Beach Replenishment About Protecting Assets

Beach Replenishment About Protecting Assets

The comments made at this week’s press conference touting the importance of the Ocean City beach replenishment project were predictable.It’s fine that the comments were foreseeable. There’s no denying beach replenishment, while extremely expensive to fund at a total cost of $12.7 million, is protecting Ocean City and saving properties. Those who doubt its effectiveness… Read more »

Island Incident Merits Attention

Island Incident Merits Attention

There is a certain amount of responsibility associated with being a member of a civilized society.The images posted online over the weekend of two dogs harassing and biting a horse on Assateague Island beg the question: Why weren’t the dogs leashed?Assateague Island officials confirmed this week an investigation into the photos was launched after the… Read more »

Downtown Building Preservation Plan Is Good News

Downtown Building Preservation Plan Is Good News

The concept of “out with the old, in with the new” plays out routinely in Ocean City in the construction world.In most cases, it’s a positive necessity as dilapidated eyesores or long dormant lots get replaced with state-of-the-art hotels or mixed-use condominium projects. That’s progress and it’s important for Ocean City to evolve with the… Read more »

Rental Situation Needs Monitoring

Rental Situation Needs Monitoring

The topic of short-term rentals being restricted in certain Ocean City neighborhoods resurfaced this week during a discussion of an update to the town’s comprehensive plan.In the proposed update, which had a hearing before the Ocean City Planning Commission this week and will soon be reviewed by the Mayor and Council, there is a section… Read more »

OC Way Beyond Tough Talk Time

OC Way Beyond Tough Talk Time

It’s nothing short of a miracle more people were not seriously injured or killed last weekend in Ocean City. It was a nightmare.The town was overrun with young car enthusiasts intent on raising hell on the streets of Ocean City, damaging anything they wanted, drinking wherever they wanted, littering to ridiculous proportions and wreaking havoc… Read more »

Berlin Wise To Be Cautious On Tattoo Regs

Berlin Wise To Be Cautious On Tattoo Regs

The Town of Berlin is right to take a cautious approach to regulating tattoo shops.After it was learned an entrepreneur was interested in conducting cosmetic tattooing in Berlin, the town drafted an emergency ordinance because there were no regulations in place governing the tattoo industry.Critics of the ordinance, which requires a doctor or an osteopath… Read more »

Employee Housing Project Deserves Support

Employee Housing Project Deserves Support

The prospect of a large seasonal housing facility being built in downtown Ocean City is exciting and a prime example of private enterprise stepping in to fill a significant need.Applicant Shannon Tippett, whose family owns the parcel at the corner of Wicomico Street and Baltimore Avenue, hopes to build a 3,200-square-foot restaurant and bar on… Read more »