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 »

County Should Deed Park Land To OC

County Should Deed Park Land To OC

The proposed expansion and major facelift of the 4th Street park in Ocean City has been placed on hold because the county and city can’t come to terms on a long-term lease agreement needed to secure financing for what could be a beautiful project.This situation needs to be worked out because there’s a chance to… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Abuse Of RightsEditorI am writing this letter because I smoke cigarettes. I’ve never written “letters to the editor”, but now I must voice my opinion. “Happy New Year”… I think not. It’s going to cost everyone a lot more money in 2008 than 2007. Why you ask? It is my opinion that we have a… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

One of the key issues the Ocean City Mayor and Council will confront in the coming months is the future of the resort’s fire service, specifically changes in its structure, the costs associated with those modifications and how to address the concerns of the volunteer and career firefighters. Last year a controversy mounted over the… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

In what has become an annual tradition, I venture the following predictions, some of local significance and some not so much, for the year ahead:— Sen. Hillary Clinton will be elected president in a landslide general election victory over former New York Gov. Rudy Giuliani.— Sixty percent of Marylanders heading to the polls will vote… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Real Probe NeededEditor:Do you still believe the Bush administration’s 9-11 conspiracy theory?It is truly amazing that some Americans still look at the most horrendous attack on our country with stubborn, closed minds and refuse to use the common sense God gave them. They believe everything and anything the government tells them and believe the 9-11… Read more »

GOP’s Lawsuit A Lame Attempt At Power

GOP’s Lawsuit A Lame Attempt At Power

Being a Republican in a liberal state like Maryland is challenging and oftentimes discouraging. That’s why we understand the conservative party’s attempt to overturn some key decisions made by the Maryland General Assembly in last year’s special session. However, while we get the motivation behind it, filing a lawsuit to achieve those means is futile… Read more »