Mothers everywhere, unite! This is your day.
For 364 days a year you put yourself on the bottom of the priority list. The needs and wants of your offspring inspire immediate response, and the hurts and wounds of your children elicit the nurturing and caring elements that make you who you are. Now, one and all, pat yourselves on the back for all you’ve done.
In what appears to be a stone-cold slam dunk, Route 26 will have a center turning lane, from the Assawoman Canal through Clarksville, in 2010. Yes, there will be a few properties affected by the widening of the road.
No, it’s not an option to continue with the status quo on that road.
Strange things grab a hold of my interest.
Oh, we can all get sidetracked or intrigued by things we wouldn’t be able to explain to another living soul, but some oddities honestly grab hold of my cerebral steering wheel and crash my conscious into a brick wall. You get distracted or go off on tangents because you see a dog making amorous advances towards a mollusk? That’s nothing.
A good business requires environment
Many business residents think “the more (customers) the merrier” is a good philosophy. This philosophy of fast growth seems wise in the short run. However, I feel this view is woefully inadequate in the long run.
Yes, Millville is indeed changing.
It’s easy to get upset at the growth the town will be experiencing in the next few years, and all of us at the paper are a little more than concerned about the changes in quality of life, traffic patterns and the basic drain on infrastructure.
Gather ‘round, for I have seen greatness.
Meredith thanks the Ocean View voters
I want to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Ocean View for electing me for a second term as mayor of Ocean View. I am honored and proud that over 60 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls; far above the national average for town elections.
Editor’s Note: As is our policy, we are only running letters from the candidates this week. Also our policy, the incumbent goes first
Meredith explains why he should stay in office
Patrick James Lehl, this is your life.
Look, I realize you’re barely a month old, but from the moment my little sister exposed you to the world, you were immediately initiated into the land of curious humanity. And, yes, that is indeed a scary prospect.
Mayoral candidate answers critics in Ocean View
Editor’s Note: The following letter is from Ocean View mayoral candidate Wally Brown, in response to a few letters we ran in last week’s paper. The original discussion stems from a letter Brown sent to residents of the town.
Pump sand or preserve history? Go ahead and improve the current situation, or ensure the current situation does not destroy the past?
It’s an interesting dilemna, and one that should be studied.
’ve always kind of wanted to see the Outer Banks. There’s the intrigue behind the tales from friends regarding the peaceful tranquility and aesthetic charm of the surroundings, not to mention my general puzzlement over those “OBX” stickers I’ve seen people in this area sport on their cars over the years.
Well, the 84 Lumber in Clarksville is looking to expand its operation, and Millville officials are considering requests from Home Depot for a large facility to be built near Burbage Road — where a plethora of new homes have been approved for construction.
To borrow a sentiment from Bob Dylan, yes, the times are changing.
Be advised. This column could cause shortness of breath, skin rash, sore feet, a runny nose, temporary or permanent loss of the use of your extremities, a second head growing from your spinal cord, the ability to see dead people, your hearing to be replaced by a consistent beeping sound and a near-complete shift in your gender identification.
State representative clears the air on archaeology issues
In the weeks that have passed since I unveiled my proposal to protect Delaware’s underwater archeological sites, there has been a great deal of misunderstanding about its scope and intent.
Mental health professionals often play a little game where they test associative skills by showing a generic photo to a patient and asking him or her the first thing that comes to mind.
Re-zoning of Sussex County not a simple task
Point reporter M. Patricia Titus wrote a story in this week’s paper regarding the community reaction in a few local towns to registered sex offenders living in the area. The concerned reaction by citizens is predictable and understandable.
The reaction by a local police chief is perhaps less predictable — yet fully commendable.
Life is full of interesting lessons.
Beebe Medical Center thanks community for support
Enough is enough is enough with the shared-municipality possession of Lord Baltimore Elementary School.
A crowded airport. Each traveler and employee of the facility isolated in their own thoughts, fears and tasks; seemingly oblivious to those around them. It is like any other airport or city bus in that the setting is an anonymous conglomeration of individuals devoid of any true sense of community in that particular snapshot in time.
Then ... a single clap.
A loved one is hurting.
There is no pool of blood, and the individual is conscious, so a call for an ambulance is probably superfluous at this point. But ... the pain. The pain, so intense as to force tears, is enough to set off alarms in one’s head and rush the person to the emergency room for immediate care.
Hey, don’t forget us!
While the pageantry and celebration at the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk on Monday was great, we’re hoping the process is by no means over.
DNREC Secretary John Hughes, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Sen. Joseph Biden and a host of other powerful politicos in the state showed up to officially kick-off the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Shore Protection Project.
There will be an open election in Iraq before ...
Fine, that weird guy from In Living Color and that insipid show on WB will be nominated for a Best Actor award before ...
The Boston Red Sox will overcome both the hated New York Yankees and 80-plus years of frustration by winning a World Series ...
Minority Leadership Alliance grateful for community
The annual basketball fund-raiser sponsored by the Minority Leadership Alliance of the Indian River School District was held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Sussex Central High School.
Water? Check. Toilet paper? Check. Beer commercial twins bikini calendar? Check. Canned goods? Check.
The Social Security crisis can no longer be ignored
In an interview with Point reporter Sam Harvey this week, Rep. Gerald Hocker stated that the best way to preserve open space is to allow farmers the opportunity to actually make a living by farming — as opposed to circumstances forcing them to sell off lots to keep afloat.
County-wide voting for Sussex County Council is important
All of Sussex County is run by the five people who sit on Sussex County Council. There is no Sussex County executive who is elected by the people.
Three council seats were just decided in 2004 and all three incumbents were re-elected for four more years. They were districts one, two and three.