EDITORIAL: Let's learn from tragedy

Hardly any good can come from the havoc wreaked along the Gulf shore by Hurricane Katrina. However, if anything positive does spring forth from this tragedy, let’s hope it’s an added level of vigilance and preparation for others vulnerable to...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Jazz Funeral a True Blast

With Labor Day weekend comes Labor Day tradition, and there might be no greater spectacle in this community throughout the course of the year than the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral.

For those unaware of the celebration, it is a time-honored...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Council did the right thing

Grab hold of something steady. The Coastal Point is about to praise Sussex County Council.

There are compelling arguments on both sides of the fence regarding the expansion requests made by 84 Lumber in Clarksville. Yes, there would be...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: The drug problem is here

For many living close to the beach, drug arrests are simply those little items in the police wraps in the community newspaper concerning anonymous people doing incomprehensible things.

Oh, every now and then the Governor’s Task Force (GTF...

Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Let's be the world's hosts

In an often defeatist and cynical world, it’s been said that no one person can change the world. The rationale behind the sentiment is that no matter how altruistic one’s intentions might be, it is impossible to change the perception or beliefs...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: It seems that all is well

That silence you can’t hear is coming from Bethany Beach.

With the deadline having come and gone for three open town council seats, the town is preparing once again to hunker down for another election. Only this time around, there won’t be...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Roads are more dangerous

The entire community has been buzzing about the hit-and-run incident on Route 26 last Friday night involving a young man from Belarus, who was struck by a car while riding his bike along Route 26.

Opinions have bounced from the roads not...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Still state's punching bag

Road projects in this area have been put on hold. Yes, work to be done on Routes 54 and 26, as well as Clayton Avenue in Frankford, will be pushed back due to financial considerations.

Oh, and this just in, a study done by several travel-...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: July 15, 2005

Route 26 needs help now with traffic
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), directed to vehicular traffic planning, and to the Bethany Beach town manager’s office. It was...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Let's have our voters vote

At it’s most fundamental level, a democracy is simply a form of government that calls for a voting process when new legislation is adopted. In effect, a democracy runs under the simple notion that each person is a vote, plain and simple, with no...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Celebrate actual freedom

We all hear the bemoaning of the trivialization of holidays in modern culture. Christmas is now about shopping and gifts, Thanksgiving about the stresses of travel and food preparation and Memorial Day is about a day off work and an excuse to eat...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: School Board vote a must

You could say local schools are getting a lot of attention right now.

From budget situations with the new Sussex Central High School, to layoffs at the schools to the outstanding achievements of students and school-run organizations, local...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Route 26 project is a must

In what appears to be a stone-cold slam dunk, Route 26 will have a center turning lane, from the Assawoman Canal through Clarksville, in 2010. Yes, there will be a few properties affected by the widening of the road.

No, it’s not an option...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

EDITORIAL: Millville project in good hands

Yes, Millville is indeed changing.

It’s easy to get upset at the growth the town will be experiencing in the next few years, and all of us at the paper are a little more than concerned about the changes in quality of life, traffic patterns...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm


Pump sand or preserve history? Go ahead and improve the current situation, or ensure the current situation does not destroy the past?

It’s an interesting dilemna, and one that should be studied.

A few local state representatives,...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: March 11, 2005

Well, the 84 Lumber in Clarksville is looking to expand its operation, and Millville officials are considering requests from Home Depot for a large facility to be built near Burbage Road — where a plethora of new homes have been approved for...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Editorial - March 4, 2005

Point reporter M. Patricia Titus wrote a story in this week’s paper regarding the community reaction in a few local towns to registered sex offenders living in the area. The concerned reaction by citizens is predictable and understandable.


Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Editorial: February 25, 2005

Enough is enough is enough with the shared-municipality possession of Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

The school — a true entity of history for generations of local families in the community — is currently sitting on a parcel of land...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

EDITORIAL: February 11, 2005

A loved one is hurting.

There is no pool of blood, and the individual is conscious, so a call for an ambulance is probably superfluous at this point. But ... the pain. The pain, so intense as to force tears, is enough to set off alarms in...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

EDitorial: February 4, 2005

Hey, don’t forget us!

While the pageantry and celebration at the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk on Monday was great, we’re hoping the process is by no means over.

DNREC Secretary John Hughes, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Sen. Joseph Biden and a...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Editorial: January 28, 2005

In an interview with Point reporter Sam Harvey this week, Rep. Gerald Hocker stated that the best way to preserve open space is to allow farmers the opportunity to actually make a living by farming — as opposed to circumstances forcing them to...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

Editorial: January 21, 2005

The people have spoken ... but, apparently, dogs are not permitted the same privilege.

Local attorney Hal Dukes, a member of the board of directors for the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary of Sussex County, donated a 5-acre parcel of land south...

Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 7:00pm