About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Some folks are saying the Ocean City Council’s vote to support slots at fraternal clubs, such as the Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion, to name a few, epitomizes hypocrisy. An argument could certainly be made the decision contradicts the resort’s infamous anti-slots stance, which is annually reiterated in Annapolis during public hearings. However, it’s… Read more »

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

Worcester County fraternal organizations should be allowed to have slot machines in their buildings under the conditions they devote a certain amount of the proceeds to the community. However, the path we are taking to get to that outcome has become quite bizarre and seems to have further fractured relations between county and Ocean City… Read more »

Primary Election Next Tuesday

BERLIN – Registered voters in Maryland will be heading to the polls next Tuesday, between 7 a.m.-8 p.m., for the presidential primary election. Republican and Democratic voters will have a full slate of presidential candidates to decide on when they let their voices be heard. Although some of the candidates have officially withdrawn from the… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Going to bed early E-Trade’s baby commercials during the Super BowlWatching news coverage of Groundhog DayWaking up before the alarm clockLiving and working in BerlinA king-size bedThe movie, “The Bucket List”Seeing a movie after reading the bookThat ‘Lost’ is back with new episodesA bare tree in the heart of winterGetting up early

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

Worcester County fraternal organizations should be allowed to have slot machines in their buildings under the conditions they devote a certain amount of the proceeds to the community. However, the path we are taking to get to that outcome has become quite bizarre and seems to have further fractured relations between county and Ocean City… Read more »

Things I Like

The smell of caramel popcorn in the winter on the boardsExiting the New Jersey TurnpikeA worn-in sweatshirt with a hoodA comfortable pull-out couchTrying and liking wine I have never heard ofWedding anniversariesSeeing places I have visited depicted in moviesWalking the streets of New York CityOur new ‘Pets of the Month’People who have faith but don’t… Read more »

Senate Bill Seeks To Increase Liquor, Beer Tax

ANNAPOLIS – Booze could be the next industry targeted for a tax increase, if one legislator has her way.Senate Bill 232, sponsored by Senator Jennie M. Forehand of Montgomery County, calls for significant increases in the taxes retailers pay for alcoholic beverages in Maryland.The bill calls for, “Increasing the state tax rates for alcoholic beverages… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Some people will get a chance to relive the disturbing slaying and dismemberment of Martha Crutchley and Joshua Ford at the hands of Erika and Benjamin Sifrit this weekend. The investigation and the case in general will be featured on the Oxygen Network’s show “Snapped,” which details cases of females accused of murder that seemingly… Read more »

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

The proposed ban on handheld cell phones while driving in Maryland has followed an eerily familiar path as some other measures recently approved by the Maryland General Assembly.The bill essentially expands the current prohibition of hand-held cell phones by drivers under the age of 18 who hold a learner’s permit or provisional license to Marylanders… Read more »