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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Mood Change Could Improve OC Talks

Mood Change Could Improve OC Talks

Ocean City Council President Joe Mitrecic did the right thing last week – he admitted the Mayor and Council mishandled the situation with the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company and should have done a better job of taking the lead on the matter.It’s not often a public official admits to a mistake these days. Unless,… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

Thoughts From The Publishers Desk

When I first heard Brice and Shirley Phillips were being recognized as the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year next month, I figured the chamber decided the couple was so special they deserved the award twice. After all, of course, they must have been recognized already with the award. However, it… Read more »

More Sunshine, Not Less

More Sunshine, Not Less

The flow of information between government and citizens is changing rapidly with new technology. Maryland isn’t exactly leading the pack in adapting to these changes, but it’s not operating in the dark. Sunshine Week, a news media effort to focus on the need for more transparency, is a welcome reminder that open government should be… Read more »