Teacher argues that kids are the future
“Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.” — Author unknown
As an NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow makes for a fantastic humanitarian.
Reader supports Steele, referendum
Do you ever struggle with your vehicle’s fuel economy?
Sure, it’s not as big a deal as it was several years ago when we saw prices climb toward $5 a gallon, but you should still be concerned when a tank of gas no longer gets you as far as it used to, right? Of course, there might be a perfectly logical explanation for it that has nothing to do with your car’s efficiency.
Reader backs Trump’s move on travel
Tinkering is the process of adjusting or making improvements. One story tells of plumbers in the mid-1800s using bread to dam a pipe under repair to hold dripping water at bay. Once the repair was complete, the bread dam became worthless and was swept away.
Susan Bunting has now officially been confirmed as the new Secretary of the Delaware Department of Education, leaving behind a little bit of work to do in the Indian River School District.
The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will square off in Sunday’s Super Bowl in Houston to decide who reigns supreme in the world of the National Football League for the 2016-17 season.
We are a nation of immigrants. The inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty says it most succinctly: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” That inscription has welcomed many to our shores. The Declaration of Independence established our core values and gave our country a moral vision to guide us.
The Ocean View Town Council recently held a special workshop to review and discuss a compensation survery that was completed at the end of 2016.
The survey revealed that Town employees make “on average 10 percent less than market midpoint levels, which leave them vulnerable to being hired away by the compeitition,” said Charles Hendricks, of Hendricks & Associates.
According to figures supplied by very respectable sources, inauguration crowds numbered in the...
IRSD sends letter to fire company
Editor’s note: At its special meeting on Jan. 18, the Indian River Board of Education voted 9-0-1 (Board Member Leolga Wright abstaining) to send the following letter to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. It was also sent to the Coastal Point for publication.
There’s always a sense of curiosity when someone hits a big lottery drawing — particularly when that winning ticket was purchased close to home.
Is it someone I know? Is it someone local? Is it someone who doesn’t need/deserve the money?
Critical to United States foreign policy will be issues that Russia and China pose for the new incoming Trump administration. Russia, recently, has deployed 225,000 troops, military equipment and missiles to the enclave of Kaliningrad, between Lithuania and Poland, which the U. S. has characterized as “destabilizing.”
Judging by the responses by people on my social media feeds Tuesday night, President Barack Obama’s “farewell” speech that evening was either, (a) a reminder that Obama and his family have been wonderful representatives of all that is good in the world, and champions of hope for the future, or, (b) Obama is a foreign-born agent of terrorists who has been diseasing our nation from the inside since the day the doctor smacked his backside.
Every day in Southern Delaware, I work in the trenches and on the front lines of poverty, fear, homelessness, loneliness, isolation, addiction and mental illness.
Reader wants to see changes in IRSD
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a new Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos. What does she know about the public education system? The question has been raised “if she has ever stepped inside a public school.”
The new year is like a clean slate, right?
Except when it isn’t.
Readers believe Perry unfit to lead Energy
President-elect Donald Trump wants former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be America’s next Secretary of Energy. If confirmed, he will oversee our nation’s nuclear arsenal. Those duties include making sure the nuclear stockpile is secure from outside threats and ready for use.
This past 12 months has been busy here at the Coastal Point.
In a lot of ways, 2016 was kind of for the birds.
Yes, we lost some talented musicians and actors, but doesn’t that happen every year? Going back five years to 2011, for example, we saw the deaths of Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Falk, Jane Russell, Amy Winehouse, Cliff Robertson, Bubba Smith and Randy “Macho Man” Savage. That doesn’t even include Col. Potter from M*A*S*H (aka, Harry Morgan) or James Arness.
Readers overwhelmed with gravel
My husband and I live on Blackwater Road in Frankford. We have lived here since 2007. We enjoy our home, our neighborhood and the beauty of Sussex County. Life is good. We believe in being positive and usually look forward to improvements in our area.
The buying is done (hopefully).
As is the wrapping (hopefully).
You’ve traveled to where you are going and you’re all ready to just kick back and enjoy the holiday (hopefully).
Yes, Christmas is now upon us, and Chanukah is starting the very same day. It is officially safe to say we have arrived at the holidays.
We tend to identify Christmas in innumerable ways.
Dagsboro parade a hit, thanks to many
On behalf of the Dagsboro Christmas Parade Committee, I would like to take a few moments to thank the following people and businesses for their support of the third annual Town of Dagsboro Christmas Parade:
Joan Deaver did indeed have a voice before she joined Sussex County Council in 2008 — but she gained a much larger platform for her words the day she took office.
Life is a quest.
It is a quest for knowledge. A quest for love. A quest for material possessions. And a quest for the perfect bottle of wine to share with your cat.
The 35 square miles of Delaware’s Inland Bays make up a treasure all of us want to see thrive. As a new “State of the Bays” report from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays documents, there are encouraging signs that water quality in the bays is improving, and the report shows people from many corners are successfully reducing nutrient inputs in the bays’ watershed.