Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Council Creates A Monopoly On BeachEditor:The Ocean City Council recently approved a request for the reassignment of the beach photo franchise that resulted in the number of beach photo operators being reduced from two to one. As a result of this action, the council created a monopoly for one beach company. Monopoly is a market… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Some folks are saying the Ocean City Council’s vote to support slots at fraternal clubs, such as the Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion, to name a few, epitomizes hypocrisy. An argument could certainly be made the decision contradicts the resort’s infamous anti-slots stance, which is annually reiterated in Annapolis during public hearings. However, it’s… Read more »

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

Worcester County fraternal organizations should be allowed to have slot machines in their buildings under the conditions they devote a certain amount of the proceeds to the community. However, the path we are taking to get to that outcome has become quite bizarre and seems to have further fractured relations between county and Ocean City… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Ban Implementation Is What’s UnfairEditor:I hope you will print this in the interest of all concerned.Regarding Daniel Heinecke’s letter, I was allowed to smoke in certain bars and restaurants and now I’m not, I think that any reasonable person can see that I have lost a right I once had. But this is not the… Read more »

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

No Harm In Giving Slots To Fraternal Clubs

Worcester County fraternal organizations should be allowed to have slot machines in their buildings under the conditions they devote a certain amount of the proceeds to the community. However, the path we are taking to get to that outcome has become quite bizarre and seems to have further fractured relations between county and Ocean City… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Some people will get a chance to relive the disturbing slaying and dismemberment of Martha Crutchley and Joshua Ford at the hands of Erika and Benjamin Sifrit this weekend. The investigation and the case in general will be featured on the Oxygen Network’s show “Snapped,” which details cases of females accused of murder that seemingly… Read more »

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

The proposed ban on handheld cell phones while driving in Maryland has followed an eerily familiar path as some other measures recently approved by the Maryland General Assembly.The bill essentially expands the current prohibition of hand-held cell phones by drivers under the age of 18 who hold a learner’s permit or provisional license to Marylanders… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Vehicle Wash Deal A Waste Of FundsEditor:Why should the town waste $60,000 on washing town cars when what the town should do is call the snow hill jail and have a fleet of nonviolent offenders brought in to wash vehicles six days a week? Who do you think washes state police cars through out the… Read more »