Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Decision ApplaudedEditor:The Assateague Coastkeeper and Assateague Coastal Trust would like to commend the County Commissioners for their vote on Tuesday, Dec. 18 to amend the county’s wastewater and sewer plan to accommodate expanded service for the Town of Berlin, without approving a new wastewater discharge into Kitts Branch and Newport Bay.We feel the commissioners made… Read more »

OC Best To Go Strict With Sex Shops

OC Best To Go Strict With Sex Shops

The Mayor and Council again extended the moratoria on the issuance of business licenses and zoning approval for sexually oriented businesses. The restrictions will now continue until at least March 1. The extension gives the council time to put together and vote on the appropriate ordinances.For months, the council has been hearing proposals from staff… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Deck

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Deck

There is obvious irony, as well as humor, in the fact a first-year Ocean City cop was charged with driving while intoxicated after attending a Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) party in Delaware. It goes without saying cops should not be drinking and driving. When it does happen, the contradiction is extraordinary. They are supposed… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Paper Seeking RevengeEditor:“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!” Or maybe it should be, as a reporter scorned.After a County Commissioners meeting, where a certain Dispatch reporter tried to bully her way into reopening the meeting after it was adjourned, it has been apparent that revenge is the action that the newspaper chose to… Read more »

A Step In The Right Direction

A Step In The Right Direction

A home is our most prized possession as well as our wisest investment. That’s why it’s a good move for President Bush and the federal government to step in and address the foreclosure crisis in this country.Although last week’s announcement by the feds is expected to grant reprieves to many Americans, it will not keep… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

The plan all along was for the County Commissioners to decide who will be president and vice president for the coming year at Tuesday’s meeting. That all changed reportedly after last week’s editorial suggested the current president be replaced by another veteran commissioner. It was widely reported by knowledgeable sources this week the current commission… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Put Spotlight On OC OffendersEditor:It seems that at the end of every year, we read a newspaper account of how poorly the foreign students are being treated by our local business people.Then we read about concerns that these students will not be returning to Ocean City because of problems associated with high rents, failure to… Read more »

Another Look Needed In Berlin

Another Look Needed In Berlin

There could be an appropriate ending at next week’s Berlin Mayor and Council to what has been an ugly sequence of events.At last week’s meeting, Berlin Mayor Tom Cardinale appointed local businessman John Barrett as a permanent replacement on the Berlin Planning Commission for Dave Rovansek, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer… Read more »