A New Approach Along Route 50?

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Worcester County was right to relax Route 50 design guidelines, but local residents should be weary of what could be coming in the future as a result. These design guidelines came about in the 1990s as a result of a visioning process that involved crafting a corridor plan on Route 50 from Seahawk Road east… Read more »

Higher Learning Issues Merit Attention

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The Maryland General Assembly reconvenes next week in Annapolis, and Gov. Larry Hogan has been in recent weeks outlining his full plate of legislative priorities. Last month, Hogan laid out his top legislative priority dealing with infrastructure. He wants to repeal the so-called “Road Kill Bill,” which he maintains is the culprit in the elimination… Read more »

Opponents Should Hold Aquarium To Word

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While we can appreciate the skepticism from many, last week’s op-ed from the leader of the National Aquarium on a proposed designation of the Baltimore Canyon as an Urban Marine Sanctuary was significant. Heading into the new year, this will be one of the major stories for the area. In an opinion piece headlined “Finding… Read more »

Finding Common Ground On Ocean Floor

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Editor: A couple of weeks ago, with an abundance of good faith, the National Aquarium submitted a proposal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to consider establishing a national marine sanctuary in the Baltimore Canyon, 70 miles off Ocean City’s shores. A mile beneath the surface, the Canyon is home to ancient deep-sea… Read more »

Canyon Effort Could Hinge On New Administration

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The economic risk for hundreds of local families associated with a federal sanctuary designation for an offshore fishing canyon far outweighs in significance the potential environmental and conservation advantages of such a label. We know that, but convincing the federal government will be a battle. Earlier this fall, the National Aquarium launched an online petition… Read more »

Turning Pain Into Learning Opportunities

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It’s the weekend to be thankful, but there are many families who will struggle with that concept as a result of grief associated with their first Thanksgiving without a loved one. The loss is incredibly difficult and challenging when it’s random and tragic, such as the case for the family of 31-year-old Ryan Shupert, the… Read more »

What Others Are Saying

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International Workers Provide Critical Support Winter may be upon us, but here in Ocean City, we’re always thinking about summer. This week, in conjunction with International Education Week, we celebrated one important piece of our summer success in Ocean City, the international exchange students who visit us each year as participants in the Summer Work… Read more »