Find Silver Linings During Uncertain Time

Find Silver Linings During Uncertain Time

In this unprecedented time of anxiety and uncertainty, it’s incumbent upon us to seek out the good things in life. With a somber future ahead for now, it’s these silver linings in our daily life that require attention and reflection and even celebration when possible.We have published numerous stories with this objective in mind in… Read more »

Natural To Worry About Unknown Future

Natural To Worry About Unknown Future

As a disclaimer, this is not a hard-hitting editorial criticizing a certain government’s direction or policy decision. We look forward to those critiques soon. In the meantime, this comes from this newspaper’s heart and in many ways is the exact opposite of what a newspaper editorial should represent. We don’t care. We need to work… Read more »

Special Event Zone Changes Required

Special Event Zone  Changes Required

The hope with the reinvented special event zone legislation working through the Maryland General Assembly currently in Annapolis is local courtesy will win out.It’s what should have happened last year, but partisan whining over the previous year’s election results derailed it. In the 2018 election, the state’s Republicans went hard after sitting and ranking Democrats…. Read more »

Reducing Permit, Impact Fees A Logical Start

Reducing Permit, Impact Fees A Logical Start

Though the dialogue involving year-round residency remains speculative in nature, the ongoing frank discussions at City Hall remain productive.There are many different reasons why people choose to not live in Ocean City. Some folks simply do not want to be subjected to the crowds and traffic of the hectic summer season as well as shoulder… Read more »

Expanding Sales Tax Not Right Call In Maryland

Expanding Sales Tax Not Right Call In Maryland

How to fund the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations to improve Maryland public school question continues to be the biggest issue in Annapolis for the General Assembly.A proposal to create new revenue by expanding the state’s sales tax was unveiled this week to raise the new revenue needed. We don’t believe the foolish plan deserves any attention… Read more »

Compromise Needed On WOC Fire Service

Compromise Needed  On WOC Fire Service

What would happen if the Ocean City Fire Department (OCFD) started only answering emergency medical calls originating within municipal limits? Who would cover a majority of the West Ocean City service calls? It’s an unknown at this time.At a meeting this week, Ocean City officials told the Worcester County Commissioners the OCFD would only continue… Read more »

More Scrutiny A Must For Turbines

More Scrutiny A  Must For Turbines

Over the course of five hours, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) should have heard enough concerns to warrant further examination of the proposed offshore wind turbines, specially their significant changes in height.The concept behind last week’s public hearing was to hear from the concerned citizens and government officials who requested a public hearing to… Read more »