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Gazette Editorial: Mathias, Carozza rivalry has nothing on D.C.

Given the increasingly bitter relationship between the major political parties these days, a rivalry so extreme that it’s destroying any sense of national unity by poisoning one half of the national population against the other, the argument between Sen. Jim Mathias (D) and Del. Mary Beth Carozza (R) about dirty advertising barely registers as a… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Deferred maintenance has an easy solution

Figuring out who’s to blame for the failure to keep up with the maintenance of some of Ocean Pines amenities is easy: the responsible parties are — everyone. Rather than a culture of indifference, as Director Frank Daly asserted last week, it was the culture of disagreement on boards of directors that resulted in more… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: County tattoo regs are out of step, outdated

One of these days, or years, the Worcester County Commissioners will rewrite their county’s tattoo regulations, which are more out of step with the times than a Lawrence Welk Remembrance Concert during Bike Week. Moreover, Ocean City government will be fine with that, once the average age of its elected officials drops below the half-century… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Study misses the point on county crime stats

Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services is pretty good with numbers, but in one particular instance, its numbers don’t add up. That’s the case with its study that assigned Worcester County the third highest crime rate per capita in the state, because it simply isn’t so. The error of its study’s conclusion is that “per capita”… Read more »