Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor -- August 7, 2009

Reader ponders voting in Ocean View

Ocean View held a public hearing on Tuesday night, July 28, to hear what the citizens had to say about giving non resident property owners the right to vote in Ocean View elections.


Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 6:08am

Letters to the Editor --July 31, 2009

Writer believes Mervine is not the choice

If you go to the “Polly Adams Mervine for Senate” Web page you can read her five stances on the issues. I will refrain from mentioning here that every other candidate has told the...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 12:40pm

Letters to the Editor -- July 24, 2009

Writer defends his beliefs, organization

I am writing this letter in response to a letter written by Dixie Boucher regarding the Sussex County Community Organized Regiment (SCCOR). As a disclaimer, I am not writing this...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 7:24am

Letters to the Editor -- July 3, 2009

Legion looking for support with donations

We the American Legion Post #24 are collecting donations. The donations will be used for a camping weekend hosted at Trapp Pond. The camping weekend is in support of Unit 262, which...

Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:14am

Letters to the Editor -- June 26, 2009

Nantais family grateful for support

Mary Ellen and I would like to express our thanks and appreciation again for another successful Gala at Cripple Creek Country Club for The Justin W. Jennings Foundation. Even in these...

Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 6:45am

Letters to the Editor--June 19, 2009

Muddy Neck zoning change denied

The Sussex County Council in a 2-2-0 vote denied C/Z #1641 for Thomas E. Frank, who was seeking a change of zoning from AR-1 to B-1. Council members Joan Deaver and Michael Vincent voted to...

Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 6:33am

Letters to the Editor -- June 5, 2009

Wind supporter stands up to criticism

Mr. Dave Metzger wrote a letter to this publication referencing the Sussex County Board of Adjustments hearing to allow a residential wind turbine in the community of Quillen’s Point. His...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:30pm

May 29, 2009

Reader: Atkins proving to be a real liberal

Rep. [John] Atkins apparently felt guilty enough that he had to try explaining his recent liberal vote in favor of expanding gambling. He points out that two generally conservative...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 10:48am

Letters to the Editor -- May 22, 2009

Enough is enough for the citizens of town

The previous councils of Ocean View have no regard for the taxpayers of Ocean View. They think that money grows on trees in our back yards. They first built the Taj Mahal for $2.7...

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 11:56am

Letters to the Editor -- May 8, 2009

Is sportsbetting the answer? Don’t bet on it

Sportsbetting is some of our legislators and governor’s saving grace to part of the state’s budget crisis. I am totally against this idea, especially under the current economic...

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:25am

Letters to the Editor -- May 1, 2009

Keeley gives his side on annexation issue

A headline on the front page of the April 24 Coastal Point suggests that Ocean View looks to “annexation” to fix financial issues. After reading the article, I raise the following...

Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 5:59am

Letters to the Editor -- April 10, 2009

Birkmeyers take exception to column

This is in response to the guest column by Ocean View Councilman Roy Thomas in the March 27 issue, reviewing his three years of service on the council.

We’ll be the first to commend...

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:30am

Letters to the Editor -- March 27, 2009

Reader: County Council not above critique

Sussex County Council’s recent decree that county officials, employees and sub-contractors will not be criticized during council meetings is living proof that we, the citizens of...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 12:49am

Letters to the Editor -- March 20, 2009

Lawless: Protecting town’s fiscal future

In a recessed economy, reasonable minds find ways to conserve finances to preserve the future. A reasonable mind, such as Bob Lawless, who is running for Ocean View Town Council...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 5:31pm

Letters to the Editor -- March 13, 2009

Vengazo writes in to clarify previous letter
Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted as a clarification/refutation regarding letter from Nan Colella in our March 6 issue.


In her letter, Ms. Colella...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 5:52pm

Letters to the Editor -- March 6, 2009

Lawless gets more support in election bid

No one has more at stake in the safety of their community than the people who live there. In a time of shrinking resources and growing crime, Ocean View residents came out to lend...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 4:14pm

Letters to the Editor -- February 27, 2009

Hey, big spenders in Ocean View

I’ve seen the infrastructure proposal and nearly fell off my stool.

It seems to me, and I’m not alone, that several town councilmen are hell-bent on spending our money. That’s right – “...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 3:18pm

Letters to the Editor -- February 13, 2009

Birkmeyer takes aim at town council
Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted for publication after the Feb. 10 meeting of the Ocean View Town Council and represents the writer’s remarks at that meeting.

I speak this evening...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 4:06pm

Letters to the Editor -- January 23, 2009

Projects possible because of many

Saying thanks does not adequately express our gratitude to Chick and Rose Mary Sali, owners of Etched in Time, formerly located in the Rehoboth Mall, for their monetary donations for lunch to...

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 5:34am

Letters to the Editor -- January 16, 2009

Pet show organizers thankful for support

Thanks to all who made the 8th Annual Hometown Pet Show such a success, especially: the pets and their owners for making it all possible with their enthusiasm, cooperation, entry fees...

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 5:51am

Letters to the Editor -- January 2, 2009

I love living in Ocean View

Since so much acrimony has been documented in the letters to the editor about Ocean View, I thought it was time that someone spoke up for our wonderful town. I am sure there are others in Ocean...

Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 11:25am

Letters to the Editor -- December 26, 2008

Jennings foundation grateful for area support

Naturally, at year end there is a reflection on the past and the future. In 2008, there was change in so many ways. The world economies, politics and environments, both...

Friday, December 26, 2008 - 3:39am

Letters to the Editor -- December 19, 2008

QRCF offers thanks for Caribbean efforts

The Board of Directors of The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) wants to thank everyone who supported Caribbean Christmas 2008 on Dec. 6 at Mango’s. The music of Plenty...

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 6:25am

Letters to the Editor -- November 21, 2008

Reader asks town to open bid process

I am a teacher at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md. My wife and I also own and operate some beach concessions in the summer, renting beach equipment to beachgoers in Ocean City,...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 4:14pm

Letter to the Editor -- November 7, 2008

Fenwick Island Lions Club says ‘thank you’

The Lions Club Selbyville 2008 “Spooktacular” Parade was held Wednesday evening, Oct. 29, and, by all measures, it was a huge success. The children’s costumes were fantastic and the...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:54pm

Letters to the Editor -- October 17, 2008

Lawless puts support behind Hocker

Gerald Hocker has been a consistent, effective and positive voice for the 38th Representative District. As a lifelong resident, a successful businessman and a pillar of this community, he...

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 9:10am

Letters to the Editor -- October 10, 2008

UD extends Coast Day thanks to many
On Oct. 5, thousands of people converged on the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes for our 32nd annual Coast Day celebration.

I wish to thank everyone who came out...

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 9:50am

Letters to the Editor -- September 26, 2008

Ocean View made a mistake with chief

It is a sad day in Ocean View, thanks to the decision made by the town council on Sept. 16 to break the contract of the police chief and force him to report to the town manager instead of...

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:40am

Letters to the Editor -- September 19, 2008

Thanks to the wonderful community!

My family and I wish to express our thanks for all the cards, calls, food and other expressions of sympathy during the illness and passing of Ed Lowe.

The support and concern shown by...

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:24am

Letters to the Editor -- September 12, 2008

Resident has issues with council member

It has come to my attention that Councilman Roy Thomas has sent a letter to Mayor Wood berating his behavior at the Aug. 12 town hall meeting.

This is stupefying hubris and...

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 8:07am

Letters to the Editor -- September 5, 2008

Bonville puts his support behind Carney

One of the most important ideas John Carney has been stressing as he goes around Delaware in his campaign for governor is the need for more affordable housing. This sounds like a no-...

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:06am

Letters to the Editor -- August 22, 2008

Doyle gives his thoughts on Bethany election

For the past 17 years, I’ve had the pleasure of living in Bethany Beach, a town that has been blessed with the finest administration that can be found along the Delaware coastline...

Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 6:50am

Letters to the Editor - August 15, 2008

Resident throws support behind McClenny
This letter is to urge the voters of Bethany Beach to re-elect Tony McClenny to the town council on Sept. 6. There are many good reasons for doing so.

Tony is ending his second...

Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 10:27am

Letters to the Editor -- August 8, 2008

Bunting asks for support for natural gas plant
Editor’s note: The following letter, dated July 30, was addressed to Delaware Public Service Commission Chairman Arnetta McRae; Commissioners Joann Conaway, Jaymes B. Lester, J. Dallas Winslow...

Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 7:19am

Letters to the Editor -- August 1, 2008

Bethany resident supports Dorfman

I am writing to ask the residents of Bethany Beach to re-elect Jerry Dorfman to another term on the town council in the scheduled election on Sept. 6. Jerry has served on the town council for...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 2:18pm

Letters to the Editor - July 11, 2008

4th of July 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 this 24th parade a special event.

We would...

Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 7:02am

Letters to the Editor -- July 4, 2008

IRSD sets record straight on referendum

It has come to our attention that some of the statements made during the marketing campaign for the May 22, 2008, current-expense referendum may have been inaccurate. Specifically, it...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - 3:27pm

Letters to the Editor - June 27, 2008

Resident puts his belief in Markell’s campaign

Jack Markell’s “A Blueprint for a Better Delaware” is remarkable. For the first time, Delawareans get a hard copy of an outlined, step-by-step plan of how a candidate promises to...

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 7:10am

Letters to the Editor -- June 20, 2008

Birkmeyer believes council at fault in town

I must take umbrage with the editorial in the June 13 issue of the Coastal Point. You say the government is designed so that the people can have their say on issues. This is not...

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 10:14am

Letters to the Editor -- June 13, 2008

Reader: What are our options now?

With the primary season coming to an end, we now know who the presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential nominees will be.

I cannot recall when our two major political parties...

Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 7:27am

Letters to the Editor -- June 6, 2008

AARP thankful for community help

The Artisans Fair sponsored by the South Coastal Delaware AARP Chapter was a huge success, thanks to the support of many in our community. This was a new venture for our chapter, so we were...

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 10:57am

Letters to the Editor -- May 30, 2008

Baker sets the record straight on development

This is in response to a letter sent to members of the press on May 22, 2008.

The Sussex County Council turned down a request by the developers of the Estates of Sea Chase...

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 8:55am

Letters to the Editor -- May 16, 2008

Dukes disects impact on county governments

Recently, I was elected president of the Delaware Association of Counties. This organization comprises the County Councils and Levy Courts from all three Delaware counties. It is a...

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 8:27am

Letters to the Editor - May 2, 2008

Oil, taxes are the roots of economic woes

As should be apparent to all our elected servants, the cost of oil is dictating the economy. As a result, where the citizenship might not have complained as vociferously as they...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 7:29am

Letters - April 25, 2008

Cleary responds to Steele’s letter
I write in response to Harry Steele’s reply to an earlier letter published in the Coastal Point. Mr. Steele is often thoughtful in his reply. I will ignore the bombastic Fox News segments and...

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 9:37am

Letters to the Editor - April 18, 2008

Pilot was trying to fulfill her mission

There is no reason to doubt the NTSB findings of “pilot error” in the December 2006 crash that killed Mr. Josh Freeman as well as the pilot. (“NTSB cites pilot errors in fatal...

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 6:37am

Letters to the Editor - April 11, 2008

White offers rebuttal to councilman’s letter

Editor’s Note: It is our policy to prohibit letters regarding elections from running the week of voting. The purpose behind that policy is to allow candidates one last opportunity to dispute any...

Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 9:10am

Letters - April 4, 2008

Esposito gets support for mayoral seat
We would like to endorse and throw our whole-hearted support behind the candidacy of Vinnie Esposito for mayor of Ocean View. Vinnie has years of experience as a legislator in New Jersey...

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:00am

Letters - March 21, 2008

Readers: Regulate propane dealers

We have subscribed to propane services from Suburban Propane over the past 10 years that we have lived in this area. Over the years, the cost of propane has escalated disproportionately with...

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 3:02am

Letters to the Editor - March 15, 2008

Nippes endorses Wood, Mitchell for town

Before announcing my endorsements, let me commend the individuals who have offered to run for public office. Having a choice between candidates stirs enthusiasm among the electorate....

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:46am