Mortgage Interest Deduction Proposal Assailed

Mortgage Interest Deduction Proposal Assailed

BERLIN — Hundreds gathered in Annapolis on Wednesday, including a large contingent from the Ocean City area and the Eastern Shore, to protest a proposed reduction in Maryland’s mortgage interest deduction many believe could further derail the state’s struggling housing industry.Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget introduced in January includes a cap on many itemized deductions… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Extending Bargaining Fair Editor:It seems reasonable and fair that since the Ocean City police, paramedics and fire personnel have collective bargaining procedures, so should all city employees.Each department has an equally important responsibility toward the operation of our city.In short, we think City Council should grant collective bargaining to city employees. However, we are not… Read more »

Time To Monitor Annapolis Is Now

Time To Monitor Annapolis Is Now

With all the talk of tax and fee increases, funding shifts and education mandates, it’s easy to get lost this year in all that goes on in the Maryland General Assembly.The bottom line is simple. Maryland is overspending. It’s living beyond its means and has been for some time. That’s why there is a $1… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

The great storm of 1962 will be remembered in tremendous detail next Wednesday at a dinner at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. I am looking forward to attending the event and watching the 40-minute video that will feature storm footage as well as personal accounts and reflections from local residents.Many lives were affected by… Read more »

We Remember Those We Have Lost

We Remember Those We Have Lost

Verna Isabelle Disney BrennerOCEAN CITY — On Thursday, March 1, 2012, Verna Isabelle Disney Brenner, age 94, was taken to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.Born in Harborton, Va., she is preceded in Heaven by her mother and father, Herbert and Florence Disney and her husband, John Brenner.She was a loving mother, grandmother,… Read more »

Phone Scam Warning

Phone Scam Warning

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department this week is warning citizens about a current telephone scam targeting grandparents, parents and family members during which the suspects pretend to be under arrest and in need of assistance.The scam, which is fairly common, has several variations, but in the end involves a loved one who… Read more »