Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to Editor - March 7, 2008

Ocean View councilman sets the record straight

As the Councilman from District 2, I feel compelled to address some of the issues that have been emphasized in the campaign literature of some candidates.

Two candidates...

Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 3:27am

Letters - February 29, 2008

Cathcart responds to Schwartzkopf’s column
The State News recently ran an opinion column by state Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf on manufactured housing issues that, through errors and omissions, unfairly characterized the efforts of...

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 2:08am

Letters to Editor

Esposito makes his case for mayoral seat

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Vinnie Esposito. A native of Pennsylvania and resident of New Jersey for 47 years, my wife Maureen and I currently reside in Savannahs Landing...

Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:57am


Town invites residents to create seal and motto

The Town of Ocean View is very excited about its search for a town seal and motto, and wants to invite participation from all present and former Ocean View property owners, and...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 1:23pm


Atkins thankful for support of many

I wish to thank the many supporters and friends in Sussex County who have expressed their support and friendship over the last five years. I am proud of what we accomplished together over...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 5:24am


Councilman says chaos on council must stop
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the citizens of Ocean View and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

On July 10, the town council held its monthly meeting. It...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:11pm


Fenwick guards excel at nationals

The United States Lifesaving Association National Championships were recently held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., featuring the best lifeguards and athletes from across the country, including Hawaii...

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 6:50am

Letters to Editor

Gregory — one year on the job

On Feb. 12, the Ocean View Town Manager, Conway Gregory, will have completed his first year on the job. As with my theme of always keeping the citizens informed, it is important to review his job...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 4:00am


Lions Club says thanks for support

We are most grateful for those of you who attended and supported our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, held at the Fenwick Crab House, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

It was a resounding...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 1:50am


Dog owner asks to just be left alone

I am writing this to address a growing concern that I have as a resident of the area. I am an avid walker and a great day for me is heading out to Assawoman, Holts Landing or James Farm...

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:07am


NARFE applauds hearing of GPO-WEP

Margaret L. Baptiste, president of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees’ Association (NARFE), commended Congress for holding a hearing to examine the Government Pension Offset (...

Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:07am


Wood announces mayoral candidacy

In response to numerous questions from friends and neighbors regarding the election for Mayor of Ocean View this April, I have an answer — I will run. I will run an active and vigorous...

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 4:06am


Reader throws her loyalty behind Biden

We live in a time when people need a real hero to look up to, or depend upon. I am writing about, and on behalf of, my hero. I hope you can find the space to print such a story and that...

Friday, December 14, 2007 - 8:46am


Bethany resident expresses concerns
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Tony Pratt of DNREC and forwarded to the Bethany Beach Town Council and to the Coastal Point for publication.

On my recent walks on the...

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 5:33am


Brown gives examples of his argument
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Ocean View Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Ocean View servants:

I have read the newspaper stating...

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 7:16am


Nation needs to look at information sources

In 1998 a group of conservative Republicans wrote a document titled “The Project for a New American Century.” The authors advocated a radical change in Middle East policy, including...

Friday, November 23, 2007 - 7:59am


Reader gives opinion on elections

With less than 365 shopping days until the next election, it’s time to start thinking about electing representatives for offices other than president.

When you look around, it is clear...

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 5:19am

Another voice against the dune in Bethany


A riddle: What do the towns of Ocean View and Bethany Beach have in common?

Answer: You can’t see the ocean in Ocean View and you can’t see the beach in Bethany.

As a former resident of that great state, I am sure I...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:46pm

Town Cats thankful for Fat Tuna owners


On the evening of Oct. 23, the Fat Tuna Grill was the scene of a benefit for Bethany Town Cats, an organization dedicated to the control of Bethany Beach feral cats through a spaying and neutering program.

We would like to...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:45pm

A special thanks to our protectors


I am unfortunately better at writing critical complaining letters when I feel it’s warranted — not too good at positive letters.

After a day of shopping in Salisbury on Thursday, I was heading home on Route 50 east...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:44pm

Hocker discusses high school essay contest


I have some important information for constituents in the 38th District. If you know a student who is currently a high school senior, please encourage them to enter the Legislative Essay Scholarship contest.

This is a great...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:44pm

Hastings gives a historical perspective


As we approach Veterans Day (Nov. 11), I’d like to take a moment to recount its history.

Nov. 11 was originally known as Armistice Day. On that day in 1918 — in a railroad carriage near Rethondes, France — the combatants...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:43pm

Lions Club says thanks for support


We are most grateful for those of you who attended and supported our annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, held at the Fenwick Crab House, on Saturday, Nov. 3.

It was a resounding success. In the space of just five hours, we...

Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 1:42pm


People need to take stance on immigration

I think you may have misunderstood Mr. Koenig’s main point. Its not a major issue if a currency called the Amero comes into being, but rather, that a North American Union comes to...

Friday, November 2, 2007 - 6:14am


Group wants to preserve history of Ocean View
Editor’s note:
The following letter was addressed “to people who wish to preserve the rich history of the Ocean View area” and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.


Friday, October 26, 2007 - 7:05am


Shorter dunes would be short-sighted

It is thrilling to see the progress being made in the beach and dune construction at Bethany Beach. For the first time in many years, people will be able to enjoy beach activities and have...

Friday, October 12, 2007 - 8:43am


Reader offers option to save turtles

Regarding the recent column about turtles: Has an idea ever been put forward to make “sand dune” piles in the marsh on Bayside? This might alleviate the turtle march across the highway of...

Friday, October 5, 2007 - 10:34am