Letters to the Editor


Bethany tax increases might be only choice

As the Bethany Beach town treasurer, and a councilman, my duties include chairing the Budget and Finance Committee. At our Feb. 23 meeting, the committee undertook the task of...

Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 7:00pm


Alpha Alpha thanks the community for support

The Alpha Alpha sorority would like to thank the local community and businesses for their support of our Annual Valentine Dance that was held on Feb. 2 at the Quillen’s Point VFW...

Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 23, 2007

Legislators need to step up on power issues

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “Delaware decision makers” and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

While the public has largely made up its mind that...

Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 26, 2007

We must return God to our conversations

When I was a young man, the phrase “…For God and Country” was a part of our growing up lessons we learned from school and from our parents. It was the proper way to direct your life and...

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 7:00pm

Project VILLAGE grateful for gifts to families


On behalf of the children and families of Project VILLAGE, Indian River School District, I wish to extend heartfelt thanks to Mary, Mother of Peace Catholic Church; the Back Bay Strummers; and Mountaire Farms of Delmarva for their...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:11am

Minimum wage hikes cause problems


Once again, the government will increase the price of hiring an employee by raising the minimum wage. For any produce, as prices go up, demand goes down. How are fewer jobs going to help the low-skilled worker?

Raising the...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:10am

Hospice volunteers a shining light for all of us


Delaware Hospice benefits year-round from hundreds of individuals throughout the state of Delaware who give of themselves and their precious time. Their service means so much to all of us, as well as to our patients and families....

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:10am

Reader: Say no to coal and yes to wind

Editor’s note: The following letter was address to public service commissioners and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Please provide the community clean and sustainable power sources, which do not pose the serious and known...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:09am

Families Connected grateful for all the help


Families Connected would like to thank the local media for covering our Spirit of Christmas adopt family drive and holiday event. Because of your support, our agency was able to attract many sponsors to help support needy families...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:07am

Incident in Ocean City creates questions


After reading coverage of the Ocean City Police Department’s recent traffic stop involving Delaware State Representative John Atkins, I feel compelled to offer a few observations on this incident and others I have personally...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:14am

Writer encourages wind power be considered

Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the citizens of Sussex County and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I am writing to you to ask that you consider the benefits of wind power and support it as our...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:13am

SCOLDM takes tough stance against growth


Grrrrrreeeeen Acres is the place for me…

Faaaaarrrrrm livin’ is the…

No, wait a minute, that’s backward.

Goodbye Green Acres, just gim’me that city life.

Coming to a town near you! (Laurel, Del.). Now...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:13am

Fire company is doing terrific things


Most of us, most of the time, live in blissful ignorance of what a small, well-trained effective and dedicated group of neighbors and friends are doing for us — night and day, good weather and bad. As we go about our daily lives,...

Friday, January 5, 2007 - 9:12am

Letters: December 29, 2006

Say no to Bridlewood, please, planners

It is no secret that developers have been “pushing the envelope” in Sussex County when it comes to seeing how many residences they could get approval for on any given piece of property,...

Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - December 22, 2007

New power plans still a danger

In response to the ads by NRG promoting a coal-gasification plant, I would like to present the other side.

What they fail to point out is that we would still be extracting coal, causing...

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters: December 15, 2006

Wind farm is actually a boondoggle

This is in response to the article entitled “State May See Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm” in the Dec. 1, 2006, edition of Coastal Point and two letters in the Nov. 29, 2006, edition of...

Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - December 8, 2006

Growth is causing slate of problems for reader

I would like to express my concern for the unmanaged growth which is coming to Piney Neck Road in Dagsboro.

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission met last night...

Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters — Dec. 1, 2006

Clash in Delmarva continues over singer

Georgetown’s Community Thanksgiving Worship on Nov. 22 was boycotted by half of the eight churches which had planned to participate. Their grievance was that the rector of the host...

Thursday, November 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - November 24, 2006

Hearn and Truitt can lead Dagsboro

Citizens of Dagsboro, it’s that time again, to cast our vote for two new candidates for Town Council. The date is Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dagsboro Fire Hall.


Thursday, November 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - November 17, 2006

Reader: Better buffers needed now

In May 2005 DNREC proposed buffer regulations for new residential developments to help protect and improve the long-term quality of Delaware’s Inland Bays. This proposal was the result of...

Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - November 10, 2006

Benefits and earnings changing for NARFE

This year, the fall is an important time for federal retirees. The was an announcement that the Cost Of Living Adjustment, COLA, for Civil Service Retirement System and Social Security...

Thursday, November 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters: October 27, 2006

Democrats need to vote their party in election

Voters have an important decision to make on Nov. 7. That decision is whether they want Democrats to gain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, voting for...

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letter: October 20, 2006

Hocker responds to previous letter-writer

A letter to the editor recently appeared in your paper which contained so many misleading statements and inaccuracies and regarding my action in the State House of Representatives...

Thursday, October 19, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: October 13, 2006

Religion not the issue — singling one out is

Rational discourse about the role of religion in our society cannot take place when the words of George Washington to a Jewish synagogue about the nation’s commitment to religious...

Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: October 6, 2006

Reader thinks letter-writer doesn’t get it

Last week’s letter from Thomas M. Keeley III serves to prove what many of the minority religious population of this area have known for a while: Some people just don’t get it.


Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 29, 2006

Letter-writer responds to other letter

I am responding to Mary K. Ryan’s letter under “Not opposed to religion, it’s to favoring one” in the September 22 Coastal Point.

Mary K. grossly misinterpreted my letter if she...

Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 22, 2006

Not opposed to religion, it’s to favoring one

Thomas M. Keeley III is energetic in his support for Christian prayer in schools. Contrary to what he claims, it is not that I, along with others, are arguing for the removal of...

Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 15, 2006

Trodden resigns over Olmstead mayorship

Three weeks ago, my former fellow Planning Commissioner, Dave Evans, wrote to you announcing his resignation in protest of the process used to enact new architectural guidelines for...

Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 8, 2006

Representative takes issues with comments

In the Aug. 25 edition of [another local paper], there was an article on the front page announcing that Kirk Pope, a Sussex County deputy sheriff, had announced his intention to run...

Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters to the Editor - Sept. 1, 2006

Fenwick guards are ‘golden’ in nation

The United States Lifesaving Association National Championships were recently held in Huntington Beach, Calif., featuring the best lifeguards and athletes from across the country. Los...

Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 25, 2006

Communities to be applauded for voices

This August, Townsend Acres and the Town of South Bethany honorably spoke out against the sprawling growth that degrades our quality of life.

Residents of Townsend Acres came...

Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 18, 2006

Current Bethany council is doing a fine job

This is a message to Bethany Beach property owners. Please vote Sept. 9 to continue good government in the town by retaining the four council members who are up for reelection. The...

Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 11, 2006

Beach replenishment: Bethany’s top priority
• Where are we today?

The Corps of Engineers estimates that $14.4 million (federal share) is needed in FY07 to begin construction of the Bethany-South Bethany project. These...

Thursday, August 10, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 4, 2006

Magill responds to letter in Point

I’m writing in response to the Letters to the Editor in last week’s edition of The Coastal Point regarding the censure of Ocean View Councilman Bill Wichmann.

First, Karen Scarangella...

Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 21, 2006

Reader questions ‘agenda’ in Fenwick

Editor’s note: The following letter, titled as “Agenda to consider for the benefit of Fenwick Island,” was addressed to Fenwick Island Town Council candidates and forwarded to the Coastal Point for...

Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 14, 2006

State already helping CHEER, county must now

I was recently taken to task for my quoted remarks in an article about funding for the Sussex County CHEER program which appeared in a recent issue of a local paper.

As most...

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 07, 2007

Cancer society gets a boost from community

The 9th East Sussex Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society was held recently at Holly Lake Campsites. With the help of the East Sussex County Community, we were able...

Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: June, 30 2006

Reader: Thanks for nothing, Sen. Adams

With only a few more days left in this year’s legislative session, it now does appear Thurman Adams will let HB 170 die in his Executive Committee rather than bring it to the senate...

Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 16, 2006

DelDOT offers bike safety information

As the summer season approaches, many people are taking advantage of the beautiful weather by riding their bicycles. As the pedestrian/bicycle coordinator for the Delaware Department of...

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 9, 2006

Chamber thankful for help with event

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank the many restaurants, businesses, volunteers and “tasters” who turned out for the Bay Forest Taste of...

Thursday, June 8, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - June 2, 2006

Businesses chip in to help baseball boosters

On behalf of the Indian River Baseball Boosters, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the local business for their generosity towards our 11th annual Penny Party....

Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: May 26, 2006

MBS luau a success, according to organizers

I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to everyone that made this year’s auction and luau fundraiser at Most Blessed Sacrament such a wonderful event. Without the...

Thursday, May 25, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters: May 15, 2006

Is SB 304 really better than ‘nothing’?

A few proponents of Thurman Adams proposed SB 304 bill that would add two districts to the Sussex County Council in 2012 are suggesting the bill would be “better than nothing.”


Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - May 12, 2006

CBS leader addresses state lawmakers
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the Delaware State Senate and House of Representatives, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Legislators,

1. We...

Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:00pm


Jamboree organizer offers thanks

I would like to take this time to thank everyone involved in making the 24th Annual Springtime Jamboree the most successful ever. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as I enjoyed...

Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:00pm


Bank staff appreciative of police, others

Our staff at the Ocean View branch of First Shore Federal would like to take this opportunity to send out heartfelt thanks to everyone who assisted in capturing the alleged suspects...

Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - April 7, 2006

Chamber asks state to allocate funds for Rt. 26
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the members the state legislature’s Bond Bill Committee and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I’m writing on...

Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 8:00pm

Letters - March 31, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job

I would like to thank publicly the Ocean View Police Department and the Millville Volunteer Fire Department. On Monday, March 13, the first responder to our 911 call was an Ocean View police...

Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 24, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job

I would like to thank publicly the Ocean View Police Department and the Millville Volunteer Fire Department. On Monday, March 13, the first responder to our 911 call was an Ocean View police...

Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 17, 2006

Finance committee supports police

In regards to the report concerning the financial committee meeting, I want to clarify my comments regarding the pay raise issue.

As mentioned in the story, I did express my concerns...

Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 7:00pm