Letters to the Editor

Responding to Lorraine Gloede’s letter


I am writing in response to Lorraine Gloede’s letter on Senate Bill 22, the National Popular Vote Bill. I attended the League of Women Voters’ event in Georgetown where a panel of three discussed the bill then pending in the...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:52am

A response to Mr. Moeller’s letter


Mr. Moeller’s letter regarding a serious problem in Delaware with litter hit home with this resident. Words cannot adequately express my feelings on this issue. It is disgusting, frustrating, disturbing and irresponsible to see...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am

Reader urges: Vote yes for the referendum


Fans of “Games of Thrones” will know that “Winter is Coming” was a key phrase in the series up until last season. Well, now “Winter is Here”! The key concern in the Indian River School District is “Overcrowding is Coming.”  Well,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:50am

Need to allow early voting


As a Delawarean attending college in D.C. for the last 3.5 years, voting has not always been easy. Unfortunately, the same can be said for the thousands of Delawareans in colleges across the state and country. That’s because...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:49am

Reader thinks it’s time to share the care


I am writing in support of S.B. 27, the “Share the Care Act,” now under consideration by Delaware’s legislators.

My 94-year-old father was an active, robust family man. When various health conditions got the best of him,...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:48am

A real talk about the word ‘fake’


Are we living in a “fake” world?

President Donald Trump’s leadership in the life of the U.S.A. has been defined by one word in nearly every avenue of our lives... “fake.” Daily news sources are fake news reports? Our local...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:47am

Candidate ready for Ocean View election


At the latest Ocean View council meeting, it was announced that there will be a town-wide election (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Saturday, April 13, for the next District 1 member. There will also be a candidates’ night on Wednesday, March...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:39pm

Appreciation of a guest column


We applaud your decision to publish [the guest column written by Jeannie Bennett Fleming of Concerned Parishioners]. As concerned Catholics, we know that this issue desperately needs all the light and action that can be devoted to...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:38pm

A letter on litter levels


This letter is in regards to a plague which affects virtually the entire state of Delaware. Almost no area or roadway escapes the ongoing severe litter problem we have in this state. Our roadways and parks look like we are mired in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:37pm

Examining the referendum


The IRSD has scheduled another capital expense funding referendum for May 7. Please allow me to share some of my thoughts about our school district.

First, the district has no control over whether they provide an education...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:37pm

Reader says the people have spoken on referendum


On Feb. 8 the Indian River School District held a referendum to raise property taxes, and the people voted and the results (no tax increase) — the people have spoken.

The response from IRSD: We did not hear you, so let’s...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:30pm

Reader asks Collins: Why are you bringing back the ‘Blue Route’?

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Rep. Rich Collins and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I was deeply concerned to hear of your planned resolution to the House of Representatives to study the...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:28pm

On Senate Bill 22


Senate Bill 22, the National Popular Vote Bill, is back! It will be heard in committee on Wednesday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Senate Caucus Room. The public is encouraged to write their state senators and/or make their opinions...

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:39am

Thanks from the IRB Boosters


The Indian River Band Boosters and band members would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our local community for supporting our 11th annual bingo event, held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Hall on Saturday, March 2.


Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:33am

Letter: Legion dinner a hit, thanks to many


The chicken-and-dumpling dinner at the American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro was a huge success, thanks to the dedicated volunteers who worked very hard. We are truly grateful to the community who supported us in this effort.


Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:59am

Reader favors legalization


Last night I attended Gov. Carney’s State of the State Town Hall meeting in Milford. I listened to the governor speak and take questions from constituents. His message focused on creating jobs, increasing state revenue, and...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:39pm

A reader shares thanks


Thank you for your editorial, “We are our biggest enemy these days.” It is not the faint of heart who will dare wade into the fetid swamp of identity politics and societal herd non-think fostered by big media and our narcissistic...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:38pm

A response to a guest column


I read the [guest column] in the Coastal Point of Feb. 1, 2019, page 16, titled “Proposed state bills designed to shame and intimidate women.”

If a woman truly believes, and it is the law, that ending the life of her unborn...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:35pm

Referendum aftermath


I was deeply disappointed and saddened to read the results of the IRSD referendum vote. I understand the personal financial situations many face; many of our friends and neighbors are retired and live on fixed incomes. None of us...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:32pm

DMHOA is here to help


If you live in manufactured housing on leased land, the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association (DMHOA) is here to help you.

Land/community owners have been increasing the land rent for homeowners that, in many cases,...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:30pm

OVPD applauds event, announces others


Last Friday evening, the Ocean View Church of Christ once again hosted the Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The police department proudly...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:11pm

Giving MLK Day thanks


On behalf of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Organization, Sussex County, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all media, churches, banks, community organizations, corporations, local businesses...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:10pm

Responding to Simmons’ letter


I am a proud American with more than 20 Revolutionary War patriots, two Mayflower ancestors and two Jamestowne ancestors in my lineage. My family has played an important role in the creation of this great nation through their blood...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:08pm

IRSD will still move on


Our Indian River School District Referendum failed by just a few votes. The school district will bring a new vote to the taxpayers of this district very soon. It is becoming a pattern.

I encourage Superintendent Steele to...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:04pm

A Referendum response


I was upset and angry when I read in this week’s Coastal Point that the IRSD referendum failed (and failed by quite a large margin). We are talking about children and their learning environment here. I can’t believe that anyone...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 2:03pm

SEDAC takes a grateful look back at 2018

Before I report to the people of Sussex County on SEDAC’s activities in 2018, I would like to take a moment to thank all those who emailed and/or phoned me supporting the last editorial on affordable housing and economic development. Your...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:16am

A response to Simmons


The letter sent by Diane Simmons confused me — especially the last paragraph about socialism.

Has she been to one of the many capitalist countries that have democratic socialist governments? Many of them have economies that...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:14am

Warming up to firepits


Thank you for the informative piece on Ocean View’s budget workshop discussion. The town council’s effort to engender community spirit with a series of Town-sponsored events is a good initiative.

Chief McLaughlin’s...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:14am

Voveris congratulates SBPD chief


Congratulations are in order for Chief Troy Crowson, who has been selected by the Office of Highway Safety to represent the state of Delaware at its upcoming Lifesavers Conference to be held in March.

Only one officer is...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:13am

League urges running for school board


Are you concerned about the quality of our local public schools? Would you like to take part in shaping educational policy and in making decisions that assure all children in your community have the educational opportunities that...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:09am

A call-out of calls

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.


I am writing to request that Congress enact...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:08am

Lions Club looks back


2018 is behind us! 2019 has arrived! Fenwick Island Lions Club wishes to thank everyone who supported our 2018 fundraisers and look forward to 2019!

FILC fundraisers:

• FILC Pancake Breakfast, at Harpoon Hanna’s in...

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:05am

A response to Dobson


A little late to react, but that letter from George Dobson has in it the silliest, let alone most shortsighted comments I have seen in a good long time.

Tax parents with children in school and drop the tax when the child...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:34am

Reader: ‘Illegals’ are a threat to America


So Los Angeles teachers are complaining about overcrowded classrooms in a district where 85 percent of the children are considered “at risk.” Too bad, L.A.! What do you expect, when you’re in a sanctuary state?

When you keep...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:32am

Special holiday thanks


Thank you to everyone who helped fill Santa’s Book Bag with 400 new books for babies, children and teenagers this holiday season. The books were distributed through the Edward W. Pyle Social Services Center, Frankford; the Dagsboro...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:31am

A letter to Steele


A school bond referendum is scheduled for a vote on Feb. 5 seeking to raise funds for badly needed and worthy public school needs. A positive vote will increase property taxes in Sussex County, with estimates varying.


Friday, January 18, 2019 - 9:30am

GFWC gives thanks to the people of Selbyville


The GFWC Selbyville Community Club expresses heartfelt thanks to the generous people in the Selbyville area who donated coats and other warm clothing during our December “Coats & Sweats for Vets” campaign.

Over 600 coats...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:25am

A reader requests to get involved in IRSD


Response to letter of Jan. 4, 2019, by Mr. Dobson: Actually, there is no one among us who is “not involved with the school district” in which we live.

Let’s all attend one of the Indian River School District’s public...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:24am

A letter to Hocker, Gray

Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to state Sen. Gerald Hocker and state Rep. Ron Gray, and was sent to the Coastal Point for publication.

I read your comments and those of Ron Gray in the Coastal Point that were made at the...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:02pm

The pledge brings reflection for reader


When I recite the pledge of allegiance I do it barely above a whisper because I find comfort in hearing the person next to me, as well as inspiration from the choral voice of all declarers. And so it was on Dec. 6 as I stood in a...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 2:01pm

Letter — Inland Bays Garden Center says thanks


Inland Bays Garden Center would like to thank those who participated in our first gingerbread cookie decorating activity. We would like to especially thank chef Sandy Daniels, who baked the cookies for decorating and graciously...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:51pm

Letter — Town of Millville gives thanks


On behalf of the Town of Millville, we want to thank all those who assisted in making the 6th Annual Millville Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, such a success. The Town was totally overjoyed by the massive crowd, seeing so many...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:49pm

Letters — LB Lioness Club announces winner


The Lord Baltimore Lioness Club takes great pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2018 Seven Plus Nights Out Raffle is an Ocean View “local” who has requested anonymity but is eager to start his culinary expedition to each of...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:48pm

Letter — Reader: No more taxes, growth until infrastructure is ready


I believe that a tax increase was passed about two years ago, when Mrs. Bunting was the [Indian River School] district superintendent.

There is a growing problem with any type of growth in Sussex County that needs to be...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:47pm

Letter — Mentoring Month is coming


January is Mentoring Month. The Lord Baltimore Lions Club has mentors in the Sussex County schools, and I’m proud to be one of them. This is a hands-on, face-to-face commitment with our future generation.

Our local community...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:46pm

ACTS volunteer grateful for help with its taxes


Thank you, Mr. Hocker and Mr. Gray!

Many in the area know about ACTS. We accept donations and sell them at a very discounted price. We then turn the money around and give to local charities, from fire departments to local...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:28pm

Dorfman appreciative of DiFebo, Hocker support to poll workers


Nov. 6, the day of the election, at around 5 p.m., the dinner provided by DiFebo’s restaurant arrived at the Bethany Beach fire house. The dinner provided was quite a treat for the 14 poll workers. The day starts at 6 a.m. It ends...

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 3:28pm

Letter — Reader gives thanks


I want to thank Coastal Point for recently giving Sen. Coons the opportunity to help bring awareness to Pancreatic Cancer.

I met Sen. Coons last June when he was the keynote speaker at Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy Day in D.C...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:42pm

Letter — A local thank-you


To our neighbors, friends and local business partners — just a note to thank you for your generous donation to our fundraising efforts for victim-support programs and research.

The success of our fundraisers depends on...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:40pm

Letter — Reader has thoughts on IRSD referendum


If you read the Nov. 30 article in the Coastal Point regarding the IRSD, then you are aware that they are seeking another referendum on Feb. 5, increasing the property tax by 44 cents per $100 of assessed value (another referendum...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 3:08pm