Editorial

The countdown is now officially on — shop local!

Well, the clock is officially winding down on Christmas.

It takes a village sometimes to keep us all safe

In the weeks, months and years following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a word being offered by many in national leadership was “vigilant.”

IRHS soccer team fills community with pride

The Indian River High School soccer team truly made a community proud with their 3-0 victory over top-ranked St. Elizabeth’s last Saturday to claim a state championship.

Peer hearing the latest chapter in police case

A Delaware Council on Police Training trial board this week unanimously found Bethany Beach Police Lt. Richard Haden guilty of five of the six charges filed against him in reference to a March 3 incident with his handling of a drunk-driving suspect.

Sometimes, good intentions alone can’t prosper

When word came down earlier this week that the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary would be officially closing on Dec. 1, there were a few cautious comments about this not being the first time over the past several months we have heard this. However, after talking to the organization’s president, we are convinced this is truly the end of the Safe Haven effort.

Area readies for Route 26 improvements to start

Visitors and locals alike have complained about traffic congestion and potentially dangerous conditions on Route 26 for years, particularly as the area’s summer and year-round populations have continued to increase. Now, we’re on the horizon of a project that could help alleviate some of those problems, but it brings with it some issues of its own.

Shoulder season great for visitors, locals

Spring and fall are affectionately referred to as “the shoulder seasons” around here.

Shooting highlights pattern of troubles

When we received a call to the office Tuesday morning that the Delaware State Police’s Homicide Unit was outside the Southern Delaware School of the Arts, our first thoughts were that there was either a training exercise going on, or police were giving a demonstration to the students.

Shady Grove II gets good news, and water

Sometimes in life, those things many of us too often take for granted are the things that can have the most impact.

Millsboro to be the center of attention

Cooter is coming to Millsboro.

Actually, Ben Jones, the former U.S. congressman who played Cooter in the “Dukes of Hazzard,” will be coming along with the famed “General Lee” car to the inaugural Millsboro Country Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Memories still vivid from 12 years ago

It’s one of those generational questions.

“Where were you when the towers were hit?”

It’s up there with asking somebody to remember what they were doing when Pearl Harbor was attacked, John F. Kennedy was assassinated or man walked on the moon. It’s a question with no wrong or right answer, and often makes the most gregarious of personalities turn somber.

Labor Day Weekend is just no longer the end

At one point, Labor Day weekend marked the end of the busy season for our little oasis by the sea.

Attention turns to election in Bethany Beach

As the numbers came in last week on the non-binding referendum in Bethany Beach regarding a commercial lodging zone in the town, and the Bethany Beach Town Council later adopted those ordinances by a 6-1 margin, attention in Bethany is now being focused on the upcoming council election.

Citizens of Bethany Beach have now spoken

When the Town of Bethany Beach decided to issue a non-binding referendum regarding a proposal to rezone the property that the Bethany Arms Motel now sits on, and an adjacent property, to Commercial Lodging (CL-1), there were some raised eyebrows from some.

Facts are facts, except maybe when they are not

If the 1990s was considered the “Age of Technology” and the dawn of this century was dubbed the “Information Age,” we are officially putting our stamp on this decade being dubbed “The Age of Misinformation.”

Safe Haven must have a real solution to survive

Stop us if you have heard this one before.

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is set to close. Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is staying open.

Safe Haven must have a real solution to survive

Stop us if you have heard this one before.

Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is set to close. Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is staying open.

Proposed botanic gardens could be huge boost

The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing last week for a conditional-use application for Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens, a proposed project to be located in an agricultural residential district in Dagsboro.

Dual enrollment offers IR students an opportunity

High schools across the nation have long had programs in place that offered gifted students the opportunity to take college-level courses off-site to both challenge those students with more difficult work, and prepare them for what will be waiting for them when they move on to college.

OVPD doing their part to help alleviate big problem

An epidemic that certainly tore its way through our little oasis by the sea has been the abuse of prescription medication, along with the accompanying burglaries that followed, as those who became addicted became desperate for finding money any way they could.

Is an end now in sight for Route 26 lane closures?

According to officials from Delmarva Power, and seconded by those from the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), as of June 30, there will be no more lane closures on Route 26 due to the Route 26 Mainline Project that has been somewhat strangling traffic flow along the busy road the past few months.

Pedestrian fatalities should be a wake-up call

Two Maryland men were killed just outside Fenwick Island this week. Another man was killed while walking his dogs near Dewey Beach last week. Yet another man was struck while straddling the shoulder and traffic lane just a few weeks ago.

South Bethany dune needs a hand right now

Without a doubt, this is the busy time of year for us.

School district to ramp up security next year

Safety at our schools has been a growing concern in this nation ever since the horrors at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.

Letters to the Editor: May 31, 2013

Burbage thanks all for opinions
Editor:

Anyone who reads a local Bethany Beach-area newspaper is probably aware that there is proposal in place to build a new oceanfront hotel in the Quiet Resorts.

County officials report property taxes unchanged

Sussex County officials presented their proposed $117.7 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year on Tuesday. The proposed budget is down approximately 3 percent from this current year’s because of some reductions in sewer assessment rates.

Paddles galore this weekend, for a great cause

You might have heard something about a zoning issue in Bethany Beach that could get voted on Friday afternoon. While that has gotten a lot of attention locally, there is something else happening this weekend that might be of interest to you.

Respect, compromise, and cooperation are key

It’s rarely quiet in our little world of small-town politics here at the Delaware shore. If it’s not election rhetoric or budget debates, it’s controversy over taxes, utility service, the internal power struggles of municipal or county government, debates between the merits of growth and an existing way of life... The list goes on and on.

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