’s neighbors and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

As you by now know, a drainage ditch has been dug allowing the...

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:04am

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

DiFebo’s thankful for support with event

Editor:

I wanted to take a minute before the holiday rush to reach out and thank this wonderful community of ours.

Several weeks after the Haiti disaster, I was in church,...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:48am

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

DiFebo’s thankful for support with event

Editor:

I wanted to take a minute before the holiday rush to reach out and thank this wonderful community of ours.

Several weeks after the Haiti disaster, I was in church,...

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 9:48am

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

SPCA volunteer responds to critic

Editor:

A recently released report states the Delaware SPCA delivered on its promise to reduce euthanasia rates-doing so by more than 70 percent from 2008-2010. The SPCA’s live release rate...

Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 6:50am

Letters to the Editor -- April 2, 2010

Reader upset by idea of Inlet casino
Editor:

Concerning the proposed Casino at Indian River Inlet: To help advance the objectives of eliminating state parks in Delaware, it is important to establish a set of rules. These would be...

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 3:00am

Letters to the Editor -- March 26, 2010

Swim team thankful for support of many
Editor:

The Indian River High School Swimming Team is wrapping up its first season, a season that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of many in our community. Your Coastal Point staff...

Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:33am

Letters to the Editor: March 13, 2010

Resident has issues with town event
Editor:

The Coastal Point “Ocean View Homecoming nears” headline caught my attention. Unfortunately, it is a fundraiser disguised as a family celebration time.

It is a homecoming of the...

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:57am

Letters to the Editor -- February 26, 2010

Nippes announces election decision
Editor’s note: The following letter was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Residents and non-residents of Ocean View, you deserve a decision about my running for re-election. I have...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:12pm

Letters to the Editor: February 19, 2010

A job well done in Bethany Beach
Editor:

A very special thanks to the town manager, Cliff Graviet, and his staff for their outstanding job in dealing with two storms back to back! They did a great job in clearing our streets of snow...

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 6:34am

Letters to the Editor

Reader opposes gambling on religious basis
Editor:

Recently, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf was a guest on the Bill Colley Show on WGMD. Pete was doing his best to sell his pet project, the Del Pointe Gambling Hall.

Bill allowed me to...

Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 3:38am

Letters to the Editor -- January 29, 2010

Reader wants Senate structure examined
Editor:

Recently, Richard Spencer of Frankford wrote another letter to this publication opposing the healthcare improvements passed in two separate bills in the House and the Senate. These are...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 5:20pm

Letters to the Editor -- January 22, 2010

Magill responds to previous guest column
Editor:

I intended to offer another local’s opinion to counter Bob Herrington’s rant against newcomers in the Jan. 15 Coastal Point, but I’m not sure I’m qualified to do so.

My family...

Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 6:43am

Letters to the Editor -- January 15, 2010

Bellistri offers his opinion on dune
Editor:

It seems there is a lack of understanding about beach replenishment. The latest letter written by Harry Steele, an ex-Bethany town councilperson, states, “If this dune were not of the...

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 6:00am

Letters to the Editor--January 1, 2010

Bethany resident grateful for dunes
Editor:

Thank goodness we had the dunes to protect us.

Martha Fair
Bethany Beach

Reader weighs in on renewable energy
Editor:

I read with great interest the speech...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 1:03pm

Letters to the Editor December 25, 2009

Bethany resident responds to newsletter

Editor’s note: The following correspondence was addressed to U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Thank you for your new e-mail newsletter. Great idea....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 10:50am

Letters to the Editor -- December 4,2009

Reader throws support behind O’Donnell
Editor:

Christine O’Donnell, candidate for U.S. Senate, spoke to both the Kent and Sussex chapters of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots on Nov. 18 and 19. She gave an impassioned 20-minute speech,...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 12:33pm

Letters to the Editor -- November 27, 2009

Reader: Health care reform, Ms. Ryan?
Editor:

To say that the health care reform debate started with President Theodore Roosevelt, a Progressive Party candidate in 1912, because it was the 11th issue of one of the items on the...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 8:07am

Letters to the Editor — November 20, 2009

Ryan goes deep into health care debate
Editor:

President Theodore Roosevelt at the turn of the 20th century argued for universal health care. Subsequent efforts by Presidents Truman, Nixon and Clinton to reform health care were...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 8:22am

Letters

Reader responds
to previous Point letter
Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to a letter to the editor regarding health care reform from Mary K. Ryan that appeared in a recent issue of the Coastal Point.
Editor:...

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:31am

Letters to the Editor -- November 6, 2009

FOSCL not interested in taking over library

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the five members of the Sussex County Council, was copied to County Administrator David Baker; Sussex County Libraries Director Carol...

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 3:30am

Letters to the Editor -- October 16, 2009

Phone punishment policy is unfair
Editor:

I am the parent of a student at Indian River High School and am in need of your support. Over the summer, the School Board passed the new policy regarding cell phones in school. The policy is...

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 7:29am

Letters to the Editor -- October 9, 2009

Coast Day a hit, thanks to efforts of many
Editor:

I wish to thank everyone who came out to celebrate Delaware’s coastal environment. It was a delight to speak with many visitors and to see their interest in our coast and the work...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:40pm