In the July 14, 2017, guest column “Rescinding WOTUS rule is a step in the right direction,” Ms. Kitty Holtz of the Delaware Farm Bureau lauded U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:21pm
This bill is the worst bill for women in a generation. In addition to “defunding” Planned Parenthood and slashing Medicaid, it guts essential health benefit protections,...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:39am
Reader points out dangers of hot cars
I had the unhappy experience of finding two golden retrievers in the back seat of a gray BMW 535i at the Harris Teeter on Lighthouse Road this morning. They were panting heavily, and one lay...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 2:01pm
(Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Rev. Dr. Kyung-Hee Sa, district superintendent of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, regarding Providence...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 9:54am
On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 60th Annual Old...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:20pm
Fireworks company calls for legalization
Delaware has fallen even behind further in the inevitable path to legalization of consumer fireworks. This year, Iowa adopted a full-line consumer fireworks bill.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:32am
Reader pushes for bicycle safety
I am writing to urge all bicyclists and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road when out and about this summer.
A bicycle is a vehicle, like all other vehicles on the road. You wouldn’t...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:55am
Reader urges nation to remain world leader
President Trump is withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement, the global commitment by nearly 200 nations to collectively combat climate change. The president has declared...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:52am
Relay for Life thankful for community support
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and businesses who supported my recent “Movie Night” fundraiser on May 2 to benefit Relay for Life of Coastal...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:58am
Reader calls for vote on HB 109
House Bill (HB) 109 is an important piece of legislation that warrants a vote in the House. It is a progressive restructuring of Delaware’s tax rates and brackets that will generate additional...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:42am
Justin’s Beach House gets a big thank-you
Cancer. A word you don’t want to hear in the same sentence as your own name. One of life’s lemons, to be sure. And yet, between rounds of chemotherapy, I was given refreshing lemonade, in...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 8:41am
River Soccer thanks Springtime Jamboree and community
The River Soccer Club would like to thank the Hocker Family for their generous support through the Springtime Jamboree.
An evening full of music, comedy, and fun was...
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:26am
Fenwick cleanup a hit, thanks to many
Thank you for your help in publicizing the 2nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup in the Town of Fenwick Island.
On April 22, over 40 community members gathered in our town hall to enjoy delicious...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 9:26am
Carpenter sees bright future in Frankford
I hope this correspondence finds you well.
As always, I have enjoyed reading the latest news and events found in the most recent edition of the Coastal Point, especially the article...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:37am
Responders getting social organization
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to active and retired emergency-services workers and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
Several members of the Fraternal Order of Police,...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:47am
Reader urges others to give ‘gift of life’
Organ and tissue donation are subjects that rarely enter our thoughts — that is, until you have a dog in the fight.
My journey for a lung transplant began about two years ago, when...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:26am
Honest media needed to challenge leaders
In July 2015, United States officials announced that it traced to the Chinese government the hacking of the personnel records of 22.1 million current and retired federal employees, including...
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:10am
LBWC seeking new members
The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club was started by a small group of very insightful women in 1934. These women were service-minded and dedicated to their community. Today, the club has over 100 members.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:36pm
Reader offers congrats for referendum
Congratulations to the IRSD, and Mark Steele in particular, for their success with the second referendum. Superintendent Steele did indeed hustle for yes votes everywhere within the IRSD...
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:56am
Sorority thankful for support with event
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the following community partners who supported Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Alpha Chapter and our January Jam held at Mango’s in Bethany.
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:35am
Reader says Delaware should be a safe haven
The Civil Rights Team of the Progressive Democrats of Sussex County urges Gov. Carney and our state legislators to take the necessary legislative and executive action so that Delaware is...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:37am
Teacher argues that kids are the future
“Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” — Author unknown
As we face a state budget crisis and a critical referendum for Indian River School...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:55am
Reader supports Steele, referendum
My thanks to Mark Steele, interim superintendent of the Indian River School District, for his letter, via email, to the IRSD community. I found his message, which included five commitments to...
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:42am
Reader backs Trump’s move on travel
Tinkering is the process of adjusting or making improvements. One story tells of plumbers in the mid-1800s using bread to dam a pipe under repair to hold dripping water at bay. Once the repair...
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:30am
A 19-year-old son took his lunch break from beach lifeguard duties at his mother’s nearby home. In this social setting, the son unburdened the workplace reality that his low seniority meant he...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:45am
IRSD sends letter to fire company
Editor’s note: At its special meeting on Jan. 18, the Indian River Board of Education voted 9-0-1 (Board Member Leolga Wright abstaining) to send the following letter to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company....
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:31am
An airplane in flight is controlled by four forces of nature: lift, thrust, drag and gravity. While that may be enough for most people, I add to the mix my humble view that the “...
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:35am
Reader wants to see changes in IRSD
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a new Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos. What does she know about the public education system? The question has been raised “if she has ever stepped...
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 8:40am
Readers believe Perry unfit to lead Energy
President-elect Donald Trump wants former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be America’s next Secretary of Energy. If confirmed, he will oversee our nation’s nuclear arsenal. Those duties include...
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 10:04am
Readers overwhelmed with gravel
My husband and I live on Blackwater Road in Frankford. We have lived here since 2007. We enjoy our home, our neighborhood and the beauty of Sussex County. Life is good. We believe in being positive...
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 9:01am
Dagsboro parade a hit, thanks to many
On behalf of the Dagsboro Christmas Parade Committee, I would like to take a few moments to thank the following people and businesses for their support of the third annual Town of Dagsboro...
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 8:45am
Reader: Government has failed us locally
“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”
If Alan Turing lived in Sussex County, he would be a “lock” candidate for the Board of...
Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 9:11am
Reader: We are all responsible to kids
I feel compelled once again to speak to an issue that this school district is wrestling with and that is the recent referendum on education.
I have heard people complain about the...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 9:01am
Electoral College has a strong supporter
Hillary appears to have won the national popular vote, assuming we have trustworthy numbers, while Donald won the Electoral College’s vote count. This discrepancy has happened only a few...
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 7:44am
Poll worker grateful for food donations
On behalf of my 12 co-workers and myself who worked at the polls, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Hocker’s G&E and DiFebo’s restaurant for the delicious food...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 7:13am
AARP thankful for help with fundraiser
The South Coastal DE AARP Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Oct. 27 fundraiser a success.
We are grateful to Hooked Up in Millville for hosting the event...
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:21am
Reader talks emergency services
Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
I own a home in Foxwoods and I write to raise some questions about the...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 9:27am
Ocean View book gets a strong review
Congratulations on the Coastal Point’s amazing booklet on the history and culture of Ocean View.
It was very well-researched, well-written and held our interest from page one. It covered...
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:58am
Per our policy, we will not run any letters to the editor the week before the Nov. 8 election. Therefore, our Oct. 28 issue will be the last time readers can promote any candidates for this year’s general election.
Also, and this is...
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:17am
Bennett puts support behind Connor
I want to address the citizens of the 41st District during this critical election year.
We face a choice between two candidates. I am supporting Brad Connor for the following reasons: Brad...
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 9:06am
Reader offers chance to offer voice
Between now and Oct. 21, residents of Sussex County have a very convenient online opportunity to express their 2 cents on the planning that will determine quality of life in this region.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:33am
Reader upset that political signs taken
This letter is addressed to the person or persons who removed the five candidates’ signs that I posted on Cedar Neck Road on the west side of the former Harris Teeter property near Fred...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:31am
Reader sees optimism in Ocean View
I read with interest the article in the Sept. 23 issue of the Coastal Point encouraging residents to become informed and prepared in case of emergencies. Sussex County Emergency Operations...
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:55am
Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many
Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park’s recent Chocolate Tasting on Sept. 10, 2016. All of the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting support the Thatcher...
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:45am
Chamber offers thanks, respect to guards
Thank you to the all the men and women who protect our beaches all summer and in the shoulder seasons. Year after year, our residents and visitors have the confidence to visit the beach and...
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 9:38am
Reader takes issue with previous letter
Editor’s note: The following letter is a response to a recent letter to the editor by the Rev. Cameron Swain in support of the death penalty.
Rev. Cameron Swain: Is the death penalty,...
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 10:16am
Reader disagrees with previous letter
In response to Rev. [Cameron] Swain’s letter supporting capital punishment [Pastor supports capital punishment, Aug. 26 issue], I must say I’m shocked. What kind of interpretation is that? Who...
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 8:40am
Reader not a fan of road project
In a recent article published in the Coastal Point regarding the Route 26 widening project, it was stated that it is a “model” for future construction. This is a very scary thought.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:42am
Reader takes issue with previous letter
According to his letter named “Working families under attack,” printed Aug. 5, it appears that Bill McCauly has a problem with American diversity, starting with the statement that, “Diversity...
Friday, August 19, 2016 - 9:07am
Reader talks bike, walking safety
We are continually asked to watch out for bikers and pedestrians, but we never see anything about them being careful. By careful I mean obeying the rules. I often see bikers ride through a red...
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 9:40am