Editorial

Guest Column: Proposal for Atlantic oil and gas drilling is risky

A couple Sundays ago, I was on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach for the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge. As usual, there was no escaping the cold. The air was 36 degrees, and the ocean was just barely warmer, at 37 degrees.

Voters must speak and be heard by elected officials

Frankford will hold its annual town council election this Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at town hall. Or maybe it won’t.

Frankford must maintain safety momentum

When Frankford Police Chief William Dudley formally announced his retirement recently, many in the community became somewhat concerned.

Violent home invasion should open up eyes

When we first received word that a 66-year-old man was assaulted with a baseball bat while in the supposed safety of his own home near Millville, we were horrified.

After much deliberation and conversation, we’re even more so.

One man’s dream still carries weight today

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.’”

Local hacking should open all our eyes

WBOC reported on Tuesday that their website and Twitter page were both hacked late that morning by “CyberCalliphate.”

Hackings are not uncommon, as we have seen them more and more over the years — most notably with Sony.

Temporary struggles will lead to success

There was a time, not so long ago, when our editor broke out the crystal ball each year and made a list of predictions he was sure would come true in the community over the next 12 months. It was fun, somewhat informed and contained some pretty believable prognostications.

But none of them ever happened as he predicted.

Remember those around you this season

As you are reading this, you are probably either in the final steps of Christmas preparation, winding down another Hannukah with the family or in full-scale recovery mode, finally catching your breath after getting through the holiday rush.

We’re in a rush, but there’s a local solution

Hanukkah is now in full swing, and Christmas is only days away. We hope that all of you have holidays filled with family, friends and pure joy and love. This is indeed the season of religious celebration, togetherness and humanity, and despite all the headaches and pressures affiliated, we trust there will be plenty of smiles along the way.

And, of course, there are gifts.

Dudley has earned a relaxing retirement

Frankford has been going through some things recently.

From arguments over citizens’ privilege at council meetings to debate over a pension plan for Town employees to water bill delays, there has been some tension between officials and residents. One topic that hasn’t been hotly debated is the Town’s police force.

Chief William Dudley was in charge. And there were no questions.

Sunday marks a day of remembrance

This Sunday, Dec. 7, many of us will be elbowing people at stores and fighting amongst family members over holiday decorating of the house. And that’s a good thing.

Try to think ‘local’ this holiday season

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means many people across these fruited plains are taking a moment to appreciate what they have around them, families are braving the crowds to get to one another for the holiday and the smart turkeys are all hiding out until the mad rush passes.

And, of course, there’s shopping.

A season for giving, and giving thanks

The traditional season of giving thanks kicks off this week, and for those looking to pay their good fortune forward, there is no shortage of opportunities right in our back yard.

Beach concessions a local tradition

We’ve received a number of letters and a multitude of phone calls this week about the proposal for the Town of Bethany Beach to end its practice of bidding out beach equipment rental concessions and take over the business for itself.

Interesting results abound from local elections

So another election season has come and gone, the voters have had their say and life will go forth for those of us in Sussex County, with a few new faces in new places.

Once again, we ask for you to cast your ballots

One of the msot anticipated election days we’ve had in quite some time will finally take place next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

No, there’s nothing as glamorous as a presidential or gubernatorial election during the mid-term balloting, but the ramifications of this year’s elections will be strongly felt, both locally and nationally.

Banks recognized for selflessness, grand vision

Kami Banks has long been an influential voice in the community, somewhat belying her relatively-young age.

Area’s heroin problem is only growing worse

The heroin problem has been steadily growing throughout our community over the past year or so.

We all have motivation to preserve our beaches

When Department of Natural Resource’s (DNREC) beach guru Tony Pratt visited the Fenwick Island Town Council last week to discuss dune maintenance, he uttered two words in particular that should carry a lot of weight.

“Sand blows,” he explained.

Celebrating Haley’s amazing life on tap Sunday

The community is preparing to bid a heartfelt farewell to one of its favorite sons.

Matt Haley — restaurateur, philanthropist, speaker and basic humanitarian — passed away on Aug. 19 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in India while performing some of his humanitarian efforts. His loss was a shock to many in our area, not only because he was only 53 years old, but also because of the enthisiasm and zest for life he exhibited nearly every moment of his life.

An ounce of prevention could help when needed

There’s a fire in your home. Or an intruder breaking in the back door. Maybe you’ve been carjacked in your driveway.

This election week is a significant one, indeed

Voters, you are on the clock.

After months of hearing from political candidates and their supporters, it is now officially time for the voters to take center stage in numerous elections that impact our area greatly.

Bethany Beach the hot spot to be this weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Well, there is plenty on tap as far as entertainment goes, so let’s narrow this down a little bit.

Looking for something to keep you busy from Friday through Monday, without ever leaving Bethany Beach? Oh, we have you covered.

Restaurateur left a legacy far beyond his food

When word filtered into our office earlier this week that popular restaurateur/philanthropist Matt Haley had been involved in a motorcycle accident in India, you could hear a collective gasp. When we learned Wednesday morning that he had succumbed to those injuries... we were an office in mourning.

LSLL, District III pull off another succesful Series

Lower Sussex Little League and District III have now hosted Softball World Series events in Roxana for 11 consecutive years. And for 11 consecutive years, they have done an exemplary job.

Numbers in Frankford offer sobering dose of reality

Frankford officials recently met with financial mind Marty Presley, a resident of the town, concerning their efforts to put a pension plan in place for Town employees.

Little League prepares for two World Series events

Though the Pyle Center sees plenty of action throughout the spring and early summer, hosting Little League and other games, the lights are about to get a little brighter in Roxana.

For the second consecutive year, the Pyle Center will play host to both the Senior League and Big League World Series for softball, kicking off on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Get out and enjoy the rest of this summer season

This has seemingly been a summer that everyone has been waiting for — and that is for a variety of reasons.

For starters, almost all of us were daydreaming of summer weather throughout our long, harsh winter. By the time we got hit with another snow storm on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone was just about fed up with the cold stuff and ready to feel sunshine meet faces.

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