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Letter to the Editor

Sports Complex not dead yet Editor, Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Mayor & City Council (M&CC) of Ocean City are hosting the Maryland Stadium Authority for a presentation of the Sports Complex Study. The event will take place at the convention center on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 1 p.m. As reported on the City… Read more »

Meetings law manual a guidebook, not law

As Berlin’s mayor and Town Council discuss how not to run afoul of Maryland’s open meetings law again, it ought to be said that their two violations were more accidental than intentional. It’s not as if they purposely scurried into some shadowy room and closed the door so they could scheme against the citizenry. They… Read more »

Mayor, council don’t have any good options

Maintaining that delicate balance between want, need and have is the primary assignment of elected officials, even though every one of them is likely to list this obligation as the most troubling. Although holding office does have its rewards — a little bit of prestige, public recognition and influence — all that goes out the… Read more »

School children learn about mass shootings

As parents become more vocal about what they believe children should be taught in school, they may not have given much thought to what their kids have been learning: that they can be shot in their classrooms for no reason. That has to be a more of a problem for young minds — and parents… Read more »

Fire depts. must be reimbursed for calls

Two or three decades ago, local volunteer fire departments were flourishing in terms of membership and finances. People wanted to join them not just for the sake of the community, but also for the prestige associated with what was then one of every town’s most powerful organizations. They were politically powerful, socially connected and, because… Read more »