Letters to the Editor

Letters - February 17, 2006

Helping our neighbors is truly a noble thing
Editor’s note: The following letter was received in response to a letter that appeared in the Feb. 10 issue of the Coastal Point.

Letters - February 10, 2006

Property owner hopes for vote against ordinance
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Bethany Beach Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication in advance of the scheduled Feb. 10 hearing on zoning issues in the town.

Letters - February 3, 2006

Senator defends Pratt’s motives, involvement
Editor:

A few weeks ago a public hearing was held in Bethany Beach by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to discuss and take comments on proposed changes to regulations concerning a building line intended to protect the coastal dune system along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Letters - January 27, 2006

County council violates voting principle
Editor:

State Sen. Thurman Adams Jr. of Bridgeville and the Sussex County Council will not allow eastern Sussex people to have fair representation.

Letters - January 20, 2006

Legislature should strengthen gun control
Editor:

I hope the Delaware legislature will not consider making it easier for good people to do bad things by making it easier to get a permit to carry handguns.

Letters - January 13, 2006

Community gathered for church in need
Editor:

As most of you know our church, Community Lutheran in Omar, was robbed in early December. We had collected coins in a jar for a new sign out front. We want to thank the Delaware State Police for their quick response and the local newspapers for running our story.

Letters - December 30, 2005

One wish for the new year from reader
Editor:

One wish I have for the new year is to see an end to the clear-cutting of the remaining forests in Sussex County.

Letters: December 25, 2005

TTF shortfall is a trust misplaced
Editor:

Two legislative members of the state’s Joint Bond Bill Committee apparently felt the need to offer some “insight” regarding the $211 million shortfall in the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) to readers of newspapers around the state.

Happy Holidays? Get lost

Thanksgiving is behind us and the biggest holiday season of them all is now in full swing. There will be family and company parties, get-togethers with friends, charitable fundraisers and town celebrations. Santa will be hosting one-on-one meetings upon his lap, hams will be glazed and sweet voices will be singing religious and festive songs. Ah, ‘tis the season.

Phooey.

Letters: December 2, 2005

Dollar dilemma needs to be examined
Editor:

We are now being told Delaware is contemplating the sale or lease Interstate 95 and State Route 1 to private investors, perhaps even foreign ones? Why?

Letters November 25 2005

Dagsboro candidates are addressing needs
Editor:

As new residents of Dagsboro, we would hate to see this beautiful, historical town go the way of just another congested area. We ran from a little town in Pennsylvania where we lived for 25 years, when we no longer felt safe walking or riding our bikes to the local stores.

LETTERS: 2005-11-18

CIB hopes to bring community together
Editor:

Letters: 2005-11-11

Local twirlers raise money with help
Editor:

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Starlites Baton & Colorguard teams held a Twirlathon benefit to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, particularly a twirling team from Slidell, La., the Twirling Sensations.

Letters: November 4, 2005

Fluoride in Bethany water comes with risks
Editor:

I have to confess to rarely reading any of the local papers. There are just too many of them.
As I was leaving Fenwick Hardware I glanced at the headlines of several of these local papers and was arrested by the announcement that Bethany Beach’s water was to be fluoridated.

Letters: October 21, 2005

Yard sale a big hit thanks to supporters
Editor:

I would like to thank the members of my club, the Merry Widows and Widowers Social Club, for all their donations and hard work to make our yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, such a great success. All the proceeds will go to Bless Our Children.

Letters: October 14, 2005

DelDOT should focus on essentials for bridge
Editor:

Letters: September 30, 2005

We shouldn’t have to pay twice for roads
Editor:

The plan to develop every inch of Sussex County has hit a snag.

When the county council approved all of the sprawl it was responsible for over the past 10 or 15 years, it did so without making sure that adequate roads, among other things, were there to support all of that additional traffic.

Letters: September 16, 2005

Organization thankful for help with program
Editor:

Letters: September 9, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs
Editor:

The Frankford Public Library’s summer reading programs, “Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds” and “Pizza & Paperbacks,” have come to a close. Now, it is time to applaud the children and give thanks to the people who helped make this time successful.

Letters: September 2, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs
Editor:

The Frankford Public Library’s summer reading programs, “Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds” and “Pizza & Paperbacks,” have come to a close. Now, it is time to applaud the children and give thanks to the people who helped make this time successful.

Letters: August 26, 2005

Town council should consider history
Editor:

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Ocean View Town Council will consider what to do with the “Shores” house located on property at 39 Central Ave. One possibility being considered is to raze the house and replace it with a maintenance warehouse for town vehicles and heavy equipment.

Letters - August 19, 2005

FOSCL offers thanks to those who helped
Editor:

Letters: August 8, 2005

We should all be thankful for local good
Editor:

A long time ago when I was in the service, there was a saying: “When the troops are complaining, they’re happy!”

Letters: July 29, 2005

One solution to traffic concerns offered
Editor:

It’s time to zone and implement some commercial property in outlying areas off Route 26 for local patronage.

The West Avenue to Kent Avenue loop is a good example. In fact, years ago they zoned 5 acres commercial at the corner of West Avenue and Parkerhouse Road.

Well, we got one funeral home.

Letters - July 22, 2005

People can be heard on traffic concerns
Editor:

Citizens of Dagsboro who are concerned and worried about traffic and the risk of over-development need to attend the next meeting of the Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Bethel Center, next to the Bethel United Methodist Church on Clayton Street.

Letters: July 8, 2005

Community just wants the right to stay put
Editor:

I (my family — Fitzgerald) have lived in a house in the midst of Lynn Lee Village since 1961. It was one of the original Steele family houses, an old farmhouse about 200 years old. The trailers (mobile homes) started coming in about the mid 1960s.

Letters - July 1, 2005

Safety for our summer visitors is needed
Editor:

Everyone I talk to enjoys the summer visitors, many from other countries, who come to Sussex County to work for the summer — a needed influx of hard workers and joyful young people.

Letters: April 29, 2005

A good business requires environment

Editor:
Many business residents think “the more (customers) the merrier” is a good philosophy. This philosophy of fast growth seems wise in the short run. However, I feel this view is woefully inadequate in the long run.

Letters: April 15, 2005

Meredith thanks the Ocean View voters

Editor:
I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Ocean View for electing me for a second term as mayor of Ocean View. I am honored and proud that over 60 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls; far above the national average for town elections.

Letters: April 8, 2005

Editor’s Note: As is our policy, we are only running letters from the candidates this week. Also our policy, the incumbent goes first

Meredith explains why he should stay in office

Editor:

Syndicate content