Waning Franchise Interest Concerning

Waning Franchise Interest Concerning

Ocean City needs to take the next several years to re-evaluate the future of its contracts with summer franchises – beach stands, beach photos (scopers) and vehicle vending (roving ice cream trucks).From a revenue perspective, it’s become time for the city to decide whether any revenue is better than nothing. The revenue from each of… Read more »

Different Approaches To Handling Reserve Funds

Different Approaches To Handling Reserve Funds

Audits of government fiscal operations are typically boring stuff, but that was not the case in Berlin this week. It was an interesting review, and it’s important for town property owners to understand what was discussed.The annual audit report raised concerns about the town’s shrinking general fund balance. Although each government handles these funds differently,… Read more »

Report Card Will Mean More Later

Report Card Will Mean More Later

There were some surprises with the first-ever School Report Card from the Maryland State Department of Education this week, most notably the fact no public school in Worcester County received a five-star rating on a new statewide evaluation system.Worcester is annually ranked in the top five in all statewide barometers measuring school systems and has… Read more »

Voices From The Readers – November 30, 2018

Voices From The Readers – November 30, 2018

A Political DilemmaEditor:I call attention to the state of affairs of Snow Hill’s political dilemma and the consequences.The former mayor (Charlie Dorman) resigned amid controversy with the Town Council and the council appointed the former mayor (Steve Matthews) to serve out his term. This void of political leadership creates an opportunity for new leadership and… Read more »