Voices From The Readers

Immigration ThoughtsEditor:Immigration: What it means to me.My father emigrated (legally) from Italy in 1906 at 16 years of age. He had a sixth grade education, a good work ethic, health, good common sense, and a desire to become an American. He married my Mother (a first generation Italian) and raised four boys and one girl…. Read more »

Thoughs From The Publisher’s Desk

Ocean City Council members will decide next week whether to fund a new position within the Ocean City Police Department. Officials heard this week from a number of different law enforcement agencies on the benefits of a crime analyst post, which is strictly charged with identifying and analyzing data to determine trends in crime. It’s… Read more »

Relations Not Healed In One Meeting

The Mayor and Council assured the leadership of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (OCVFC) last week it will continue to be the authority over fire service in the resort, despite a conceptual plan that indicates the opposite could be true in the near future.The issue here is complex, but OCVFC officials and the Mayor… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Column On Berlin Living Hits HomeEditor:I greatly enjoyed reading Steve Green’s column in the May 11 edition of (ITALICS)The Dispatch. Having grown up in Berlin, as both my parents did before me, and as my mother’s parents did before her, I could certainly identify with the sentiments expressed in the column. I cannot imagine living… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Park’s Loss Would Impact All Of OCEditor:It was with regret that I read about the demise of the Trimper properties located on the southern end of the Boardwalk.As usual, outlandish taxes is the main culprit, coupled with future plans for the existing properties.My family has been staying at the Worcester and Boardwalk location (Playland) for… Read more »

Officials Act To Prevent Future Surprises

On the heels of an adult business opening in Ocean City along Coastal Highway, local governments are doing exactly what they should be – making sure it does not happen again without their input.When the SexStyles shop opened in north Ocean City this spring, it became the first such business to begin operating in Worcester… Read more »

Voice From The Readers

Ocean City Losing Its Classic AppealEditor:A small fishing village once known for its unique atmosphere and family-oriented appeal has permanently turned for the worst. Ocean City, located at the bottom edge of the Delmarva Peninsula, has been stripped of its classic stick buildings and rare businesses to cater to money-hungry government officials and contractors. One… Read more »