Officials Act To Prevent Future Surprises

On the heels of an adult business opening in Ocean City along Coastal Highway, local governments are doing exactly what they should be – making sure it does not happen again without their input.When the SexStyles shop opened in north Ocean City this spring, it became the first such business to begin operating in Worcester… Read more »

How Many Cops Should Patrol Schools?

The County Commissioners touched on a debate last week that has surfaced in jurisdictions across the country. The issue years ago, prior to the eruption of school violence, revolved around the question: should cops be in school to maintain peace and order? The answer to that is yes, leading to the next quandary: how many… Read more »

Real Estate Market Showing Signs Of New Life

The Coastal Association of Realtors released its first quarter market report and the gist is sales are picking up throughout the county.Here’s a look at some of its findings:— In all of Worcester County, single-family inventory was reported to have increased 23 percent over the past year. The sales picture has improved overall and is… Read more »

Real Estate Market Showing Signs Of New Life

The Coastal Association of Realtors released its first quarter market report and the gist is sales are picking up throughout the county.Here’s a look at some of its findings:— In all of Worcester County, single-family inventory was reported to have increased 23 percent over the past year. The sales picture has improved overall and is… Read more »

Berlin Right To Fold On Utility Sale

In the poker game that had become the negotiations over the sale of the Berlin electric system, it can be said the Berlin Mayor and Council folded. As in any poker game, if you don’t have the cards and the odds are stacked against you, that’s the only play.While we felt selling the electric system… Read more »

What’s An “Undue Financial Hardship”?

The fate of the smoking ban in Maryland was still up in the air this week, although all indicators are the differences between the House version and Senate counterpart will be hashed out prior to the session’s expiration next week.One of the sticking points revolves around an “undue financial hardship” clause and who should determine… Read more »

Editorial

Market Will Determine Sex Shop’s SuccessA sex shop has opened in Ocean City, prompting reactions ranging from outrage to yawns, and only time will tell whether this business is here to stay.Most of those up in arms are folks living and doing business in the north Ocean City area. It’s understandable for the other businesses… Read more »