OC’s Public Safety Concerns Must Rule

OC’s Public Safety Concerns Must Rule

It’s will require a big play to gain serious traction against the pop-up rally held every September in Ocean City, but potential solutions should not come at the expense of heightened public safety concerns.The dilemma facing city officials now is whether the risk of having bikers mix with the rowdy and rude pop-up rally crowd… Read more »

Lockdowns Make Cure Worse Than Disease

Lockdowns Make Cure Worse Than Disease

How can we avoid another lockdown? This is the question on most minds. The prevailing sentiment seems to be its inevitable, but we should learn from the past and not make this same mistake.Maryland was in a lockdown for much of the spring, despite what Gov. Larry Hogan maintained at a press conference last Thursday…. Read more »

Transparency, Communication Key In Education

Transparency, Communication Key In Education

It’s trying, if not impossible, times for educators. The concerns expressed this week — by two teachers publicly but shared by numerous in public schools – are inevitable.These folks are teaching in unprecedented times, amid a pandemic with real health concerns for all. Complicating the ongoing extreme range of individual comfort levels about the pandemic… Read more »

OC Police Force Needs Right Sizing

OC Police Force Needs Right Sizing

Some weighty decisions are on the horizon in Ocean City as officials are most likely facing a multi-year right sizing of the resort’s police force.At a meeting last month when the hiring of an additional 10 police officers was approved by the Mayor and Council, Police Chief Ross Buzzuro outlined his reasons for needing more… Read more »

Berlin Moving Forward With New Leadership

Berlin Moving Forward With New Leadership

All the indications were evident leading up to Tuesday – Berlin voters wanted change and they showed up in record numbers to elect new representatives. The 18% property tax rate increase of 2019 startled town residents, resulting in a new interest in town government affairs and an increased focus on the elected representatives.While pragmatism keeps… Read more »

County’s Riverboat Purchase A Risky Venture

County’s Riverboat Purchase A Risky Venture

It was stunning to see the typically conservative Worcester County Commissioners sign off on the purchase of a riverboat to boost south end tourism.While the goal is noble, even the most ardent of supporters must acknowledge this approximately $350,000 purchase was rushed. The fact an emergency meeting was called to discuss the purchase, which was… Read more »