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Letters: November 4, 2005

Fluoride in Bethany water comes with risks
Editor:

I have to confess to rarely reading any of the local papers. There are just too many of them.
As I was leaving Fenwick Hardware I glanced at the headlines of several of these local papers and was arrested by the announcement that Bethany Beach’s water was to be fluoridated.

EDITORIAL: Conference is a can't-miss

Opinions on the current and future condition of Sussex County range from a relaxed comfort level to a near-hysterical rage of “the sky is falling down.” The latter opinion is that there has been to much development, not enough invested in the infrastructure and a blatant disregard for the environment and future job market.

Letters: October 21, 2005

Yard sale a big hit thanks to supporters
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I would like to thank the members of my club, the Merry Widows and Widowers Social Club, for all their donations and hard work to make our yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, such a great success. All the proceeds will go to Bless Our Children.

It's all survival of the fittest

Toothbrush? Check. Sanitizing wipes? Check. Set of dominoes and big fuzzy hat ...

Never mind.

Letters: October 14, 2005

DelDOT should focus on essentials for bridge
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EDITORIAL: Perfect time for Millville

It’s been said that the past 50 years in United States history has contained more epic changes than any other time the world has ever seen. We have seen man walk on the moon, civil rights been fought for and legally won, computers change the face of communications and business and had the tag of “Superpower” slapped solely on ourselves.

Let's dissect the new words

Words are good.

Spoken or written, words relay our thoughts, our messages, our feelings and emotions. Different languages can be translated to convey the meaning of the words and, when grouped together just the right way, they can sound, well, pretty.

EDITORIAL: Don't let disasters go away

We are a society of instant gratification. To that end, we are also a society of instant empathy.

When trouble arrives, we rally. We draw inspiration from one another and unite in common cause. Be it terrorist attacks or natural disasters, the very nature of humanity pours out of us as we attempt to help out those in need.

Then ... many of us often move on.

EDITORIAL: South Bethany gets the nod

When an election results in 84 percent of the vote going to one side, it’s safe to consider it an official blow-out. When the election results in residents of a small town giving their overwhelming approval for the town to spend up to $970,000 to build a new police station and town hall, the blow-out is almost a surprise.

But that’s what recently happened in South Bethany.

The name is the game here

Stealth in advance, the hunter stalks his prey and mentally surveys potential avenues of attack. Decided on an ultimate course of action, he pounces on his victim, taking that which is most important.

That’s how I felt as I swiped this column idea straight from the lips of our office manager, Monica Fleming.

Letters: September 30, 2005

We shouldn’t have to pay twice for roads
Editor:

The plan to develop every inch of Sussex County has hit a snag.

When the county council approved all of the sprawl it was responsible for over the past 10 or 15 years, it did so without making sure that adequate roads, among other things, were there to support all of that additional traffic.

Community shines bright...again

I humble myself before you.

Once again, the call has gone out for help. Once again, this community has rolled up its collective sleeves, plunged headfirst into the effort and has responded with an outpouring of love and money that is destined to soothe another human’s wounds.

Letters: September 16, 2005

Organization thankful for help with program
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Rejoice for the good fight

We just love when people fight the good fight.

Agree or disagree with their position, there’s just something we at the Coastal Point admire when a group of individuals band together for a cause. It’s especially satisfying when they get their way.

Letters: September 9, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs
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The Frankford Public Library’s summer reading programs, “Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds” and “Pizza & Paperbacks,” have come to a close. Now, it is time to applaud the children and give thanks to the people who helped make this time successful.

EDITORIAL: Let's learn from tragedy

Hardly any good can come from the havoc wreaked along the Gulf shore by Hurricane Katrina. However, if anything positive does spring forth from this tragedy, let’s hope it’s an added level of vigilance and preparation for others vulnerable to storms. This area is no exception.

Letters: September 2, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs
Editor:

The Frankford Public Library’s summer reading programs, “Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds” and “Pizza & Paperbacks,” have come to a close. Now, it is time to applaud the children and give thanks to the people who helped make this time successful.

Not always easy to say bye

We’ve lost one of our own. And that’s never easy.

Letters: August 26, 2005

Town council should consider history
Editor:

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Ocean View Town Council will consider what to do with the “Shores” house located on property at 39 Central Ave. One possibility being considered is to raze the house and replace it with a maintenance warehouse for town vehicles and heavy equipment.

EDITORIAL: Jazz Funeral a True Blast

With Labor Day weekend comes Labor Day tradition, and there might be no greater spectacle in this community throughout the course of the year than the Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral.

EDITORIAL: Council did the right thing

Grab hold of something steady. The Coastal Point is about to praise Sussex County Council.

Pretty nifty to see Susan at 50

Every so often the urge strikes me to really look at a serious conflict facing the world today and take a stab at offering potential solutions or alternatives. Monday morning, while combing through the front pages of the top daily newspapers in the world, I ...

Excuse me.

Letters - August 19, 2005

FOSCL offers thanks to those who helped
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EDITORIAL: The drug problem is here

For many living close to the beach, drug arrests are simply those little items in the police wraps in the community newspaper concerning anonymous people doing incomprehensible things.

Oh, the things I've seen

Somehow, the birds sounded pleasant on Monday. That awful chirping noise every morning that typically causes my eyes to itch and parts of my body to shrivel up more quickly than Burt Reynolds in a tanning bed actually sounded nice to me as I awoke to start my week.

EDITORIAL: Let's be the world's hosts

In an often defeatist and cynical world, it’s been said that no one person can change the world. The rationale behind the sentiment is that no matter how altruistic one’s intentions might be, it is impossible to change the perception or beliefs of a planet based on the work of one person.

Well, let’s see how much a community can do in a pinch.

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