Safety Concerns Warrant Prom Breath Tests

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While it may be unusual around these parts, there is plenty of precedent for what administrators and decision makers at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury did last weekend when they suspected a group of prom-goers had been drinking. The school decided to have the group undergo a breath test to confirm what was… Read more »

Another Center Expansion Already?

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It might seem crazy to many that Ocean City is beginning the process of further expanding the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, but it’s actually sound planning and will address a significant shortcoming at the facility. At this week’s Mayor and Council meeting, elected officials endorsed moving ahead with the hiring of an architect to… Read more »

Paid Sick Bill’s Local Impact Could Be Serious

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Maryland’s perception of an anti-business state seems secure as the General Assembly’s current session nears its conclusion in Annapolis next week. Topping the examples this year is the controversial paid sick leave bill, which passed the House this week easily after clearing the Senate Finance Committee and will head to the Senate for almost certain… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

The Long and Short View of Chesapeake’s Islands SMITH ISLAND- A few autumns ago, I took the students in my Chesapeake Bay class at Salisbury University to Smith Island to discuss how rising seas, accelerated by a warming climate, will threaten such low-lying communities before the end of this century. I didn’t have to teach… Read more »

Where Do City, Paramedics Go From Here?

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With all the allegations and passion on both sides of the issue, it’s a good thing to see the Career Firefighters/Paramedics union filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Town of Ocean City. This way there will be some resolution on the matter to some degree. The comments made at this week’s meeting at… Read more »