Sussex County Council received its annual presentation from the powers that be at The Freeman Stage at Bayside last week — and, once again, we are reminded of just how far this effort has come over the years.
Between the mountains of mashed potatoes and sneaky chowing down of my daughter’s Easter candy last weekend, I was shown an old magazine article by a family member that dominated much of our conversation for the next several minutes.
Carpenter sees bright future in Frankford
I hope this correspondence finds you well.
Nicole Bennett was a 35-year-old Millsboro woman who worked at Bay Shore Babies and SPLASH in Gumboro during the summer of 2012. She had a husband and three daughters, their ages ranging from 11 years to 15 months old. She was living a life that many in this community happily live — work, family, church.
It was like the beginning of a zombie movie — only with a lot more smiles and dramtically less body decay.
Responders getting social organization
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to active and retired emergency-services workers and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
The president’s proposed 2018 federal budget, as it stands today, would eliminate all USDA water and wastewater loan and grant programs — slashing $498 million from federal spending. And that sounds great on the surface. We all would like to see the government become a little more thrifty with its spending.
Chemical attack in Syria. Suicide bombing in Russia. North Korea fires off another missile.
A recent tour of news around the world can make a person want to crawl back into bed, pull the covers over his or her eyes and just hope this is all a bad dream. It’s a helpless feeling to watch people suffer, mourn and die due to the selfish and cruel actions of others without having any ability to aid them, and, even if one did have the power or resources to assist... how?
Reader urges others to give ‘gift of life’
Organ and tissue donation are subjects that rarely enter our thoughts — that is, until you have a dog in the fight.
The Indian River Board of Education appointed Mark Steele as the District’s full-time superintendent at their regular board meeting on Monday, March 27.
I was 14 years old when I caught images of the Mayflower moving van on the news.
Curious as to why they would be showing a moving van driving in the snow as their lead story, I plopped myself down and turned up the volume on the television. No, this was most definitely not a cute story about a moving company helping people deal with the snow, or a sad story about a company that was facing tough economic times and would have to lay people off or shutter their doors for good. No, this was something worse.
Honest media needed to challenge leaders
The flowers are fighting through some random cold snaps to find their blooms, numerous seasonal businesses are beginning to open up their doors and Darin’s sinuses are more blocked than Central Avenue after a giant sinkhole appears underneath the asphalt, causing me to forget that the road is closed at that intersection about a million times over the...
LBWC seeking new members
The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club was started by a small group of very insightful women in 1934. These women were service-minded and dedicated to their community. Today, the club has over 100 members.
Two weeks ago, President Trump tweeted on a Saturday morning that former President Obama had ordered a wiretap of his phones in Trump Tower during the campaign. Congressional leaders — both Republicans and Democrats — have said there is no proof of Trump’s charge.
It’s not a difficult leap to equate a rise in home and car burglaries with the massive uptick in opioid use and abuse in the community over recent years. People become addicted, they want more drugs after they have exhausted their own resources and they move on to taking things from other people to satisfy their addictions.
Life comes packaged with a series of challenges.
Reader offers congrats for referendum
Congratulations to the IRSD, and Mark Steele in particular, for their success with the second referendum. Superintendent Steele did indeed hustle for yes votes everywhere within the IRSD boundaries. He was indeed working 13-plus hours daily.
There are numerous reasons I love my job.
It’s an outlet for me to pursue my love of grassroots community journalism, in a community that I adore and plan on raising my daughter in until she’s prepared to set her own course. I get the chance to work alongside the best newspaper publisher I have known in my 25 years in the business, and there have honestly never been two days in this job that are exactly alike.
Sorority thankful for support with event
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the following community partners who supported Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Alpha Chapter and our January Jam held at Mango’s in Bethany.
The Parish of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach is on a month-long mission to stock USO Delaware with items for our brave men and women serving overseas .
So, I’m watching a poker tournament on television the other night — because that’s about as much excitement as I can handle these days after 9 p.m. — and I see a guy shove all his chips into the pot, holding A-9.
Reader says Delaware should be a safe haven
The filing deadline for the mayoral position in Ocean View has come and gone, and incumbent Mayor Walter Curran was the only one to throw his hat into the ring.
Well, this zealot-driven nastiness that has infected the rest of the nation has now infected our cozy little oasis by the shore.
Teacher argues that kids are the future
“Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” — Author unknown
As an NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow makes for a fantastic humanitarian.
Reader supports Steele, referendum
Do you ever struggle with your vehicle’s fuel economy?
Sure, it’s not as big a deal as it was several years ago when we saw prices climb toward $5 a gallon, but you should still be concerned when a tank of gas no longer gets you as far as it used to, right? Of course, there might be a perfectly logical explanation for it that has nothing to do with your car’s efficiency.