Real Concerns For Foreign Workers In 2021

Real Concerns For Foreign Workers In 2021

There are two major factors at play in Ocean City’s employee shortage crisis. First, this is the first summer in decades Ocean City will not have foreign student workers, who each often hold two full-time jobs. Secondly, the unemployment money is simply too good to get people back to work.Unemployment fraud is clearly happening with… Read more »

OC Police Chief Right With New Approach

OC Police Chief Right With New Approach

It’s tough to see anything but “lip service” in this week’s response to the lawlessness and unruly antics of large crowds in Ocean City. The same old elected officials’ predictable tough talk came at Monday night’s council meeting. The comments were expected and sang the same tune as the last 20 years whenever things go… Read more »

Outdoor Dining Not Enough From Governor

Outdoor Dining Not Enough From Governor

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should have allowed some inside dining capacity this week. Instead of granting limited interior dining capacity, Ocean City restaurants will be behind their Delaware counterparts who as of Monday will be permitted 30% interior capacity in addition to outside dining.We have been largely supportive of the governor’s handling of the COVID-19… Read more »

Tram Service Cut A Chance To Be Responsible

Tram Service Cut A Chance To Be Responsible

With physical distancing likely to remain the norm for months, Ocean City’s summer will be different. The crowds are not going to be the same and the city must prepare for that eventuality with a responsible budget. One modification Ocean City can and should make is eliminating the Boardwalk tram service for this summer.It’s an… Read more »

Phased Reopening Needs To Get Underway

Phased Reopening Needs To Get Underway

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan was right to reopen the beach, Boardwalk and Inlet parking lot as a first step toward more liberties. It’s time the reopening process enter the early stages as livelihoods depend on it.We feel the critical aspect of the COVID-19 crisis has shifted from health to economic. Lives are being forever… Read more »