Letters to the Editor

Letters: December 2, 2005

Dollar dilemma needs to be examined

We are now being told Delaware is contemplating the sale or lease Interstate 95 and State Route 1 to private investors, perhaps even foreign ones? Why?

Seems DelDOT needs an...

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters November 25 2005

Dagsboro candidates are addressing needs

As new residents of Dagsboro, we would hate to see this beautiful, historical town go the way of just another congested area. We ran from a little town in Pennsylvania where we lived...

Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

LETTERS: 2005-11-18

CIB hopes to bring community together

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, more than 100 participants attended the Beaches, Bays and Beyond workshop at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach. The purpose of this...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: 2005-11-11

Local twirlers raise money with help

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Starlites Baton & Colorguard teams held a Twirlathon benefit to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, particularly a twirling team from Slidell, La...

Thursday, November 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: November 4, 2005

Fluoride in Bethany water comes with risks

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...

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: October 21, 2005

Yard sale a big hit thanks to supporters

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...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: October 14, 2005

DelDOT should focus on essentials for bridge

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recently halted its bidding process for the construction of the new Indian River Inlet Bridge. According to a DelDOT press...

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 30, 2005

We shouldn’t have to pay twice for roads

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...

Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 16, 2005

Organization thankful for help with program

The Lower Sussex Team of Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Team in Training program would like to thank the Coastal Point and Sam Harvey for your excellent coverage of us and our cause. Not...

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 9, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs

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...

Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: September 2, 2005

Library thankful for success of programs

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...

Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: August 26, 2005

Town council should consider history

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...

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - August 19, 2005

FOSCL offers thanks to those who helped

On behalf of the Friends of the South Coastal Library, I would like to offer my sincere and heartfelt thanks to our fantastic Cottage Tour Committee and the wonderful volunteers who...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: August 8, 2005

We should all be thankful for local good

A long time ago when I was in the service, there was a saying: “When the troops are complaining, they’re happy!”

I hear and read about many complaints in reference to the county...

Thursday, August 4, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: July 29, 2005

One solution to traffic concerns offered

It’s time to zone and implement some commercial property in outlying areas off Route 26 for local patronage.

The West Avenue to Kent Avenue loop is a good example. In fact,...

Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 22, 2005

People can be heard on traffic concerns

Citizens of Dagsboro who are concerned and worried about traffic and the risk of over-development need to attend the next meeting of the Dagsboro Town Council on Monday, July 25, at 7 p...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: July 8, 2005

Community just wants the right to stay put

I (my family — Fitzgerald) have lived in a house in the midst of Lynn Lee Village since 1961. It was one of the original Steele family houses, an old farmhouse about 200 years old....

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters - July 1, 2005

Safety for our summer visitors is needed

Everyone I talk to enjoys the summer visitors, many from other countries, who come to Sussex County to work for the summer — a needed influx of hard workers and joyful young people....

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: April 29, 2005

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...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

Letters: April 15, 2005

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...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

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

When I was informed that Mr. Wally...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

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...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 11, 2005

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...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters - March 4, 2005

Re-zoning of Sussex County not a simple task

It appears a topic of the moment is the possibility of Sussex County Council elections taking on an entirely new format. The proposed new system would allow all Sussex Countians to...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: February 25, 2005

Beebe Medical Center thanks community for support

Beebe Medical Center hosted its First Annual Community Heart Fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in partnership with the American Heart Association on Tuesday, Feb....

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: February 4, 2005

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...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: January 28, 2005

The Social Security crisis can no longer be ignored

The News Journal printed a letter headed “Bring government workers to program.” As a newspaper, it would seem that there should have been a note giving the facts on the...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

Letters: January 21, 2005

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...

Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 7:00pm