Voices From The Readers

Decision To Save Tree Appreciated Editor:I would like to publically thank the Town of Ocean City for saving “the tree” on 4th Street.As background, late last summer, standing in the parking lot of the Atlantic United Methodist Church parking lot and looking north toward the post office, I watched the demolition of the older buildings…. Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Interesting concerns were raised this week regarding the impact the proposed performing arts center will have on the Roland E. Powell Convention Center’s ability to maintain existing big-money bookings as well as appeal to new groups.Internally, word has it the folks who sell the convention center and are charged with securing bookings at the facility… Read more »

Federal Spending Cuts Would Carry Big Impact In Md.

BERLIN — With the clock ticking on the expected billions of dollars of cuts in funding for several programs including furloughs and layoffs of employees in Maryland and across the nation, bipartisan federal lawmakers late yesterday were no closer to reaching an accord on the anticipated sequestration.Earlier this year, federal officials avoided an approaching “fiscal… Read more »

Council Moves Forward Planned Code Changes

OCEAN CITY – A couple of favorable recommendations made by the Planning and Zoning Commission came before the Mayor and City Council this week to amend code sections and were quickly approved.Planning and Community Development Director Matt Margotta and Zoning Administrator Blaine Smith proposed to reinsert language in the DMX zone to allow low impact… Read more »