Open Letter To High School Graduates

Open Letter To High School Graduates

Congratulations to all the high school graduates. By now, you have walked across the stage, before your classmates, teachers, administrators and family, shook hands with a figure of authority and received your high school diploma.This much is certain — a major milestone in your life has been achieved and you should be proud of the… Read more »

A Step In Right Direction On Homeless Issue

A Step In Right Direction On Homeless Issue

The Town of Ocean City’s reaction to the growing downtown homeless problem was slow in coming but some of the quick fixes approved this week should help in the short term.The idea behind these changes is to make the individuals more uncomfortable, restrict the locations they can “live” and hopefully encourage them to seek shelter… Read more »

What Others Are Saying: Potentially Disastrous Decision For Watershed

What Others Are Saying: Potentially Disastrous Decision For Watershed

Editor:At a public hearing in Snow Hill on April 24  hosted by Maryland Department of the Environment, to take public comment on a proposed Water Discharge Permit for a poultry Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), we were made aware of the failure of Worcester County elected officials to protect the public health of their constituents, as well… Read more »

Boardwalk Security Upgrades A New Reality

Boardwalk Security Upgrades A New Reality

It’s a shame it’s a two-year effort, but the project about to get underway to protect the Boardwalk from potential vehicle attacks is a wise investment.We live in a “what if” world and unfortunately Ocean City, specifically the Boardwalk, is not prepared for some of the disturbing incidents that have occurred across the country and… Read more »

School Safety Bill A Key Session Takeaway

School Safety Bill A Key Session Takeaway

When trying to get a general read of Maryland’s legislative session, which wrapped up this week, it’s understandable how people can be confused. Mixed messages are sent from a variety of media outlets as well as the elected officials themselves.As is typically the case, dozens of media statements were released from legislators across the state… Read more »

Inlet Solutions A Long-Term Effort

Inlet Solutions A Long-Term Effort

A study period of five years is reportedly needed before any major and long-term solution is found for the chronic Inlet shoaling problem.While that news surely brings angst to those who make their living on the navigable waters around this area, it’s understandable because the fix is not a simple one. Additionally, it’s going to… Read more »

Reprioritizing Route 90 Dualization Necessary

Reprioritizing Route 90 Dualization Necessary

At last week’s Ocean City Mayor and Council meeting, Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic, a former city councilman, provided his quarterly update for his former colleagues. One of the takeaways was word the county “has come around and will endorse the dualization of Route 90,” according to Mitrecic.That certainly doesn’t mean the project will happen… Read more »

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 »