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Letter to the Editor

Letters Community compassion Editor, What defines a community isn’t just geographic proximity, it’s a willingness to work together for the betterment of the whole. Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to witness the compassion of our community during a Stephen Decatur High School-sponsored Believe in Tomorrow beach supply drive. Our Believe in Tomorrow House By the… Read more »

New Urbanism really just old-fashioned way

New Urbanism, as explained by architect Dhiru Thadani last Wednesday in Berlin, is just a new name for the old way this country’s cities and towns were developed in the pre-suburban sprawl era. Towns and big city neighborhoods back then seemed to have one of everything within walking distance for most people, as population centers… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Ensuring shore voices are heard in capitol Editor: As a Maryland State Senator representing Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties and with the end of the 2023 legislative session, I wanted to share my general approach to public service and the facts of how I advocate for our shore priorities with a new governor and administration,… Read more »

OPA directors make good legal decision

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em is what the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors seemed to say last Saturday when it chose local law firm Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy and Almand to be its new legal advisor. The decision to switch from the Bethesda firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer, which the board went… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Size really matters for small towns Editor, Citizens of Berlin, Our Planning Commission is about to revisit the Comprehensive Plan for an update this year, and we are looking for public input. Berlin is under serious development pressure, mostly from outsiders who’s only interest in Berlin is to monetize our small town way of life…. Read more »

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 »