Letters to the Editor
Reader offers congrats for referendum
Congratulations to the IRSD, and Mark Steele in particular, for their success with the second referendum. Superintendent Steele did indeed hustle for yes votes everywhere within the IRSD boundaries. He was indeed working 13-plus hours daily.
Sorority thankful for support with event
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the following community partners who supported Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Alpha Chapter and our January Jam held at Mango’s in Bethany.
Reader says Delaware should be a safe haven
Teacher argues that kids are the future
“Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” — Author unknown
Reader supports Steele, referendum
Reader backs Trump’s move on travel
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.
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.
Reader wants to see changes in IRSD
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.”
Readers believe Perry unfit to lead Energy
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.
Readers overwhelmed with gravel
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.
Dagsboro parade a hit, thanks to many
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:
Reader: Government has failed us locally
“We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”
Reader: We are all responsible to kids
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.
Electoral College has a strong supporter
Poll worker grateful for food donations
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.
AARP thankful for help with fundraiser
The South Coastal DE AARP Scholarship Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Oct. 27 fundraiser a success.
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.
Ocean View book gets a strong review
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!
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.
Bennett puts support behind Connor
I want to address the citizens of the 41st District during this critical election year.
Reader offers chance to offer voice
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.
Reader upset that political signs taken
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.
Reader sees optimism in Ocean View
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.
Chocolate tasting a hit, thanks to many
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.
Chamber offers thanks, respect to guards
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.
Rev. Cameron Swain: Is the death penalty, as a fragment of historical practice, a Christian duty?
Reader disagrees with previous letter
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.
Reader not a fan of road project
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.