Committee Approach On Fire/EMS Issues Wise

Committee Approach On Fire/EMS Issues Wise

Creating a committee to study the complex issues surrounding fire department funding in Worcester County is an appropriate direction.Though they face similar issues, mostly centered around funding, the needs and concerns of the various fire departments in Worcester County vary by their response areas. Forming a committee of commissioners, fire service leaders and county staff… Read more »

Patience Required With Vaccinations

Patience Required  With Vaccinations

The distribution is not happening as fast as anyone would like, but patience is a must when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination process.Within a few hours of an initial announcement being released to the media, Atlantic General Hospital’s 300 vaccination slots for a phase 1B clinic this Saturday were filled and a wait list… Read more »

Bad Timing For Room Tax Hike

Bad Timing For  Room Tax Hike

The Ocean City Mayor and Council could soon deliberate on whether to support a room tax increase, which would then need to go through the Worcester County Commissioners and the Maryland General Assembly. This year is not the time for this consideration.There is too much instability within the economy and unknowns associated with visitor travel… Read more »

An Editor’s Note To Close Out 2020

An Editor’s Note To Close Out 2020

There are two critical components to a free community newspaper – readers and advertisers. Without folks seeking to pick up the product each week and businesses supporting it through their marketing dollars, The Dispatch would not exist.No year in our history, dating back to 1984, was more trying than 2020 for a variety of factors,… Read more »

Voices From The Readers – January 1, 2021

Voices From The Readers – January 1, 2021

Outdated Liquor Laws Need Changing In Md.Editor:I read with interest Shawn Soper’s Dec. 22 article “Petition Effort Underway Against Big Box Stores Selling Alcohol.” The petition effort described by Ms. Elliot-Carr, executive director of the Worcester County Licensed Beverage Association, is another grab by opponents to keep outdated and outmoded liquor laws on the books… Read more »