Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

When I first heard Brice and Shirley Phillips were being recognized as the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year next month, I figured the chamber decided the couple was so special they deserved the award twice. After all, of course, they must have been recognized already with the award. However, it… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

A few months ago, this paper suggested Commissioner Virgil Shockley take over the post of commission president for James Purnell, who was appointed to the position by his colleagues in 2005 after Sonny Bloxom stepped aside to seek a state Delegate seat. After much drama, including some heated private conversations among the commissioners and a… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

There will be no Verizon’s Springfest. No Comcast’s Art’s Alive. No Pepsi’s Sunfest. No The Dispatch’s Winterfest of Lights. It seems the town is content with the sponsorship dollars it receives for its special events and wants the big festivities to remain town-sponsored events. This is fine, but it’s understandable some folks find it a… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Some folks are saying the Ocean City Council’s vote to support slots at fraternal clubs, such as the Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion, to name a few, epitomizes hypocrisy. An argument could certainly be made the decision contradicts the resort’s infamous anti-slots stance, which is annually reiterated in Annapolis during public hearings. However, it’s… Read more »