Between The Lines

During the recent book ban discussions at the Worcester County Board of Education meeting as well as across the state and country, it seemed inevitable there may be some legislation introduced on the topic. A review of newly introduced legislation in the Maryland General Assembly this week shows at least one bill being weighed on… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Watching And NotingEditor:I am one of those people who enjoys watching our elected officials in action. Unscripted and speaking from the heart is local politics at its best.So, for me it was a surreal moment during the Jan. 16 County Commissioners’ meeting when the commissioners began discussing the merits of encouraging more public input on… Read more »


Charles F. EderOcean PinesCharles F. Eder, 79, known locally as “Captain Chuck” of Ocean Pines, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2024, at Coastal Hospice of Ocean Pines.Capt. Chuck was born on Oct. 17, 1944, to Charles John Eder and Myrna (Machen) Eder in Baltimore.After serving three years in the US Army, Capt. Chuck was… Read more »

Jenkins Point project outlined; Restoration of peninsula would result in protection against storms, rising tides

Tara FischerStaff Writer(Feb. 1, 2024) The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) hosted a meeting on Monday in Ocean Pines to discuss the Jenkins Point restoration project and answer questions from  residents.Jenkins Point, south of the Route 90 bridge in the Isle of Wight Bay, is a series of islands kayak-distance from Ocean Pines. The land… Read more »

Things I Like

The first sunny day after a few dismal ones Not seeing an agonizing Ravens game in person Looking back at my kids’ baby pictures Gracious post-game interviews after  a loss The mixed feelings that come with change Chit chat with strangers An old lacrosse stick compared to today’s styles A real smile from a special… Read more »