Letters to the Editor

Editorial — Awards show reminds us how fortunate we are

For the 14th year, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Carl M. Freeman Companies put on the Joshua M. Freeman Valor Awards, recognizing superlative performances by first-responders in our community.

And, for the 14th year, the presentation stole our collective breath.

Letters to the Editor — Feb. 9, 2018

Bethany resident opposes liquor license

Editor:

As a longtime fulltime resident of Bethany Beach, I totally agree with the concerned residents who oppose the acquisition of the liquor license by Ropewalk restaurant on Garfield Parkway.

My family has come to Bethany for 30 years. My children and grandchildren love the quaint town with the family atmosphere.

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 25, 2018

Reader not a fan of offshore drilling

Editor:

As a U.S. and state taxpayer who lives in Sussex County, Del., I am strongly opposed to the 2019-2024 OCS Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing Program.

The economy here relies heavily on tourism; an oil spill here would be devastating. Why is Florida excluded from this program on this basis and not Delaware?

Letters to the Editor — Jan. 19, 2018

Dukes weighs in on right-to-work

Editor’s note: The following letter from former Sussex County Council member Dale Dukes was addressed to the current Sussex County Council and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Letters to the Editor — January 5, 2018

Pastor grateful for support of victims

Editor:

A heartfelt and sincere thank-you to all the amazing and caring people for being a blessing to the devastated hurricane victims of Harvey, Irma and Marie.

A special thank-you for donating money to UMCOR, giving various items and assembling cleaning bucket kits also hygiene kits.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 29, 2017

Reader weighs in on zoning change

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Sussex County Planning & Zoning Commission, regarding change-of-zone application #1841, “Lemuel H. Hickman GST Exempt Trust fbo Brenton Archut,” and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 22, 2017

Reader losing optimism on nation’s future

Editor:

As the Republicans’ loyalty to their Big Donor demands, rather than to the needs of their constituents, becomes increasingly apparent, even the good people of deep-red Alabama have come to vote in their own best interests. Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the Alabama senate race is a hopeful sign.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 15, 2017

Reader wants voting machines updated

Editor:

As we all well know, elections are important, and when we vote, we want our vote to be recorded properly and available for recount or verification should there be a power failure, or a virus or any number of other external situations that could be a threat to our vote.

Letters to the Editor — Dec. 8, 2017

Reader weighs in on proposed regulation

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed as comments to Secretary Susan Bunting of the Delaware Department of Education, regarding the draft anti-discrimination Regulation 225, which was up for public comment through Dec. 4. The comments were sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 24, 2017

Chamber offers thanks this holiday season

Editor:

“Gratitude can change common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”

— William Arthur Ward

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 17, 2017

Akhter speaks out against proposal

Editor:

Councilman Rob Arlett’s proposal to make Sussex County a “right-to-work” region is contrary to the council’s responsibility to support economic growth for its citizens.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 10, 2017

USA flag and Anthem vs Constitution

Editor:

The US Constitution is the foundation, frame, windows and roof of our country. It defines the rights of all our citizens. The US Constitution is the center of the laws of our United States of America.

Letters to the Editor — Nov. 3, 2017

Reader says love is the answer for nation

Editor:

After reading the letter which I have retitled “I’m Still with You,” by John Dupont of Ocean View, published in the Oct. 13, 2017, edition of Coastal Point, I was forced to respond. I must, first and foremost, commend Mr. Dupont for how he was able to so eloquently pen “truth” to paper.

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 29, 2017

Accolades offered to first-responders

Editor:

In late August, I was attended to and transported to Beebe hospital by some very special people: Matt Farlow of the Sussex County EMS, and Brian McConalogue and Robert Steffens of the Millville volunteer fire department.

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 15, 2017

Reader proud of Operation SEAs the Day

Editor:

We were minding our own business, driving east on 54 last Friday, when first we noticed all the pedestrians waving flags, and then we saw strobing police lights and heard the horns. All the cars stopped as the parade came towards us. We soon realized it had to do with SEAs the Day.

Letters to the Editor — Sept. 8, 2017

Lions take on addiction, overdoses

Editor:

Eight Lord Baltimore Lions attended this event [an Aug. 31 candlelight vigil in Georgetown] to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic in Delaware and in the country.

Letters to the Editor — Aug. 11, 2017

Cottage tour a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

As chair of the 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone responsible for helping to make this year’s tour an outstanding success. This annual tour is held in support of the South Coastal Library & Cultural Center in Bethany Beach.

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