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Letters - June 9, 2006

Chamber thankful for help with event
Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank the many restaurants, businesses, volunteers and “tasters” who turned out for the Bay Forest Taste of Coastal Delaware on Sunday, June 4, at The Marketplace at Sea Colony.

Officials take right course

In a democracy, citizens vote in their political leaders to vote on their behalf. The leaders study issues, take input from their constituents and make decisions based on what they feel is in the best interest of the people they represent.

Let's keep 'hero' thing in check

For the record, Barry Bonds is without a doubt the greatest baseball player I have seen play in my life.

Beware of pizza purchases

You know those little pizza kits groups sell to raise money for different organizations throughout the area? They’re cool, right? The pizza tastes pretty good, the kids in the house love watching the pizza come to life in front of their eyes and you get that instant warm feeling inside from helping someone out.

It’s a good deal all around.

Letters - June 2, 2006

Businesses chip in to help baseball boosters
Editor:

On behalf of the Indian River Baseball Boosters, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the local business for their generosity towards our 11th annual Penny Party. Without the support of the local merchants our event would not have been successful.

Letters: May 26, 2006

MBS luau a success, according to organizers
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EDITORIAL: Community enjoying a roll

It was the best of times. It was the ...

No, it’s been the best of times for this community as of late.

Generation gap a complete joke

One of these days, I’ll find her.

I will track down U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton if it kills me, charm my way past her gaggle of security personnel and find myself face-to-face with the noted woman. And I will thank her. Oh, how I’ll thank her.

Letters: May 15, 2006

Is SB 304 really better than ‘nothing’?
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A few proponents of Thurman Adams proposed SB 304 bill that would add two districts to the Sussex County Council in 2012 are suggesting the bill would be “better than nothing.”

EDITORIAL: Get out and have some fun

Here it is. The last weekend before Memorial Day.

For many of us who work in the area, this is the last refuge of peace before we dive headlong into a summer of long days at work and ... well, another long day beginning the very next morning. That’s how it is, how it’s been and how we all hope it continues to be in the future.

An offering of thanks to my mother

Life begets stress.

We all find those things than can quicken the pulse throughout the basic elements of living our lives. Relationships, family, work, war in the Middle East, rising gas and electricity prices ... the very practice of going through life’s peaks and valleys is probably the most stressful thing many of us can do to ourselves.

Letters - May 12, 2006

CBS leader addresses state lawmakers
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the Delaware State Senate and House of Representatives, and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

Dear Legislators,

1. We ask you to support House Bill 170 to add two at-large members to Sussex County Council.

By the people, for the people

There are those instances where the democratic process works out just fine. Take the past week in this area, for instance.

Value in embracing diversity

Civil-rights activist and Navy sonar technician Lanier Phillips reminded students in Selbyville recently about the struggles of African-Americans to receive equal treatment in this country during its turbulent past and even today. Phillips’ story was so inspiring to the students that they invited him to come visit and talk to them.

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Jamboree organizer offers thanks
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Elections spring into the limelight

The changing of the seasons is full upon us, and with that change brings warmer weather, loads of pollen and a few intriguing local elections.

Tricky situation has but one cold fact

It is against the law to be in this country illegally.

Wow, one neat little sentence made my whole argument for me this week. I guess I can go home now. You all have been great. Enjoy your Easter and don’t forget to tip your bartender.

Well, on second thought, I guess I could go a little deeper into this line of thought.

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Bank staff appreciative of police, others
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Letters - April 7, 2006

Chamber asks state to allocate funds for Rt. 26
Editor’s note: The following open letter was addressed to the members the state legislature’s Bond Bill Committee and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

I’m writing on behalf of the Board of Directors and the more than 800 members of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

Another cash-grab for the county

In the latest of obvious money-motivated decisions, Sussex County Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve a bonus-density-for-cash program — a cluster-oriented program that allows for up to four units an acre on AR-1 lands, provided the developer pays a fee between $15,000 and $20,000.

A little thanking for some spanking

A proposed bill in the state house would allow each school district to choose whether or not it would like to instill corporal punishment in its schools. If a district decided to enact the right, parents would then have to give permission for their children to receive discipline by way of the paddle. Wow, all this talk of heiney-targeted discipline makes me nostalgic.

New season, new faces in area

As March leaves us through the back door, April comes sauntering in through the front — armed with a bouquet of flowers and a smile of optimism.

March angst brings April hope

And I thought having St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Friday was the coolest thing ever ...

Letters - March 31, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job
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March angst brings April hope

And I thought having St. Patrick’s Day fall on a Friday was the coolest thing ever ...

Letters - March 24, 2006

Local emergency teams do great job
Editor:

EDITORIAL: New season, new faces in area

As March leaves us through the back door, April comes sauntering in through the front — armed with a bouquet of flowers and a smile of optimism.

Letters - March 17, 2006

Finance committee supports police
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In regards to the report concerning the financial committee meeting, I want to clarify my comments regarding the pay raise issue.

Beebe purchase a reason to smile

Though the ultimate purpose and design of the facilities are still in doubt, news that Beebe Medical Center recently purchased a 10-acre parcel in Clarksville is still plenty of cause for celebration and optimism.

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