Report Card Will Mean More Later

Report Card Will Mean More Later

There were some surprises with the first-ever School Report Card from the Maryland State Department of Education this week, most notably the fact no public school in Worcester County received a five-star rating on a new statewide evaluation system.Worcester is annually ranked in the top five in all statewide barometers measuring school systems and has… Read more »

Voices From The Readers – November 30, 2018

Voices From The Readers – November 30, 2018

A Political DilemmaEditor:I call attention to the state of affairs of Snow Hill’s political dilemma and the consequences.The former mayor (Charlie Dorman) resigned amid controversy with the Town Council and the council appointed the former mayor (Steve Matthews) to serve out his term. This void of political leadership creates an opportunity for new leadership and… Read more »

Redistricting Ruling Appeal Stalls Inevitable

Redistricting Ruling Appeal Stalls Inevitable

It’s tough to understand Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s decision to appeal a judicial panel’s opinion the state’s current congressional district map is unconstitutional.Earlier this month, a special three-judge panel ruled the state should “establish a neutral commission” to redraw Maryland’s congressional boundaries. The panel was unanimous in its opinion with one judge writing, “There… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – November 16, 2018

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – November 16, 2018

At last week’s organization meeting, the Ocean City Mayor and Council resembled the Worcester County Commissioners. The commissioners routinely make decisions in private before the issues are even discussed privately. The majority of the council did just that last week.The vote for the council president was clearly orchestrated beforehand. Before outlining his position that Councilman… Read more »