An Open Letter To High School Graduates

An Open Letter To High School Graduates

Congratulations to all you high school graduates. By now, you have walked across the stage, before your classmates, teachers, administrators and family, shook hands with a figure of authority and received your high school diploma.This much is certain — a major milestone in your life has been achieved and you should be proud of the… Read more »

Date Change Needed For Troubling Weekend

Date Change Needed For Troubling Weekend

The time has come to move the spring Cruisin’ weekend event to earlier in the spring season.Whether it’s held in March or April, it’s likely the same problems seen last week will exist, but the only non-option is to do nothing and resolve that beefing up law enforcement will be able to tame the outside groups… Read more »

Recent Decisions Raise Consistency Concerns

Recent Decisions Raise Consistency Concerns

The Ocean City Mayor and Council are principled on certain matters. However, some votes specifically contradict these positions.This council has proven over the last six months to be a compelling and productive body. The elected officials differ on much, but they are respectful to each other while explaining their various positions. It’s providing solid representation… Read more »

What Others Are Saying: Reflections On Former Birch’s Market Building

What Others Are Saying: Reflections On Former Birch’s Market Building

(Editor’s Note: The writer’s grandfather owned and operated Birch’s Market in Ocean City from 1936-1968. After the recent demolition of the property, he offered these thoughts.)Another torn down heart-of-town,of famous past, its days of new.Yet just such was shelter once,for lucky child to grow, wherelike Parthenon or Pantheon,stood roof over moments oflife’s unrepeatable plenitudes,Here family… Read more »

OC’s Infrastructure Improvements Welcomed

OC’s Infrastructure Improvements Welcomed

What’s new this summer? That’s the question every spring heading into the season.Along with some new special events and new business openings, two noticeable infrastructure improvements that opened to the public this month should stand out as excellent additions.The new North Division Street playground — not huge compared to the one about to open in… Read more »

Delivering Drug Messages To Students Critical

Delivering Drug Messages To Students Critical

Now more than ever, school system officials must present specific drug education and awareness programs several times a year to middle and high school students.Educating and informing these kids about the dangers of opioids, alcohol and other drugs is key, but how to ensure that message is heard loud and clear requires some outside-the-box methodology…. Read more »

Beach View Matters With Wind Turbines

Beach View Matters With Wind Turbines

Offshore wind can’t come at the expense of tourism, and there’s no question more people would be turned off by the sight of hundreds of wind turbines off the coast than find it appealing.On the surface, it may seem narrow minded of the Ocean City Mayor and Council to frown on the plan proposed last… Read more »