County Right Not To Set Precedent

County Right Not To Set Precedent

The Worcester County Commissioners flirted with a dangerous precedent this week, but they did not make the mistake in the end.By a 3-4 vote, the commissioners opted against a motion to increase mileage and hourly pay rates for local bus contractors beyond what the Worcester County Board of Education approved in its proposed budget. The… Read more »

Teacher Shortages A Growing Concern

Teacher Shortages A Growing Concern

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week across the country, and many local schools and parents showered educators with tokens to demonstrate their gratitude for all they do on a daily basis.These well-intentioned efforts seem to be appreciated by teachers who are in the last month of a long school year. It’s important to demonstrate support and thankfulness… Read more »

Berlin’s Frustration With County Justified

Berlin’s Frustration With County Justified

It’s understandable Town of Berlin officials are irritated about the lack of communication from the county regarding the development of a sports complex just outside town limits. The county’s response has been it wanted to wait until the public hearing was passed and the bond resolution approved before diving into details with the town as… Read more »

A Second Main Street Vision For Berlin

A Second Main Street Vision For Berlin

Berlin is currently awaiting updated appraisals on portions of the Heron Park property up for sale. The wait time is beneficial, as it allows town officials time to truly weigh the integrity of each proposal and evaluate financial ramifications while envisioning the big picture.Are the two proposals – a 78-home single-family residential community vs. a… Read more »

Partnerships Needed On Seasonal Housing Crisis

Partnerships Needed On Seasonal Housing Crisis

One of the first things prospective business owners once considered in Ocean City was parking. While it’s still a concern with new businesses looking to open in certain areas in town, parking has been replaced by manpower as the chief concern, specifically housing for employees.One restaurant operator recently summed up the problem, saying it’s not… Read more »

Little Reason For Permanent Daylight Savings

Little Reason For Permanent Daylight Savings

Should daylight savings time continue throughout the entire year?The U.S. Senate thinks so as it passed this month in bi-partisan fashion the Sunshine Protection Act. The House of Representatives is expected to review the bill, but there appears to be more concerns in that chamber. Pundits say the bill will not get anywhere this year,… Read more »

Removing Books A Bad Precedent

A national movement to remove certain books deemed objectionable from public school libraries has come to the lower shore with public school systems in Worcester and Wicomico counties currently fielding staged complaints over the last month. The school systems are right to be careful on this front.Worcester County Public Schools this week is working through… Read more »