Voices From The Readers

Welcome Back To Joe Hall


First I would like to congratulate Councilman Joe Hall on his victory in the past election. 

Then I would like to say how refreshing it is to read in this paper how he is upsetting the rest of the council by having the nerve to question the capital expenditures being proposed. How dare he stand up and want to know where and how the money is going to be spent. How dare he actually try and keep those promises he made in the campaign that he was going to try and bring some fiscal responsibility to the council.

Is it really that absurd that someone would try and live up to promises made? Is it really that strange to want to have a detailed understanding of where the money is going to go?

Do I hear the same protest being made that were often made when one of our prior councilman used to want details and would then try and cut cost or fight against wasteful spending?

Could Councilman Hall be taking over the severely missed leadership role that Councilman Vince Gisrrel had on the council as a fiscal watchdog?

Let us hope this is true and remains so.

Len Bender

Ocean City

Support Hospice’s Work


Throughout our lives, all of us encounter difficult and challenging situations. Most of us remember someone who helped us during difficult times – a grandparent, a special teacher, even a stranger who became a friend. These memories are important sources of strength and calm throughout our lives.

Yet when recalling end-of-life experiences of those we love, many of us have different memories. These may include the hurt on the face of a loved one in pain; the sorrow on the face of a family member who did not get the opportunity to say goodbye to a dying relative; the stress on the faces of those making difficult decisions about end-of-life choices without guidance or support. These challenges don’t have to be faced alone.

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to celebrate those who provide hospice and palliative care to those in our community and help raise awareness of quality care at the end of life. We are fortunate to have experienced staff and trained volunteers offering care and support during one of life’s most challenging journeys. I encourage all those in our community to thank these dedicated individuals and support the ongoing work of Coastal Hospice.

Alane Capen


(The writer is the president of Coastal Hospice.)