Remembering An OC Treasure

Remembering An OC Treasure

There is something incredibly charming about wealthy people who are humble, kind and aware.That was always noticeable with Shirley and Brice Phillips. Their inspirational story, from operating a humble Hooper’s Island seafood processing plant to an internationally recognized company, represents Ocean City in so many positive ways. It’s the quintessential homegrown, feel good story about… Read more »

Vehicle Action Plan Had Little Support

Vehicle Action Plan Had Little Support

One of the many unknowns after last week’s task force meeting on motorized events is why a proposed action plan – endorsed by Ocean City’s police commission evidently without the support of the police department – was ever created.At last Thursday’s meeting of the motorized task force, which was borne out of a dangerous series… Read more »

Tough Drug Dealer Prosecutions Critical

Tough Drug Dealer Prosecutions Critical

Although it’s a controversial position among some, the trend in legal circles to charge known drug dealers with manslaughter after overdose deaths is a move in the right direction.When it comes to the current epidemic involving opioids and the disturbing amount of daily overdoses, there is a feeling of helplessness and confusion over what can… Read more »

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 »