Letters to the Editor


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

Letters to the Editor — January 24, 2014

Elling gives take on origin of the IRSD

Editor:

A Delaware law of 1881 created the Incorporated Body: The “Indian River School Districts for a Certain Class of Colored Persons.” The information is taken from the book “Delaware’s...

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 9:07am

Letters to the Editor — January 10, 2014

SMS a great learning environment

Editor:

It seems we hear so many negative things about schools across the country these days. I want to say some positive things I see as an employee of Selbyville Middle School.

I see...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:23pm

Letters to the Editor — January 14, 2014

Reader encourages minimum wage hike

Editor:

According to a recent article in the News Journal, a majority of 30 economists recently surveyed by the Associated Press asserted that the “growing gap between the richest Americans and...

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 6:35am

Letters to the Editor — December 27, 2013

Delaware’s battle with secondhand smog

Editor:

If you’ve ever sat in the nonsmoking section of a restaurant, it’s clear that there are no real barriers to keep the smoke from wafting into your dining space. The same holds true, only...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:30am

Letters to the Editor — December 20, 2013

Reader responds to previous letter

Editor:

Joanne Cabry, Progressive Democrats of Sussex County chair, called out the Republican legislators in Sussex County for requesting a moratorium on stormwater management regulations. She...

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 7:14am

Letters to the Editor — December 13, 2013

Bennett offers look at bypass proposal

Editor:

I am sorry to say that the specter of the Route 113 bypass has surfaced again (it never really disappeared), as DelDOT is on record to issue corridor preservation notices to all...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:02am

Letters to the Editor — December 6, 2013

Baull tells voters what he is all about

Editor:

My name is Brian Baull, and I am a candidate for one of three open seats on the Dagsboro Town Council. I wanted to take a moment to tell the people of Dagsboro about me.

I am a...

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 7:39am

Letters to the Editor — November 29, 2013

Hocker thanks panel, residents for event

Editor:

Rep. Ron Gray (38th District) and I would like to thank the 168 residents that came out to our Storm Preparedness/Evacuation Meeting held last night, Nov. 19, at the Roxana Fire...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:23am

Letters to the Editor — November 22, 2013

IRHS soccer team worthy of praise

Editor:

Congratulations to the IRHS soccer team DIAA State Champions!

What a run to score 16 goals in three playoff matches... 8-5-3 and allow zero goals! What a team effort! What superb...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:47am

Letters to the Editor — November 8, 2013

Reader an admirer of photographer’s work

Editor:

I have been meaning to write this letter to the editor since I met your wonderful photographer, R. Chris Clark, this past summer at the Boardwalk Craft Fair.

He takes the most...

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 10:06am

Letters to the Editor — November 1, 2013

Selbyville Friends thankful for support

Editor:

On behalf of the Friends of the Selbyville Public Library, we would like to thank those who attended and supported our first Author Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24. The evening was a great...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 9:39am

Letters to the Editor — October 18, 2013

Reader not a major fan of Bike Week

Editor:

Tom Geibs’ letter “Visitor wants area to be more user-friendly” on Oct. 4 evokes my response:

I inquired about Delaware’s restriction on noise (as specific to motorcycles) and, lo,...

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:02am

Letters to the Editor — October 11, 2013

Beebe thankful for support with event

Editor:

The 2012 Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary Children’s Fun Fest, held at Winswept Stables, was a fantastic and special event for everyone who attended this enjoyable “day at the farm.”

...

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:55am

Letters to the Editor — October 4, 2013

Reader chimes in on ACA and shutdown

Editor:

I recently received correspondence from one of our state’s Representatives, apologizing for the coming shutdown and blaming others for what I call this seemingly impending doom. I’m...

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 9:09am

Letters to the Editor — September 27, 2013

Bennett shares his letter on Blue Route

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Delaware Department of Transportation, copied to Gov. Jack Markell, DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara, Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee, state Sen...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 3:27pm

Letters to the Editor — September 20, 2013

VFW Ladies Auxiliary thankful for help

Editor:

The VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #7234 would like to thank the following businesses for their support in our cancer aid and research fundraiser: Salt Pond; Curves; Clayton; Sea Level;...

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 5:41am

Letters to the Editor — September 13, 2013

Bennett urges public to fight Route 113 bypass

Editor:

Following an in-depth, thoroughly researched chronology of the Route 113 bypass issue by Laura Walter, many of you are asking, “What do we do next?” You need to take the...

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:06am

Letters to the Editor — August 30, 2013

Healy, Dorfman, Peterson get support
Editor:

Elections in Bethany Beach Sept. 7 signal a re-examination of town council’s accomplishments, strengths and weaknesses. New candidates have come forward, and it’s always good to have new...

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:21am

Letters to the Editor — August 23, 2013

Peterson gets the nod from reader

Editor:

On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, the voters of Bethany Beach will have a unique opportunity to elect an exceptionally qualified “new” council member — Chuck Peterson. I strongly endorse him....

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 9:03am