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Well-deserved award for community service

If there’s one thing that Ocean Pines has done and continues to do right — not to suggest that it doesn’t stand out in many other regards, aside from its frequent political controversies — it’s the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial. The memorial is one of this country’s finest examples of a volunteer enterprise built from… Read more »

Resort’s court loss a win for everyone else

The question mainland residents might be asking themselves this week following the Town of Ocean City’s loss of its tax differential court case against Worcester County is, “So what?” Whether taxpayers know it or not, the Maryland Court of Appeals’ rejection of resort government’s attempt to overturn two lower court decisions that went against it… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

OPA board tries it all to guarantee Daly win In one of the more blatant attempts to guarantee an election, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last week declared Rick Farr, who had been running for a board seat, candidatum non grata. That is to say the directors decided, midway through this year’s election,… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Bemoans those  still unvaccinated Editor, My wife and I did our homework, waited for vaccine appointments for several weeks and got both our shots. Then we thought we were finished with the masks. Our county – Worcester in Maryland – had one of the best positivity rates in our state, and it was going down…. Read more »

Letter to the Editor

OP book sale big success Editor, Last weekend was the largest event that is held at Ocean Pines Library every year. The volunteer organization “Friends of the Ocean Pines Library” prepares a book sale that encompasses over 20,000 books, DVDs, audio books and music CDs divided into approximately 25 categories. They are sold for 50 cents to… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

Farr, Lakernick appear  best board candidates This year’s Ocean Pines election has no bad choices among the four candidates seeking seats on the board of directors, but we are recommending Stuart Lakernick and Rick Farr as our top picks. Our main concern with current board member candidate Frank Daly is his dogged decision to push… Read more »