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 »

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 »

Voice 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 »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Although it’s unfair criticism by my estimation, the Ocean City Shark Tournament found itself in recent weeks in the crosshairs of the Humane Society of the United States. Director Mark Sampson posted this letter on the tournament’s website in response to what has been said about the tournament. “I’d like to take this opportunity to… Read more »

Voice From The Readers

Fire Protection Adequate In ShowellEditor:In a recent article in (ITALICS)The Dispatch (“Questions Continue To Swirl Around Showell Project, May 25), Worcester County Commissioner Linda Busick asserted that the community of Showell does not have adequate fire protection. We beg to differ with Ms. Busick’s statement.The Showell Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) has been faithfully and diligently… Read more »

Emotions Must Be Checked At The Door

Relations have perhaps never been more strained than they are today between the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company and the appointed and elected officials of the town’s government. However, all the distrust and innuendo circulating currently can easily be ironed out as long as cooler heads prevail.Time is a powerful concept and one of its… Read more »