Letters to the Editor


Letter to the Editor -- May 3, 2013

Longtime property owner speaks out
Editor:

As a 60-year property owner in Bethany Beach, former Bethany Town Council member and chairman of the Bethany Planning Commission, and former President of the Bethany Beach Landowners...

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:26am

Letters to the Editor -- April 26, 2013

IRHSAA thankful for support with event
Editor:

The Indian River High School Alumni Association would like to thank all who contributed in some way to make our 1st Annual Beef & Brew Fundraiser such a successful event. Not only...

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:50am

Letters to the Editor -- April 19, 2013

Reader: The little man has an uphill battle
Editor:

The worldwide housing recession began at the end of 2008 when the citizens were ordered by the government to bail out the big banks.

These banks swindled prospective...

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:22am

Letters to the Editor -- April 12, 2013

Reader offers food for thought on Bethany

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Landowners Association and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I would like to submit the following...

Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 6:59am

Letters to the Editor — April 5, 2013

Reader discusses proposed campground

Editor:

I am a resident of the Retreat at Love Creek in Lewes and am writing to express my strong opposition to the proposed Love Creek RV Resort & Campground. There are numerous flaws with...

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:38am

Letters to the Editor — March 29, 2013

BBLA to host meeting on zoning changesEditor:

Questions and concerns have been raised recently about a number of proposed changes in residential and commercial zoning provisions in the Bethany Beach Town Code. The changes, which were...

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 9:57am

Letters to the editor -- March 22, 2013

Bethany resident has questions on project

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the mayor and town council of the Town of Bethany Beach and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication. The writer owns a home on Hollywood...

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 4:10am

Letters to the Editor -- March 15, 2013

Chamber puts support behind Bethany project

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of...

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 9:56am

Letters to the Editor -- February 22, 2013

Reader thinks state needs to ‘keep it real’
Editor:

Just like a cartoon, a bulb lit up over my head today. Inside the circle appeared these words: “Stop thinking Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, Left or Right.”...

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:12pm

Letters to the Editor -- February 15, 2013

Costello discusses Bethany Arms project

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Regarding your Feb. 15, 2013, agenda items IV- D and...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:46pm

Letters to the Editor: February 8, 2013

Elling takes issue with headline on article
Editor:

The Jan. 11, 2012, issue of the Coastal Point titled a sports story “Lady Indians rampage over Delmar Wildcats.” “Rampage” is of Scot origin and it refers to birds of prey coming...

Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 3:37am

Letters to the Editor -- January 25, 2013

Another proposed campground discussed
Editor:

I am writing this letter in reference to the proposed RV resort and campground in the Ward Road/Cedar Grove Road area. I have reviewed the PLUS report and also studied the site plan...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:24pm

Letters to the Editor -- January 18, 2013

Reader urges voters to pass referendum
Editor:

I am writing to urge voters in the Indian River School District to vote yes to both items for the expense referendum on Jan. 29. The passage of this measure will allow the district to...

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:44am

Letters to the Editor -- January 11, 2013

Lesson offered from Wounded Knee
Editor:

Dec. 29, 2012, marks the 122nd anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:33am

Letters to the Editor: January 4, 2013

Nature Center looks back on great year
Editor:

What have we been up to at the Bethany Beach Nature Club? The answer is: a lot of things! Founded in September of last year, the BBNC has been doing a lot of things.

We recently...

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 3:03am

Letters to the Editor -- December 28, 2012

Reader sees a rising ocean of debt, danger
Editor:

The Indian River School District will be asking the voters of our school district, by referendum, to expand our educational facilities in order to accommodate the increasing student...

Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:59am

Letters to the Editor -- December 21, 2012

Reader responds to previous Point letter
Editor:

A recent letter from a nascent group called the “Sussex Coalition for Federal Tax Fairness” mistakenly proposed that raising taxes on our most “fortunate citizens” will magically...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:22am

Letters to the Editor -- December 14, 2012

Dr. Bunting responds to previous letter
Editor:

I’d like to offer some clarification on the comments made by Mr. Lawrence Mayer in his letter to the editor in the Dec. 7 edition of the Coastal Point.

The upcoming referendum on...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 1:11pm

Letters to the Editor: December 7, 2012

Osher institute has strong first semester
Editor:

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware has experienced a successful first semester of classes in the South Coastal area and received a warm welcome from...

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:36am

Letters to the Editor -- November 30, 2012

Connor announces candidacy for council
Editor:

This is to announce my candidacy for a seat on the Dagsboro Town Council in the local election to be held between 1 and 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2012.

If elected I will:

• Reduce...

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:08am

Letters to the Editor -- November 23, 2012

Family grateful for support after storm
Editor:

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who helped and supported our family after the recent storm damage to our home and the loss of our wonderful, precious dog.

...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:32pm

Letters to the Editor -- October 26, 2012

IRHS Alumni ask for support
Editor:

Calling all IRHS alumni (1969-2012) and our community: Two nights in Ocean City, two golf packages, gift cards for 12 restaurants/food businesses, microwave, oil change, pedicure, movie tickets —...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 2:24pm

Letters to the Editor -- October 19, 2012

Hocker is the man

Hocker is the man for the job
Editor:

Recently, I have been reading many letters to the editor about Senate District 20 Candidate Rick Eakle. I know Rick Eakle. He is a neighbor of mine and has many talents...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 2:54pm

Letters to the Editor -- October 5, 2012

Reader offers praise

Readers offer praise for for Clear Space
Editor:

I am one of the many people who have left the Big City to enjoy beach life (“bloom where you are planted!”). I frequented theater in D.C. and NYC with my...

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:15am

Letters to the Editor -- September 28, 2012

Atkins offers his side on prison story
Editor:

I have to admit, I’m a little surprised over the uproar over a visit my then 10-year-old son and I took to Sussex Correctional Institution last year. But, at the same time, I now have to...

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:46am

Letters to the Editor -- September 21, 2012

Reader encourages even more public input
Editor:

We were in Delaware this weekend, and I heard from several people that the Planning & Zoning public hearing this past Thursday was overwhelming in support of the residents.

...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:51pm

Letters to the Editor -- September 14, 2012

Kiwanis leadership programs start new year
Editor:

School is back in session, with high hopes and great expectations for our students to reach high academic goals, a winning sports season, fun in music and drama — great things for...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 2:26pm

Letters to the Editor -- August 31, 2012

Barefoot Gardeners thankful for support
Editor:

The Barefoot Gardeners Club of the Fenwick Island Communities had their first Small Standard Flower Show on Aug. 17. Its huge success was mainly due to the garden club members devoting...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:24pm

Letters to the Editor -- August 24, 2012

BBLA Board urges vote for new water tower
Editor:

The Board of Directors of the Bethany Beach Landowners Association has followed the proposal to construct a new water tower for the Town of Bethany Beach and the borrowing of up to $2...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:48am

Letters to the Editor -- August 17, 2012

Reader believes Pires has right experience
Editor:

In reference to a previous letter in a local paper (“Alex Pires not ready for senate seat”), the writer from Milton commented that candidate Pires questioned Sen. Carper’s character...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 5:15am

Letters to the Editor: August 10, 2012

Bethany resident offers suggestion to town
Editor:

Bethany citizens are raising questions about what manner of park is being planned and developed for the Church-Neff property and how recent activities on the property fit into that...

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 4:37am

Letters to the Editor -- August 3, 2012

Banks family grateful for support
Editor:

The Banks family would like to thank the entire Sussex County community for their immense support and outreach over the past couple of weeks after the passing of Russell Banks. We were amazed...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 3:20pm

Letters to the Editor -- July 27, 2012

Bodenweiser gets support from Beatty
Editor:

I am writing to explain why I support Republican primary candidate Eric “Bodie” Bodenweiser for the state senate in the 19th District, (Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck).

I am...

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:07am

Letters to the Editor: July 20, 2012

Sorority fundraiser a hit, thanks to many
Editor:

The members of Alpha Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority would like to publicly thank our sponsors for their generous donations to our annual fundraiser. It was held at the...

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:10am

Letters to the Editor: July 6, 2012

ALA grateful to Carper and Coons for vote
Editor:

The American Lung Association in Delaware extends our gratitude to U. S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons for defending healthful air by voting against a dirty air resolution that...

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:40am

Letters to the Editor -- June 22, 2012

State officials thank residents for input
Editor:

We would like to say “thank you” to all the residents who attended the Monday-evening discussion at the Millville Fire Hall on June 11, 2012, concerning the Beebe Medical Center...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 4:15pm

Letters to the Editor -- June 15, 2012

Artisans Fair a hit, thanks to many
Editor:

On May 26, 2012, the South Coastal DE AARP sponsored its Fifth Annual Artisans Fair in support of our Scholarship Fund. We are grateful to many both in our chapter and throughout the...

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:31am

Letters to the Editor -- June 8, 2012

High school’s show a big hit
Editor:

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Broadway show presentation at Indian River High School. We most certainly appreciate the work that Messrs. Marvel and Ables put into the musical...

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 7:43am

Letters to the Editor -- May 25, 2012

It is National Asthma Awareness Month
Editor:

While we enjoy the springtime air, it’s important to remember asthma triggers also are in the air. May is National Asthma Awareness Month. Did you know that asthma is the third leading...

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:44am

Letters to the Editr -- May 18, 2012

Reader takes issue with previous letter
Editor:

Unfortunately the letter to the editor, this past week, re: President Obama, starts out with a false statement—“it’s not true I believe everything I read on the Internet.” He has shown...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 4:23pm

Letters to the Editor -- May 11, 2012

Chamber offers thanks for support of bike tour
Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s staff and Board of Directors, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 23rd Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour an...

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:01am

Letters to the Editor -- May 4, 2012

Reader responds to previous letter
Editor:

Your April 27 editorial stating positions of Sussex Council members and John Rine’s letter on the Obama presidency are related.

How? First, the County Sheriffs in this country are...

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:54am

Letters to the Editor — April 27, 2012

Reader offers opinion on Obama presidency
Editor:

For those who support Obama, you may reconsider after reading the following. Mr. Hope & Change wants to create a nation humbled, humiliated, casting-aside capitalism and...

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:29am

Letters to the Editor -- April 20, 2012

Rotary president thankful for support
Editor:

I want to thank the Cottage Café for hosting the Dine and Donate for the Southern Sussex Rotary Club this past Wednesday, April 11. Brent and Tom have always been such great supporters of...

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:46am

Letters to the Editor -- April 13, 2012

Reader: Facts support president’s policies
Editor:

In response to Mr. Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change,” he erroneously believes that Halliburton was rewarded with no-bid multi-billion-dollar...

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:11am

Letters to the Editor -- April 5, 2012

Reader grateful for responders to fire
Editor:

It is with profound humbleness that I find myself writing this thank you note. As most of you are aware, I had a house fire on the first floor of my home on Feb. 14, 2012. Even though I...

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 11:33am

Letters to the Editor: March 30, 2012

Great time held by all at St. Patrick’s Dance
Editor:

I want to thank parishioners and priests of St. Ann’s Catholic Church for their support of our successful St. Patrick’s Dance on March 17. We are most grateful for the donations...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:03am

Letters to the Editor — March 16, 2012

LWV seeks openness from leaders
Editor:

March 11-17 is (was) Sunshine Week, a nationwide effort to call attention to transparency in government and freedom of information. While government transparency is its real objective, this...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:32pm

Letters to the Editor — March 9, 2012

Reader weighs in on gas prices
Editor:

Headline: Oil prices hovered above $107 a barrel on March 1, despite growth in crude supplies and weak gasoline demand.

Question: How do we explain the rising cost of gas at the pump when...

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:31am

Letters to the Editor — March 2, 2012

Reader offers opinion on dog-chaining law
Editor:

It is the most heartbreaking thing to see. That is the cruelty of dogs being chained or penned 24/7.

Dogs are social animals by nature, yet they are force to live in solitary...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:05am