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Gazette Editorial

Self-evaluation tough to share with others Considering the apparent but largely concealed turmoil on the Ocean Pines Board of Directors, it’s no wonder that two members have declined to participate in the self-analysis exercise proposed and developed by another director, Dr. Collette Horn. Regardless of how good her intentions might be — the goal is… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

Rental regulations  should be enacted Obviously, people who own single-family homes and use them for short-term rentals support the unfettered use of their property. Just as obviously, people who live next to or near short-term rentals do not. Neither party can be blamed for feeling the way they do, as landlords want and maybe need… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

Setting inflexible limit in changeable times A million dollars just isn’t what it used to be. Time was, you could buy five or six homes in and around Ocean Pines for that kind of money, but now, according to February’s median sales prices as reported by the Coastal Association of Realtors, you might be able… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Faith communities need to foot costs Editor, I don’t see this pandemic any more political than the Spanish Flu, the Diphtheria  epidemics, or the Black Plague.  Working in Maryland’s Lower Shore I see up close how covid is affecting not only the health of our communities, but the economy, and society as well. Taking religion… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Pines spending limit questioned Editor, As full-time residents of Ocean Pines for over 20 years, we have enjoyed the quiet pace of living and the wonderful amenities available to all property owners. Since some of our facilities were built before 2020 and even in the 1970s and ’80s, there is an understandable need to replace… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Supports OPA spending proposal Editor, After reading the OPA Board of Directors’ full page ad in your newspaper, I am compelled to respond. Contrary to what the board stated in the ad,  OPA Bylaws actually provide a flexible approach to handle repairs and replacements of facilities in phases if necessary. Meaning, the ongoing care of our… Read more »