AGH’s Evolution Of Serving During Pandemic

AGH’s Evolution Of Serving During Pandemic

(Editor’s Note: Atlantic General Hospital and Health System issued a recap this week on its COVID-19 response while also looking forward. We thought it was worthy of sharing in its entirety.)For more than 13 months, Atlantic General Hospital and Health System and its frontline staff have been at the forefront of COVID-19 efforts to mitigate… Read more »

Boardwalk Replacement Project A Must This Year

Boardwalk Replacement Project A Must This Year

With skyrocketing lumber prices caused by supply concerns and shipping delays, Ocean City needs to have another conversation about the surface of the Boardwalk. It’s clear the replacement project needs to happen after this summer.It’s going to cost much more – potentially more than double – than budgeted to replace the wooden decking of the… Read more »

Funding Relief A Budget Uncertainty

It’s been interesting to observe local governments work through their budget review processes this month.Though each is different with their specifics, most governments are working with a reduction in revenues associated with the pandemic coupled with decreases in expenses, also a result of reduced operations due to restrictions from COVID-19.Worcester County government and Ocean City… Read more »

Md. Police Reform Bills Too Much, Too Fast

Md. Police Reform Bills Too Much, Too Fast

The police reform package headed toward passage in Maryland is not all bad, but the new legislation will certainly make a law enforcement career unappealing to many.With roots in some extreme examples of police misconduct across the country, Maryland lawmakers debated a series of bills this year aimed at heightened transparency and accountability for police…. Read more »

Council Right To Question Air Show On Accord

Council Right To Question Air Show On Accord

The Ocean City Mayor and Council was smart to not rubberstamp approval for the 2021 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the OC Air Show and the city. If agreements are not honored, they are not worth the time to discuss. If public funds are used inappropriately, scrutiny is required.Heading into the meeting it was evident… Read more »

OP Best To Slow Rental Changes

OP Best To Slow  Rental Changes

When it comes to the drafting of short-term rental regulations in Ocean Pines and other areas, the philosophy needs to be don’t let perfect get in the way of good.There is no magic formula to address some of the ills associated with short-term rentals, such as crowding, trash and noise. Governments should do what they… Read more »

Lifting Capacity Limits Confirms Progress

Lifting Capacity Limits Confirms Progress

This week’s announcement rolling back capacity limits and other restrictions is more about symbolism than pragmatism. Loosening the restrictions represents progress, but it comes with complications as far as a realistic impact on improving life within the hospitality industry.As he has been prone to do over the last year, Gov. Larry Hogan dropped a surprise… Read more »

Drone Shows Should Wait A Year In Ocean City

Drone Shows Should Wait A Year In Ocean City

Considerable discussion was held last week on the possibility of adding drone light shows to Ocean City’s special events offerings this summer. These are worthwhile talks, but there is no need to rush this year to fund the $200,000 required to hold eight drone shows over the next two summers.Illuminated drone shows set to music… Read more »