Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Replacement Needs Knowledge, DedicationEditor:(The following letter was addressed to Berlin Mayor Gee Williams with copies sent to the Berlin Council, Berlin Zoning Administrator, Berlin Planning Commission and this newspaper.)This letter serves as a formal recognition from the Town of Berlin Planning Commission as discussed with Mayor Williams during our Aug. 22 meeting. I am resigning… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Ocean City Police Need TasersEditor:Mr. Ayres response to my letter recommending the use of Taser Electronic Control Devices is technically correct, but he gives only the part of the story which supports his position. Yes, there are currently pending 30-plus claims against Taser International, but there have been over 70 claims settled in Taser’s favor…. Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

OC Has Opportunity To Distinguish Town Editor:My reason for writing is to agree with Mr. Donald Giancoli who last week wrote to you concerning the proposed wind farm off the coast of O.C. and how it will “look” seems like the question with the most concern. Ocean City has a chance to set an example… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Tax System Unfair To Non-VotersEditor: Over 200 years ago, this great nation rallied to the cry of “no taxation without representation!” America is built on the ideal of equality and a sense of fairness. Our present tax system, however, leaves much to be desired when it comes to this ideal. On that, most will agree…. Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Respect Expressed For Good SamaritansEditor:The Maryland Coast Dispatch carried an excellent article on the July 6 boat accident and subsequent rescue. I want to take this opportunity to express my admiration for a public servant who continues to protect his community. On July 6, at risk of his own personal safety, Ocean City Police Captain… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Is Ethnicity Relevant In Recent Incidents?Editor:I, too, am disgusted by the incidents which Craig Schamburg described in his letter to the editor dated July 18 and entitled ‘Disgusted by Disrespect.’ I hate seeing people litter on the beach, people parking illegally, and would be repulsed by females switching out soiled feminine products in a public… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Praise For School BoardEditor:(The following letter was addressed to the Worcester County Board of Education and a copy was forwarded to this newspaper for publication.)I commend the Board of Education for the professional and direct manner in which you collectively and individually responded to Commissioner Virgil Shockley and the County Commissioners assault upon Dr. John… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Rental Overcrowding Needs ExaminationEditor:It is so good to hear that Ocean City officials are finally going to look into the number of persons who rent a single family residence in the residental parts of Ocean City. For too many years, one person rents a house and fills it with untold numbers of renters. My hat… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Explanation Of Decision NeededEditor:(The following was addressed to the Board of Worcester County Property Tax Assessment with a copy forwarded to this paper for publication.)Approximately seven months ago, I appealed the increased property assessment on my home in Berlin. I recently received a reply after all that time indicating that my appeal was rejected. There… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Program Deserves County FundingEditor:We support Worcester County State’s Attorney Joel Todd’s recommendation that the mediator program be made a permanent line in the county budget.Two years ago, we became involved in a dispute with a neighbor that escalated to police involvement and our going to court to seek a restraining order. Judge Gerald Purnell referred… Read more »