Opinion

Letter: Reader believes political strife will end

Editor:

What we are seeing is history repeating itself… left vs. right… conservatives vs. liberals… yin vs. yang.

It will run its course; political power will shift, and life will go on. I strongly urge Americans to turn off the 24/...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

Letter: Reader calls for term limits on the Hill

Editor:

Term limits. Congress is broken. Sen. Tom Carper is an example of a “no vote” senator and is well trained by Schumer — 42 years in government is far too long. It’s time for action. It is a time for Republicans to take very...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

Letter: Reader asks: Has America lost its soul?

Editor:

When A.G. Sessions smiled while quoting scripture to justify President Trump’s new border policy, he should have quoted Matthew 12:35:

“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:41pm

Letter: Reader calls for people to vote, support AARP

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As an AARP Delaware volunteer, I’m proud of its long history of non-partisan voter education. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. They do, however, focus on issues that are...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:40pm

Feeling off-kilter? It could be hormonal

Out of all the systems of the human body, the hormone-producing glands of the endocrine system may be the least understood.

Patients don’t head to their doctor’s office complaining that their adrenal gland isn’t doing its job or because...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:13pm

The Civil War in Gettysburg, Pa.

This coming week we celebrate the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War’s deadliest and most renowned battle. My innumerable visits over the years have formed an enduring admiration for those who fought there, as well as...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:04pm

Beebe continuing to plan for future with projects

The rapidly-changing landscape of the healthcare industry has created a need for changes in every avenue, from insurance to care to the very way that hospitals and doctor offices operate and conduct their business.

With a keen eye on the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:09pm

It’s past time we really start listening to each other

If the leaves fall and the oceans rise, where does the elephant on the moon find the light to the heavens?

Yeah, I’m just kidding. That didn’t make any sense to me, either.

But there isn’t a whole lot around modern society that does...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:09pm

Letter: Reader: Fireworks can cause real damage

Editor:

If Delaware State Police follow their practice of the past several years, this week or next they will send out a press release warning citizens about the illegality of using — or even possessing — fireworks in the state of Delaware...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:07pm

Letter: Artisans’ Fair produces record scholarships

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AARP’s Chapter 5226 wants to thank all of the supporters and many volunteers who participated in this most successful event. The proceeds will help support the $9,500 in scholarships given to Indian River High School and Delaware...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm

Letter: Reader argues for grace period

Editor:

Parking meters before high season are killing sales to us locals!

Last month, on Thursday, May 17, parking meters had just gone into effect in downtown Bethany. In pouring rain, mine was the only car parked in the circle on...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm

Letter: Reader praises Rickards auto repair

Editor:

I just returned from picking up my car from Rickards. We recently settled in our new home in Ocean View and I had a “mishap” backing out of the garage. I asked a new friend for suggestions of where to take my new car to, and she...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:05pm

Civil War Profiles: The Civil War in Hanover, Pa.

The citizens of Hanover, Pa., were elated when Union cavalry rode into town the morning of June 30, 1863. The sight of Brig. Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick’s 4,000-man 3rd Cavalry Division relieved their concern about the proximity of Gen. Robert E...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:02pm

Letter: Reader questions wisdom of preserve

Editor:

I am not a resident of Ocean View, but I shop at many of the businesses along Route 26, as I prefer to shop locally at every opportunity. I have recently become aware of the proposed Barnhill Animal Preserve and have some serious...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:07pm

Editorial: Millsboro police trying out a new program

Recognizing what they considered to be a void in their service to the community, the Millsboro Police Department has begun a new program that they hope will better help their citizens.

Chief Brian Calloway said that he realized his...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:12pm

Point of No Return: When life gives you lemons, get a permit for a stand

There are few things that scream out “Americana” more than the classic lemonade stand.  Except adults ruining things. That’s pretty “Americana,” as well.

But let’s start with the lemonade stand. In a nation that wears its capitalistic...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:11pm

Guest Column: It’s time we recognize Alzheimer’s a public health crisis

Alzheimer’s disease has developed into an insidious public health crisis. Today, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.

According to the Alzheimer’s...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:10pm

Letter: Cabry urges an end to party endorsements

Editor:

On May 5, 2010, the 14th District Democratic Committee unanimously approved the following endorsement policy: “Given that the Democratic candidates for office are typically highly committed and effective leaders, it shall be the...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:08pm

Letter: Reader: committee caved to NRA

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A sickening and callous disregard for the safety of Delaware school children and residents was on full display this week when the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to release an assault weapons ban to the full Senate. The...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:07pm

Letter: OVHS thankful for support with gala

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The Ocean View Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended our first garden gala June 1 at Good Earth Market.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Beach Liquors, Good Earth Market, Dogfish...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

Civil War Profiles: The Civil War in Aiken, S.C.

Following the fall of Atlanta, Georgia, to Union forces in September 1864 and the capture of Savannah in December, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman directed his attention toward South Carolina — the so-called “Cradle of the Confederacy.”

...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 3:45pm

Editorial: Honoring those who battled during D-Day

Let’s take one minute away from the traffic, sun block and sand to recognize the efforts of some real-life, honest-to-goodness heroes, if you’ll indulge us.

Wednesday, June 6, marked the 74th anniversary of D-Day, the landing operations of...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:19pm

Point of No Return: Sports betting brings questions, few answers

“Delaware Finally Comes Up With A Reason To Visit It.”

That was the headline I looked at last Thursday evening on a Deadspin article written by Lauren Theisen. The snarky little piece discussed how Delaware was scheduled to become the...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:18pm

Letter: Callaway thanks voters in South Bethany

Editor:

Please allow me to say a very special thank-you to all South Bethany property owners who voted in the South Bethany town election on Saturday, May 26. We were thrilled by the phenomenal participation and so appreciative of the many...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm

Letter: CATS thankful for help from community

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Cats Around Town Society (CATS) a 501(c) charity organization, would like to thank the following businesses for their support. We are allowed to place a donation jar at each business and receive the funding, in part, we need to...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm

Letter: Lioness group thankful for show support

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Through the generosity of our guests and the donations from our supporters at the May 16 “SASSY” Fashion Show Luncheon, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club has been able to continue its scholarship program for both an IRHS senior and a...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:16pm

Civil War Profiles: The Civil War in Wrightsville, Pa.

The vanguard of the Army of Northern Virginia reached Pennsylvania in June 1863 after marching from the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Va. With orders from Gen. Robert E. Lee to capture Harrisburg, the state capital on the east bank of...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:11pm

Treatment of diverticulitis involves multiple specialties

Your mouth is the first part of the journey from food to usable energy, and the colon is the last stop. On the way out, the colon wrings out the last water from your food.

The wall of the colon is filled with muscles to help move food...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:43pm

Editorial: Pay attention to all that is around you this summer

Memorial Day came and went last weekend, and most of us are back to our regular lives now. But some aren’t. 

A 73-year-old Ocean View man died over the weekend when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle. An alleged drunk driver...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:24pm

Point of No Return: Capitals chasing away ghosts during run

The National Hockey League welcomed the fledgling Washington Capitals into their family in the 1974-75 season. The team was placed in the Norris Division, as part of the Wales Conference, and my father took me to the old Capital Center for...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:23pm

Guest Column: Pathways program needs changes to help students get training

The Sussex County Economic Action Committee (SEDAC) is all about economic development and all the things that we can do to bring jobs and opportunities to the people of Sussex County.

One of the activities that we initiated with the help...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:21pm

Reader says the pay gap is alive and well

Editor:

Despite what my representative claims, I have no hidden agenda. I support an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for Delaware. [State] Rep. [Rich] Collins [online, on May 21] throws out a number of “red herrings” related to potential...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:19pm

Reader calls poultry industry ‘foul business’

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Bill Satterfield, executive director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, recently tried to paint with dollar signs a glowing picture of the benefits of big poultry for all Delawareans. But his picture can’t hide the blood, guts,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

JBH thankful for support with event

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Thanks to all of you who came out on an absolutely gorgeous Saturday morning and either ran, walked, volunteered or supported the Justin’s Beach House annual Run/Walk in Bethany Beach. Contractors for a Cause was the presenting...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm

Reader warns of potential problems

Editor:

Fuel up the medivac! Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the summer season, a bone-crushing shorebreak caused by irresponsible beach replenishment returns to Bethany. Get ready for broken necks, backs, arms, legs, hips and...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:17pm

Reader encourages using local businesses

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Many times we make things in our lives more difficult than they have to be. For instance, after purchasing my house in Millville, Del., in 2006, I had no idea which landscaper or hardscaper to contact for my various projects. I...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:16pm

Reader takes Collins to task over HB110

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State Rep. Rich Collins was recently quoted in the Coastal Point saying the following regarding House Bill 110:

“I’m going to disappoint anyone supporting this. I am not in favor of expanding the availability of another mind...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:15pm

Civil War Profiles: The Civil War in American cities and towns

As a special contributor to the weekly Civil War page of the Washington Times newspaper from 1997 to 2009, I traveled to many locations to discover what occurred during the tumultuous years of 1861 through 1865. The conflict affected communities...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:57pm

Editorial: This weekend is a time to reflect, remember

As it does every year, our nation will take some time this weekend to honor and remember those who gave their lives in defense of both our nation itself, and a way of life that this nation has represented since its creation.

Freedom and...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:33pm

Point of No Return: Another season, another list of resolutions

Well, here we are.

The doors are opened up to the outside world again, and another Memorial Day weekend is fully upon us. The days are getting longer, the air is getting warmer and the boardalk fries are getting, well, boardwalkier. Yes,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:32pm

Local couples visit France to see memorials to Americans

In April, four of us from VFW Post 7234 — Fulton and Theo Loppatto, my wife Rosemary and I — went to France for a trip down the Seine River from Paris to Normandy. Our objective at the end of the journey was Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:31pm

A Civil War trip of a lifetime: Winding up in New Orleans

Realizing that three weeks on the road and a steady diet of visiting Civil War sites may be more of a test my wife and traveling companion may wish to endure, I had arranged to end our 1995 escapade with a mini-vacation in New Orleans’ French...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:06pm

South Bethany elections drawing closer

The headline race in South Bethany’s May 26 election appears to be the mayoral contest between incumbent Patricia “Pat” Voveris and council member Tim Saxton, but there are also four candidates running for three seats on town council.

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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:30pm

Point of No Return: Only one more week until the ‘silly season’

There are a few questions each year I tend to ask whoever happens to be near me whenever the thoughts dawn on me:

• How is it Labor Day already?

• Why do I keep buying jeans that shrink every year?

• Wait, there are how many...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:29pm

Letters to the Editor — May 18, 2018

Reader: ‘Get the nasty out’ of election

Editor:

It has been said that the lower the stakes, the more brutal the politics. Perhaps that’s too strong a statement for the local South Bethany election season, but it is truly sad to see...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 1:27pm

A Civil War trip of a lifetime, Part 14

Having been on the road for more than two weeks while visiting nine states from West Virginia to Louisiana, the intrepid Civil War travelers soldiered on. The itinerary called for a drive from Port Hudson, La., south and west into Texas.

...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:04pm

Voters get their say in school board races

Two seats are up for grabs on the Indian River School District school board — Dana Probert and Leolga T. Wright are competing for a five-year term in District 3, and Derek E. Cathell and Carla M. Ziegler are competing to finish a term in District...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:50pm

The mark we leave on history must not be a stain

As an amateur history buff, I often find myself wondering how people in future generations will look back at this current mark on history’s timeline.

Will we be viewed as the “Age of Technology” — defined by the advancements and new world...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:44pm

Letters to the Editor — May 4, 2018

Bethany Beach gets thumbs-up on flowers

Editor:

I haven’t seen anyone else say it, so I’ve just gotta do it: the flowers in downtown Bethany Beach are absolutely beautiful! Congratulations and thanks to the people who do the...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:43pm

Earth Day should be celebrated every day

If you turn to page 32 of this week’s paper, you will find a vast array of events and cleanups this weekend to celebrate Earth Day. While it is fantastic that so many individuals and organizations have put forth the effort to honor and try to...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:05pm