Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Leaders Failed with SlotsEditor:As I watched the news with the governor running all around the state telling everyone how important passing the slots legislation is, I can’t help but think how shameless our state demorcratic leadership is.During the last four years Mike Busch, Mike Miller and even then Mayor O’Malley worked hard against slots, telling… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

What Others Are Saying

Marylanders appreciate the environment, worry about global warming and love their cars. But gasoline prices approaching $4 a gallon are prompting thousands of commuters to park their first love and take buses or trains to work instead. The move to mass transportation is a smart decision and an important first step away from the wasteful… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Berlin Comp. Plan Meeting A StartEditor:Congratulations Berlin. Last Wednesday night, a standing room crowd of Berliners showed up for Berlin’s future. This second well-attended comprehensive plan meeting was designed to create a shared vision for Berlin. The town’s consultants got the ball rolling with the crowd broken into smaller groups with everyone given a chance… Read more »

Farewell, Mayor

Farewell, Mayor

While Berlin was putting its best foot forward during the 1st Annual Jazz and Blues Bash, its mayor passed away at his home of cardiac arrest.Mayor Tom Cardinale would have enjoyed the scene on Main Street last Saturday. Mixing it up with residents and visitors alike was one of his favorite things to do. He… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

With the summer around the corner and most in the local business community simply hoping for the best this season, Ocean City got some much-needed timely exposure. In last Friday’s USA Today, Ocean City was mentioned under a story headlined ‘cheap tricks, money-saving tips for summer getaways both near and far’. The story was broken… Read more »

Alcopops More About Green Than Teens

Alcopops More About Green Than Teens

Alcopops have been in the news of late in Maryland. The legislature in Annapolis passed a bill this year officially designating the drinks, such as Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Jack Daniel’s Hard Cola, Smirnoff Source and Sparks, as beer, meaning they are taxed significantly lower than distilled spirits, which some folks say they should be classified… Read more »

Increasing Taxes Should Not Even Be Considered

Increasing Taxes Should Not Even Be Considered

Budget talks are heating up across the region. That’s not usually an exciting topic for most readers, but a couple big announcements made this week deserve some elaboration. Ocean City property owners could see a two-cent reduction in the property tax rate if the City Council accepts the city manager’s proposed spending plan, and county… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Let Voices Be HeardEditor:I’d like to encourage those citizens of Berlin who truly care about their town to attend the upcoming Comprehensive Plan community input meeting on April 30 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. If you are concerned that your town is becoming something other than what you want, that your taxes seem to… Read more »