Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Four Ways To Resolve Fire Service DebateEditor:To resolve the organizational structure of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (OCVFC) when it comes to their service to the taxpayers and visitors to Ocean City, a number of parties are planning to meet at the Convention Center on April 14 and 15, 2008. Unfortunately, once again certain… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Thank You To OC’s FirefightersEditor:When I see a fire engine with its lights flashing and sirens blaring responding to a call, I immediately say a little prayer for the safety of the crew on board, which is exactly what I did Sunday, March 30. When I saw the smoke billowing into the sky as we… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Fire Department Troubles Put City at RiskEditor:I am writing regarding the recent events with the fire department and the city. After reading the article, I am flabbergasted as a resident and taxpayer. Let me first say that I have been employed by Howard County Fire and Rescue for over 25 years. I was a volunteer… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Editor:First, I must congratulate you on your “favorite commissioner” being chosen president of the county commissioners. Secondly, I feel obliged to thank you for making your “Between the Lines” editorial so entertaining. I haven’t had such a good laugh since I can’t remember when. Your description of these heated discussions among the Board of Commissioners… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

One Take On Fire Company CompromiseEditor:I totally agree with the editorial “Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution” to the volunteer fire problem in Ocean City.The actual compromise:1. Chief Chris Larmore withdraws his name from application for Fire Chief.2. The President of Town Council, Joe Mitrecic, resigns from City Council. Reason: Joe Mitrecic wrote a document and… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Much More To Know About Fire ServiceEditor:I was at the Ocean City Council meeting last week where, as was expected, the main fireworks had to do with the continuing saga of the Ocean City Council vs. the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. I have a few comments.Number One: Yes, Ocean City Council, you were elected… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Politics Ruining OCEditor:After much thought, soul searching, conversations with my wife, family and close friends, I made the decision that I can no longer sit back and allow politics to continue to ruin our community. I am not “a come here”. I have lived all my life in Ocean City. When I finished college and… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Reconsider PositionEditor:(The following letter was written to Ocean City Council members.)In my 20-plus years as a council member, I don’t believe I have ever written a letter to the newspaper. Today I am writing to urge you my fellow council members to reconsider your vote on Tuesday which has caused tremendous ill will and hurt… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Council Creates A Monopoly On BeachEditor:The Ocean City Council recently approved a request for the reassignment of the beach photo franchise that resulted in the number of beach photo operators being reduced from two to one. As a result of this action, the council created a monopoly for one beach company. Monopoly is a market… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Ban Implementation Is What’s UnfairEditor:I hope you will print this in the interest of all concerned.Regarding Daniel Heinecke’s letter, I was allowed to smoke in certain bars and restaurants and now I’m not, I think that any reasonable person can see that I have lost a right I once had. But this is not the… Read more »