Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Official Not AbidingBy Charter Change Editor: Thank you so much Steve Green for your recent article in “Between the Lines” on Friday, Oct. 3 in The Dispatch. You are right, it is campaign season, which is why I felt it necessary to address the issue of our city tax money being spent to settle a… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Community Input Was Never SoughtEditor:I live on 4th St. at the corner of St. Louis Ave. Not many year-round residents live on this block but of the five I spoke with, no one had even heard of these 640 forms for public response to St. Louis Avenue development, said to have been mailed to residents… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Comp Plan Being GuttedEditor:My comments come to you in the interest of the “Critters” which populate our county. The ones that help our marsh grass and wetlands grow and subsequently protect our lives and property from catastrophe. And the Critters who want to flourish in our bays, and thus continue to massage the economic engine… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Two Different Kinds Of AcknowledgementsEditor:I happened to be in Ocean City the week of Sept. 11, staying on the Boardwalk. The morning of Sept. 11 we all heard the loud but slow roar of the beautiful Harley motorcycles approach, almost countless, like sparkling sticks of dynamite glistening in the sun. They headed up the center… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Slots Will Help Local CommunityEditor: Like good nannies, Ocean City’s leaders would have us believe they know what is best for you and me. They have circled the waters and have lobbied up with Annapolis’s hired guns to protect us poor uninformed minions from, gasp, slots. Their reasoning is that slots will bring blight and… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Replacement Needs Knowledge, DedicationEditor:(The following letter was addressed to Berlin Mayor Gee Williams with copies sent to the Berlin Council, Berlin Zoning Administrator, Berlin Planning Commission and this newspaper.)This letter serves as a formal recognition from the Town of Berlin Planning Commission as discussed with Mayor Williams during our Aug. 22 meeting. I am resigning… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Ocean City Police Need TasersEditor:Mr. Ayres response to my letter recommending the use of Taser Electronic Control Devices is technically correct, but he gives only the part of the story which supports his position. Yes, there are currently pending 30-plus claims against Taser International, but there have been over 70 claims settled in Taser’s favor…. Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

OC Has Opportunity To Distinguish Town Editor:My reason for writing is to agree with Mr. Donald Giancoli who last week wrote to you concerning the proposed wind farm off the coast of O.C. and how it will “look” seems like the question with the most concern. Ocean City has a chance to set an example… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Tax System Unfair To Non-VotersEditor: Over 200 years ago, this great nation rallied to the cry of “no taxation without representation!” America is built on the ideal of equality and a sense of fairness. Our present tax system, however, leaves much to be desired when it comes to this ideal. On that, most will agree…. Read more »