County Must Identify Site Funding Source

County Must Identify Site Funding Source

Once they decide, Worcester County government officials need to inform citizens where the more than $7 million in funding will come from to purchase the 95-acre site identified for a sports complex. The funding source for the proposed property acquisition must be identified to provide residents all the information needed before the November referendum.It was… Read more »

Calmer June Overall Worth Noting In Resort

Calmer June Overall Worth Noting In Resort

All things considered this June was a major improvement over recent years in Ocean City. The significant reduction in serious crimes during a traditionally problematic time is great news.The month of June is always a concern for the resort, due to the convergence of thousands of young people looking to simply party with friends and… Read more »

Holiday Fireworks Cancelation Inexcusable

Holiday Fireworks Cancelation Inexcusable

Unlike the other events that have been canceled or shortened this year, Ocean City’s announcement fireworks will not be held on the 4th of July is an embarrassment.Weather led to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and associated festivities being canceled. Springfest was shortened by flooding. A windy day cut the two-day Jellyfish Festival in half…. Read more »

Lessons To Learn In Deputy’s Death

Lessons To Learn In Deputy’s Death

It’s been almost 55 years since a member of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office died in the line of duty. As it was said numerous times over the last week, 41-year-old Glenn Hilliard’s death was preventable. It’s what it makes it hurt so much. The court system deserves scrutiny as well as those in the… Read more »

Students Deserve Praise For Bravery

Students Deserve Praise For Bravery

“See something, hear something, say something. It works.”A message worthy of highlighting from Worcester County Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor, who spoke during last week’s press conference. The words address how a potentially dangerous situation at Berlin Intermediate School last week was averted.Chills flowed through parents last Friday as Sheriff Matt Crisafulli read through his… Read more »

Successful Petition Could Slow Complex Process

Successful Petition Could Slow Complex Process

Whether in support or opposed to the effort, credit goes to the sports complex petition organizers for their dedication to the cause.About 50 volunteers have been canvassing the community collecting signatures from registered voters who either oppose or simply want a chance to cast their opinion on the $11 million proposed bond bill to finance… Read more »

Music Festival Lineup Meets Expectations

Music Festival Lineup Meets Expectations

Ocean City officials delivered on their promise. The first-ever Oceans Calling Festival will be a game changer, as has been maintained since the concept was first publicly broached last summer.Though musical tastes vary tremendously, there is no disputing the group of bands assembled to play in Ocean City will have mass appeal. Thirty-plus well-known bands… Read more »

County Right Not To Set Precedent

County Right Not To Set Precedent

The Worcester County Commissioners flirted with a dangerous precedent this week, but they did not make the mistake in the end.By a 3-4 vote, the commissioners opted against a motion to increase mileage and hourly pay rates for local bus contractors beyond what the Worcester County Board of Education approved in its proposed budget. The… Read more »

Teacher Shortages A Growing Concern

Teacher Shortages A Growing Concern

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week across the country, and many local schools and parents showered educators with tokens to demonstrate their gratitude for all they do on a daily basis.These well-intentioned efforts seem to be appreciated by teachers who are in the last month of a long school year. It’s important to demonstrate support and thankfulness… Read more »