Between The Lines

A hip trend expected to soon sweep the country is vaporized alcohol dispensers, also known as Alcohol Without Liquid (AWOL) machines. Legislation has been submitted in Annapolis that would ban them in Maryland. Some states, including Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Arizona and Michigan, have already passed measures prohibiting them. There are lots of concerns here, particularly… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Terror In Resort?Editor:Terror in Ocean City. This will be the future of Ocean City if the SexStyle store is allowed to keep open in this beautiful ocean resort. This store will attract every sex predator and our children and adults will be subject to rape and sodomizing.In June, thousands of high school seniors, most of… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Parents Need To Think About KidsEditor:I just want to publicly announce my frustration with some parents in the area. What kind of sensible parent brings their children to a smoky bar? I don’t feel right handing parents kids’ menus and crayons and then watching their kids have a side of Marlboros with their food. What… Read more »

Between The Lines

This Maryland General Assembly session finally started to heat up this week with some movement on some bills of consequence. On the local front, this year’s session has been uneventful for the most part. However, it’s often said the last month is the only time worth paying attention to with the legislature. That seems to… Read more »

Editorial

Market Will Determine Sex Shop’s SuccessA sex shop has opened in Ocean City, prompting reactions ranging from outrage to yawns, and only time will tell whether this business is here to stay.Most of those up in arms are folks living and doing business in the north Ocean City area. It’s understandable for the other businesses… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Hoping To Keep OnComing To OCEditor:The letter from Doug Trimper in the March 9 edition of The Dispatch really got me thinking about many things going on in and about Ocean City.While making my semi-annual visit to the dentist (she qualifies as someone with considerable discretionary income who Worcester County is trying to woo), she… Read more »

Between The Lines

When it was first reported 382 condominium units were planned for the redevelopment of the Ocean Plaza Mall site last year, the reaction in the community was something along the lines of this: it’s not going to happen. Sources have indicated those responsible for providing financing for the project agree because we understand the project… Read more »