What Others Are Saying

Editor:Maryland tourism professionals from both the public and private sectors need to focus on convincing our fellow citizens and our elected officials on the merits of supporting tourism in Maryland. Making the case for Worcester County and Ocean City is particularly important given the fact tourism is the dominant industry in Worcester County and even… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Focus Tax Dollars On Attracting CultureEditor:I just sent in payment for my county taxes. Before I sent if off, I happen to look on the back to view where my money was going. I understand the reasoning behind property taxes and haven’t any reservations for paying my share. But I do feel that it is… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Listen Up Council On Airport IssueEditor:One hundred fifty seven citizens signed in as attendees at the public hearing help about the expansion of the Ocean City Airport on June 28. Actually, there were more people there. Four County Commissioners were there. Interestingly, although the hearing concerned the expansion of its airport, neither the mayor nor… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Ocean City was in some pretty exclusive company on Tuesday morning on “The Today Show.” In a feature about Boardwalks and the Fourth of July, Ocean City got some great exposure alongside Atlantic City, N.J., Coney Island, N.Y. and Santa Cruz, Calif. The segment titled “Today’s Travel” spotlighted the four best Boardwalks to spend the… Read more »

Funds Well Spent On Broadband Effort

A lot of money is about to be pumped into providing for the needed infrastructure to allow high-speed Internet access on most of the Eastern Shore. While there’s no disputing state and federal governments often make poor choices on how to distribute public funds, this is certainly not one of those instances. As a matter… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

It’s Too Little Too LateEditor:I got a real chuckle when I read about members of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) coming before the City Council a week after the Ocean City Council approved a $75 million budget for 2008 to ask for more money from the city for tourism marketing and advertising.The OCHMRA wants… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Lessons Learned From OC TragedyEditor:Sunday, June 17 was a beautiful day that turned into a nightmare for a few families and a major buzz kill and gruesome reality of life that took place on 33rd Street for all those who witnessed the drowning and search effort for the boy that lost his life this past… Read more »

Funding, Yes; Events, Oh Yes

It’s no secret: it’s not the best of times in the world of tourism in the Ocean City area.Sure, there are still hundreds of thousands of people here on the weekends, roads in Ocean City are bustling, some hotels have no vacancy signs illuminated and the top restaurants still have waits during the peak times,… Read more »