Opponents Should Hold Aquarium To Word

Opponents Should Hold Aquarium To Word

While we can appreciate the skepticism from many, last week’s op-ed from the leader of the National Aquarium on a proposed designation of the Baltimore Canyon as an Urban Marine Sanctuary was significant.Heading into the new year, this will be one of the major stories for the area. In an opinion piece headlined “Finding Common… Read more »

Finding Common Ground On Ocean Floor

Finding Common Ground On Ocean Floor

Editor:A couple of weeks ago, with an abundance of good faith, the National Aquarium submitted a proposal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to consider establishing a national marine sanctuary in the Baltimore Canyon, 70 miles off Ocean City’s shores.A mile beneath the surface, the Canyon is home to ancient deep-sea corals and… Read more »

Canyon Effort Could Hinge On New Administration

Canyon Effort Could Hinge On New Administration

The economic risk for hundreds of local families associated with a federal sanctuary designation for an offshore fishing canyon far outweighs in significance the potential environmental and conservation advantages of such a label. We know that, but convincing the federal government will be a battle. Earlier this fall, the National Aquarium launched an online petition… Read more »

Turning Pain Into Learning Opportunities

Turning Pain Into Learning Opportunities

It’s the weekend to be thankful, but there are many families who will struggle with that concept as a result of grief associated with their first Thanksgiving without a loved one.The loss is incredibly difficult and challenging when it’s random and tragic, such as the case for the family of 31-year-old Ryan Shupert, the Lutherville… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

International Workers Provide Critical SupportWinter may be upon us, but here in Ocean City, we’re always thinking about summer. This week, in conjunction with International Education Week, we celebrated one important piece of our summer success in Ocean City, the international exchange students who visit us each year as participants in the Summer Work Travel… Read more »

Trend For Change Prevailed In Ocean City, Too

Trend For Change Prevailed In Ocean City, Too

Based on the most recent municipal elections, it’s clear Ocean City’s registered votes have an affinity for fresh faces who have not held elected office previously.Two years ago, Matt James, a young and inexperienced resident, cruised to the highest vote tally among the candidates to win his seat. This week, John Gehrig, a business owner… Read more »