Letters to the Editor

Connor praises event in Dagsboro

Editor:

The inaugural National Night Out event in Dagsboro on Aug. 7 was an outstanding display of how a small town can come together for the benefit of the community. It not only achieved the main goal of highlighting what each of the...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:57pm

Reader clarifies: Not American money

Editor:

Repeating a lie does not make it true.

Contrary to what the writer of a [letter-to-the-editor] published in Delaware Online (Aug. 6, 2018) states, the money released to Iran after it signed the Iran Nuclear Deal was not...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:55pm

Lee weighs in on hotel height discussion

Editor:

All property owners in Fenwick Island should be aware that the Town is allowing the owners of the Sands Motel to place mechanical equipment on the roof of the planned new hotel up to 6 feet above the 32-foot height limit. Hence,...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:51pm

Reader responds to previous column

Editor:

I have read again another guest column by Ms. Kelly regarding, this time, the freedom of political speech associated with the recent celebration of Fenwick Island’s 65th birthday.

Let me start by saying that I have no...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:50pm

Annual bazaar a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

The Parish of St. Ann provided a wonderful shopping experience for its parishioners, community and visitors during their 38th Annual Bazaar.

It was a fabulous and successful event this year! More than 3,000 attendees lined...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:45pm

Walsh urges vote for council incumbents

Editor:

As a former town councilman and mayor of Bethany Beach, I am pleased to offer my endorsement to Lew Kilmer, Rosemary Hardiman and Bruce Frye for re-election to the Town Council.

I have known and worked with all three of them...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 4:43pm

Bennett puts her support behind Carper

Editor:

On Sept. 6, Sen. Tom Carper will face a challenger in the Democratic primary election. We have learned the hard way that such primaries should always be taken seriously in Delaware, and voter turnout is critical.

As a...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:42pm

Drew supports Arlett for U.S. Senate

Editor:

Having been a part of the political process at all levels for many years, I have seen some really good candidates, and I think Rob Arlett is the candidate to represent all of us in the U.S. Senate.

My views are based on...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:39pm

Reader asks: Town regulation unfair?

Editor:

This is a true story about my journey to have a deck installed on the back of my house. It starts with a meeting with a landscape company, requesting information on a paver patio that is routinely used in my neighborhood. Not happy...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:37pm

Reader responds to previous column

Editor:

I read this article [Guest column: “Representative candidate says health is wealth,” by Meghan Kelly, July 20, 2018, issue] with disbelief, it seems that the author and candidate for the Delaware House of Representatives 38th...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 5:34pm

Letter — Reader stresses import of offshore wind

Editor:

Thank you for the excellent article on offshore wind possibilities in Delaware.

Staff writer Laura Walter did a great job of covering “the waterfront” on this issue (“Wind power reality: People learn as government decides,”...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:28pm

Letter — Cottage tour a hit, thanks to many

Editor:

Neither rain, heat, humidity, mud nor trash trucks stopped our loyal tour attendees from enjoying the 27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour! As chair of the tour, it is my pleasure to offer my most sincere appreciation and...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:26pm

Letter: Reader responds to previous letter

Editor:

I recently read the article by Perry Mitchell entitled “How America appeased Russia in 2018” and was reminded of the old prison joke in which the prisoners would tell a joke by referring to a number since they had all heard the...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 4:23pm

Letter — Reader thanks Carper for our beaches

Editor:

Delaware’s tourism economy has, in a major part, our beautiful beaches to thank. Not only are the beaches beautiful, but they act as an important economic engine, supporting largely a vibrant small-business community.

If you...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 3:56pm

Letter — Reader: Ballot box has been compromised

Editor:

Russian President Putin clearly stated that he preferred Donald Trump to be elected president of the U.S.A. Is it acceptable for President Donald Trump to believe the president of Russia more so than his own U.S. “intelligence...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 3:51pm

Reader offers thoughts on safety in Bethany

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the mayor, town manager and council members of Bethany Beach and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

Last year, I came to one of the public meetings and expressed my concerns...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:51pm

Letter: Reader responds to previous letter

Editor:

In response to Bill Clemens: Sir, your letter a few weeks ago was an embarrassment and deceptive especially to those that believe everything they read and do absolutely no research on their own.

The gun control debate has...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 3:46pm

Letter: Chamber thankful for support with event

Editor:

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Town of Selbyville and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who supported the 61st Annual Old Timer’s Day to make it a memorable occasion....

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:26pm

Letter: Mentor program a hit to one educator

Editor:

For the last two years, I have had the pleasure of mentoring a student at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School. I am a retired educator. I was a school administrator and was ultimately a senior administrator with responsibility for...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:25pm

Letter: Elling suggests pledge to the constitution

Editor:

“I pledge an oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Our Constitutional freedoms of voting,...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:25pm

Letter: Town of Fenwick Bonfire grateful to sponsors

Editor:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many Fenwick Island businesses who supported our Town of Fenwick Bonfire. The proceeds of the Bonfire will help send Fenwick Island Beach Patrol guards who qualified to the...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:24pm

Letter: Reader cites forefather on partisan politics

Editor:

As a general conversational rule, we don’t talk about politics. It’s a good rule if you want to avoid unwinnable arguments. People are entitled to their own opinions. However, I want to make an exception to the rule here, because...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:23pm

Letter: Reader adds voice to Barnhill discussion

Editor:

I am not a resident of Ocean View, but I shop at many of the businesses along Route 26, as I prefer to shop locally at every opportunity.

I have recently become aware of the proposed Barnhill Animal Preserve and have some...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:22pm

Letter: Reader asks: Where is our leaders’ outrage?

Editor:

I was moved to tears by the video of Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia from Guatemala being reunited with her 8-year-old daughter after a 55-day separation! Tears, hugs, kisses. But the child does not speak. She seems traumatized. (https://...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:21pm

Letter: Reader believes the wall is the answer

Editor:

It is time for the United States Senate to build the wall to keep the American people safe. Nobody knows how many illegals are here in the United States. We do know a lot of the illegals that were locked were released by President...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:20pm

Letter: Reader hopes OV keeps eye on project

Editor:

Maria Counts’ story on the water runoff and sediment discharge problems at the Archut construction site at Rte. 26 and Woodland Ave. was very informative. There was no excuse for starting construction of the retail building before...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:20pm

Letter: Reader takes issue with County decisions

Editor:

Sussex County apparently considers it to be the manifest destiny of the Swann Trust to sell its last land adjacent to Swan Cove West LLC, and the Planning & Zoning Commission and the County Council are doing their level best to...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:06pm

Letter: Davies: Auditing qualifications matter

Editor:

Qualifications and experience matter when electing Delaware’s next State Auditor. The State Auditor is responsible for state government auditing and investigating. This requires experience, skills, professional knowledge and...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:06pm

Letter: Reader offers idea to lessen strife

Editor:

I would like to share with you a “quick fix” to the problem of the political divide engulfing this country, if not the world...

Rewrite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the addition of two words: “prohibits discrimination...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:05pm

Letter: Keeley responds to previous letters

Editor:

I am writing in response to a number of letters in the June 29 Coastal Point. 

First, Lloyd Elling’s seemingly gross misinterpretations of the Second Amendment; the NRA and President Trump’s actions are viewed as...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:04pm

Letter: Candidate discusses title companies’ issues

Editor:

My name is Meghan Kelly. I am an attorney running for the House of Representatives in the 38th District, which includes Frankford, Selbyville, Ocean View, Bethany Beach and parts of Dagsboro.

One of the reasons why I am...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:03pm

Letter: Steele weighs in on previous letters

Editor:

This letter is to answer three letters published June 29.

First, to Mr. Ewing: Your comments about President Trump and the crying little girl on the cover of Time magazine is flat-out wrong. That little girl was crying...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 2:02pm

Letter: Elling calls on all to stand up

Editor:

Time magazine will present a front-page photo of President Donald Trump staring down a crying immigrant child. 

A child being taken from her mother who is asking for asylum from the horrors of her native country. She wants...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:44pm

Letter: Reader believes political strife will end

Editor:

What we are seeing is history repeating itself… left vs. right… conservatives vs. liberals… yin vs. yang.

It will run its course; political power will shift, and life will go on. I strongly urge Americans to turn off the 24/...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

Letter: Reader calls for term limits on the Hill

Editor:

Term limits. Congress is broken. Sen. Tom Carper is an example of a “no vote” senator and is well trained by Schumer — 42 years in government is far too long. It’s time for action. It is a time for Republicans to take very...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:42pm

Letter: Reader asks: Has America lost its soul?

Editor:

When A.G. Sessions smiled while quoting scripture to justify President Trump’s new border policy, he should have quoted Matthew 12:35:

“A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:41pm

Letter: Reader calls for people to vote, support AARP

Editor:

As an AARP Delaware volunteer, I’m proud of its long history of non-partisan voter education. AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. They do, however, focus on issues that are...

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 2:40pm

Letter: Reader: Fireworks can cause real damage

Editor:

If Delaware State Police follow their practice of the past several years, this week or next they will send out a press release warning citizens about the illegality of using — or even possessing — fireworks in the state of Delaware...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:07pm

Letter: Artisans’ Fair produces record scholarships

Editor:

AARP’s Chapter 5226 wants to thank all of the supporters and many volunteers who participated in this most successful event. The proceeds will help support the $9,500 in scholarships given to Indian River High School and Delaware...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm

Letter: Reader argues for grace period

Editor:

Parking meters before high season are killing sales to us locals!

Last month, on Thursday, May 17, parking meters had just gone into effect in downtown Bethany. In pouring rain, mine was the only car parked in the circle on...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:06pm

Letter: Reader praises Rickards auto repair

Editor:

I just returned from picking up my car from Rickards. We recently settled in our new home in Ocean View and I had a “mishap” backing out of the garage. I asked a new friend for suggestions of where to take my new car to, and she...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 3:05pm

Letter: Reader questions wisdom of preserve

Editor:

I am not a resident of Ocean View, but I shop at many of the businesses along Route 26, as I prefer to shop locally at every opportunity. I have recently become aware of the proposed Barnhill Animal Preserve and have some serious...

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:07pm

Letter: Cabry urges an end to party endorsements

Editor:

On May 5, 2010, the 14th District Democratic Committee unanimously approved the following endorsement policy: “Given that the Democratic candidates for office are typically highly committed and effective leaders, it shall be the...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:08pm

Letter: Reader: committee caved to NRA

Editor:

A sickening and callous disregard for the safety of Delaware school children and residents was on full display this week when the state Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to release an assault weapons ban to the full Senate. The...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:07pm

Letter: OVHS thankful for support with gala

Editor:

The Ocean View Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended our first garden gala June 1 at Good Earth Market.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Beach Liquors, Good Earth Market, Dogfish...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

Letter: Callaway thanks voters in South Bethany

Editor:

Please allow me to say a very special thank-you to all South Bethany property owners who voted in the South Bethany town election on Saturday, May 26. We were thrilled by the phenomenal participation and so appreciative of the many...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm

Letter: CATS thankful for help from community

Editor:

Cats Around Town Society (CATS) a 501(c) charity organization, would like to thank the following businesses for their support. We are allowed to place a donation jar at each business and receive the funding, in part, we need to...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:17pm

Letter: Lioness group thankful for show support

Editor:

Through the generosity of our guests and the donations from our supporters at the May 16 “SASSY” Fashion Show Luncheon, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club has been able to continue its scholarship program for both an IRHS senior and a...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:16pm

Reader says the pay gap is alive and well

Editor:

Despite what my representative claims, I have no hidden agenda. I support an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) for Delaware. [State] Rep. [Rich] Collins [online, on May 21] throws out a number of “red herrings” related to potential...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:19pm

Reader calls poultry industry ‘foul business’

Editor:

Bill Satterfield, executive director of the Delmarva Poultry Industry, recently tried to paint with dollar signs a glowing picture of the benefits of big poultry for all Delawareans. But his picture can’t hide the blood, guts,...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 2:18pm