Slots Details Lead To Some Questions

Slots Details Lead To Some Questions

A lot was revealed at last week’s slots meeting at Ocean Downs and one thing was made certain – nobody knows what to do about Route 589 and it will be sometime before anything is decided.What we did learn from track owner William Rickman last week was his short- and long-range plans to overhaul the… Read more »

Random Noise Compliance Checks Needed

Random Noise Compliance Checks Needed

Noise, a variety of it, is part of the Boardwalk experience, but too much of the wrong kind does make for an unpleasant experience.Certain Boardwalk merchants have been violating the town’s noise ordinance for years, playing music louder than permissible and of questionable taste. The city has not done much about it in recent years,… Read more »

A Serious Concern That Needs Attention

A Serious Concern That Needs Attention

Ocean City wants to take care of a problem that the state legislature could not earlier this year, but it looks like officials’ hands are tied.For at least the last two summers, salvia, a hallucinogenic plant sold in a variety of forms, has been present on Ocean City’s Boardwalk. The liquid form seems to be… Read more »

Some Thoughts For Locals This Weekend

Some Thoughts For Locals This Weekend

If Ocean City is as it should be, everything will be a little hectic around town this holiday weekend.To locals, it may be a bit of an annoyance and leave many with mixed emotions. However, a little perspective shows the Fourth of July around these parts is an exciting and unique experience that epitomizes living… Read more »

Motivation To Work Together Benefits All

Motivation To Work Together Benefits All

Earlier this month, it appeared downtown Ocean City had some serious problems to address on Saturday nights. After a couple quiet weekends, it seems matters are under control.The recent calm could be a result of the underage club owners on Worcester St. implementing a stricter dress code policy and prohibiting 19- and 20-year-olds from the… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

Address Downtown IssuesEditor: There are two issues I find to be of extreme importance that I would like to bring to the attention of others like me, who love and care about Ocean City.A great deal of money has been spent in recent years to improve the downtown area. An improved downtown should mean more… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

Address Downtown IssuesEditor:There are two issues I find to be of extreme importance that I would like to bring to the attention of others like me, who love and care about Ocean City.A great deal of money has been spent in recent years to improve the downtown area. An improved downtown should mean more people… Read more »

Figures Help Shed Light On OC Business

Figures Help Shed Light On OC Business

A lot has been said in recent weeks about the true indicators of business success or failure in Ocean City.Some have taken exception to the public relations spin being put recently on demoflush crowd estimates, which reported more people visited Ocean City in the month of May than ever before. It has been argued while… Read more »

Decision Questionable But Process Disturbing

Decision Questionable But Process Disturbing

The County Commissioners have fired 11 employees in the Comprehensive Planning, Development Review and Permitting and Environmental Programs departments. The idea is to cut “dead weight” in these slow economic and development times and merge the three departments, returning essentially to the way the county operated prior to the most recent real estate boom earlier… Read more »

Taking The Good With The Bad

Taking The Good With The Bad

Regarding the Memorial Day weekend, there was some good news and some bad news.Starting with the good stuff, more than 270,000 people decided to mark the holiday weekend in the Ocean City area. Certainly, an ideal beach weather forecast was the main motivation. Additionally, there were some bargains to be had at the beach that… Read more »