Extreme Reactions

Extreme Reactions

The reactions heard over the last week after a clear majority of state voters said they support slots machines in Maryland have ranged from the ridiculous to the naïve.There comes a time when folks need to get a grasp of reality. Yes, slots are coming to Maryland, specifically and most likely the Ocean Downs racetrack,… Read more »

Wise To Stay Course On Grad Requirement

Wise To Stay Course On Grad Requirement

Lost amidst all the hoopla of this week’s election was a decision by the state Board of Education last week to keep to its word that current high school seniors need to pass a series of standardized tests to get their diplomas next spring.A few years ago, Maryland made national news when it announced beginning… Read more »

A Vote Against Slots

A Vote Against Slots

A Vote Against SlotsWith Question 2 on their ballot next Tuesday, Maryland voters will finally decide whether the state will add slots to its existing forms of gambling. We say vote against it.If slots are approved at the numerous sites including the Ocean Downs racetrack, the impact on this area will be significant.There’s no question… Read more »

Our Endorsements for OC Election

Our Endorsements for OC Election

Ocean City voters will elect four council members when they head to the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Tuesday. Mayor Rick Meehan has secured a second, two-year term by virtue of running unopposed.In this election, and nearly all others for that matter, we look for candidates who pledge to be independent and have the… Read more »

Our Endorsements

Our Endorsements

Our EndorsementsVoters in the town of Berlin will head to the polls next week to elect a mayor and a new council member. Registered voters living in Districts 1 and 2 will vote at Buckingham Presbyterian Church on Main Street and those calling District 3 and 4 home should head to the Flower Street multipurpose… Read more »

Bike-Only Lane A Must For New Road

Bike-Only Lane A Must For New Road

The majority of the resort’s City Council was wrong when it voted last month to not include a designated bike lane on the multi-million-dollar redesign of St. Louis Avenue. The good news is that poor decision can now be excused, at least somewhat, because the council has approved a plan tweaking the design’s dimensions, allowing… Read more »

County Wise To Demand Spending Cuts

County Wise To Demand Spending Cuts

Credit should be given when it’s due and the County Commissioners deserve some praise this week for being pro-active with Worcester’s finances.From private industry to the public sector, from the smallest of businesses to the largest of state governments and from the richest to the poorest, the indications are everywhere – times are tough, and… Read more »

Spending Cuts Will Be Felt All Ove

Spending Cuts Will Be Felt All Ove

When addressing the budget shortfall predicted for this fiscal year, legislators decided this winter to raise a bunch of taxes to offset that deficit. Although it has been known for months the quick fix did not work, we found out this week exactly how much of a failure it was.The Board of Revenue Estimates predicts… Read more »