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

Shame On Senate For Letting Bill DieEditor:Many members of the local service clubs worked long and hard for the inclusion of Worcester County in the state law that has allowed five slot machines in the service clubs on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This law has been in effect for the past 21 years and… Read more »

Cooler Heads Prevail With Tentative Deal

Cooler Heads Prevail With Tentative Deal

The tentative accord reached between the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (OCVFC) and the Mayor and Council is a sound agreement. It’s essentially what the city proposed a month ago – Volunteer Chief Chris Larmore would be the new city-paid fire chief in charge of all aspects of fire service in town in exchange for… Read more »

Arts Center Campaign Deserves Attention

Arts Center Campaign Deserves Attention

The Berlin Performing Arts Center Committee is hoping to make a presentation to the County Commissioners in the coming weeks, encouraging the elected officials to provide significant funding to an effort to build a cultural arts complex in the Berlin area.The committee, comprised of a diverse group of area residents, wants to build a performing… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Fact: Some folks around town are suggesting last month’s Boardwalk fire will serve the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company well in getting what it wants out of the city when they meet next week to deliberate over the future of fire service in the municipality.Opinion: All the firefighters involved are to be commended for their… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Four Ways To Resolve Fire Service DebateEditor:To resolve the organizational structure of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (OCVFC) when it comes to their service to the taxpayers and visitors to Ocean City, a number of parties are planning to meet at the Convention Center on April 14 and 15, 2008. Unfortunately, once again certain… Read more »

Council Should Settle Open Container Debate

Council Should Settle Open Container Debate

The Ocean City Mayor and Council tabled a discussion this week on decriminalizing the town’s open container policy, but it’s our hopes it was simply a delaying of the inevitable.The decision to postpone talks was understandable, since two council members and the mayor were absent as well as the chief of the town’s police department.The… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Thank You To OC’s FirefightersEditor:When I see a fire engine with its lights flashing and sirens blaring responding to a call, I immediately say a little prayer for the safety of the crew on board, which is exactly what I did Sunday, March 30. When I saw the smoke billowing into the sky as we… Read more »