A Step In The Right Direction

A Step In The Right Direction

A home is our most prized possession as well as our wisest investment. That’s why it’s a good move for President Bush and the federal government to step in and address the foreclosure crisis in this country.Although last week’s announcement by the feds is expected to grant reprieves to many Americans, it will not keep… Read more »

Another Look Needed In Berlin

Another Look Needed In Berlin

There could be an appropriate ending at next week’s Berlin Mayor and Council to what has been an ugly sequence of events.At last week’s meeting, Berlin Mayor Tom Cardinale appointed local businessman John Barrett as a permanent replacement on the Berlin Planning Commission for Dave Rovansek, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer… Read more »

Change In Leadership Needed In Snow Hill

Change In Leadership Needed In Snow Hill

Tuesday could be a big day as far as the future direction of the Board of County Commissioners in Snow Hill is concerned. Tradition has it that a vote will be held at next week’s meeting to determine whether Commission President Jim Purnell and Vice President Louise Gulyas will retain their respective posts.The time has… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

Editor:I would like to share with your readers my own experience with the manner in which County Commission meetings are conducted.On May 15, 2007, I attended a County Commissioner regular meeting to listen to a presentation being made by Carolyn Cummins, Worcester County Planning Commission Chair. The presentation was on behalf of the Planning Commission… Read more »

Commissioners’ Bubble Needs Popping

Commissioners’ Bubble Needs Popping

The County Commissioners do not allow public comment at their meetings. Sure, in public hearings and in rare instances like this week’s discourse on slots at Ocean Downs, people can stand up and be heard. However, contrary to nearly all other governments in the area and state, there is no time allocated at each meeting… Read more »

Slots, Of Course, Is All About Money

Slots, Of Course, Is All About Money

The Ocean City Mayor and Council affirmed its position on slots this week – it’s opposed to the expansion of gambling through the one-arm bandits anywhere in the state. Immediately after that confirmation on Tuesday, the inevitable criticism started flowing. While there was a wide range of comments heard this week through interviews, blogs, forums… Read more »

Give Wind Farm Proposal Due Diligenc

Give Wind Farm Proposal Due Diligenc

Here’s to hoping the latest wind farm proposal for off Ocean City’s coast goes over better than the one presented years ago.Years ago, when a major wind farm was last pitched for miles off Ocean City, the man making the proposal was practically chased out of City Hall. It was difficult to find fault with… Read more »

Leave Slots Out Of Special Session Talks

Leave Slots Out Of Special Session Talks

Governor Martin O’Malley has officially summonsed legislators to Annapolis for a special session starting Oct. 29 to discuss and ultimately approve a reform package aimed at addressing an estimated $1.7 billion structural deficit.The governor believes time is of the essence and his proposed budget plan needs the state’s attention immediately rather than next January. “Now… Read more »

Rough Times Ahead On Local Roadways

Rough Times Ahead On Local Roadways

The State Highway Administration (SHA) has confirmed it once again – it will do what it wants, and local authorities, residents, businesses and visitors will just have to put up with it.That much is clear. That’s why it’s important for people to understand their angst over road closures and associated impediments should not necessarily be… Read more »