Transparency, Communication Key In Education

Transparency, Communication Key In Education

It’s trying, if not impossible, times for educators. The concerns expressed this week — by two teachers publicly but shared by numerous in public schools – are inevitable.These folks are teaching in unprecedented times, amid a pandemic with real health concerns for all. Complicating the ongoing extreme range of individual comfort levels about the pandemic… Read more »

OC Police Force Needs Right Sizing

OC Police Force Needs Right Sizing

Some weighty decisions are on the horizon in Ocean City as officials are most likely facing a multi-year right sizing of the resort’s police force.At a meeting last month when the hiring of an additional 10 police officers was approved by the Mayor and Council, Police Chief Ross Buzzuro outlined his reasons for needing more… Read more »

Berlin Moving Forward With New Leadership

Berlin Moving Forward With New Leadership

All the indications were evident leading up to Tuesday – Berlin voters wanted change and they showed up in record numbers to elect new representatives. The 18% property tax rate increase of 2019 startled town residents, resulting in a new interest in town government affairs and an increased focus on the elected representatives.While pragmatism keeps… Read more »

County’s Riverboat Purchase A Risky Venture

County’s Riverboat Purchase A Risky Venture

It was stunning to see the typically conservative Worcester County Commissioners sign off on the purchase of a riverboat to boost south end tourism.While the goal is noble, even the most ardent of supporters must acknowledge this approximately $350,000 purchase was rushed. The fact an emergency meeting was called to discuss the purchase, which was… Read more »

Jeep Week, Bike Week Decisions Vary Greatly

Jeep Week, Bike Week Decisions Vary Greatly

Too many parallels are being drawn between this weekend’s Ocean City Jeep Week being held versus next month’s Ocean City BikeFest/Delmarva Bike Week being canceled.Though both special events are for-profit operations, there are few similarities between the two events.  The bike events are massive in crowds compared to the jeep weekend events. Though both are… Read more »