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Board needs better oversight Editor, I am writing in response to the article you published on 6/8/17 entitled “GM Hill talks up renovation during packed town hall.” In it you report that our Acting General Manager, Mr. Brett Hill, announced a net-year loss for fiscal year 2017 of approximately $270,000 against budget. You reported him… Read more »

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Better read the fine print Editor, Notwithstanding outgoing OPA Director [Dave] Stevens’ polemic about how a lot of owner’s applications to run for director of OPA should be passed around from committee to department, to secretary, to another committee, etc. Section 5.02(b) of OPA’s by-laws provides “The Secretary of the Association, not a committee or… Read more »

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Volunteer for Coastal Hospice Editor, For five years, I have been an active volunteer at the Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop in Berlin and I want to share with the community what a great place this is to volunteer. When I was considering where to spend my volunteer time after I retired, I knew I wanted… Read more »

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Kiwanis celebrate club’s anniversary Editor, When James Grimm moved to Ocean Pines in 1979, he brought with him the pleasant memory of having belonged to a Kiwanis Club in Baltimore. As he made friends in his new community, he promoted the idea of forming a Kiwanis Club in Ocean Pines. That idea came to fruition… Read more »

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Open letter to families Within days of its release, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” rose to the top of the list of most-watched (and most-tweeted-about) Netflix series. If you are a teenager, you’re aware of the series’ extraordinary popularity among your friends and classmates. If you are a parent, you need to be aware,… Read more »

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Supporting HR 610, School Choice Act Editor, HR 610, the School Choice Act, will eliminate the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was passed as a part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” Federal funds that are now given to schools will be given to parents who choose to enroll their children… Read more »

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Families, speak up Editor, Eight months ago, when I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Ocean Pines Association OPA, I answered the call to the largest number of voters who were looking for something different on the board, someone who was part of an unrepresented portion of the population, and someone who… Read more »

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Welcome back, journalism Editor, There are many “firsts” associated with the election and Presidency of Donald Trump – not all are positive – it’s a mixed bag. I believe the most positive is that he has single-handedly restored the art of journalism to its former glory. It is thrilling to see real journalism again. After… Read more »

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Voucher proponent misinformed Editor, The second part of Mr. Lind’s letter to the editor of March 16th addresses HB 610, which concerns the proposed school voucher program. His claim that this bill will help the underprivileged be able to attend better private schools through the voucher program is misinformed. With just a little bit of… Read more »

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month Editor, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are stronger together, and that new partners and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts. We can help the next generation foster attitudes that promote healthy relationships, equality and… Read more »