Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor — February 26, 2016

Reader concerned with cable bills

Editor:

We have been Mediacom customers since 1989. Every winter season after I called Mediacom, we were only charged the season rate, which for us would be $79 — roughly half of our monthly “...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 6:43am

Letters to the Editor — February 19, 2016

Reader says Dems embrace socialism

Editor:

I have found that while watching the Democrats debate that I am reminded of those during the earliest of the Russian conversion to communism led by the socialists. Those debates were between the...

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 9:23am

Letters to the Editor — February 12, 2016

Fear and loathing weren’t always part of our political discourse

Editor:

On Feb. 3, 2016, President Obama visited a mosque in the U.S. for the first time in his seven-year presidency. He began his address by saying “thank you” to...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:16am

Letters to the Editor — February 5, 2016

Elling voices opposition to death penalty

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Rep. Ronald Gray and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I have noted that you, once again, have voted No to the...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:18pm

Letters to the Editor — January 29, 2016

Frankford resident offers endorsements

Editor:

Frankford has their annual election on Saturday, Feb. 6, to elect three town council members. This is a very important election that I encourage all residents to be a part of by having...

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 7:42am

Letters to the Editor — January 22, 2016

Elling responds to Hattier letter

Editor’s note: The following letter is a response to a letter-to-the-editor from Donald Hattier that appeared in the Jan. 8 edition of the Coastal Point.

Donald, do you really believe that the...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:56am

Letters to the Editor — January 15, 2016

Proposed ambulance fee causes concern

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran regarding the proposed ambulance subscription fee from the Millville Volunteer Fire Company and was sent to the...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 7:51am

Letters to the Editor — January 8, 2016

Accept the new normal or act to change it

Editor:

There will be more mass shootings in this country, and there will be more children shot to death in our streets. This is now what Americans expect and what the rest of the world...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:27am

Letters to the Editor — December 31, 2015

Bethany residents weigh in on cottage

Editor:

I am writing this letter to share with you my concerns about the Dinker Cottage being moved to the Maryland Avenue location. My husband and I have owned a home in Bethany Beach for 15...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:39pm

Letters to the Editor — December 25, 2015

Rotary thankful for support over the year

Editor:

The Southern Sussex Rotary would like to say thank you to our sponsors! We had a very fun and successful Night at the Clayton. Proceeds are being donated to the Jackie Pavik RYLA...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 8:15am

Letters to the Editor — December 18, 2015

Reader asks for leadership, unity

Editor:

While I respect and appreciate the efforts of the Fenwick Island Town Council, it is my fear that they have put their own beliefs and interests above that of the best interests of the town...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 4:08am

Letters to the Editor — December 11, 2015

Reader: Not off our coast

Editor:

I attended the Rehoboth Commissioners workshop meeting on Dec. 7 where Matt Heim, outreach coordinator for Assateague Coastal Trust, gave a presentation on the Interior Department’s proposal to...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 5:19am

Letters to the Editor — December 4, 2015

Shore Dems take issue with offshore drilling

Editor:

There are phrases that sound, for most of us, not only boring, but like they should be “someone else’s” concern: “off-shore drilling” and “seismic blasting.” But for those of us...

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 5:37am

Letters to the Editor — November 27, 2015

Fenwick resident weighs in on motel

Editor:

A letter to your paper last week supported the idea of a new motel in Fenwick Island. Almost no one opposes a new motel on the existing Sands Motel site. What many, if not most, are...

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 8:52am

Letters to the Editor — November 20, 2015

Health, fun key parts of pickleball

Editor:

I am writing this letter on behalf of the members of the First State Pickleball Club, as well as hundreds of other pickleballers around Sussex County.

Pickleball is the fastest-...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:26am

Letters to the Editor — November 13, 2015

Garden club gets thanks, appreciation

Editor:

As a member of the board of the Ocean View Historical Society, I wish to acknowledge the Gardeners by the Sea for all of their efforts in helping to create an attractive setting at the...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:45pm

Letters to the Editor — November 6, 2015

Vigilance on display at local school

Editor:

On Tuesdays, I mentor a young man at the John Clayton Elementary School. On a recent visit, I was rather early and decided to sit in my car in the school parking lot and read a book...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 5:20am

Letters to the Editor — October 30, 2015

CATS grateful for support with event

Editor:

Cats Around Town Society of Ocean View held their annual National Feral Cat Day cat food and monetary donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 17. We wish to thank the businesses that allowed us...

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:52am

Letters to the Editor — October 23, 2015

Resident reinforces position on road

Editor:

Thank you for reporting my testimony in support of our petition dealing with heavy truck traffic on Woodland Avenue.

Our petition was endorsed by residents of Briarcliffe and The...

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:34am

Letters to the Editor — October 16, 2015

Resident pleased with Fenwick council

Editor:

The Town Council of Fenwick Island is moving in the right direction to revise the zoning ordinance to permit the new owners of the Sands Motel to do the necessary renovation and...

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 9:07am

Letters to the Editor — October 9, 2015

CIB team applauds Magee’s efforts

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Magee family and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

We residents of the Dirickson Creek watershed volunteer with the Center for...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:00am

Letters to the Editor — October 2, 2015

Responders respond with pride at event

Editor:

On Sunday, Sept. 20, the very recipients of the funds generated by the 4th Annual Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon-Duathlon-Aquabike, presented by Meris Properties, our first...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:21pm

Letters to the Editor — September 25, 2014

Resident calls issues into question

Editor:

It has been reported that, at the September meeting of the Fenwick Island Town Council, there will be a first reading of a proposed zoning change relating to the density of hotel rooms. I...

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:41am

Letters to the Editor — September 18, 2014

Legion Auxiliary shares their efforts

Editor:

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 24, would like to share a summary of the donations and support given to the community in 2014.

We have proudly donated to the Home of the...

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 5:38am

Letters to the Editor — September 4, 2014

BBFM thanks BBLA for their support

Editor:

The Board of the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market Inc. would like to express its appreciation to the BBLA (Bethany Beach Landowners Association) for their support of the market since its...

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 5:26am

Letters to the Editor — August 28, 2015

Reader offers opinion on aquaculture project

Editor:

I have been reading, with much interest, the feedback from the community, regarding the implementation of the aquaculture farming project being planned for several sites along...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:56am

Letters to the Editor — August 21, 2015

Reader questions public comments Reader encourages people to take survery

Editor:

Residents of the Dirickson Creek area in Sussex County are being invited right now to take an online opinion survey being conducted by the Delaware...

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 9:03am

Letters to the Editor — August 14, 2015

Reader questions public comments

Editor:

I understand that Don Hattier is a respected community leader and offers his wisdom and skills both as a practicing chiropractor, a proud member of the IRSD Board, an active volunteer at the...

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 4:25am

Letters to the Editor — August 7, 2015

AARP pushing for bank loophole to close

Editor:

Delaware is home to a growing influx of people age 50-plus who want to enjoy their next chapter of life. They seek out the state’s beaches, great restaurants and access to major...

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 5:05am

Letters to the Editor — July 31, 2015

Bethany parade a hit, thanks to many
Editor:
Praise has rolled in for the 2015 edition of our Bethany Beach July 4th parade.
The parade committee wants to thank the many involved, including Julie Malewski (events director/media...

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:52am

Letters to the Editor — July 17, 2015

Flags don’t kill people; people kill people

Editor:

One person committed a crime with a confederate flag in the background and all h___ breaks loose. So the PC Police come out in full force.

I have news for them. Digging up...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 9:52am

Letters to the Editor — July 10, 2015

Reader: Beach Cove aquaculture a bad idea

Editor:

As a retired marine biologist from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, I would like to add a couple of points to the oyster aquaculture debate. Oyster aquaculture has been...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:51am

Letters to the Editor — July 3, 2015

Chamber thankful for support with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 58th Annual Old Timer’s Day an absolute...

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:13am

Letters to the Editor — June 26, 2015

Craft show a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

The 11th Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show was held on Saturday, June 6. Once again, this juried show presented dozens of crafters with a wide variety of offerings on our boardwalk and...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:56pm

Letters to the Editor — June 19, 2015

LB Lions award three scholarships

Editor:

Again this year, the Lord Baltimore Lions Club presented three one-year $1,500 scholarships to students graduating from Indian River High School. The awards were presented at the school’s...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:46am

Letters to the Editor — June 12, 2015

IR advisor thanks community for support

Editor:

On behalf of the Indian River High School graduating class of 2015, its officers and my fellow class advisors, I would like to thank the community for your generous support over these...

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 11:05am

Letters to the Editor June 5, 2015

Artisans Fair a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

The 8th annual Artisans Fair, held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and sponsored by the South Coastal DE chapter of AARP, was a huge success. More than 1,200 area residents and...

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 5:52am

Letters to the Editor — May 29, 2015

Lioness club thankful for support

Editor:

Through the generosity of our guests and the donations from our supporters at the May 5 “Fashion Fiesta” event, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club will be able to continue its scholarship...

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:55am

Letters to the Editor — May 22, 2015

Reader offers her input on death penalty

Editor:

I went to Dover this past week to support the bill to repeal the death penalty coming out of committee to be discussed and voted on. There were many people testifying to why they...

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

Letters to the Editor — May 15, 2015

Legion auxiliary thankful for support

Editor:

On May 3, a benefit was held for Robin Murchie by friends and family. Robin is a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Unit 24, and sadly, lost all of her belongings due to a building fire...

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:29am

Letters to the Editor — May 8, 2015

Vietnam veterans to get Welcome Home on May 9

Editor:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View is hosting a Welcome Home to honor and thank all Vietnam veterans and their spouses and families on the 50th anniversary of...

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:42am

Letters to the Editor — May 1, 2015

Annual CROPwalk set for this weekend

Editor:

Can one step make a difference? Many of us walking together to make our community, our country and our nation a better place, through a hands-up program, can. Join us on May 3 at the...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:46pm

Letters to the Editor — April 24, 2015

RSC Landscaping celebrates 25 years

Editor:

Thank you to everyone who has supported the Cordrey Companies over the years! Here is brief history of the company and what is new on the horizon.

Twenty-five years ago, Sen....

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:02pm

Letters to the Editor — April 3, 2015

Reader questions Christmas tree costs

Editor:

Here’s a modest proposal triggered by the recent debate among Bethany Town Council members over the appropriateness of spending what most people would consider a lot of money on two...

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 5:57am

Letters to the Editor — March 27, 2015

Hattier responds to previous letter

Editor:

Last week you had a writer commenting on the educational status and preparedness of students graduating the Indian River School District and entering colleges and universities. He was of...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:16pm

Letters to the Editor — March 20, 2015

We must do our best for IR students

Editor:

University of Oklahoma President David Boren said in a statement the two students were dismissed for creating a “hostile learning environment for others.”

What happens when you are...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:36am

Letters to the Editor — March 13, 2015

FOSCL thankful for support with sale

Editor:

The Friends of the South Coastal Library (FOSCL) thank all of the 35-plus volunteers who helped make the Winter 2015 Book Sale such a great success. We also thank the library staff, the...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:58am

Letters to the Editor — March 6, 2015

Reader: Bilingual candidates needed

Editor:

The time has come for our IRSD Board of Education president, Charles M. Bierley, to step aside as the longest-serving member of any Board of Education in the USA. Yes, the present Indian River...

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 10:32am

Letters to the Editor — February 27, 2015

Reader: Let’s get behind Relay for Life

Editor:

Many changes take place in our daily life — however, one constant is that many people are battling cancer and many others are supporting their loved ones each and every day. These...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 3:56am

Letters to the Editor — February 20, 2015

Reader: Start over with shellfish plans

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Gov. Jack Markell and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Just about now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is deciding whether...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 8:53am