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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 »

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A Moving Event Deserving AttentionEditor:This past Memorial Day I was privileged and honored to have been able to attend the most moving and beautiful event held at the Veterans Memorial at the south entrance to Ocean Pines.The folks who labored to put this program together and those who volunteered to perform deserve a great deal… Read more »

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Immigration ThoughtsEditor:Immigration: What it means to me.My father emigrated (legally) from Italy in 1906 at 16 years of age. He had a sixth grade education, a good work ethic, health, good common sense, and a desire to become an American. He married my Mother (a first generation Italian) and raised four boys and one girl…. Read more »

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Column On Berlin Living Hits HomeEditor:I greatly enjoyed reading Steve Green’s column in the May 11 edition of (ITALICS)The Dispatch. Having grown up in Berlin, as both my parents did before me, and as my mother’s parents did before her, I could certainly identify with the sentiments expressed in the column. I cannot imagine living… Read more »

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Park’s Loss Would Impact All Of OCEditor:It was with regret that I read about the demise of the Trimper properties located on the southern end of the Boardwalk.As usual, outlandish taxes is the main culprit, coupled with future plans for the existing properties.My family has been staying at the Worcester and Boardwalk location (Playland) for… Read more »

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Ocean City Losing Its Classic AppealEditor:A small fishing village once known for its unique atmosphere and family-oriented appeal has permanently turned for the worst. Ocean City, located at the bottom edge of the Delmarva Peninsula, has been stripped of its classic stick buildings and rare businesses to cater to money-hungry government officials and contractors. One… Read more »

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OC Would Be Change Forever Without ParkEditor:My parents first brought me to Ocean City, Md. the year of my birth, 1964. Like them I return to Ocean City as often as is possible. When I cross the Route 50 bridge and see Trimper’s in the distance, my mood lightens, joy returns and I know that… Read more »

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Waterways Under AssaultEditor:The bays, St. Martin’s River and Shingle Landing Prong has reached yet another crossroad. For many years we have been told about St. Martin’s pollution problems. Our waterways now face their latest major assault from pollution.Recently a plan was given approval from the Worcester County Planning Commission for the Showell sewage plant to… Read more »

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Council Hurting OCEditor:When is the Ocean City Council going to stop taking action that discourages people from wanting to visit Ocean City? Recent council action resulted in increase fees for over 110 types of business licenses needed to operate in Ocean City. Doesn’t the council members understand that every time they raise a fee on… Read more »

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A Matter Of ChoiceEditor:Living in Baltimore 60 odd years then moving to Ocean City and walking the Boardwalk passing shops showing bikinis, towels, T-shirts, bathing suits and other attire in the windows displaying same, now adult shops are a thing of concern. Shucks, “The Block” was the thing. Only it was called adult entertainment. They… Read more »