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EDITORIAL: South Bethany gets the nod

When an election results in 84 percent of the vote going to one side, it’s safe to consider it an official blow-out. When the election results in residents of a small town giving their overwhelming approval for the town to spend up to $970,000 to build a new police station and town hall, the blow-out is almost a surprise.

But that’s what recently happened in South Bethany.

The name is the game here

Stealth in advance, the hunter stalks his prey and mentally surveys potential avenues of attack. Decided on an ultimate course of action, he pounces on his victim, taking that which is most important.

That’s how I felt as I swiped this column idea straight from the lips of our office manager, Monica Fleming.

Rejoice for the good fight

We just love when people fight the good fight.

Agree or disagree with their position, there’s just something we at the Coastal Point admire when a group of individuals band together for a cause. It’s especially satisfying when they get their way.

Community shines bright...again

I humble myself before you.

Once again, the call has gone out for help. Once again, this community has rolled up its collective sleeves, plunged headfirst into the effort and has responded with an outpouring of love and money that is destined to soothe another human’s wounds.

Letters: September 16, 2005

Organization thankful for help with program
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EDITORIAL: Let's learn from tragedy

Hardly any good can come from the havoc wreaked along the Gulf shore by Hurricane Katrina. However, if anything positive does spring forth from this tragedy, let’s hope it’s an added level of vigilance and preparation for others vulnerable to storms. This area is no exception.

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.

EDITORIAL: Jazz Funeral a True Blast

With Labor Day weekend comes Labor Day tradition, and there might be no greater spectacle in this community throughout the course of the year than the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral.

Not always easy to say bye

We’ve lost one of our own. And that’s never easy.

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.

Pretty nifty to see Susan at 50

Every so often the urge strikes me to really look at a serious conflict facing the world today and take a stab at offering potential solutions or alternatives. Monday morning, while combing through the front pages of the top daily newspapers in the world, I ...

Excuse me.

Letters - August 19, 2005

FOSCL offers thanks to those who helped
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EDITORIAL: Council did the right thing

Grab hold of something steady. The Coastal Point is about to praise Sussex County Council.

EDITORIAL: The drug problem is here

For many living close to the beach, drug arrests are simply those little items in the police wraps in the community newspaper concerning anonymous people doing incomprehensible things.

Oh, the things I've seen

Somehow, the birds sounded pleasant on Monday. That awful chirping noise every morning that typically causes my eyes to itch and parts of my body to shrivel up more quickly than Burt Reynolds in a tanning bed actually sounded nice to me as I awoke to start my week.

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!”

EDITORIAL: Let's be the world's hosts

In an often defeatist and cynical world, it’s been said that no one person can change the world. The rationale behind the sentiment is that no matter how altruistic one’s intentions might be, it is impossible to change the perception or beliefs of a planet based on the work of one person.

Well, let’s see how much a community can do in a pinch.

Respect the choice made

One thought a week.

That’s all I really need to do this part of my job. Heck, it doesn’t even really need to be a good idea. All a columnist needs is one compelling or odd thought to stake claim in the brain, and we can usually take the ball and run smack dab into the abyss.

EDITORIAL: It seems that all is well

That silence you can’t hear is coming from Bethany Beach.

With the deadline having come and gone for three open town council seats, the town is preparing once again to hunker down for another election. Only this time around, there won’t be one.

My choice to avoid choices

I’m throwing up the white flag. My will to run with the big dogs has decided to curl up for a nap on the porch, and I will no longer attempt to bail water from a sinking boat with a teaspoon. It’s been said that a wise man knows his limitations and, lack of personal wisdom aside, I realize when I’ve met my match.

I will no longer make decisions.

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.

EDITORIAL: Roads are more dangerous

The entire community has been buzzing about the hit-and-run incident on Route 26 last Friday night involving a young man from Belarus, who was struck by a car while riding his bike along Route 26.

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 15, 2005

Route 26 needs help now with traffic
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), directed to vehicular traffic planning, and to the Bethany Beach town manager’s office. It was forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

EDITORIAL: Still state's punching bag

Road projects in this area have been put on hold. Yes, work to be done on Routes 54 and 26, as well as Clayton Avenue in Frankford, will be pushed back due to financial considerations.

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