Voices From The Readers

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Appreciation Expressed Editor: It is with great gratitude that I write this letter in appreciation of so many people and businesses in the community of Ocean City. Camp Possibilities, a camp for children with diabetes has been the beneficiary of Spaghetti for Possibilities, a spaghetti dinner held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for the past… 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 »

Voices From The Readers

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Threats Still Remain Despite Major Victory Editor: Tuesday, March 15 was a day to celebrate. On that day, the Obama Administration unveiled the latest draft of their offshore drilling plan for the years 2017-2022. A previous version, released in January of 2015, included plans to lease areas of the Atlantic for offshore drilling. The plan unveiled… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

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Laws Against Our Rights Dear Editor: I wonder how many of your readers remember in 2014 the Senate voted down, by a vote of 53-46, a UN Arms Trade Agreement that, if passed, would have allowed our government, required by the agreement, to register and eventually take guns from all citizens denying us our 2nd… 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 »

Pro-Development Claims Grounded In Actions

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Editor: I take exception to the Mayor of Fenwick Island’s recent remark “a myth exists that the council majority is pro-development.” Actions speak for themselves. The following are recent zoning changes that have been passed by the current majority that have benefitted only the commercial district: Allowed multiple apartments in a commercial building; Doubled the… Read more »