LWV seeks openness from leaders
Allow me to address the very esteemed court of public opinion regarding the significance of the weekend ahead of us. It is my argument that this is indeed the greatest of all the 52 weekends we see in a year, and that is saying a lot. After all, your honor, weekends generally rock.
State Sen. George H. Bunting Jr. (D-Bethany Beach) announced his retirement on the floor of the state Senate on Tuesday, March 13. Bunting has served as senator for the 20th District since 1996, and prior to that was a state representative from 1982 to 1984, and 1986 to 1996. It’s fair to say he’s put in his time.
Reader weighs in on gas prices
Headline: Oil prices hovered above $107 a barrel on March 1, despite growth in crude supplies and weak gasoline demand.
Question: How do we explain the rising cost of gas at the pump when supply is going up and demand is going down?
Answer: Wall Street speculators are driving the cost up.
There’s really only so much athletes can control when in the heat of battle, particularly in a sport like basketball. They can control their energy. They can control their effort. They can play good defense. What they can’t always control is whether or not they are making their shots.
A true legend turned 100 this week.
Reader offers opinion on dog-chaining law
It is the most heartbreaking thing to see. That is the cruelty of dogs being chained or penned 24/7.
State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove recently dismissed an appeal by Frankford resident and 2012 town council candidate Greg Welch in which he argued that town officials had not acted properly in refusing to delay the town’s recent election “to allow proper voter and candidate registration.”
Boys will be boys, right?
One of the things we really enjoy about being a community paper is that we can heap a great deal of attention on the young men and women from local schools who excel in athletics. In our case, we focus the vast majority of our coverage on Indian River High School, and the secondary and elementary schools that funnel students into the high school when they advance that far in their studies.
There’s no secret that I’m fascinated by my dogs. The shar-pei, Guinness, fills the role of the big, happy dog that exists to eat, play and sleep. Bailey, the pug, is the princess that wants to be held and coddled, but also has a fiery temper and consistently overcomes obstacles to her health — like emphysema and an eyeball that literally popped out of her head one day after a seizure.
Media sources promote bigotry
This is in response to Mr. [Thomas M.] Keely’s critique of my Feb. 3 letter, “Grateful for hope and change.” He presents a very long litany of complaints about our president. They beg the question of what media sources he utilizes to obtain his dubious information.
The Millville Town Council voted Tuesday night to hold a farmers’ market this summer, taking place on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Millville joins Bethany Beach, Millsboro, Sea Colony, Selbyville and others in the area as locations where shoppers can get their goods directly from the farmers who grow or produce them.
Since the dawn of time, man has relished the very concept of anticipation. Be it the scintillating aroma of a brontosaurus cooking over a cave fire, fresh water pouring its first cleansing drops into town from an aquaduct or opening the first paycheck from one’s first job, it’s the thrill of knowing something is on its way that can cause as much excitement as the actual event.
Good morning class, and welcome to Valleyspeak 101, a language course designed to help you, our most senior students, as you attempt to crack the communication barrier that has come to separate the generations in your families.
Good morning. Welcome to the wonderful world of sports. If you have not yet adjusted your clocks and watches from “Tebow Time” to “Lin-sanity,” please do so now.
There are differing opinions on how governments should be run, who should run them and how much responsibility they should have in our day-to-day lives. Those differences in opinion are often linked to political party affiliation or personal experience, and they can either divide us as a people or bring us together in compromise to make the world a better place.
There are certain things that I most certainly do not appreciate when they seemingly pop out of thin air.
Farmers’ market a hit, thanks to many
The 2011 Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market had a great season. We had more visitors, more sales, more farm products, more volunteers and more space for shoppers to browse for their favorite fresh fruits, vegetables and other farm-related products – in the heart of downtown Bethany Beach.
You can fight town hall, if you do try
How many times do we read an article in the paper and become so infuriated we toss the paper across the room in disgust? “How can those idiots do that?” we say to no one in particular. Two minutes later, we start on the sports page. We forget what upset us and move on with our lives.
It’s not every day there’s a town council election in Frankford. In fact, it’s not every year there’s a town council election in Frankford. For the first time since 2003, voters in that town will come to the voting booth on Saturday, Feb. 4, to cast their ballots for who will lead the town into the future.
With as mild a winter as we have enjoyed to this point, it’s kind of hard to forget that it’s been cold in other parts of the country. And when one thinks of cold locales in the United States, one should immediately conjure up images of Alaska.
Millville officials have made it pretty well-known that a top priority for the town in their eyes has been to increase police presence.
As a kid, my parents did their best to teach me not to hate anyone. Every time the phrase would escape my lips I would receive a very stern lecture on just how strong a word “hate” is, and that feeling such a vile emotion only succeeds in rotting one’s self from the inside.
Attorneys for Derrick Powell, the man convicted of fatally shooting Georgetown police officer Chad Spicer in September 2009, have filed a motion in their client’s appeal to move that trial out of Sussex County. Powell was sentenced to death for his alleged role in the crime.
Light a candle. Engage yourself in meditation or take to prayer. If you have a lucky rabbit’s foot, rub it now. This is one of those all-hands-on-deck situations, and it will take a collective effort to fend off the horrors that await.
Our nation’s capital is often described as “Washington: City of Monuments.”
Local news scene a wild ride
My wife and I have been part-time Ocean View residents for the past couple of years, and we truly love it here, along with the surrounding towns of Bethany and Millville. I’m trying to convince my wife that we should consider retiring here.
The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced earlier this week that soutbound traffic on Route 1 would be routed onto the new Indian River Inlet Bridge on Friday, Jan. 20. Officials said northbound traffic would be moved on to the new bridge shortly thereafter, creating one lane of traffic in each direction for the remainder of winter into spring.
As the old year was ending, we learned of the passing of a motion picture legend.