Summer Arrests Spark Changes In Ocean City

Summer Arrests Spark Changes In Ocean City

A federal investigation has confirmed Ocean City’s police officers did nothing wrong during last summer’s high-profile arrests on the Boardwalk.Looking back at last June’s events, there have been several takeaways. No matter the probe’s outcome, which oddly enough has not been reported widely, the consequences of these incidents are real. Changes have come as a… Read more »

An Opportunity To Address A Need

An Opportunity To Address A Need

The Town of Berlin should absolutely provide funds from its American Rescue Plan Act allocation to the Berlin Fire Company (BFC) for firefighting equipment and a new ambulance. Worcester County should as well since the BFC serves unincorporated areas.These public safety improvements are needed and an ideal utilization of a massive federal stimulus plan. The… Read more »

Berlin Community Showing Its ‘Heart’

Berlin Community Showing Its ‘Heart’

While aesthetically pleasing, the true beauty of the murals on the basketball courts in Berlin’s Henry Park is symbolic. The colorful mural represents the completion of a major grassroots effort rooted in a passionate desire to make Berlin better.We Heart Berlin nonprofit founder Tony Weeg and his team deserve a tremendous amount of the credit,… Read more »

Nursing Shortage Merits Government Intervention

Nursing Shortage Merits Government Intervention

There is a national crisis in health care today, and the pandemic is only a contributing factor in the widespread emergency. There is a major nursing shortage affecting every hospital system to varying severities.The statistics detailing the shortage are startling. For instance, as of last month, open nursing jobs are 255% higher in 2021 compared… Read more »

Questions Abound After Calm Weekend

Questions Abound After Calm Weekend

No matter the reason, the good news is the volume of vehicles and troublemakers in Ocean City last weekend was done considerably.The data confirms what the eyes saw – a lot less people were in Ocean City than expected last weekend and there were minimal problems with those who were visiting the resort. According to… Read more »

Extremist Views Serve No Purpose

Extremist Views Serve No Purpose

The extremism over masking in schools is rooted in ignorance and a misunderstanding of the realities imposed upon school by the health protocols.Three times this week, public meetings on the lower shore have featured anti-mask speakers. In the case of Wicomico and Somerset counties, the sheer volume of would-be commenters and their refusal to comply… Read more »

Masks In Schools Not Complicated

Masks In Schools Not Complicated

Requiring students wear masks has nothing to do with politics, freedom or rights. It has everything to do with ensuring kids stay in school.Without masks, the fact is hundreds of kids will be quarantined every day in local schools. Right or wrong, and there is a lot to debate with the rules, the protocol states… Read more »

Commitment In Place For Broadband

Commitment In Place For Broadband

It’s going to take a long time, but Worcester County’s broadband effort appears to finally be happening. Many steps are being taken that cumulatively make it seem like within a few years the connectivity dark spots will be addressed.It seems incomprehensible to many of us in today’s age for people to be without Internet connectivity… Read more »