Editorial — Decisions can leave a generational impact

Many people along the coasts were disturbed when it was announced that there was a revision to the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil & Gas Leasing Program, which will lead to increased oil and gas drilling in parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and Gulf of Mexico.

Point of No Return — Relax, David. Delaware still makes its mark

David Elliott has a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Or, in the interests of accuracy, David Elliott has a tax-free chip of scrapple on his shoulder.

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 12, 2018

Reader opposes right-to-work laws


It is illegal to force anyone to join a union. It has been since passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. A non-union worker in a business that has a union must by law be given the same rights and privileges that are provided union workers. This is case-tested law that has been upheld all the way up to SCOTUS.

Editorial: DMV continues to improve its service game

The Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a bit of an anomoly.

Another look back at our community in 2017

People around the country are sure to have very different memories when it comes to 2017.

Letters to the Editor — January 5, 2018

Pastor grateful for support of victims


A heartfelt and sincere thank-you to all the amazing and caring people for being a blessing to the devastated hurricane victims of Harvey, Irma and Marie.

A special thank-you for donating money to UMCOR, giving various items and assembling cleaning bucket kits also hygiene kits.

The root of all evil (Why we should never trust big government)

This is not a religious essay. It is a treatise on ethics and, to some extent, morals. It is also a statement of facts showing how misinterpretations and misdirections — many inadvertent but most deliberate — can cause destruction in today’s society: destruction of personal values; destruction of family structure and destruction of societal ethos.

Editorial — We thank you all for your support in 2017

Dear readers and advertisers,

Let us start with offering our most sincere “Thank you” to each and every one of you. Without the support of our advertisers, we would not be able to put out this free paper every week. Without our readers, we’d have no need to put out this paper every week.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 29, 2017

Reader weighs in on zoning change

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission, regarding change-of-zone application #1841, “Lemuel H. Hickman GST Exempt Trust fbo Brenton Archut,” and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Help is around us if you need it this holiday

The holidays can bring joy, togetherness and peace. It is a time to treasure our families, bond with our friends and co-workers, and reflect on all that is good.

Unless they aren’t.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 22, 2017

Reader losing optimism on nation’s future


As the Republicans’ loyalty to their Big Donor demands, rather than to the needs of their constituents, becomes increasingly apparent, even the good people of deep-red Alabama have come to vote in their own best interests. Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama senate race is a hopeful sign.

Editorial — Citizens must be involved for process to work

Voting is powerful.

A vote does not have color or gender or religion or economic status tied to it, but it does have strength. A single vote can tip an election, send a message or simply give personal satisfaction that one’s voice is being heard.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 15, 2017

Reader wants voting machines updated


As we all well know, elections are important, and when we vote, we want our vote to be recorded properly and available for recount or verification should there be a power failure, or a virus or any number of other external situations that could be a threat to our vote.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 8, 2017

Reader weighs in on proposed regulation

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed as comments to Secretary Susan Bunting of the Delaware Department of Education, regarding the draft anti-discrimination Regulation 225, which was up for public comment through Dec. 4. The comments were sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Editorial — Collaborative effort is a positive for future

We have long sung the praises of Delaware Tech Community College (Del Tech) because of their initiative in starting a career-path program focused on the aviation industry, since the Delaware Coastal Airport is in such proximity, and it seemed like a common-sense approach to higher education.

Idenitfy the jobs. Train students to perform those jobs. It just makes sense.

Point of No Return — Shopping local a key part of the holidays

People across these fruited plains have been sharpening their elbows and undergoing surgeries to have their common decency removed from their souls. Politics again? Nah.

Editorial — Small businesses get holiday spotlight, too

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday — a marketing effort created by a major company, to benefit small businesses. Well, and itself, obviously.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 24, 2017

Chamber offers thanks this holiday season


“Gratitude can change common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

— William Arthur Ward

Editorial — Thanksgiving for Thousands is a shining light

It’s not just about the beach, hunting and chicken in Sussex County.

Point of No Return — There are plenty of topics to focus on this week

Be it the rise and proliferation of social media, the “insta-cup” mentality of many news organizations or, well, whatever, there is plenty going on around this spinning globe to get your attention. Instead of tackling one item this week, let’s look at a few. Hey, the more things I discuss, the more chances I have of irritating you with a given opinion. And, really, that’s what I’m here for, right?

Guest Column — Arlett: Why we want right-to-work in Sussex County

Seaford used to be called “The Nylon Capital of the World,” with a DuPont plant that employed more than 4,600 people. Today, it often seems that we’re the capital of missed opportunities and lost jobs.

Editorial — Sentence raises more questions than answers

Former Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) Treasurer Justin Oakley was recently sentenced to six months in jail for stealing nearly $200,000 from the company. Oakley was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,181.88, which he reportedly did immediately following sentencing on Friday, Nov. 3.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 10, 2017

USA flag and Anthem vs Constitution


The US Constitution is the foundation, frame, windows and roof of our country. It defines the rights of all our citizens. The US Constitution is the center of the laws of our United States of America.

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