Air Show Brings Economic Impact

Air Show Brings Economic Impact

In its 12th year, the OC Air Show has grown into an economic factor for the town and its businesses.While some businesses are direct benefactors of the event more than others, based on locales and visitor tendencies, there’s no dispute the event brings people to the resort. For many years, the question was whether it… Read more »

Anti-Casino Fight Seems Silly Now

Anti-Casino Fight Seems Silly Now

The times sure have changed for the Ocean Downs Casino over the last eight years.Today the casino has more than 880 slot machines and 10 banked table games. It employs hundreds and is an economic engine for the county.In the years leading up to its 2011 opening as a casino, the thought of the ocean… Read more »

Minimum Wage’s Extensive Impact

Minimum Wage’s Extensive Impact

Throughout the budget process for local governments this spring, a consistent concern surfaced. While they don’t know exactly how much it will cost, officials know the state’s minimum wage increase will have a major impact on the individual governments’ expenditures in the next fiscal year and beyond.In Ocean City, once the full minimum wage increase… Read more »

OC’s Proactive Take A Logical Approach

OC’s Proactive Take A Logical Approach

Ocean City was smart to take swift action to prevent dockless bike and electronic scooter operations from becoming a reality.With the resort’s massive seasonal surge in population, the majority of which consists of folks who at times are oblivious to common traffic rules and societal norms, these sorts of community share programs have no place… Read more »

Students Deserve Credit For Talking

Students Deserve Credit For Talking

How bad could it have been?That’s what many were wondering after last week’s press conference on the legitimate threat made by students at Snow Hill Middle School last month.While details are scant, what we do know is authorities were alerted by the school system of a potential school shooting plot. School officials learned about it… Read more »

Berlin Must Phase Planned Tax Hikes

Berlin Must Phase Planned Tax Hikes

The Town of Berlin must do better than imposing an unprecedented 29% tax increase on property owners in a single year.The problems leading to the consideration of this huge hike did not arise overnight. Years of mismanagement and poor decisions caused the town’s present financial quagmire. The citizens should not have to fund the consequences… Read more »

Politics Stir Up School Start Drama

Politics Stir Up School Start Drama

Maryland’s debate over when public schools should start represents a departure from typical partisan feuding.Republicans typically oppose government intervention in local matters. Republicans prefer government not play a huge role in people’s daily lives and when that’s necessary it should be done on the micro level by local legislators who know their constituents. Democrats usually… Read more »