Vocal Minority Won In Banner Ad Issue

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Ocean Aerials Inc. owner Bob Bunting should never have been in the position of having to stop accepting paid political ads. The man has a company to run and his business happens to be flying advertising messages over the beach. The two ads flown over Ocean City last weekend featured pro-Republican messages — “Stop Mad… Read more »

Is It Safe To Go Into The Waters Around Here?

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Kathy Phillips Special To The Dispatch In our coastal watershed and along our ocean beaches, the answer almost always is a resounding yes. But after heavy rainfall, like we’ve been experiencing in the past few weeks, the answer isn’t so simple. Runoff from rainstorms carries pollutants and contaminants off lawns, parking lots, roadways and farm… Read more »

Recovering Addicts Deserve Credit For Openness

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It’s not a normal occurrence for convicted criminals to speak to the media openly about past indiscretions in an effort to spread awareness and education about their individual circumstances. That happened twice this week. Typically, jailhouse interviews are requested by prisoners because they want to explain their innocence and how the system has worked against… Read more »

Incident Confirms Bus Camera System’s Need

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If there was ever a clear confirmation that Ocean City needs cameras on buses, it was last weekend. In fact, it’s a crying shame the surveillance program discussed last month was not in place because it could provide invaluable evidence in a current homicide investigation. Back in May, Ocean City Public Works Director Hal Adkins… Read more »

City’s Position On Sponsors Needs Another Look

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The recent discussion over whether to allow West Ocean City-based businesses to sponsor Ocean City special events is perplexing. It’s an easy decision that has been clouded by overthinking. At some point in time, it appears Chick-fil-A, which has locations in West Ocean City and Salisbury, as well as across the country, expressed an interest… Read more »