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Opinion

Good narrative needs more open approach

Weary of the negative news stories that arise from time to time, some Ocean Pines Association leaders believe accentuating the positive can be achieved by exerting more control over the information that’s being reported. In public relations circles, they call this “controlling the narrative,” which means telling the story the way you want it told… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Bikers Without Borders food drive successful Editor, The Bikers Without Borders Foundation was overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from the community at the second annual Food Drive, held April 2 at Food Lion, Ocean Pines. Food and monetary donations were received from many local residents as well as several friends of the… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Banning books thwarts students Editor, In response to the article, “Worcester Schools Work on Solutions for Book Concerns,” Bayside Gazette March 31, the same citizens, it should be noted, complain at Board of Ed meetings each month without remaining to witness the process and discussion of solutions. As covered in the article, Jennifer Sills, Coordinator… Read more »

Board majority silent, but its dislike is clear

Talk about transparency in government, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors was see-through last Wednesday when the majority’s animosity toward former board candidate Stewart Lakernick resulted in the abrupt rejection of his second bid to serve on a community committee. Lakernick had sought a seat on the Search Committee this time, having been denied a… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Book-banning concerns Editor, In response to the March 10 article on Superintendent Taylor, and after attending School Board meetings in January, February, March – I feel I must express my concerns and stand up for intellectual freedom. I am very concerned when community members talk of banning books, because increasing exposure to a variety of… Read more »

What’s good for goose not good for gander

It’s not just “the goose problem” in Ocean Pines, it’s “THE goose problem” that has been bedeviling officials for years, as boards and committees pursue all manner of tactics to prevent resident flocks of Canada geese from setting up housekeeping around the community’s ponds. Nothing has worked all that well, from either a practical or… Read more »

Eliminate controversy and proceed with vote

If the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors wants   its suggested bylaws amendments to get a good reception from voters at this spring’s referendum, the easiest thing to do is to cut the most controversial proposals from the ballot. As was evidenced by the outrage expressed at the board’s town hall meeting Saturday, the… Read more »