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EDITORIAL: Route 26 project is a must

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.

Yet another look into fingers

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.

Letters: April 29, 2005

A good business requires environment

Editor:
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.

We must appreciate greatness

Gather ‘round, for I have seen greatness.

Letters: April 15, 2005

Meredith thanks the Ocean View voters

Editor:
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.

EDITORIAL: Millville project in good hands

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.

Letters: April 8, 2005

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

Editor:

Welcome to the real world, kid

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.

Letters - April 1, 2005

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.

Editor:

EDITORIAL

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.

Sometimes, 'away' is the way

’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.

EDITORIAL: March 11, 2005

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.

Why would I buy this product?

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.

Letters - March 11, 2005

State representative clears the air on archaeology issues

Editor:
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.

Beware false noses … really

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.

Letters - March 4, 2005

Re-zoning of Sussex County not a simple task

Editor:

Editorial - March 4, 2005

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.

Letters: February 25, 2005

Beebe Medical Center thanks community for support
Editor:

Editorial: February 25, 2005

Enough is enough is enough with the shared-municipality possession of Lord Baltimore Elementary School.

Troop, this Bud's for you

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.

EDITORIAL: February 11, 2005

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.

EDitorial: February 4, 2005

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.

A sign of the Apocalypse?

There will be an open election in Iraq before ...

Oh.

Fine, that weird guy from In Living Color and that insipid show on WB will be nominated for a Best Actor award before ...

Oh.

The Boston Red Sox will overcome both the hated New York Yankees and 80-plus years of frustration by winning a World Series ...

Oh.

Letters: February 4, 2005

Minority Leadership Alliance grateful for community

Editor:

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.

Emergencies everywhere

Water? Check. Toilet paper? Check. Beer commercial twins bikini calendar? Check. Canned goods? Check.

Letters: January 28, 2005

The Social Security crisis can no longer be ignored
Editor:

Editorial: January 28, 2005

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.

Editorial: January 21, 2005

The people have spoken ... but, apparently, dogs are not permitted the same privilege.

The epic battle continues

It’s McCann versus Technology. Round 85. Humor me, if you will, while I vent.

Last week I called my cellular phone carrier to change my phone number. This would seem a simple enough task since, well, the phone carrier handles exactly that sort of thing as their business. And, to be fair, they are probably very good at that kind of thing.

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