Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Fact: Some folks around town are suggesting last month’s Boardwalk fire will serve the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company well in getting what it wants out of the city when they meet next week to deliberate over the future of fire service in the municipality.Opinion: All the firefighters involved are to be commended for their… Read more »

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 »