Conflicts Of Interest And Local Government

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In small town government, conflicts of interest can seem apparent at nearly every turn, but locally most of the time problems do not arise. For example, take the Boardwalk street performer task force. It’s comprised of Boardwalk business owners and a street performer, among others. Surely, the Boardwalk property owners appointed to the body have… Read more »

Fairness For All Critical With Tax Setoff Issue

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There’s a tremendous amount of money at stake in the ongoing tax differential discourse between the Town of Ocean City and Worcester County, and every single property owner in Worcester County could be impacted by the resolution to this situation. Worcester County and Ocean City governments must work this out fairly because approximately $17 million… Read more »

School Date Mandate Right Move For Maryland

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Nobody likes being told what to do. Whether a kid, young adult or a geriatric, being forced to do something against the will is never welcomed. That’s essentially what’s happening in Maryland right now with the post-Labor Day start. The governor is telling the state’s school system in clear terms when they can start and… Read more »

Emergency Ban On Fishing Tactics Needed

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While some may argue it’s another example of individual liberties being stripped, we think the Ocean City Mayor and Council were right to act swiftly to a growing surf fishing movement that poses public safety dangers. Individuals have been kayaking 50 to 100 yards offshore and dropping fish heads and parts to lure sharks close… Read more »

Vocal Minority Won In Banner Ad Issue

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Ocean Aerials Inc. owner Bob Bunting should never have been in the position of having to stop accepting paid political ads. The man has a company to run and his business happens to be flying advertising messages over the beach. The two ads flown over Ocean City last weekend featured pro-Republican messages — “Stop Mad… Read more »