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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.

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 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.

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.

EDITORIAL: Let's have our voters vote

At it’s most fundamental level, a democracy is simply a form of government that calls for a voting process when new legislation is adopted. In effect, a democracy runs under the simple notion that each person is a vote, plain and simple, with no regards to individual wealth, race, creed, gender or religion.

One person, one vote.

Celebrate actual freedom

We all hear the bemoaning of the trivialization of holidays in modern culture. Christmas is now about shopping and gifts, Thanksgiving about the stresses of travel and food preparation and Memorial Day is about a day off work and an excuse to eat watermelon at a picnic for the first time of the year.

Life is a constant lesson

Human intelligence is a hard element to quantify.

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.

Moms, this is your day to shine

Mothers everywhere, unite! This is your day.

For 364 days a year you put yourself on the bottom of the priority list. The needs and wants of your offspring inspire immediate response, and the hurts and wounds of your children elicit the nurturing and caring elements that make you who you are. Now, one and all, pat yourselves on the back for all you’ve done.

EDITORIAL: School Board vote a must

You could say local schools are getting a lot of attention right now.

From budget situations with the new Sussex Central High School, to layoffs at the schools to the outstanding achievements of students and school-run organizations, local schools have been receiving a lot of inches in area newspapers — some good, some bad.

EDITORIAL: Route 26 project is a must

In what appears to be a stone-cold slam dunk, Route 26 will have a center turning lane, from the Assawoman Canal through Clarksville, in 2010. Yes, there will be a few properties affected by the widening of the road.

No, it’s not an option to continue with the status quo on that road.

Yet another look into fingers

Strange things grab a hold of my interest.

Oh, we can all get sidetracked or intrigued by things we wouldn’t be able to explain to another living soul, but some oddities honestly grab hold of my cerebral steering wheel and crash my conscious into a brick wall. You get distracted or go off on tangents because you see a dog making amorous advances towards a mollusk? That’s nothing.

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.

We must appreciate greatness

Gather ‘round, for I have seen greatness.

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.

EDITORIAL: Millville project in good hands

Yes, Millville is indeed changing.

It’s easy to get upset at the growth the town will be experiencing in the next few years, and all of us at the paper are a little more than concerned about the changes in quality of life, traffic patterns and the basic drain on infrastructure.

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:

Welcome to the real world, kid

Patrick James Lehl, this is your life.

Look, I realize you’re barely a month old, but from the moment my little sister exposed you to the world, you were immediately initiated into the land of curious humanity. And, yes, that is indeed a scary prospect.

EDITORIAL

Pump sand or preserve history? Go ahead and improve the current situation, or ensure the current situation does not destroy the past?

It’s an interesting dilemna, and one that should be studied.

Sometimes, 'away' is the way

’ve always kind of wanted to see the Outer Banks. There’s the intrigue behind the tales from friends regarding the peaceful tranquility and aesthetic charm of the surroundings, not to mention my general puzzlement over those “OBX” stickers I’ve seen people in this area sport on their cars over the years.

Letters - April 1, 2005

Mayoral candidate answers critics in Ocean View

Editor’s Note: The following letter is from Ocean View mayoral candidate Wally Brown, in response to a few letters we ran in last week’s paper. The original discussion stems from a letter Brown sent to residents of the town.

Editor:

Why would I buy this product?

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Letters - March 11, 2005

State representative clears the air on archaeology issues

Editor:
In the weeks that have passed since I unveiled my proposal to protect Delaware’s underwater archeological sites, there has been a great deal of misunderstanding about its scope and intent.

EDITORIAL: March 11, 2005

Well, the 84 Lumber in Clarksville is looking to expand its operation, and Millville officials are considering requests from Home Depot for a large facility to be built near Burbage Road — where a plethora of new homes have been approved for construction.

To borrow a sentiment from Bob Dylan, yes, the times are changing.

Beware false noses … really

Mental health professionals often play a little game where they test associative skills by showing a generic photo to a patient and asking him or her the first thing that comes to mind.

Letters - March 4, 2005

Re-zoning of Sussex County not a simple task

Editor:

Editorial - March 4, 2005

Point reporter M. Patricia Titus wrote a story in this week’s paper regarding the community reaction in a few local towns to registered sex offenders living in the area. The concerned reaction by citizens is predictable and understandable.

The reaction by a local police chief is perhaps less predictable — yet fully commendable.

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