Letters to the Editor — August 12, 2016

Reader talks bike, walking safety


We are continually asked to watch out for bikers and pedestrians, but we never see anything about them being careful. By careful I mean obeying the rules. I often see bikers ride through a red light or stop sign.

Living on Route 54, I often see bikers and walkers on the wrong side of that busy highway. Don’t parents teach kids to walk facing traffic and ride with traffic anymore? Why anyone would choose to get their exercise walking on such a heavily travelled road is beyond me. The gas fumes have to more than counter the benefit from the walking.

To compound that with walking with your back to traffic is insane. It is a wonder that we don’t have more deaths of bikers and pedestrians.

Walt Berwick


Carmean thankful for support in election


I would like to extend a “thank you” to all the friends and neighbors who supported my recent campaign efforts with their time, effort and votes. I am also very appreciative of my husband, who patiently ignored the election papers cluttering the house and drove me around the community while I knocked on doors to talk with residents.

Now that the election results are official, I am looking forward to participating on committees to hire a new town manager, as well as untangle the verbiage confusion of the Town’s Charter. During the campaign, I pledged to conduct a “positive policies” program … and I plan to continue this by encouraging voters, Council and the Town to be part of a team effort. As such, I anticipate working with everyone to address the concerns of Fenwick Island.

Once again, thank you for your support and vote!

Vicki L. Carmean

Fenwick Island

Fenwick candidate writes to residents

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to Fenwick Island citizens and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you who voted for me in the most recent election. By now you know that I lost, but I thank you for responding to my vision of keeping Fenwick Island the Quiet Resort, and maintaining the status quo, so to speak. I believe many of you voted with that in mind, and I hope that the town council will work to that end as we move forward.

My congratulations go out to Vicki Carmean and the other candidates who prevailed. With regard to the campaign, it was good to see that it was uneventful, and, in particular, I would like to thank the Board of Elections for a well-conducted, smooth election on Aug. 6.

Most important, I would like to thank those individuals who worked behind the scenes; and offered their guidance, counsel, monetary and physical support in my campaign. I greatly appreciate their friendship and their perspective on what makes Fenwick great and what we need to do to keep it that way. I hope that we can continue to work together to achieve that goal.

Fenwick Island is a unique and precious community within the beach towns along the Delaware and Maryland coast, and it is of paramount importance that we as property and business owners keep that in mind.

I will continue to work with the various committees in Fenwick as well and contribute to the monthly town council meetings with the following goals: to preserve and improve the commercial area, work to rein in the expansion of the commercial footprint, and research and work on viable programs to improve and preserve our bayside Fenwick communities. These goals cannot be achieved unless we carefully and responsibly manage our short- and long-term budgets and expenses.

Kevin Carouge

Fenwick Island

Reader takes issue with company’s ranking


The article on Mediacom Communications being named the nation’s top cable operator had me rolling on the floor in laughter. The office operations may run like clockwork, but their service to the customer garnered the absolute worst according to Consumer Reports.

There are almost daily service interruptions to the internet. Hi-def TV will freeze-frame and lose sound. Wait times for customer service can be 30 minutes or more. Other times, they dump you off with a recorded message with no other alternative other than to hang up.

I can go on, but “Top Operator” certainly isn’t from the consumer end.

Tony Smith

Ocean View