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 »

Voices From The Readers – June 24, 2016


Sponsors Thanked Editor: The Ocean Pines Anglers Club held a successful Teach A Kid To Fish event on Saturday, June 18 and wants to thank our sponsors, the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club and the Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermen’s Association (MSSA), for proving financial support for this event. We also thank the Maryland Natural Resources Police for providing… Read more »

Recovering Addicts Deserve Credit For Openness


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 »