Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – April 13, 2018

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk – April 13, 2018

Maryland voters in November will face a referendum question with huge ramifications for education. A constitutional amendment will appear before voters that if passed would prevent the state from using gambling revenues from the state’s six casino operations for any project outside of education. According to an article in The Washington Post, “The “lockbox” bill… Read more »

School Safety Bill A Key Session Takeaway

School Safety Bill A Key Session Takeaway

When trying to get a general read of Maryland’s legislative session, which wrapped up this week, it’s understandable how people can be confused. Mixed messages are sent from a variety of media outlets as well as the elected officials themselves. As is typically the case, dozens of media statements were released from legislators across the… Read more »

Inlet Solutions A Long-Term Effort

Inlet Solutions A Long-Term Effort

A study period of five years is reportedly needed before any major and long-term solution is found for the chronic Inlet shoaling problem. While that news surely brings angst to those who make their living on the navigable waters around this area, it’s understandable because the fix is not a simple one. Additionally, it’s going… Read more »

Reprioritizing Route 90 Dualization Necessary

Reprioritizing Route 90 Dualization Necessary

At last week’s Ocean City Mayor and Council meeting, Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic, a former city councilman, provided his quarterly update for his former colleagues. One of the takeaways was word the county “has come around and will endorse the dualization of Route 90,” according to Mitrecic. That certainly doesn’t mean the project will… Read more »

Recovery House Location Concerns Merited

Recovery House Location Concerns Merited

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meetings rarely take place before much of an audience, but April’s gathering in Berlin would have likely been well attended. On Berlin BZA’s agenda for the April 4 meeting was a proposed recovery house on William Street near Berlin Intermediate School. Hope4Recovery, a well-intended organization operating a similar facility in… Read more »