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Gambling grant’s use should be Berlin’s call

The Berlin mayor and council’s decision this week to apply its annual share of Ocean Downs’ gambling money to a Law Enforcement Officer Pension System should not generate much argument from anyone. It’s not controversial and there’s no reason why the county’s Local Development Council (LDC) should do anything other than endorse it when the… Read more »

Settlement will put this chapter to bed

Let’s be clear about the pending settlement agreement between the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors and former director Tom Janasek: this will be the end of a case with no winners. This is a legal entanglement triggered by two parties that went too far for no defensible reason. The plaintiff, Tom Janasek, went too… Read more »

Rough waters ahead for Black Eyed Susan

Hope floats. The Black Eyed Susan doesn’t. At least not as a passenger vessel. That’s how it’s been since the Town of Snow Hill bought the 111-foot paddlewheeler in 2021 for roughly $350,000 with the help of a no-interest loan from county government. Since that time, it’s been one thing after another for the riverboat,… Read more »