Ocean City Community Will Miss Greg Hall

Ocean City Community Will Miss Greg Hall

Almost as quietly as his unassuming personality, an Ocean City legend whose fingerprints are all over the resort’s landscape and the seafloor off its coast passed away last week, but his contributions certainly aren’t going unnoticed.Affable and humble, Captain Gregory Akers Hall, who died at the age of 69 on Oct. 25, leaves in his… Read more »

Election Endorsements

Election Endorsements

An important role of a community newspaper is to offer endorsements at election time. Endorsements, which are not to be confused with predictions, are educated opinions on races for elected office as well as referendum questions to be decided on election day.When it comes to weighing endorsement decisions, which we take seriously and consider over… Read more »

A ‘For’ Vote On Md. Referendum

A ‘For’ Vote On Md. Referendum

Chances are most voters heading to the polls will be unfamiliar with an important referendum question being posed to them.Even if they are educated about Question 1, they will likely be confused over the wording, “Requiring Commercial Gaming Revenues that are for Public Education to Supplement Spending for Education in Public Schools.”With early voting now… Read more »

Being Educated On Election Choices Important

Being Educated On Election Choices Important

There are 18 days until Election Day and just six days until early voting begins.The fact an election is approaching surely is obvious to local residents, thanks to campaign signs seemingly everywhere, mailboxes full of political mailers every day, social media content taking a partisan approach and ads prevalent on television and in local print… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

Insights Shared On Eventful Island WeekendEditor:I am a writer, journalist, and public education consultant writing to share some insights.We have spent the past week at Assateague Island State Park, and while we had highlights, there were definitely some lows. Today (Sunday), in early afternoon, with the drowning of a fellow camper in the rip currents,… Read more »

Special Event Zone A Must For Resort

Special Event Zone A Must For Resort

The special event zone passed by the Maryland legislature had its first true test last week when thousands of vehicles and young people converged on Ocean City.The measure was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan in April after being proposed by a special motorized event task force… Read more »

OC’s Drowning-Free Summer Impressive

OC’s Drowning-Free Summer Impressive

The Ocean City Beach Patrol put the wraps on its four-month coverage season last weekend without one reported drowning.Considering millions of people of all ages and abilities swim in the ocean over the summer, that’s an impressive fact to report.Even one drowning is too much in a summer season, but the reality is ocean deaths… Read more »

Tough Talk Right Tactic For Ocean City

Tough Talk Right Tactic For Ocean City

The Town of Ocean City is doing exactly as it should with next week’s potential influx of rowdy automotive enthusiasts.The official H2Oi event has been relocated to Atlantic City, N.J. after not being held at all last year. Despite it not officially being held at Fort Whaley in Whaleyville as it has for many years,… Read more »

Early Hurricane Forecast Required Our Attention

Early Hurricane Forecast Required Our Attention

At some point this weekend around these parts, all the hysteria earlier this week over Hurricane Florence will inevitably seem foolish.That’s the benefit of hindsight, but the only way for local government and emergency management officials to address a destructive offshore storm with the potential to devastate is to overreact and err on the side… Read more »

Shared Desire For Change Should Speak Volumes

Shared Desire For Change Should Speak Volumes

Changes are needed.That’s the consensus on the Ocean City fire service front.Whether that means a new fire chief for the Ocean City Fire Department, other leadership changes, an independent analysis of operations or a combination is unclear at this time, but all indications are serious issues are plaguing the town’s emergency services. These concerns have… Read more »