Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Decision ApplaudedEditor:The Assateague Coastkeeper and Assateague Coastal Trust would like to commend the County Commissioners for their vote on Tuesday, Dec. 18 to amend the county’s wastewater and sewer plan to accommodate expanded service for the Town of Berlin, without approving a new wastewater discharge into Kitts Branch and Newport Bay.We feel the commissioners made… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Paper Seeking RevengeEditor:“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!” Or maybe it should be, as a reporter scorned.After a County Commissioners meeting, where a certain Dispatch reporter tried to bully her way into reopening the meeting after it was adjourned, it has been apparent that revenge is the action that the newspaper chose to… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Put Spotlight On OC OffendersEditor:It seems that at the end of every year, we read a newspaper account of how poorly the foreign students are being treated by our local business people.Then we read about concerns that these students will not be returning to Ocean City because of problems associated with high rents, failure to… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Some Tax Increases Okay, Others NotEditor:I am writing regarding Michael James’ letter, “State Tax Increases Will Hurt Business” in last week’s issue. Isn’t it strange how tax increases proposed by the hotel-motel owners, etc. are in the interests of the community (added room taxes for advertising)? But when others propose tax increases to keep the… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Some Tax Increases Okay, Others NotEditor:I am writing regarding Michael James’ letter, “State Tax Increases Will Hurt Business” in last week’s issue. Isn’t it strange how tax increases proposed by the hotel-motel owners, etc. are in the interests of the community (added room taxes for advertising)? But when others propose tax increases to keep the… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Where Are The Facts In Local Slots Debate?Editor:First of all, I would like to congratulate you on last week fine editorial piece, “Commissioners’ Bubble Needs Bursting.” That really needed saying. In Cara Dahl’s story on the commissioners’ anti-slots movement, I was very impressed by Commissioner Judy Boggs for actually attempting to keep the proceedings of… Read more »

Voices From Our Readers

Voices From Our Readers

Gas Indexing ExplainedEditor:My constituents’ mail, e-mail and phone contacts have made it unmistakably clear that they do not know or understand the consequences Governor O’Malley’s proposed indexing of the state gas tax will bring down upon them. I am adamantly opposed to indexing and I would like an opportunity to explain my concerns. I have… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Logic Behind Room Tax Plan ExplainedEditor:I feel compelled to respond to recent letters regarding the high cost of vacationing in Ocean City. While it is quite easy to get caught up in the mindset that Ocean City’s prices are driving tourists away, there are a few very important things to keep in mind. Operating a… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Revisit Parking LawEditor:Apparently, the Ocean City Town Code allows a mere 48 hours to pay a parking violation ticket without extended penalty. For many, this is impossible. They are on a budgeted vacation and have planned accordingly – they have not included a parking ticket. Many wait until they get home to pay – this,… Read more »