Letters to the Editor

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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Letters the Editor — July 14, 2017

Reader points out dangers of hot cars


I had the unhappy experience of finding two golden retrievers in the back seat of a gray BMW 535i at the Harris Teeter on Lighthouse Road this morning. They were panting heavily, and one lay across the rear seat with its head lolling off. His body pumped quickly in short breaths.

Letters the Editor — July 7, 2017

Church sign gets scrutiny, explanation

(Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Rev. Dr. Kyung-Hee Sa, district superintendent of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church, regarding Providence United Methodist Church in Georgetown, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.)

Letters to the Editor — June 30, 2017

Chamber thankful for support with event


On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 60th Annual Old Timer’s Day to make it a memorable occasion.

Letters to the Editor — June 23, 2017

Fireworks company calls for legalization


Delaware has fallen even behind further in the inevitable path to legalization of consumer fireworks. This year, Iowa adopted a full-line consumer fireworks bill.

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