Shore Lawmakers Weigh In On Social Issues

BERLIN – While the economy and budget issues have dominated the early part of the 2011 General Assembly session, several weighty social issues will soon likely come to bear including a potential resumption of the death penalty and an anticipated debate on same-sex marriages in Maryland.Gov. Martin O’Malley last Friday introduced his proposed 2012 budget… Read more »

Bar Crawl Record Confirmed

OCEAN CITY – Almost six months to the day after completing the grueling task, a group of nine friends who successfully completed a trek into the Guinness Book of World Records in Ocean City in July for the most pubs visited by a team during a 24-hour period received word the new record was official.Team… Read more »

LCB Decision Expected Next Week

SNOW HILL – After hearing a proposal from the newly formed Worcester Alliance for Free Market (WAFM) and a rebuttal from the Worcester County Liquor Control Board, County Commission President Bud Church expects the commission to make a ruling regarding the fate of the LCB within the next two weeks.“We’re working on it daily,” Church… Read more »

Open Houses This Week

WEST OCEAN CITY Bay Point Plantation Rt589/Gum Point Rd Daily 10-5 Waterfront Estate Lots in 142 Acre Preserve Kevin Decker The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 443-235-6552OCEAN CITY Coconut Malorie 60th Street Bayfront Open Daily 1BR w/ Views Jim White ReMax Premier Properties 410-726-9026OCEAN CITY Makai Condominiums 42nd St. Bayside Daily 10-4 New Construction 2BR &… Read more »

Maryland Wears Anti-Business Crown Well

It’s looking more and more like Maryland might just be an anti-business state, as critics have maintained for years.Many have suggested conducting business in Maryland is much tougher compared to others around us. Many point to crippling income taxes for those who make a solid living, while others point to the recent sales tax increase… Read more »

Between The Lines

Nearly half of the 5,000 people who have voted in an online poll seem to support Ocean City’s new Boardwalk featuring a stamped concrete tram lane down the center made to resemble wood. That’s surprising to me, as I thought most would side with the traditional wooden surface for the portion under consideration from 4th… Read more »

Applauding Mayor’s Veto

Editor:I would like to commend Mayor Rick Meehan, for his veto of seven proposed ordinances which could have made deep cuts to the Ocean City employees payroll and benefit packages. My kudos to the mayor is not for the substance of his veto but rather for his concern that we “know what we are doing… Read more »