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Making Maryland business friendly

(Dec. 4, 2014) Everything from taxes and regulatory changes are potentially on the agenda as a new legislature and Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan take office in January shortly after the expected release in December of recommendations from a task force convened to study improving the state’s business climate. Business leaders say they are excited at… Read more »

Where would Hogan cut taxes?

(Nov. 27, 2014) A consistent campaign theme of Gov.-elect Larry Hogan that resonated with Maryland voters was his pledge to seek ways to roll back as many as possible of 40 tax increases his campaign identified as enacted during the last eight years. As Hogan and his transition team put together an agenda for his… Read more »

It ain’t all that bad

Only by coincidence are they related, but the answer to the question of how Ocean Pines is doing and how Mediacom’s service is perceived did arise during the course of the same meeting. And that answer would be, to quote Ocean Pines Association board President Dave Stevens,” It ain’t all that bad.” Stevens was referring… Read more »

Wallops’ economic wallop

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility became a popular topic on the campaign trail, often cited by many as a major potential jobs engine in Worcester County. Despite the catastrophic Orbital Sciences Antares rocket failure on Oct. 28, officials in the county believe the future is bright and the potential economic impact on the county is sky-high…. Read more »

Gov. race: Brown and Hogan on taxes

BALTIMORE—If it comes out of your wallet it’s a tax, and the two major candidates for governor are keenly aware that pocketbook issues are of keen interest to voters. After an early focus on social issues, Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has joined Republican Larry Hogan in a stretch-run debate on those concerns. In… Read more »

Economics drive gov. race

BALTIMORE — The election of Maryland’s next governor could turn on so-called pocketbook issues and a lack of confidence some Democrats say they have in the ability of candidates in their own party to address concerns related to jobs, taxes and economic development. A poll released Tuesday by the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center… Read more »

New laws taking effect in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD — This year the House of Delegates and Senate introduced nearly 2,700 bills and passed 368. On Wednesday, a large portion of the 328 bills signed into law by Gov. Martin J. O’Malley will take effect. The most controversial of these will make possessing a small amount of marijuana — less than 10… Read more »

Les Munro at 102 still going strong

Okay, so what does one ask a 102-year-old man who has been written about before especially when he reached the centennial mark two years ago? But there is something different, special about Leslie J. Munro. I think that special trait is that there’s not a whole lot difference between Les and most other people. He… Read more »


OP Board should check gaming revenue accuracy Editor, I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to all members of the (Ocean Pines) Board (of Directors) for your service to our community.   I’m sure you all have agendas for continuing to make Ocean Pines a great place to live, but I would like… Read more »

Berlin should find good future Visitor Center use

Why is the Berlin Visitor Center’s future use uncertain? Located on 14 South Main Street, the center uses a front office for Berlin Main street as well as offices and a commons area. Main Street uses two rooms for storage and conferences. The Chamber rents a room for its executive director and one for storage… Read more »