Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor -- April 9, 2010

DiFebo’s thankful for support with event


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank goodness we had the dunes to protect us.

Martha Fair
Bethany Beach

Reader weighs in on renewable energy

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

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?

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

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


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.

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

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

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

Letters to the Editor -- October 2, 2009

Thanks to Carper and Kaufman for efforts

Sometimes little-heralded, arcane votes in Congress affect people’s lives and livelihoods more than the ones that are easier to report. Just such a vote occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 24...

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 5:03am

Letters to the Editor -- September 25, 2009

Ocean View resident upset with vote
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Ocean View mayor and councilmen regarding a vote taken at the Sept. 8 town council meeting and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication....

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 9:16am

Letters to the Editors -- September 18, 2009

Bethany boardwalk not what it was

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Anthony P. Pratt, program administrator for DNREC, copied to Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet, and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for...

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:48am

Letters to the Editor -- August 28, 2009

Residents ask council not to pursue change

The following letter was sent to the Bethany Beach Town Council to urge them at the time not to pursue a town charter change to increase the council’s term in office, from a two-year...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 4:07pm

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