School Safety Bill A Key Session Takeaway

School Safety Bill A Key Session Takeaway

When trying to get a general read of Maryland’s legislative session, which wrapped up this week, it’s understandable how people can be confused. Mixed messages are sent from a variety of media outlets as well as the elected officials themselves. As is typically the case, dozens of media statements were released from legislators across the… Read more »

Inlet Solutions A Long-Term Effort

Inlet Solutions A Long-Term Effort

A study period of five years is reportedly needed before any major and long-term solution is found for the chronic Inlet shoaling problem. While that news surely brings angst to those who make their living on the navigable waters around this area, it’s understandable because the fix is not a simple one. Additionally, it’s going… Read more »

Reprioritizing Route 90 Dualization Necessary

Reprioritizing Route 90 Dualization Necessary

At last week’s Ocean City Mayor and Council meeting, Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic, a former city councilman, provided his quarterly update for his former colleagues. One of the takeaways was word the county “has come around and will endorse the dualization of Route 90,” according to Mitrecic. That certainly doesn’t mean the project will… Read more »

Recovery House Location Concerns Merited

Recovery House Location Concerns Merited

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meetings rarely take place before much of an audience, but April’s gathering in Berlin would have likely been well attended. On Berlin BZA’s agenda for the April 4 meeting was a proposed recovery house on William Street near Berlin Intermediate School. Hope4Recovery, a well-intended organization operating a similar facility in… Read more »

‘Walk Up’ Campaign A Worthy Spinoff

‘Walk Up’ Campaign A Worthy Spinoff

Thousands of high school students across the shore participated in a nationwide “walkout” effort as a show of support for victims in last month’s Florida school shooting and advocation for tighter gun control. Locally, there were several walkouts and other demonstrations held for the same reasons. Although it’s exciting to see young minds rally for… Read more »

Ending Logo Talk On Tower Wise

Ending Logo Talk On Tower Wise

If Ocean City had decided to allow a Coca-Cola logo to be placed on a new mid-town water tower, it would have been a “sell out,” as Council members Tony DeLuca and Mary Knight maintained. The issue here is Ocean City sold out a long time ago to a degree to corporate marketing opportunities. While… Read more »

Summer Beach Replenishment Is Nonsense

Summer Beach Replenishment Is Nonsense

The inconveniences associated with beach replenishment are typically worth it. However, in the case of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, that’s not true because it’s going to be much more than a simple annoyance this summer. This project now carries a major financial risk to tourism. It’s a concern business owners in the coastal town… Read more »

Resort’s Wind Farm Position Debatable

Resort’s Wind Farm Position Debatable

The Ocean City Mayor and Council was well within its right to draft a resolution, which was really just a statement for the record, in opposition to the wind turbine project as currently planned. The problem is it’s too late to matter. The issue is now far beyond local control. It was probably never within… Read more »

Realistic Approach To Events Needed

Realistic Approach To Events Needed

The key to tackling the troublesome motorized vehicle events in the Ocean City area is balancing specific changes with reality. While that approach does not ensure any improvement for these disturbing weekends, it’s the only way to affect any sort of positive outcome from the ongoing deliberations. A simplistic approach with narrow and realistic goals… Read more »