We all know it’s coming:?the influx of traffic as the weather gets warmer and the summer season swings into gear. And this year (and for a few years to come), we have an added complication to our high-traffic times:?the Route 26 improvement project.
Those are the three raw numbers that stood out to us the most as reporter Maria Counts was putting together her three-part series on the rise of heroin’s popularity in our little community (the third installment in the series can be found on page 18).
Something very special is happening with the Indian River High School Lady Indians soccer team.
After months of bitter cold temperatures, snow blanketing our pristine community and ice coating our roads like it was simply part of the surface, spring has officially sprung for many of us here at the beach, with Easter weekend now upon us.
Watching things unfold over recent years, it becomes somewhat evident that Fenwick Island is undertaking a bit of a facelift. While not as dramatic as the massive downtown changes in Bethany Beach through the Streetscape project and impending hotel, the essence of Fenwick Island is changing, and it’s probably not a bad thing.
The Town of Millville has seen a lot of change over recent years. That change does not only involve a significant shopping center on Route 26, more retail and new houses being constructed. No, the actual operations of the Town have undergone a major facelift, as well, as ordinances have been drafted and approved, and a beautiful building now houses all the Town’s operations.
Rising healthcare costs have affected nearly all of us over recent years. If it’s not the cost of insurance, it’s the increase in costs of medical services, or the increased usage of prescription medication.
Whatever the case, it is hitting many of us hard.
Indian River School District (IRSD) officials recently made an adminstrative decision to extend the school day by 30 minutes at all of its schools to make up for eight weather-related closures this winter.
This is truly the week we celebrate community efforts on this page.
A long, cold, relentless winter has left many of us with chattering teeth and expanding waistlines, as we burrow under our blankets, watch movies and scarf down warm comfort food.
If that describes you, consider yourself fortunate.
We work very hard at this paper to maintain a sense of neutrality, both in the stories we write, and with our interactions with local public officials. By maintaining a certain degree of distance between our reporters and the subjects they cover, we elevate our probability of being able to write fair and balanced articles.
Local businesspeople are making news this week.
The owners of the Cottage Café offered a sneak peak of their latest venture to nearby residents, who in about a year’s time may have a choice of two Poffenberger/Neville-owned restaurants on Route 1 south of Bethany Beach that they can patronize.
One of the true gems we take for granted in this country is the public library.
This issue marks the 10-year anniversary of the first edition of the Coastal Point, and nostalgia has been all the rage around our office for the past few weeks.
New Dagsboro Town Councilman Brian Baull is not taking long to put his stamp on the Town.
When news broke last week that the principal and assistant principal at Lord Baltimore Elementary School had been put on administrative leave, one could safely say that people in our community were paying attention.
If there’s one not-so-secret secret that’s a bit of a negative for life in Fenwick Island, it is parking.
Or, to be more precise, a lack of parking.
We have an ongoing conversation in our office that one of the benefits of our line of work is that we get to see a finished product each and every week. Unlike many jobs, we have something tangible to look at — to see how we did, and what we need to work on to do better for our readers and advertisers.
Looking back at 2013 for a second, one of the most difficult stories we covered was what was happening at the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary.
With all due apologies to Clement Clarke Moore ...
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a computer was stirring, not even Bob’s mouse;
The papers were sent to the printer with care, in hopes that our editor would lose no more hair;
The ad reps were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of revenues danced in their heads;
Well, the clock is officially winding down on Christmas.
In the weeks, months and years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a word being offered by many in national leadership was “vigilant.”
It’s become a proud American tradition.
The Indian River High School soccer team truly made a community proud with their 3-0 victory over top-ranked St. Elizabeth’s last Saturday to claim a state championship.
A Delaware Council on Police Training trial board this week unanimously found Bethany Beach Police Lt. Richard Haden guilty of five of the six charges filed against him in reference to a March 3 incident with his handling of a drunk-driving suspect.
When word came down earlier this week that the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary would be officially closing on Dec. 1, there were a few cautious comments about this not being the first time over the past several months we have heard this. However, after talking to the organization’s president, we are convinced this is truly the end of the Safe Haven effort.
Visitors and locals alike have complained about traffic congestion and potentially dangerous conditions on Route 26 for years, particularly as the area’s summer and year-round populations have continued to increase. Now, we’re on the horizon of a project that could help alleviate some of those problems, but it brings with it some issues of its own.
Spring and fall are affectionately referred to as “the shoulder seasons” around here.
When we received a call to the office Tuesday morning that the Delaware State Police’s Homicide Unit was outside the Southern Delaware School of the Arts, our first thoughts were that there was either a training exercise going on, or police were giving a demonstration to the students.