Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor — February 10, 2016

Reader backs Trump’s move on travel

Editor:

Tinkering is the process of adjusting or making improvements. One story tells of plumbers in the mid-1800s using bread to dam a pipe under repair to hold dripping water at bay. Once the repair was complete, the bread dam became worthless and was swept away.

Letters to the Editor — January 20, 2016

IRSD sends letter to fire company

Editor’s note: At its special meeting on Jan. 18, the Indian River Board of Education voted 9-0-1 (Board Member Leolga Wright abstaining) to send the following letter to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. It was also sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Letters to the Editor — January 13, 2016

Reader wants to see changes in IRSD

Editor:

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a new Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos. What does she know about the public education system? The question has been raised “if she has ever stepped inside a public school.”

Letters to the Editor — January 6, 2016

Readers believe Perry unfit to lead Energy

Editor:

President-elect Donald Trump wants former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be America’s next Secretary of Energy. If confirmed, he will oversee our nation’s nuclear arsenal. Those duties include making sure the nuclear stockpile is secure from outside threats and ready for use.

Letters to the Editor — December 30, 2016

Readers overwhelmed with gravel

Editor:

My husband and I live on Blackwater Road in Frankford. We have lived here since 2007. We enjoy our home, our neighborhood and the beauty of Sussex County. Life is good. We believe in being positive and usually look forward to improvements in our area.

Letters to the Editor — December 23, 2016

Dagsboro parade a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

On behalf of the Dagsboro Christmas Parade Committee, I would like to take a few moments to thank the following people and businesses for their support of the third annual Town of Dagsboro Christmas Parade:

Letters to the Editor — December 16, 2016

Reader: Government has failed us locally

Editor:

“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

Letters to the Editor — December 9, 2016

Reader: We are all responsible to kids

Editor:

I feel compelled once again to speak to an issue that this school district is wrestling with and that is the recent referendum on education.

Letters to the Editor — November 25, 2016

Poll worker grateful for food donations

Editor:

On behalf of my 12 co-workers and myself who worked at the polls, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Hocker’s G&E and DiFebo’s restaurant for the delicious food they provide for our lunch and dinner.

Letters to the Editor — November 18, 2016

AARP thankful for help with fundraiser

Editor:

The South Coastal DE AARP Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Oct. 27 fundraiser a success.

Letters to the Editor — November 11, 2016

Reader talks emergency services

Editor’s Note: The following letter was addressed to Ocean View Mayor Walter Curran, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Letters to the Editor — November, 2016

Ocean View book gets a strong review

Editor:

Congratulations on the Coastal Point’s amazing booklet on the history and culture of Ocean View.

It was very well-researched, well-written and held our interest from page one. It covered an amazing amount of history and had great photographs, as well.

Congratulations on a great job!

Reminder regarding Letters to the Editor

Per our policy, we will not run any letters to the editor the week before the Nov. 8 election. Therefore, our Oct. 28 issue will be the last time readers can promote any candidates for this year’s general election.

Also, and this is important, we expect our letters to be supportive of candidates, as opposed to bringing the conversation into the gutter.

Letters to the Editor — October 21, 2016

Bennett puts support behind Connor

Editor:

I want to address the citizens of the 41st District during this critical election year.

Letters to the Editor — October 14, 2016

Reader offers chance to offer voice

Editor:

Between now and Oct. 21, residents of Sussex County have a very convenient online opportunity to express their 2 cents on the planning that will determine quality of life in this region.

Please see the SurveyMonkey tool at this website and publicize it to your readers: www.sussexplan.com.

Letters to the Editor — October 7, 2016

Reader upset that political signs taken

Editor:

This letter is addressed to the person or persons who removed the five candidates’ signs that I posted on Cedar Neck Road on the west side of the former Harris Teeter property near Fred Hudson Road last week.

Letters to the Editor — September 30, 2016

Reader sees optimism in Ocean View

Editor:

I read with interest the article in the Sept. 23 issue of the Coastal Point encouraging residents to become informed and prepared in case of emergencies. Sussex County Emergency Operations Director Joe Thomas also recommended that members of the public get involved with organizations such as Citizens Corps.

Letters to the Editor — September 23, 2016

Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park’s recent Chocolate Tasting on Sept. 10, 2016. All of the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting support the Thatcher Education Fund, which provides travel expenses to schools that need help to bring their students to the park.

Letters to the Editor — September 9, 2016

Reader takes issue with previous letter

Editor’s note: The following letter is a response to a recent letter to the editor by the Rev. Cameron Swain in support of the death penalty.

Editor:

Rev. Cameron Swain: Is the death penalty, as a fragment of historical practice, a Christian duty?

Letters to the Editor — September 2, 2016

Reader disagrees with previous letter

Editor:

In response to Rev. [Cameron] Swain’s letter supporting capital punishment [Pastor supports capital punishment, Aug. 26 issue], I must say I’m shocked. What kind of interpretation is that? Who are we humans to decide another man’s fate? We imperfect humans.

Letters to the Editor — August 26, 2016

Reader not a fan of road project

Editor:

In a recent article published in the Coastal Point regarding the Route 26 widening project, it was stated that it is a “model” for future construction. This is a very scary thought.

If anything, the project has been one not-very-well-thought-out incident after another. Let’s look at the problems they left behind.

Letters to the Editor — August 12, 2016

Reader talks bike, walking safety

Editor:

We are continually asked to watch out for bikers and pedestrians, but we never see anything about them being careful. By careful I mean obeying the rules. I often see bikers ride through a red light or stop sign.

Letters to the Editor — August 5, 2016

Cottage Tour a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

As chair of the 25th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone responsible for helping to make this year’s tour an outstanding success. This annual tour is held in support of the South Coastal Library & Cultural Center in Bethany Beach.

Letters to the Editor — July 29, 2016

Fenwick resident looks to new faces

Editor:

I feel I must respond to the letter “Reader discusses Fenwick issues.” It is a shame that this reader decided to make baseless claims against an unnamed candidate. All of us in Fenwick Island should be happy that we have a choice of candidates this year.

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