Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution

Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution

In many ways, compromise is the key to life. With government and public policy issues, it’s essential to maintaining a balance and moving forward. Perhaps no better example is the current situation involving the current state of affairs with the fire service in Ocean City as well as its future.The scene at City Hall on… Read more »

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

Worcester County fraternal organizations should be allowed to have slot machines in their buildings under the conditions they devote a certain amount of the proceeds to the community. However, the path we are taking to get to that outcome has become quite bizarre and seems to have further fractured relations between county and Ocean City… Read more »

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

Worcester County fraternal organizations should be allowed to have slot machines in their buildings under the conditions they devote a certain amount of the proceeds to the community. However, the path we are taking to get to that outcome has become quite bizarre and seems to have further fractured relations between county and Ocean City… Read more »

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

The proposed ban on handheld cell phones while driving in Maryland has followed an eerily familiar path as some other measures recently approved by the Maryland General Assembly.The bill essentially expands the current prohibition of hand-held cell phones by drivers under the age of 18 who hold a learner’s permit or provisional license to Marylanders… Read more »

County Should Deed Park Land To OC

County Should Deed Park Land To OC

The proposed expansion and major facelift of the 4th Street park in Ocean City has been placed on hold because the county and city can’t come to terms on a long-term lease agreement needed to secure financing for what could be a beautiful project.This situation needs to be worked out because there’s a chance to… Read more »

GOP’s Lawsuit A Lame Attempt At Power

GOP’s Lawsuit A Lame Attempt At Power

Being a Republican in a liberal state like Maryland is challenging and oftentimes discouraging. That’s why we understand the conservative party’s attempt to overturn some key decisions made by the Maryland General Assembly in last year’s special session. However, while we get the motivation behind it, filing a lawsuit to achieve those means is futile… Read more »

An Application Worthy Of Consideration

An Application Worthy Of Consideration

Beginning next week, Maryland property owners are in for a little surprise with their latest assessment notices. It’s an application for the Homestead Tax Credit. For most people, this probably won’t be a big deal. They need only fill it out and mail it back to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, and fortunately… Read more »

OC Best To Go Strict With Sex Shops

OC Best To Go Strict With Sex Shops

The Mayor and Council again extended the moratoria on the issuance of business licenses and zoning approval for sexually oriented businesses. The restrictions will now continue until at least March 1. The extension gives the council time to put together and vote on the appropriate ordinances.For months, the council has been hearing proposals from staff… Read more »