The entire community has been buzzing about the hit-and-run incident on Route 26 last Friday night involving a young man from Belarus, who was struck by a car while riding his bike along Route 26.
Road projects in this area have been put on hold. Yes, work to be done on Routes 54 and 26, as well as Clayton Avenue in Frankford, will be pushed back due to financial considerations.
Route 26 needs help now with traffic
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), directed to vehicular traffic planning, and to the Bethany Beach town manager’s office. It was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.
At it’s most fundamental level, a democracy is simply a form of government that calls for a voting process when new legislation is adopted. In effect, a democracy runs under the simple notion that each person is a vote, plain and simple, with no regards to individual wealth, race, creed, gender or religion.
One person, one vote.
We all hear the bemoaning of the trivialization of holidays in modern culture. Christmas is now about shopping and gifts, Thanksgiving about the stresses of travel and food preparation and Memorial Day is about a day off work and an excuse to eat watermelon at a picnic for the first time of the year.
You could say local schools are getting a lot of attention right now.
From budget situations with the new Sussex Central High School, to layoffs at the schools to the outstanding achievements of students and school-run organizations, local schools have been receiving a lot of inches in area newspapers — some good, some bad.
In what appears to be a stone-cold slam dunk, Route 26 will have a center turning lane, from the Assawoman Canal through Clarksville, in 2010. Yes, there will be a few properties affected by the widening of the road.
No, it’s not an option to continue with the status quo on that road.
Yes, Millville is indeed changing.
It’s easy to get upset at the growth the town will be experiencing in the next few years, and all of us at the paper are a little more than concerned about the changes in quality of life, traffic patterns and the basic drain on infrastructure.
Pump sand or preserve history? Go ahead and improve the current situation, or ensure the current situation does not destroy the past?
It’s an interesting dilemna, and one that should be studied.
Well, the 84 Lumber in Clarksville is looking to expand its operation, and Millville officials are considering requests from Home Depot for a large facility to be built near Burbage Road — where a plethora of new homes have been approved for construction.
To borrow a sentiment from Bob Dylan, yes, the times are changing.
Point reporter M. Patricia Titus wrote a story in this week’s paper regarding the community reaction in a few local towns to registered sex offenders living in the area. The concerned reaction by citizens is predictable and understandable.
The reaction by a local police chief is perhaps less predictable — yet fully commendable.
Enough is enough is enough with the shared-municipality possession of Lord Baltimore Elementary School.
A loved one is hurting.
There is no pool of blood, and the individual is conscious, so a call for an ambulance is probably superfluous at this point. But ... the pain. The pain, so intense as to force tears, is enough to set off alarms in one’s head and rush the person to the emergency room for immediate care.
Hey, don’t forget us!
While the pageantry and celebration at the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk on Monday was great, we’re hoping the process is by no means over.
DNREC Secretary John Hughes, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Sen. Joseph Biden and a host of other powerful politicos in the state showed up to officially kick-off the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Shore Protection Project.
In an interview with Point reporter Sam Harvey this week, Rep. Gerald Hocker stated that the best way to preserve open space is to allow farmers the opportunity to actually make a living by farming — as opposed to circumstances forcing them to sell off lots to keep afloat.
The people have spoken ... but, apparently, dogs are not permitted the same privilege.