Fishing Industry Right To Question Designation

Fishing Industry Right To Question Designation

With recent history confirming their worries are valid, members of the Ocean City fishing community have every reason to be alarmed about this week’s announcement of a plan to make an offshore fishing canyon a sanctuary.The National Aquarium is currently seeking online support to nominate the Baltimore Canyon, a 28-mile long and five-mile wide submarine… Read more »

Contested Election Best For Ocean City

Contested Election Best For Ocean City

It’s a good thing Ocean City will now have an election with five candidates seeking four council seats next month.Almost immediately after Ocean City resident John Gehrig filed for Ocean City Council this week, it was clear not everyone thinks it’s a good thing to have an election, as a string of silly social media… Read more »

In The End, School Board Made Right Choice

In The End, School Board Made Right Choice

The Worcester County Board of Education deserves praise for evaluating the big picture correctly when it came to picking the next Superintendent of Schools.The school board had a difficult decision to make when it came to the two finalists. The school board had to choose between Lou Taylor, the native son who was the former… Read more »

Berlin Mayor, Council Election Endorsements

Berlin Mayor, Council Election Endorsements

When it comes to the mayor’s race, Berlin voters should head to the polls next week with one question in mind: Are major changes needed?That’s ultimately what it comes down to for Berlin residents. If voters are generally happy with the town and its direction and confident in the job two-term incumbent Mayor Gee Williams… Read more »

Conflicts Of Interest And Local Government

Conflicts Of Interest And Local Government

In small town government, conflicts of interest can seem apparent at nearly every turn, but locally most of the time problems do not arise.For example, take the Boardwalk street performer task force. It’s comprised of Boardwalk business owners and a street performer, among others. Surely, the Boardwalk property owners appointed to the body have a… Read more »

Fairness For All Critical With Tax Setoff Issue

Fairness For All Critical With Tax Setoff Issue

There’s a tremendous amount of money at stake in the ongoing tax differential discourse between the Town of Ocean City and Worcester County, and every single property owner in Worcester County could be impacted by the resolution to this situation.Worcester County and Ocean City governments must work this out fairly because approximately $17 million in… Read more »

School Date Mandate Right Move For Maryland

School Date Mandate Right Move For Maryland

Nobody likes being told what to do. Whether a kid, young adult or a geriatric, being forced to do something against the will is never welcomed. That’s essentially what’s happening in Maryland right now with the post-Labor Day start. The governor is telling the state’s school system in clear terms when they can start and… Read more »

Finally, Commissioners Meetings Will Be Recorded

Finally, Commissioners Meetings Will Be Recorded

Worcester County residents will soon be able to watch and listen to what takes place at County Commission meetings online.In this day, it seems logical and obvious that citizens should be able to go on their computers and watch recorded meetings of their elected officials governing. However, for many years, the Worcester County Commissioners were… Read more »