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Editorial: Murray left behind a proud legacy for all of Delmarva

When word began to filter through our newsroom on Tuesday that longtime News Journal environmental reporter Molly Murray had died, one would have thought that we had lost a co-worker of our own.

Editorial — Vogel, council made the right call in budget deal

The Town of Ocean View has been looking at ways to step up their security on the second floor of the Wallace A. Melson municipal building, located on Central Avenue.

Guest Column — Rescinding WOTUS rule is a step in the right direction

Farmers across the nation may have breathed a collective sigh of relief on June 27 as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent to the Federal Register a proposal to rescind its controversial rule defining “waters of the United States” and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015.

Editorial — Addiction, problems at jails, are connected entities

Gov. John Carney signed a $4.1 billion budget for the 2018 fiscal year on Sunday night, and while people will no doubt scrutinize, argue and complain about nearly every line item approved, there were two elements that received extra attention that are particularly worth noting.

Point of No Return — Independence Day brings food dependence

Well, the Fourth has come and gone, and seemingly taken away any shred of dignity I had left with it.

Letters the Editor — July 7, 2017

Church sign gets scrutiny, explanation

(Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Rev. Dr. Kyung-Hee Sa, district superintendent of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, regarding Providence United Methodist Church in Georgetown, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.)

Editorial — Enjoy the beach — but take time to know the rules

The Fenwick Island Town Council recently approved a first reading of a law that would limit oversized umbrellas and tents on the beach, following in the footsteps of Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach — who both approved similar measures earlier this year.

Point of No Return — Forget left or right — just be Americans

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Letters to the Editor — June 30, 2017

Chamber thankful for support with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 60th Annual Old Timer’s Day to make it a memorable occasion.

Editorial — Let’s keep good memories from summer season

Well, it’s summer.

Honestly, “summer” really kicks off around here Memorial Day weekend, but the sun and the calendar are now in agreement over the switch of the seasons, and kids from our surrounding areas are out of school. So it is now official.

Letters to the Editor — June 23, 2017

Fireworks company calls for legalization

Editor:

Delaware has fallen even behind further in the inevitable path to legalization of consumer fireworks. This year, Iowa adopted a full-line consumer fireworks bill.

Editorial — Multi-pronged efforts have Millsboro on the rise

Here comes Millsboro.

The town has seen community leaders and business owners attempt to revitalize downtown and other areas of Millsboro for years by attracting new businesses and tourists. The Chamber of Commerce has jumped in, trying to create new events that will keep Millsboro hopping, such as this year’s planned July 4 celebrations.

Point of No Return — Forget the launch. What is in the rocket?

Like many of you, I was excited earlier this week to see the baby giraffe finally be born on top of a rocket hurtling toward the heavens, while the Russians hacked into the latest episodes of “Orange is the New Black.”

Letters to the Editor — June 16, 2017

Reader pushes for bicycle safety

Editor:

I am writing to urge all bicyclists and pedestrians to follow the rules of the road when out and about this summer.

Class of 2017, the world is yours. Take it

In a day that traditionally brings smiles and tears, hope and anxiety, Indian River High School graduated the Class of 2017 last week.

Guest Column: Proud-crying and memories — a grad’s mother shares

In the past few weeks, classmates of my daughter — kids I’ve known since they were in diapers, some of them — have shown up on my Facebook feed, clad in long, flowing gowns and wearing big, flat squares on their heads.

Editorial — Police taking major steps to save lives at every turn

It’s often said that growth is the worst thing to ever happen to this community.

The positives and negatives of the area’s astounding growth can be debated for decades (and have been), but we feel there is a much-worse threat to the community: heroin and other opioids.

Point of No Return — Deford’s voice will continue to ring loudly

If you’re serious about what you do — regardless of what you do — it pays to study those who have excelled in that field in the past.

Letters to the Editor — June 2, 2017

Relay for Life thankful for community support

Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and businesses who supported my recent “Movie Night” fundraiser on May 2 to benefit Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware and the fight against cancer.

Editorial — Remembrance should be on our minds this weekend

Memorial Day has a certain mystique around this community, and it should. Summer is when we shine, and it is the time of the year we should be enjoying all around us and welcoming others to share in our “wealth.”

But there is a much-larger meaning of the day, and we ask all of you to take a few moments and remember.

Point of No Return — Another season is here, and resolutions follow

Game on.

This weekend marks the start of Summer 2017 for our coastal oasis, and that means steamed crabs, cold beers sodas, evenings largely spent outside and husbands wearing their darkest sunglasses on the beach so they can see bikinis the dolphins without anyone being savvy to what they’re watching.

Letters to the Editor — May 26, 2017

Reader calls for vote on HB 109

Editor:

House Bill (HB) 109 is an important piece of legislation that warrants a vote in the House. It is a progressive restructuring of Delaware’s tax rates and brackets that will generate additional revenue now and over time. It will help grow the economy by putting more money into the hands of those who will spend it locally.

Editorial — Sussex County showing financial independence

Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson, along with Finance Director Gina Jennings, presented Sussex County Council this week with its proposed $143.8 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

Letters to the Editor — May 19, 2017

Justin’s Beach House gets a big thank-you

Editor:

Cancer. A word you don’t want to hear in the same sentence as your own name. One of life’s lemons, to be sure. And yet, between rounds of chemotherapy, I was given refreshing lemonade, in the form of a wonderful stay at Justin’s Beach House (JBH).

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