Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Editor:First, I must congratulate you on your “favorite commissioner” being chosen president of the county commissioners. Secondly, I feel obliged to thank you for making your “Between the Lines” editorial so entertaining. I haven’t had such a good laugh since I can’t remember when. Your description of these heated discussions among the Board of Commissioners… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

A few months ago, this paper suggested Commissioner Virgil Shockley take over the post of commission president for James Purnell, who was appointed to the position by his colleagues in 2005 after Sonny Bloxom stepped aside to seek a state Delegate seat. After much drama, including some heated private conversations among the commissioners and a… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

One Take On Fire Company CompromiseEditor:I totally agree with the editorial “Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution” to the volunteer fire problem in Ocean City.The actual compromise:1. Chief Chris Larmore withdraws his name from application for Fire Chief.2. The President of Town Council, Joe Mitrecic, resigns from City Council. Reason: Joe Mitrecic wrote a document and… Read more »

Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution

Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution

In many ways, compromise is the key to life. With government and public policy issues, it’s essential to maintaining a balance and moving forward. Perhaps no better example is the current situation involving the current state of affairs with the fire service in Ocean City as well as its future.The scene at City Hall on… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Much More To Know About Fire ServiceEditor:I was at the Ocean City Council meeting last week where, as was expected, the main fireworks had to do with the continuing saga of the Ocean City Council vs. the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. I have a few comments.Number One: Yes, Ocean City Council, you were elected… Read more »

Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution

Compromise Is A Reasonable Solution

In many ways, compromise is the key to life. With government and public policy issues, it’s essential to maintaining a balance and moving forward. Perhaps no better example is the current situation involving the current state of affairs with the fire service in Ocean City as well as its future.The scene at City Hall on… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Politics Ruining OCEditor:After much thought, soul searching, conversations with my wife, family and close friends, I made the decision that I can no longer sit back and allow politics to continue to ruin our community. I am not “a come here”. I have lived all my life in Ocean City. When I finished college and… Read more »