Recovery House Location Concerns Merited

Recovery House Location Concerns Merited

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meetings rarely take place before much of an audience, but April’s gathering in Berlin would have likely been well attended.On Berlin BZA’s agenda for the April 4 meeting was a proposed recovery house on William Street near Berlin Intermediate School. Hope4Recovery, a well-intended organization operating a similar facility in Salisbury,… Read more »

‘Walk Up’ Campaign A Worthy Spinoff

‘Walk Up’ Campaign A Worthy Spinoff

Thousands of high school students across the shore participated in a nationwide “walkout” effort as a show of support for victims in last month’s Florida school shooting and advocation for tighter gun control. Locally, there were several walkouts and other demonstrations held for the same reasons.Although it’s exciting to see young minds rally for a… Read more »

Ending Logo Talk On Tower Wise

Ending Logo Talk On Tower Wise

If Ocean City had decided to allow a Coca-Cola logo to be placed on a new mid-town water tower, it would have been a “sell out,” as Council members Tony DeLuca and Mary Knight maintained.The issue here is Ocean City sold out a long time ago to a degree to corporate marketing opportunities. While there’s… Read more »

Summer Beach Replenishment Is Nonsense

Summer Beach Replenishment Is Nonsense

The inconveniences associated with beach replenishment are typically worth it. However, in the case of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, that’s not true because it’s going to be much more than a simple annoyance this summer.This project now carries a major financial risk to tourism. It’s a concern business owners in the coastal town as… Read more »

Resort’s Wind Farm Position Debatable

Resort’s Wind Farm Position Debatable

The Ocean City Mayor and Council was well within its right to draft a resolution, which was really just a statement for the record, in opposition to the wind turbine project as currently planned.The problem is it’s too late to matter. The issue is now far beyond local control. It was probably never within the… Read more »

Realistic Approach To Events Needed

Realistic Approach To Events Needed

The key to tackling the troublesome motorized vehicle events in the Ocean City area is balancing specific changes with reality.While that approach does not ensure any improvement for these disturbing weekends, it’s the only way to affect any sort of positive outcome from the ongoing deliberations. A simplistic approach with narrow and realistic goals is… Read more »

Losing Not A Part Of Any Battle With Cancer

Losing Not A Part Of Any Battle With Cancer

It’s often said when people die after a cancer diagnosis that they lost their fight or battle.I remember many years ago writing something to that effect while memorializing on these pages an influential local resident who had just passed. I received a nice card from a family member who explained why that’s the wrong word… Read more »

Remembering An OC Treasure

Remembering An OC Treasure

There is something incredibly charming about wealthy people who are humble, kind and aware.That was always noticeable with Shirley and Brice Phillips. Their inspirational story, from operating a humble Hooper’s Island seafood processing plant to an internationally recognized company, represents Ocean City in so many positive ways. It’s the quintessential homegrown, feel good story about… Read more »

Vehicle Action Plan Had Little Support

Vehicle Action Plan Had Little Support

One of the many unknowns after last week’s task force meeting on motorized events is why a proposed action plan – endorsed by Ocean City’s police commission evidently without the support of the police department – was ever created.At last Thursday’s meeting of the motorized task force, which was borne out of a dangerous series… Read more »