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Lack of transparency? Politics had role too

A cynical observer might say the Worcester County Commissioners’ vote Tuesday to deny Worcester County Public Schools the additional funding the school board sought for the year ahead had less to do with transparency than it did with politics and the desire to establish more control over the school system. It’s hardly coincidental that public… Read more »

Going public awkward but often gets results

Berlin Fire Company President Dave Fitzgerald echoed what many others have said before when he lamented having to explain the company’s financial needs in public during a budget discussion with the town’s mayor and council last week. He told town officials the way such matters used to be handled — informally, behind closed doors with… Read more »

Elections contractor located so far away

Without knowing the details of discussions between Ocean Pines representatives and an election management company in Washington State, it’s difficult to make a convincing argument one way or the other about whether signing with an outfit so far away was the wisest move to make. For all anyone outside the Election Committee’s deliberations and consultations… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Teachers deserve respect and raise Editor, It is very concerning that the Worcester County Commissioners rejected the school board’s budget. Lack of transparency was sited as the reason. Does that mean that in the past their budgets had clarity but this year’s doesn’t? As a resident and taxpayer, I would like to know the specifics…. Read more »

Sadly, shooter drills  becoming routine

It’s a sad commentary on the state of affairs in this country when a small local hospital announces intent to  conduct an active shooter drill and no one responds, “You have to be kidding!” But worse, not only did Atlantic General Hospital’s news release about a desire to proceed with this training exercise fail to… Read more »