Letters to the Editor

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

Letters - March 3, 2006

Failed leadership on the IRSD School Board

The IRSD Board of Education membership has actively supported and participated in the defiance of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America with their...

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 24, 2006

Representative says health care needs help

There are few issues facing our state as pressing or serious as affordable health care. Fortunately, most people in our state are covered by health insurance plans provided by their...

Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 17, 2006

Helping our neighbors is truly a noble thing
Editor’s note: The following letter was received in response to a letter that appeared in the Feb. 10 issue of the Coastal Point.

Mr. Dennis Cleary, I can understand every one of your...

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 10, 2006

Property owner hopes for vote against ordinance
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication in advance of the scheduled Feb. 10 hearing on zoning...

Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - February 3, 2006

Senator defends Pratt’s motives, involvement

A few weeks ago a public hearing was held in Bethany Beach by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to discuss and take comments on proposed changes to...

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 27, 2006

County council violates voting principle

State Sen. Thurman Adams Jr. of Bridgeville and the Sussex County Council will not allow eastern Sussex people to have fair representation.

Sussex is one of the fastest growing...

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 20, 2006

Legislature should strengthen gun control

I hope the Delaware legislature will not consider making it easier for good people to do bad things by making it easier to get a permit to carry handguns.

If anything, they...

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - January 13, 2006

Community gathered for church in need

As most of you know our church, Community Lutheran in Omar, was robbed in early December. We had collected coins in a jar for a new sign out front. We want to thank the Delaware State...

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:00pm

Letters - December 30, 2005

One wish for the new year from reader

One wish I have for the new year is to see an end to the clear-cutting of the remaining forests in Sussex County.

One of the best ways to minimize loss of animal habitat and...

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: December 25, 2005

TTF shortfall is a trust misplaced

Two legislative members of the state’s Joint Bond Bill Committee apparently felt the need to offer some “insight” regarding the $211 million shortfall in the state’s Transportation Trust...

Thursday, December 22, 2005 - 7:00pm

Happy Holidays? Get lost

Thanksgiving is behind us and the biggest holiday season of them all is now in full swing. There will be family and company parties, get-togethers with friends, charitable fundraisers and town celebrations. Santa will be hosting one-on-one...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: December 2, 2005

Dollar dilemma needs to be examined

We are now being told Delaware is contemplating the sale or lease Interstate 95 and State Route 1 to private investors, perhaps even foreign ones? Why?

Seems DelDOT needs an...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters November 25 2005

Dagsboro candidates are addressing needs

As new residents of Dagsboro, we would hate to see this beautiful, historical town go the way of just another congested area. We ran from a little town in Pennsylvania where we lived...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

LETTERS: 2005-11-18

CIB hopes to bring community together

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, more than 100 participants attended the Beaches, Bays and Beyond workshop at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach. The purpose of this...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: 2005-11-11

Local twirlers raise money with help

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Starlites Baton & Colorguard teams held a Twirlathon benefit to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, particularly a twirling team from Slidell, La...

Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: November 4, 2005

Fluoride in Bethany water comes with risks

I have to confess to rarely reading any of the local papers. There are just too many of them.
As I was leaving Fenwick Hardware I glanced at the headlines of several of these...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: October 21, 2005

Yard sale a big hit thanks to supporters

I would like to thank the members of my club, the Merry Widows and Widowers Social Club, for all their donations and hard work to make our yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, such a great...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: October 14, 2005

DelDOT should focus on essentials for bridge

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently halted its bidding process for the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge. According to a DelDOT press...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 30, 2005

We shouldn’t have to pay twice for roads

The plan to develop every inch of Sussex County has hit a snag.

When the county council approved all of the sprawl it was responsible for over the past 10 or 15 years, it did so...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 16, 2005

Organization thankful for help with program

The Lower Sussex Team of Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Team in Training program would like to thank the Coastal Point and Sam Harvey for your excellent coverage of us and our cause. Not...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 9, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs

The Frankford Public Library’s summer reading programs, “Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds” and “Pizza & Paperbacks,” have come to a close. Now, it is time to applaud the children...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 2, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs

The Frankford Public Library’s summer reading programs, “Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds” and “Pizza & Paperbacks,” have come to a close. Now, it is time to applaud the children...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: August 26, 2005

Town council should consider history

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Ocean View Town Council will consider what to do with the “Shores” house located on property at 39 Central Ave. One possibility being considered is to raze the...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 19, 2005

FOSCL offers thanks to those who helped

On behalf of the Friends of the South Coastal Library, I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to our fantastic Cottage Tour Committee and the wonderful volunteers who...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: August 8, 2005

We should all be thankful for local good

A long time ago when I was in the service, there was a saying: “When the troops are complaining, they’re happy!”

I hear and read about many complaints in reference to the county...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: July 29, 2005

One solution to traffic concerns offered

It’s time to zone and implement some commercial property in outlying areas off Route 26 for local patronage.

The West Avenue to Kent Avenue loop is a good example. In fact,...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 22, 2005

People can be heard on traffic concerns

Citizens of Dagsboro who are concerned and worried about traffic and the risk of over-development need to attend the next meeting of the Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, July 25, at 7 p...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: July 8, 2005

Community just wants the right to stay put

I (my family — Fitzgerald) have lived in a house in the midst of Lynn Lee Village since 1961. It was one of the original Steele family houses, an old farmhouse about 200 years old....

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 1, 2005

Safety for our summer visitors is needed

Everyone I talk to enjoys the summer visitors, many from other countries, who come to Sussex County to work for the summer — a needed influx of hard workers and joyful young people....

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: April 29, 2005

A good business requires environment

Many business residents think “the more (customers) the merrier” is a good philosophy. This philosophy of fast growth seems wise in the short run. However, I feel this view is woefully...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: April 15, 2005

Meredith thanks the Ocean View voters

I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Ocean View for electing me for a second term as mayor of Ocean View. I am honored and proud that over 60 percent of the...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: April 8, 2005

Editor’s Note: As is our policy, we are only running letters from the candidates this week. Also our policy, the incumbent goes first

Meredith explains why he should stay in office

When I was informed that Mr. Wally...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - April 1, 2005

Mayoral candidate answers critics in Ocean View

Editor’s Note: The following letter is from Ocean View mayoral candidate Wally Brown, in response to a few letters we ran in last week’s paper. The original discussion stems from a letter...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 11, 2005

State representative clears the air on archaeology issues

In the weeks that have passed since I unveiled my proposal to protect Delaware’s underwater archeological sites, there has been a great deal of misunderstanding about...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 4, 2005

Re-zoning of Sussex County not a simple task

It appears a topic of the moment is the possibility of Sussex County Council elections taking on an entirely new format. The proposed new system would allow all Sussex Countians to...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm