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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.

Editorial — Collaborative effort is a positive for future

We have long sung the praises of Delaware Tech Community College (Del Tech) because of their initiative in starting a career-path program focused on the aviation industry, since the Delaware Coastal Airport is in such proximity, and it seemed like a common-sense approach to higher education.

Idenitfy the jobs. Train students to perform those jobs. It just makes sense.

Point of No Return — Shopping local a key part of the holidays

People across these fruited plains have been sharpening their elbows and undergoing surgeries to have their common decency removed from their souls. Politics again? Nah.

Editorial — Small businesses get holiday spotlight, too

Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday — a marketing effort created by a major company, to benefit small businesses. Well, and itself, obviously.

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

Editorial — Thanksgiving for Thousands is a shining light

It’s not just about the beach, hunting and chicken in Sussex County.

Point of No Return — There are plenty of topics to focus on this week

Be it the rise and proliferation of social media, the “insta-cup” mentality of many news organizations or, well, whatever, there is plenty going on around this spinning globe to get your attention. Instead of tackling one item this week, let’s look at a few. Hey, the more things I discuss, the more chances I have of irritating you with a given opinion. And, really, that’s what I’m here for, right?

Guest Column — Arlett: Why we want right-to-work in Sussex County

Seaford used to be called “The Nylon Capital of the World,” with a DuPont plant that employed more than 4,600 people. Today, it often seems that we’re the capital of missed opportunities and lost jobs.

Editorial — Sentence raises more questions than answers

Former Millville Volunteer Fire Company (MVFC) Treasurer Justin Oakley was recently sentenced to six months in jail for stealing nearly $200,000 from the company. Oakley was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $5,181.88, which he reportedly did immediately following sentencing on Friday, Nov. 3.

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.

County, Discover combine to help whole region

Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson dropped a little bombshell for those in attendance at the Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

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.

Editorial — Ordinance needs to be discussed thoroughly

Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett is pushing an ordinance related to right-to-work legislation for the county, and it could be put in front of council at its Oct. 31 meeting.

The ordinance would intend to “provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act be required to join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment.”

Point of No Return — Google list gives us the top 2017 costumes

It is basic human nature to fantasize about living the life of someone else, right?

Guest Column — Conaway: To regulate or not? That is the question!

The last time I reported to you about the activities of the Sussex County Economic Development Action Committee, I pointed out four areas in which Sussex County must improve if we are to sustain Sussex County as a “place to be.” Those areas included training, salary improvements, affordable housing and job opportunities.

Editorial — It will take a community to fight the heroin problem

Like nearly every corner of America, we have been hit hard by the heroin epidemic.

Young, old, wealthy, poor, male, female, black or white — heroin has come for every demographic we have, and left a trail of tears, broken hearts, crime and death in its wake. So, how do we combat it?

Editorial — Frankford makes tough call — now needs a solution

On Wednesday, the Town of Frankford announced via their Facebook page that they would not be going through with a proposal from Dagsboro Police Chief Clifford Toomey that would consolidate two separate police agencies under the supervision of Toomey.

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