Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin’s comments last week regarding a recent spate of vandalism to the town’s guard stands revealed an unpleasant side few know to being a lifeguard in this resort. In an interview last week on the various vandalism acts found by lifeguards in the morning, Arbin said the acts this… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

The County Commissioners were understandably hot under the collar this week after discovering a stoplight was being erected on Route 113 in front of the new tech school in Newark. The commissioners apparently were unaware of the State Highway Administration’s plans and were particularly annoyed because a couple of the commissioners, especially President Virgil Shockley,… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

As a follow up to last week’s column, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan called to assure the public the Ocean City Dog Playground has not officially been named after Ocean City Recreation and Parks Director Tom Shuster. During the ribbon cutting ceremony last week, the new facility was referred to as Shuster Dog Park with… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

By attaching Recreation and Parks Director Tom Shuster’s name to the Ocean City Dog Playground, Ocean City has opened itself up to criticism. In this case, I think it’s legitimate. The city recently decided against naming city facilities after residents over concerns it would set a precedent that could ultimately lead to some citizens taking… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

The Ocean City Police Department held a series of gang recognition training sessions for residents and businesses this week. The training, a good thing if it educates the public, is noteworthy for a couple reasons. First, it’s the first time the g-word has been broached publicly in Ocean City, and, secondly, people are taking it… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Ocean City is hoping to launch fireworks tonight to mark the nation’s independence. That’s been the plan for years, but there have been varying results of late. The resort is currently mired in a streak of bad luck with the town-sponsored fireworks displays in recent years. Three years have gone by since all went as… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Berlin was aptly chosen as the site for Gov. Martin O’Malley to announce this year’s new entrants into the Main Street Maryland program. Of course, Berlin was one of the five new members, joined by Annapolis, Chestertown, Middletown and Princess Anne. The town nearly missed out on this excellent public relations opportunity and just got… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

I would like to know what people think of the new commercial Ocean City has created. It can be found at morefunhere.com. Send me some feedback at editor@mdcoastdispatch.com and I will recap the comments next week. I think the campaign is silly, but that seems to be precisely its intent. The tongue-in-cheek, out-of-the-box campaign has… Read more »