Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor — February 13, 2015

Carmean: FI council must be practical

Editor:

I am publically but respectfully requesting that the Fenwick Island Town Council limit the amendments to Chapter 88 to the approval of the FEMA flood plain map. I am also adding my...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 2:44pm

Letters to the Editor — February 6, 2015

Organizer offers thanks for Christmas parade support

Editor:

On behalf of the Dagsboro Christmas Parade Committee, I would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who played a part in the return of the Dagsboro Christmas Parade on...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:05am

Letters to the Editor — January 30, 2015

The ‘Ghost Bike’ left an impression

Editor:

On a recent trip to Baltimore, we stayed with our daughter, who lives in the city’s Roland Park neighborhood. Turning into her road, we noticed a white bike, flowers streaming over its...

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 7:58am

Letters to the Editor — January 23, 2015

Reader: We must protect that around us

Editor:

The first rule of wildlife conservation is you cannot save species if you do not save habitat. For those of us who are conservative, we should regard that ethos and preserve our...

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:47am

Letters to the Editor — January 16, 2015

CIB: Rehoboth Bay needs help from City

Editor:

On Jan. 5, DNREC Secretary David Small decided to allow the City of Rehoboth Beach to move forward with plans to remove the City’s wastewater treatment plant discharge from Rehoboth...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 7:59am

Letters to the Editor — January 9, 2015

Fenwick business owners to share info

Editor:

On Jan. 21, at 2 p.m., a meeting will be held at the Fenwick Island Town Hall. The general purpose of this meeting is an effort by the Town to reach out to the business community for...

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 8:05am

Letters to the Editor — December 19, 2014

CIB: Well-maintained parks important for the Inland Bays

Editor:

We are all fortunate to have so much public land around the Inland Bays. In fact, there are seven areas managed by DNREC’s Division of Parks within the bays’...

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:42am

Letters to the Editor — December 5, 2014

Reader wants hiked fees used wisely

Editor:

DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation is proposing increases in certain user fees.

Maybe they can use some of the increase to remove the trees that they killed several...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:53am

Letters to the Editor — December 5, 2014

Reader offers opinion on oyster project

Editor:

For many of us who enjoy kayaking and other water sports on Little Assawoman Bay, the proposal by the State of Delaware to use oysters and clams to help clean up the bay seemed...

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 4:30am

Letters to the Editor — November 28, 2014

Steen family grateful for community support

Editor:

We would like to express our gratitude for the monumental outpouring of support on behalf of our family and Steen’s Beach Service.

On Friday, Nov. 14, the mayor and...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:15pm

Letters to the Editor — November 21, 2014

Reader offers some oyster farming questions and answers

Editor:

What possibly fooled the 200 citizens who attended the Oct. 6 meeting in the Millville fire house into thinking that proposed aquaculture in Beach Cove and Little...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:29am

Letters to the Editor — November 14, 2014

Reader appeals for Town not to take over beach rentals

Editor:

I am writing in support of my friend and former employer, Steen’s Beach Service. On the agenda for the workshop on Monday and open for further discussion at the...

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:09am

Letters to the Editor — October 31, 2014

Gilmour gets thanks for efforts

Editor:

A special thank-you to Sara Gilmour! On behalf of the students and families that Pathways to Success Inc. serves here in Sussex County, we thank Sarah Gilmour, Pathways to Success outreach...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 11:25am

Letters to the Editor — October 24, 2014

Arlett explains why he deserves your vote

Editor:

During the past five months, I have traveled the roads of Sussex County from east to west. In listening to old-timers and newcomers, I’ve learned the history and distinctive...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 9:42am

Letters to the Editor — October 17, 2014

Carroll clears up his stance on election

Editor:

This letter is in response to a recent letter from a gentleman with a name similar to mine. I want to set the record straight. I will be voting for George Cole in this election for...

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:52am

Letters to the Editor — October 10, 2014

Go Red for Women a huge success

Editor:

Thanks to the many attendees of the 8th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon & Fashion Show, which was recently held at Baywood Greens and was our most successful to date.

We want to...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:03pm

Letters to the Editor — October 3, 2014

Reader concerned about ecology laws

Editor:

On Jan. 1, 2014, a very quiet but significant storm struck the State of Delaware. In time, its affect will impact each and every one of us.

Thoughts from a land planner on...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 3:15pm

Letters to the Editor — September 26, 2014

Costello not satisfied with election

Editor:

This year’s Bethany council election was disappointing, to say the least, for those of us who believe that town government needs independent, questioning council people. As soon as I...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:49am

Letters to the Editor — September 19, 2014

Boardwalk Arts Festival a huge, hot hit

Editor:

Although the heat index topped triple digits, the Arts Festival, presented by ResortQuest, was red hot with the 100 artists showcasing their talents in full force. From potters to...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 9:43am

Letters to the Editor — September 12, 2014

ACS very thankful for support with Relay

Editor:

As the online promotions chairperson of this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support!...

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:00am

Letters to the Editor — September 5, 2014

Republican Club’s annual event a hit

Editor:

I would like to thank the state, county and local Republican candidates, as well as the community, for their support and enthusiasm at the 3rd Annual 38th Republican Covered Dish Supper...

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:55pm

Letters to the Editor — August 29, 2014

Frye gets the nod from Bethany voter

Editor:

Bethany’s election to fill four Town Council seats will be held on Sept. 6 from noon until 6 p.m. at Town Hall. Candidate Bruce Frye is ready to serve all of us now, and I urge you to...

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:06am

Letters to the Editor — August 22, 2014

In accordance with Coastal Point editorial policy, the last issue in which letters to the editor regarding the Sept. 6 Bethany Beach Town Council election and Sept. 9 primary races will be published is our Aug. 29 issue. All letters regarding...

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 9:32am

Letters to the Editor — August 15, 2014

In accordance with Coastal Point editorial policy, the last issue in which letters to the editor regarding the Sept. 6 Bethany Beach Town Council election and Sept. 9 primary races will be published is our Aug. 29 issue. All letters regarding...

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 8:05am

Letters to the Editor — August 8, 2014

Reader supports Wheatley in campaign

Editor:

Regarding code of ethics discussion between 5th District County Council candidates, it seems like the candidates that have the most to say about it actually know the least. In a recent...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 3:54am

Letters to the Editor — August 1, 2014

Connor to introduce Code of Ethics if elected

Editor:

This is an update on my research of the Code of Ethics/Conduct in our Counties and Towns in Delaware. In my last letter about Sussex County adopting its own Code of Ethics, I said I was...

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:45am

Letters to the Editor — July 18, 2014

A good deed gets noticed

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to “Jo,” possibly from Ocean View, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Thank you for “paying forward.” You found my wallet at Mama Celeste in Dewey...

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 8:37am

Letters to the Editor — July 11, 2014

Connor continues call for county ethics

Editor:

When I began my campaign, I said I was going to introduce a Code of Ethics into the Sussex County Council when I was elected. I also put this on my literature and have highlighted it every...

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 5:39am

Letters to the Editor — July 4, 2014

Fenwick Lions say thank-you for recycling

Editor:

Ever since the late 1980s, the Fenwick Island Lions Club has been collecting and recycling aluminum drink cans as an important fundraiser in support of our many community-based...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 10:12am

Letters to the Editor — June 27, 2014

ECGC celebrates 15 years

Editor:

Thank you to everyone who came out to the East Coast Garden Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 14, 2014. It was a great day, despite all the flooding caused by a storm the day before....

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:43am

Letters to the Editor — June 20, 2014

Super G gets thanks from Writers’ Guild

Editor:

Some companies talk about giving back to the community and the importance of outreach programs. The Super G of Millville doesn’t just talk the talk. For seven years, they have donated...

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:28pm

Letters to the Editor — June 13, 2014

Golfers grateful for support of event

Editor:

The Salt Pond Ladies Golf held their annual opening-day scramble on May 28, in which 90 ladies participated from Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Lewes.

We want to thank the many...

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:09am

Letters to the Editor — June 6, 2014

AAUW champions NAACP Youth Council grant request

Editor:

The American Association of University Women supports women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Although our focus is primarily on women and...

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:35pm

Letters to the Editor — May 30, 2014

Organizer thankful for NDP supporters

Editor:

I would like to extend my thank-you to all of those who participated in the National Day of Prayer (NDP) service at St. Mathews By-The-Sea (SMBTS) United Methodist Church (UMC). We had...

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:38am

Letters to the Editor — May 23, 2014

Reader: It’s time to stamp out racism

Editor:

Am I a racist? Are you a racist? I would bet every one of us would say no. Is being white an advantage or a disadvantage? Is being black an advantage or disadvantage? If you could...

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:32am

Letters to the Editor — May 16, 2014

Hospice supporter won’t be forgotten

Editor:

Delaware Hospice lost a long-time supporter and friend with the passing of Dorothy “Dot” Sapp on April 23.

Dot became interested in hospice care when she happened to read an article about...

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:46pm

Letters to the Editor — May 9, 2014

Reader supports campaign finance reform

Editor:

We want to thank former Chief Justice Norman Veasey for his comprehensive report on the state of Delaware’s ethics and campaign finance laws. It was honest and thorough. It...

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:48am

Letters to the Editor — May 2, 2014

Elling ends effort to quash Indian mascots

Editor:

The time has come to admit defeat in my attempts to change the “Indian mascots” of the Indian River School District. Racism wins. The Declaration of Independence words, “merciless...

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 8:32am

Letters to the Editor — April 25, 2014

Justice for all — who can afford it

Editor:

Two recent news stories have strengthened my conviction that we must repeal capital punishment in Delaware.

In January, prosecutors opened a sealed envelope from the Office of the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:47am

Letters to the Editor — April 18, 2014

Atkins: Dredging Inland Bay waterways vital

Editor:

For as long as any of us can remember, the Indian River has been an integral part of our lives. It’s a beautiful body of water surrounded by numerous upscale communities, as well...

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:35am

Letters to the Editor — April 11, 2014

Atkins discusses repeal bill

Editor:

I read an article talking about the death penalty repeal bill and how supporters are saying House leadership is holding up the bill in committee. They say that the only way to do something about it is...

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 8:23am

Letters to the Editor — April 4, 2014

Writer contemplates needs in the state

Editor:

On March 13, I attended a Chamber luncheon in Rehoboth Beach featuring Gov. Markell as our guest speaker. I am a longtime resident of Bethany Beach and a business owner. The governor...

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 9:05am

Letters to the Editor — March 28, 2014

Ellendale group thankful to governor

Editor:

The Ellendale Civic Association would like to commend our governor on his stand to clean up the water here in Delaware. We appreciate the fact that he has recognized the need for improvement...

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 9:44am

Letters to the Editor — March 21, 2014

ALA gives kudos to Rehoboth Board

Editor:

Hats off to Rehoboth Commissioner Stan Mills and the Board of Commissioners for prohibiting smoking on the boardwalk, parks, bandstand and designated areas on the beach. The board voted...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:16am

Letters to the Editor — March 7, 2014

Is it rude to care about the First Amendment?

Editor:

Is it rude to expect our senators and congressmen to be aware of the FCC plan to require newsrooms and radio stations be overseen by an FCC monitor? This intent had been in the...

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:05am

Letters to the Editor — February 28, 2014

South Coastal Library’s book sale another hit

Editor:

Neither snow nor sleet nor rain can stop our community from holding a successful book sale. Even though the Washington/Baltimore area received some 10 inches of snow on...

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:37am

Letters to the Editor — February 21, 2014

Reader questions equal treatment in
cell tower, chicken plant hearings

Editor:

Sussex County Board of Adjustments Denies “Cell Phone Tower” but allows for a “Potentially Hazardous Use Permit” — if you haven’t read the article...

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 8:29am

Letters to the Editor — February 14, 2014

Church offers help to those in need

Editor:

Judging and condemning those who are different from us is nothing new, particularly when we believe that those “different ones” are somehow inferior, or weaker than we are, or a threat to our own...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:42am

Letters to the Editor — February 7, 2014

Reader disputes higher minimum wage impact

Editor:

There appears to be a wide disparity of income in the U.S. today. Instead of investigating why it exists or why it is widening, our leaders want to use the “minimum wage” to correct...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:26am

Letters to the Editor — January 31, 2014

Reader responds to poverty situation

Editor:

Very few people in our country become poor. Most of our poor are born into poverty. I don’t believe younger children think much about whether they are poor. Only when kids get to school...

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:25am