Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

As predicted by most insiders, the General Assembly passed the proposed slots referendum, which calls for about 15,000 one-arm bandits spread out over five facilities – one each in Baltimore City and Allegany, Anne Arundel, Cecil and Worcester counties. Maryland voters will now decide the issue because an inner circle of cowards unwilling to make… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Conspiracy theories have been flying along Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City in recent weeks. It’s understandable, considering strangers have been walking along the road and on private properties, marking sidewalks and utilities with spray paint. Questions circulating include: Is the state expanding the roadway for a bus lane? Are the utility lines finally going to… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

A big slots rally is planned for the Boardwalk tomorrow morning. A press release from the Stop Slots Maryland organization reports the event is a rally for the anti-slots movement in Maryland and timely because it’s about a week before the legislature is expected to convene for a special session. According to the press release,… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

The results of a recent survey on tourism were much more of a confirmation of visitor preferences than a revelation. Nonetheless, the survey’s findings could go a long way toward identifying vacation trends. Some of the more interesting findings I thought were:— Of the 2,202 surveys received, the top reason why people said they would… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Fact: Governor Martin O’Malley wants a special session next month to discuss and later implement his proposed budget deficit plan, which includes a variety of tax increases and decreases.Opinion: What’s the rush? This $1.5 billion structural deficit did not occur over night and there needs to be more time to examine numbers that are speculative… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

It’s been interesting to hear the general response to last week’s dismissal of all criminal charges against Christy Freeman. Last week in this space I wrote that “shock waves” reverberated through the community after word spread Freeman would not face any repercussions for keeping fetuses around her property after allegedly having “four miscarriages over a… Read more »