Some Reasons To Be Thankful This Year

Some Reasons To Be Thankful This Year

It’s healthy for all to take a few moments over the weekend to reflect on what brings us gratitude. Among the things, in no particular order, we are thankful for this time of year are the following:•Schools being open for in-person learning. Though students and teachers must wear facial coverings at all times, nearly all… Read more »

Sweeping Tourism Changes For Resort

Sweeping Tourism  Changes For Resort

It’s always interesting for any business to hear honest customer feedback. The same goes for resort destinations like Ocean City.Tourism folks have always sought feedback from Ocean City visitors, but outreach has been stepped up recently with an independent source conducting about 5,500 interviews with visitors. The data concludes 91% rated the Ocean City experience… Read more »

OC’s Fund Balance Handling Merits Close Watch

OC’s Fund Balance Handling Merits Close Watch

An interesting storyline heading into the next budget review in Ocean City will be how officials manage the excessive fund balance that has accumulated in recent years. It must be reduced. Where the excess dollars should be distributed is the question.Ocean City is a financially strong government. It has an experienced administration steering a successful… Read more »

Voices from The Readers – November 12, 2021

Voices from The Readers – November 12, 2021

Equity Laudable, But Must Not Omit MeritEditor:The proposed equity, diversity and inclusion position for Ocean City is an enigma.In one breath, Mayor Rick Meehan proclaims that we’re “behind the times,” need to “be on the forefront of change” and “keep up,” “be leaders,” etc., the usual rhetorical clichés.Then he concedes that in meetings with state… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Delaware appears more apt than Maryland to do away with mask mandates in public schools. This week Delaware Gov. John Carney said he would extend his requirement public and private school students wear masks until Feb. 8, 2022. However, Carney hinted it might not be extended beyond that if vaccination rates among youth hit acceptable… Read more »