Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor — November 27, 2015

Fenwick resident weighs in on motel


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Letters to the Editor — February 13, 2015

Carmean: FI council must be practical


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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