Voices From The Readers

Man Should Pay Attention To Own LifeEditor:As a subscriber to the Maryland Coast Dispatch, I eagerly look forward to receiving each issue in the mail. Although I reside 500 miles away, The Dispatch allows me to stay on top of things and does a tremendous job of keeping me informed. This is important to me,… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Better Signage A Must In Ocean CityEditor:Ocean City’s biggest joke – “Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. State Law.”On Baltimore Avenue from 14th to 32nd streets, this is totally ignored by both drivers and police, except for one day each year when only token enforcement with warning citations are issued.The signs on St. Louis Avenue seem to… Read more »

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Requests For Changes In OC Bayside RegsEditor:(The following was sent this week to the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission members. A copy was also forwarded to this publication.)The Hall’s family thanks you for trying to bring flexibility to large bayside parcels. We feel it is not only the best interest of us, but… Read more »

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No To ExpansionEditor:The people of West Ocean City are opposed to and united against any form of airport expansion pertaining to longer runways and the re-alignment of Route 611. Our County Commissioners voted 6-1 against it. The Mayor of Ocean City and the powers to be serve the people and should do what the people… Read more »

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Focus Tax Dollars On Attracting CultureEditor:I just sent in payment for my county taxes. Before I sent if off, I happen to look on the back to view where my money was going. I understand the reasoning behind property taxes and haven’t any reservations for paying my share. But I do feel that it is… Read more »

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Listen Up Council On Airport IssueEditor:One hundred fifty seven citizens signed in as attendees at the public hearing help about the expansion of the Ocean City Airport on June 28. Actually, there were more people there. Four County Commissioners were there. Interestingly, although the hearing concerned the expansion of its airport, neither the mayor nor… Read more »

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It’s Too Little Too LateEditor:I got a real chuckle when I read about members of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) coming before the City Council a week after the Ocean City Council approved a $75 million budget for 2008 to ask for more money from the city for tourism marketing and advertising.The OCHMRA wants… Read more »

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Lessons Learned From OC TragedyEditor:Sunday, June 17 was a beautiful day that turned into a nightmare for a few families and a major buzz kill and gruesome reality of life that took place on 33rd Street for all those who witnessed the drowning and search effort for the boy that lost his life this past… Read more »

Voice From The Readers

Lessons Learned From OC TragedyEditor:Sunday, June 17 was a beautiful day that turned into a nightmare for a few families and a major buzz kill and gruesome reality of life that took place on 33rd Street for all those who witnessed the drowning and search effort for the boy that lost his life this past… Read more »

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Fire Protection Adequate In ShowellEditor:In a recent article in (ITALICS)The Dispatch (“Questions Continue To Swirl Around Showell Project, May 25), Worcester County Commissioner Linda Busick asserted that the community of Showell does not have adequate fire protection. We beg to differ with Ms. Busick’s statement.The Showell Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) has been faithfully and diligently… Read more »