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 »

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 »