No Place For Slurs In Legitimate Discourse

No Place For Slurs In Legitimate Discourse

According to an article posted on marylandreporter.com, some Eastern Shore lawmakers feel the Maryland Department of Environment is making it difficult for the Department of Agriculture to work effectively and is subsequently causing harm to state farmers. We see how this would be a legitimate concern for some, but a comment from a veteran lawmaker… Read more »

Compromise Worked In Resort’s Taxi Drama

Compromise Worked In Resort’s Taxi Drama

Government is often all about compromise. The latest example of achieving a middle ground on a controversial subject is the regulation of the taxicab industry in Ocean City.Ultimately, after lots of exaggerations and accusations, the end result is this: each taxi cab driver will have to buy a one-time medallion for $1,500 ($500 for an… Read more »

Honors System Makes Sense For County Students

Honors System Makes Sense For County Students

The Worcester County Board of Education will likely next month alter the way it distinguishes students, and the change is a good thing for local students.Currently, each county high school recognizes a Valedictorian and a Salutatorian. These are the students with the highest cumulative grade point averages (GPA). Many other students are honored at graduations… Read more »

School Funding Law Deserves Review

School Funding Law Deserves Review

What happens in Annapolis over the next couple months will go a long way toward determining how public education gets funded across Maryland.In Maryland, public school money has essentially been sheltered from drastic cuts because there’s a law that states every county government must at least spend the same per pupil as they did the… Read more »

Would Election Change Help Turnout?

Would Election Change Help Turnout?

Ocean City officials want to keep their election process the way it is and the possibility of saving about $17,000 every two years is not enough to change their minds.An interesting proposal was brought to the Mayor and Council this week by City Clerk Carol Jacobs that would have moved the town’s elections from the… Read more »

Bring On More Of The Good News

Bring On More Of The Good News

As expected, the Maryland Board of Public Works signed off on funding the state’s portion of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center expansion this week.This is good news for the region and shows good judgment and foresight by the state’s leaders.It’s no secret these are difficult times for everyone, but there’s a fine line between… Read more »

Enhanced Sex Offender Scrutiny Logical

Enhanced Sex Offender Scrutiny Logical

The tragic situation involving Sarah Foxwell, the 11-year-old Parsonsburg girl abducted from her home days before Christmas and killed sometime thereafter, has touched many souls in the region.It’s the young innocent life unfairly ended by a disturbed individual that bothers all of us, but it’s also the fact it could have been prevented that’s especially… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

Expanding Benefits Is Worth The Price(Editor’s Note: In the interest of showing all sides of an issue, the following is an opinion that represents the polar opposite of how we feel on this particular issue, which we weighed in on last month.)Maryland business groups have been up in arms in recent months about automatic increases… Read more »

Health Insurance Debate Worth Following

Health Insurance Debate Worth Following

As is often the case, a nasty game of politics is confusing the public regarding the health insurance reform debate. Consequently, many are choosing to become disenfranchised with the goings on in the nation’s capital and simply writing it off to politics as usual.While it’s understandable to be turned off by all the perplexing shenanigans… Read more »