Leave Slots Out Of Special Session Talks

Leave Slots Out Of Special Session Talks

Governor Martin O’Malley has officially summonsed legislators to Annapolis for a special session starting Oct. 29 to discuss and ultimately approve a reform package aimed at addressing an estimated $1.7 billion structural deficit.The governor believes time is of the essence and his proposed budget plan needs the state’s attention immediately rather than next January. “Now… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Hoping Trimper’s Rides Stays AroundEditor:I guess I would call it a kind of hazy disbelief when pondering the specter that Trimper’s Rides could actually be closing, even partially, after a gazillion years. The kind of feeling I had just after the Colts left Baltimore.Trimper’s Rides is a truly magical place filled with indelible memories for… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

The results of a recent survey on tourism were much more of a confirmation of visitor preferences than a revelation. Nonetheless, the survey’s findings could go a long way toward identifying vacation trends. Some of the more interesting findings I thought were:— Of the 2,202 surveys received, the top reason why people said they would… Read more »

Rough Times Ahead On Local Roadways

Rough Times Ahead On Local Roadways

The State Highway Administration (SHA) has confirmed it once again – it will do what it wants, and local authorities, residents, businesses and visitors will just have to put up with it.That much is clear. That’s why it’s important for people to understand their angst over road closures and associated impediments should not necessarily be… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Fact: Governor Martin O’Malley wants a special session next month to discuss and later implement his proposed budget deficit plan, which includes a variety of tax increases and decreases.Opinion: What’s the rush? This $1.5 billion structural deficit did not occur over night and there needs to be more time to examine numbers that are speculative… Read more »

Pink Ribbon Events Deserve Support

It’s October and that means the ladies behind the Pink Ribbon Classic are at it again, raising thousands of dollars for breast cancer awareness and research.The Pink Ribbon Classic series of fundraisers started in 1996 with a local golf tournament organized by residents Judy Johnson-Schoelkopf and Nancy Dofflemyer and is now led by a team… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Prosecutor Defends Office, InvestigationEditor:I have been reading articles in your paper and other local papers for a few weeks now, unable to respond because it is unethical for a prosecutor to make remarks about a pending investigation. The investigation is now over, and I can remark.First of all, I want to express my deepest sympathy… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

It’s been interesting to hear the general response to last week’s dismissal of all criminal charges against Christy Freeman. Last week in this space I wrote that “shock waves” reverberated through the community after word spread Freeman would not face any repercussions for keeping fetuses around her property after allegedly having “four miscarriages over a… Read more »

Special Events Critical To Tourism

It’s almost a cliché these days to say September is the best month to live and visit around these parts. There will be no argument to the contrary here, and the fact is people are becoming increasingly aware of it because there are more reasons to visit.There were 200,000-plus people in Ocean City last weekend,… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

They Are All Foreign StudentsEditor:I would like to thank Mr. Campagnoli for his letter concerning the rentals of students. I don’t care if it is a F-1, J-1, K-1 or whatever other visas the government gives out, if the kids are in school and come here to work but are not citizens of the United… Read more »