Voices From The Readers

Man Should Pay Attention To Own LifeEditor:As a subscriber to the Maryland Coast Dispatch, I eagerly look forward to receiving each issue in the mail. Although I reside 500 miles away, The Dispatch allows me to stay on top of things and does a tremendous job of keeping me informed. This is important to me,… Read more »

Blame The People, Not The Breed

The American Pit Bull Terrier has been in the news of late, and, as is typically the case with this breed of dog, it’s been largely negative and riddled with misconceptions and generalizations.We all know the story by now. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and others have been charged with organizing fights between pit bulls… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Better Signage A Must In Ocean CityEditor:Ocean City’s biggest joke – “Stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. State Law.”On Baltimore Avenue from 14th to 32nd streets, this is totally ignored by both drivers and police, except for one day each year when only token enforcement with warning citations are issued.The signs on St. Louis Avenue seem to… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Requests For Changes In OC Bayside RegsEditor:(The following was sent this week to the Mayor and City Council and Planning Commission members. A copy was also forwarded to this publication.)The Hall’s family thanks you for trying to bring flexibility to large bayside parcels. We feel it is not only the best interest of us, but… Read more »

The Little Lady With A Lot Of Clout

A local environmental legend passed away this week. There are many words to describe the contributions of Ilia Fehrer, but the one we like the most is leader. There are many different ways to lead. Some do it vocally, some are quiet and some don’t even realize they are subconsciously doing it with just their… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Let’s take a look inside some numbers I came across this week with local relevance as well as elsewhere:– 71 million: The value in dollars of a four-year advertising contract approved by the Board of Public Works last week for the Maryland Lottery. This struck a chord among tourism officials across Maryland because the deal… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

No To ExpansionEditor:The people of West Ocean City are opposed to and united against any form of airport expansion pertaining to longer runways and the re-alignment of Route 611. Our County Commissioners voted 6-1 against it. The Mayor of Ocean City and the powers to be serve the people and should do what the people… Read more »

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 »