Letters to the Editor

OVPD applauds event, announces others


Last Friday evening, the Ocean View Church of Christ once again hosted the Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The police department proudly...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:11pm

Giving MLK Day thanks


On behalf of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization, Sussex County, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all media, churches, banks, community organizations, corporations, local businesses...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:10pm

Responding to Simmons’ letter


I am a proud American with more than 20 Revolutionary War patriots, two Mayflower ancestors and two Jamestowne ancestors in my lineage. My family has played an important role in the creation of this great nation through their blood...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:08pm

IRSD will still move on


Our Indian River School District Referendum failed by just a few votes. The school district will bring a new vote to the taxpayers of this district very soon. It is becoming a pattern.

I encourage Superintendent Steele to...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:04pm

A Referendum response


I was upset and angry when I read in this week’s Coastal Point that the IRSD referendum failed (and failed by quite a large margin). We are talking about children and their learning environment here. I can’t believe that anyone...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:03pm

SEDAC takes a grateful look back at 2018

Before I report to the people of Sussex County on SEDAC’s activities in 2018, I would like to take a moment to thank all those who emailed and/or phoned me supporting the last editorial on affordable housing and economic development. Your...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:16am

A response to Simmons


The letter sent by Diane Simmons confused me — especially the last paragraph about socialism.

Has she been to one of the many capitalist countries that have democratic socialist governments? Many of them have economies that...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:14am

Warming up to firepits


Thank you for the informative piece on Ocean View’s budget workshop discussion. The town council’s effort to engender community spirit with a series of Town-sponsored events is a good initiative.

Chief McLaughlin’s...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:14am

Voveris congratulates SBPD chief


Congratulations are in order for Chief Troy Crowson, who has been selected by the Office of Highway Safety to represent the state of Delaware at its upcoming Lifesavers Conference to be held in March.

Only one officer is...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:13am

League urges running for school board


Are you concerned about the quality of our local public schools? Would you like to take part in shaping educational policy and in making decisions that assure all children in your community have the educational opportunities that...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:09am

A call-out of calls

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.


I am writing to request that Congress enact...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:08am

Lions Club looks back


2018 is behind us! 2019 has arrived! Fenwick Island Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who supported our 2018 fundraisers and look forward to 2019!

FILC fundraisers:

• FILC Pancake Breakfast, at Harpoon Hanna’s in...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:05am

A response to Dobson


A little late to react, but that letter from George Dobson has in it the silliest, let alone most shortsighted comments I have seen in a good long time.

Tax parents with children in school and drop the tax when the child...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:34am

Reader: ‘Illegals’ are a threat to America


So Los Angeles teachers are complaining about overcrowded classrooms in a district where 85 percent of the children are considered “at risk.” Too bad, L.A.! What do you expect, when you’re in a sanctuary state?

When you keep...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:32am

Special holiday thanks


Thank you to everyone who helped fill Santa’s Book Bag with 400 new books for babies, children and teenagers this holiday season. The books were distributed through the Edward W. Pyle Social Services Center, Frankford; the Dagsboro...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:31am

A letter to Steele


A school bond referendum is scheduled for a vote on Feb. 5 seeking to raise funds for badly needed and worthy public school needs. A positive vote will increase property taxes in Sussex County, with estimates varying.


Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:30am

GFWC gives thanks to the people of Selbyville


The GFWC Selbyville Community Club expresses heartfelt thanks to the generous people in the Selbyville area who donated coats and other warm clothing during our December “Coats & Sweats for Vets” campaign.

Over 600 coats...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:25am

A reader requests to get involved in IRSD


Response to letter of Jan. 4, 2019, by Mr. Dobson: Actually, there is no one among us who is “not involved with the school district” in which we live.

Let’s all attend one of the Indian River School District’s public...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:24am

A letter to Hocker, Gray

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Sen. Gerald Hocker and state Rep. Ron Gray, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I read your comments and those of Ron Gray in the Coastal Point that were made at the...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:02pm

The pledge brings reflection for reader


When I recite the pledge of allegiance I do it barely above a whisper because I find comfort in hearing the person next to me, as well as inspiration from the choral voice of all declarers. And so it was on Dec. 6 as I stood in a...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:01pm

Letter — Inland Bays Garden Center says thanks


Inland Bays Garden Center would like to thank those who participated in our first gingerbread cookie decorating activity. We would like to especially thank chef Sandy Daniels, who baked the cookies for decorating and graciously...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:51pm

Letter — Town of Millville gives thanks


On behalf of the Town of Millville, we want to thank all those who assisted in making the 6th Annual Millville Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, such a success. The Town was totally overjoyed by the massive crowd, seeing so many...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:49pm

Letters — LB Lioness Club announces winner


The Lord Baltimore Lioness Club takes great pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2018 Seven Plus Nights Out Raffle is an Ocean View “local” who has requested anonymity but is eager to start his culinary expedition to each of...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:48pm

Letter — Reader: No more taxes, growth until infrastructure is ready


I believe that a tax increase was passed about two years ago, when Mrs. Bunting was the [Indian River School] district superintendent.

There is a growing problem with any type of growth in Sussex County that needs to be...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:47pm

Letter — Mentoring Month is coming


January is Mentoring Month. The Lord Baltimore Lions Club has mentors in the Sussex County schools, and I’m proud to be one of them. This is a hands-on, face-to-face commitment with our future generation.

Our local community...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:46pm

ACTS volunteer grateful for help with its taxes


Thank you, Mr. Hocker and Mr. Gray!

Many in the area know about ACTS. We accept donations and sell them at a very discounted price. We then turn the money around and give to local charities, from fire departments to local...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:28pm

Dorfman appreciative of DiFebo, Hocker support to poll workers


Nov. 6, the day of the election, at around 5 p.m., the dinner provided by DiFebo’s restaurant arrived at the Bethany Beach fire house. The dinner provided was quite a treat for the 14 poll workers. The day starts at 6 a.m. It ends...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:28pm

Letter — Reader gives thanks


I want to thank Coastal Point for recently giving Sen. Coons the opportunity to help bring awareness to Pancreatic Cancer.

I met Sen. Coons last June when he was the keynote speaker at Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day in D.C...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:42pm

Letter — A local thank-you


To our neighbors, friends and local business partners — just a note to thank you for your generous donation to our fundraising efforts for victim-support programs and research.

The success of our fundraisers depends on...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:40pm

Letter — Reader has thoughts on IRSD referendum


If you read the Nov. 30 article in the Coastal Point regarding the IRSD, then you are aware that they are seeking another referendum on Feb. 5, increasing the property tax by 44 cents per $100 of assessed value (another referendum...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:08pm

Letters — Angus weighs in on next GOP candidate


The former chair of the Sussex County Republican Party has written of the “win” by the Republican U.S. senate candidate among Sussex County voters on Nov. 6, albeit acknowledging the state-wide drubbing by Sen. Carper. It reads...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:26pm

Letters — Reader wants signs to be obeyed


There are multiple signs across the front of [the ACTS] property stating, “NO STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING.” It’s apparent that these signs do not apply to all, because of the many cars pulled off and parked illegally along the...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:24pm

Local store owners say ‘thank you’


November is the time of year when we all stop for a few moments to ponder the things we are thankful for. This past year, our family has experienced so many reasons to be thankful, and we would like especially to express our...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:22pm

South Coastal DE AARP gives thanks


The South Coastal DE AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Scholarship Committee extends a thank-you to everyone who made our Nov. 8 fundraiser a success. We are grateful to Fins Ale House & Raw Bar, Bethany Beach, for...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 3:22pm

Letter — Politician says thanks


On behalf of Rob Arlett, the Delaware Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate, and Tina Latshaw, our Sussex County volunteer coordinator, I would like to thank our voters, supporters, and, especially, our volunteers who succeeded in...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 1:31pm

Letter — Dagsboro resident decries water rate increase


The recent change in [Dagsboro] water rates was presented as a $5 decrease in the flat rate from $40 per month to $35 per month (down 12.5 percent {with a very minimal increase in the usage rate of $0.15 per 1,000 gallons from $4...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:51pm

Letter — Opening act praises audience, staff at Freeman Stage


We performed at the Freeman Stage at Bayside on Sept. 16 as support act with the Gipsy Kings, and we want to thank everyone for making it a wonderful night!

From the moment we arrived backstage, everyone at Bayside made us...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:49pm

Letter — Reader thinks South Bethany police issue changed for the worse


South Bethany voted out our former effective, dedicated and competent mayor, Pat Voveris, and now look at what’s happened with the police department controversy. By now, she would have resolved differences with the police chief in...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:29pm

Letter — Reader offers kudos to Phillip C. Showell Elementary School


I recently had the opportunity to work with several members of the Lord Baltimore Women’s Club at a Scholastic Book Fair at Phillip C. Showell Elementary School. We helped younger students and teachers choose books for the students...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:27pm

Letter — Councilman weighs in on police issues


I am writing to you in response to the article published in the Oct. 26, 2018 edition of the Coastal Point entitled, “South Bethany police concerns loom, but new hires are in the works,” and “The mailer” from the anonymous “...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:05pm

Letter — Reader supports Burton’s proposal on wetlands


Our county, Sussex, is at a crossroads. Like any crossroad, a choice needs to be made and the one that faces us right now is will we provide reasonable protection to our environment, the very thing that draws people here, or will...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:04pm

Letter — Reader responds to previous Point letter


This is in response to the article “Reader Chooses to vote against NRA” appearing in the Oct. 26 Costal Point. Once again the “Gun Haters” mount their assault against the one premier institution in the country that promotes gun...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:02pm

Letter — Reader offers prayers to shooting victims


Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, I attended the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.  

Not a word of prayer,  comment or tears were offered to our slain brothers and sisters of humanity at the Tree of Life Synagogue of...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:01pm

Letters — Many thanks to those who supported cause


Well, it was a rainy day to start, but it turned out to be a nice day. What made it even more wonderful was the great people that came out to support the Alzheimer’s Association at Lavender & Lace Antiques Appraisal Show. So...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:00pm

Reader chooses to vote against NRA


It is time for decent and life-loving Americans to stand up for what is right. To stand up and not take any action to prevent another school children murder is unforgivable.

The election is two weeks away, and I ask every...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:16am

Connor receives support in rep race


I am encouraging you the reader to support Mr. Brad Connor, who is the Democratic candidate for the Delaware House of Delegates from the 41st District. Mr. Connor is a longtime resident of Delaware. He and his wife, Penny, live in...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:15am

Rappa weighs in on her campaign


John Henrik Clarke once wrote that: “History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:14am

MVFC clarifies mailer regarding fund drive


Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s (MVFC) marketing company recently sent a reminder notice for the ambulance subscription to all citizens within the MVFC’s fire district, instead of mailing the fire fund drive.

If you have...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:12am

Reader puts support behind Arlett


As an independent thinker with conservative values resulting in commonsense solutions, I believe it is worthy to have a conversation with you. All of you — Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Once we filter out the noise of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:11am

Fowler speaks to community on marina


I would like to commend the Coastal Point and reporter Kerin Magill for bringing to the attention of your readers the current situation between Delaware State Parks and Ocean View Marina.

In this day and age of...

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:10am