Letters to the Editor

JBH thankful for support with event


Thanks to all of you who came out on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday morning and either ran, walked, volunteered or supported the Justin’s Beach House annual Run/Walk in Bethany Beach. Contractors for a Cause was the presenting...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

Reader warns of potential problems


Fuel up the medivac! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the summer season, a bone-crushing shorebreak caused by irresponsible beach replenishment returns to Bethany. Get ready for broken necks, backs, arms, legs, hips and...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:17pm

Reader encourages using local businesses


Many times we make things in our lives more difficult than they have to be. For instance, after purchasing my house in Millville, Del., in 2006, I had no idea which landscaper or hardscaper to contact for my various projects. I...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:16pm

Reader takes Collins to task over HB110


State Rep. Rich Collins was recently quoted in the Coastal Point saying the following regarding House Bill 110:

“I’m going to disappoint anyone supporting this. I am not in favor of expanding the availability of another mind...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:15pm

IR Alumni thank community for support


The Indian River High School Alumni Association (IRHSAA) would like to thank our major sponsors and the many community members who helped make our sixth annual Beef & Brew fundraiser such a success!

Since 2013, we have...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:29pm

Reader weighs in on national issue


I have recently really tried to keep my concerns about President Trump (and particular the Russia/Trump campaign investigation) to myself. We really need for Mr. Mueller to conclude his investigation without outside interference....

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28pm

Reader pans Bethany Beach canopy ban


When a criminal steals from you, they usually like to do it when you’re not home or not paying attention. Politicians are pretty much the same. When they take your rights from you, it’s usually done in the dead of night or a time...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:28pm

Letters to the Editor — May 18, 2018

Reader: ‘Get the nasty out’ of election


It has been said that the lower the stakes, the more brutal the politics. Perhaps that’s too strong a statement for the local South Bethany election season, but it is truly sad to see...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:27pm

Letters to the Editor — May 11, 2018

Editor’s note: Per longstanding Coastal Point editorial policy, we do not run letters-to-the-editor regarding an election in the issue immediately prior to that election, instead publishing our traditional question-and-answer series with...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 5:08pm

Letters to the Editor — May 4, 2018

Bethany Beach gets thumbs-up on flowers


I haven’t seen anyone else say it, so I’ve just gotta do it: the flowers in downtown Bethany Beach are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations and thanks to the people who do the...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:43pm

Letters to the Editor — April 20, 2018

HOA president speaks out against comments


I am writing in regard to the last few paragraphs in the Coastal Point last week regarding Mr. Bob Thornton’s idea about “just” giving him an easement and he will let Ocean View dump...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:03pm

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 18, 2017

Food pantry thankful for support of many


Thank you, Coastal Point, for listing our ministry in your Continuing Events column each week. This information is beneficial to those who may hit a bump in the road and for those on...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:09am

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 11, 2017

Cottage tour a hit, thanks to many


As chair of the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone responsible for helping to make this year’s tour an...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 9:12am

Letters the Editor — Aug. 4, 2017

KINfolk thankful for support from many


On behalf of the KINfolk Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and, most importantly, the children we serve, KINfolk would like to thank the Sussex community for generously supporting our 12th...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 9:54am

Letters to the Editor — July 28, 2017

Reader responds to previous guest column


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

Letters to the Editor — July 21, 2017

Reader wants Planned Parenthood funded


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

Letters the Editor — July 14, 2017

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

Letters the Editor — July 7, 2017

Church sign gets scrutiny, explanation

(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

Letters to the Editor — June 30, 2017

Chamber thankful for support with event


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

Letters to the Editor — June 23, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — June 16, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — June 9, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — June 2, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — May 26, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — May 19, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — May 5, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — April 28, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — April 21, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — April 14, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — April 7, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — March 31, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — March 24, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — March 17, 2017

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

Letters to the Editor — March 10, 2016r

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.

Our annual...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8:35am

Letters to the Editor — March 3, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — February 24, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — February 17, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — February 10, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — February 2, 2016

Reader argues for common sense


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

Letters to the Editor — January 20, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — January 20, 2016

Reader: Faith trumps physics, for us all


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

Letters to the Editor — January 13, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — January 6, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — December 30, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — December 23, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — December 16, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — December 9, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — December 2, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — November 25, 2016

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

Letters to the Editor — November 18, 2016

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