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 »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

A 35-Year ReflectionEditor:Thursday, Oct. 19, marked the 35th anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act. Thirty-five years later, our waterways are still polluted, and the protection we largely take for granted is virtually non-existent.In 1972, Congress passed the Clean Water Act, making a promise to the American public that the sewage stench, oil… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Hoping Trimper’s Rides Stays AroundEditor:I guess I would call it a kind of hazy disbelief when pondering the specter that Trimper’s Rides could actually be closing, even partially, after a gazillion years. The kind of feeling I had just after the Colts left Baltimore.Trimper’s Rides is a truly magical place filled with indelible memories for… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Prosecutor Defends Office, InvestigationEditor:I have been reading articles in your paper and other local papers for a few weeks now, unable to respond because it is unethical for a prosecutor to make remarks about a pending investigation. The investigation is now over, and I can remark.First of all, I want to express my deepest sympathy… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

They Are All Foreign StudentsEditor:I would like to thank Mr. Campagnoli for his letter concerning the rentals of students. I don’t care if it is a F-1, J-1, K-1 or whatever other visas the government gives out, if the kids are in school and come here to work but are not citizens of the United… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Here’s Hoping For Other Tax ReductionsEditor: It was thought that the appeal would take years, but in record time the State of Maryland granted a reduction in the assessed value of 15 of the Trimper family’s 24 properties, but those that did not see any change were the lots where the amusement rides sit at… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Open Container Issue Needs More AnalysisEditor:Due to Ocean City’s circumstances, some of the points made, in favor of decriminalization of open container violations, are valid. After reading both your editorial in The Dispatch and the one in the Worcester Times (as well as a short email conversation with the council president), I am starting to… Read more »