Delaware to be the rural slum center of the east
There are many newspaper articles these days which conjecture on what is best for Delaware to control developmental sprawl. Some are downright lies.
Most of them pretend...
Friday, May 25, 2007 - 6:55am
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Rep. Gerald Hocker and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
We are requesting you as chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee, that oversight hearings be held...
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:55pm
The week of May 20 through May 26 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. It’s a good occasion to reflect on the many dogs in our community who are forced to live out their entire lives at the end of a short chain.
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:55pm
The members of the Southern Sussex Rotary Club would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the Fat Tuna Grill for hosting our Annual Awards Ceremony on April 26, 2007. We are grateful to have had such a nice atmosphere for...
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:53pm
The Town Council of Bethany Beach is about to consider, perhaps as early as May 18, a proposal to make fully useless the referendum provisions of the Town Charter. The only possible explanation for this action is the success of...
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 3:53pm
Editor’s note: The following statement from the Delaware Audubon Society to the Public Service Commission regarding long-term contracts from Delmarva Power and Light was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:28pm
A big thanks goes out to all those who attended and supported the Musicians Scholarship Award Jam held Sunday, April 27, at Seacrets. With as much talent as these high school students have, the Ocean City area can look forward to...
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:27pm
On the occasion of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, I’d like to take the opportunity to publicly thank and recognize our Delaware Hospice nurses, who serve our patients each day with commitment and compassion.
It takes a...
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:24pm
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Gary Stockbridge, president of Delmarva Power, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
Responsible planning for Delaware’s major infrastructure decisions that will so greatly...
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:23pm
Please remove the telephone pole on southeast corner of intersection of Central Avenue and Route 26 in Ocean View. Once removed, open a right turns only on the east and northern route to Central, with yellow yield or right-turn-...
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:22pm
I would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped with the Hospice Geranium Flower Sale on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ocean City. Without them I could not have made our Ocean City...
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:20pm
Millville needs its own police department. A few weeks ago, one of the local newspapers printed an article entitled “In Dire Need of More Protection,” which talked about area towns with and without police departments.
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:19pm
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in making the 25th Annual Springtime Jamboree the success that it was. This annual event evolved from the need to raise funds to support our local...
Friday, May 11, 2007 - 12:16pm
‘Lucy’ stirs up emotions for reader
On the front page of The News Journal of April 20, 2007, there was an article entitled “Lucy Travels Spark Controversy.” No wonder!
The truth about “Lucy” is one of distortion and...
Friday, May 4, 2007 - 7:46am
Abortion ban has deeper meaning
The judicial decision of the Supreme Court on the issue of partial birth abortion needs to be considered from every angle.
First of all, it is not an infringement on women’s rights. It...
Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:42am
Thomas gives state of town’s finances
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the citizens of Ocean View and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
On April 3, the Annual Operating Budget was passed by the...
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:28am
Nippes wants an educated voting public
I have spent a great deal of time campaigning in many of the communities that make up the Town of Ocean View. It has been an enlightening experience to listen to the positive and...
Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:27am
Reader asks for support of Del Tech program
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “fellow Delaware Tech graduates” and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
You can often find me in the pages of your favorite...
Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:30am
Nippes declares Ocean View candidacy
I am taking this opportunity to announce my candidacy for councilman representing District 1 in Ocean View. [Voting in] this election for District 1 is open to all registered voters in...
Thursday, March 15, 2007 - 8:00pm
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
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
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
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
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?
Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:10am
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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