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 »

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 »

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 »