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The Working Poor…Not Looking For Hand-Outs!

March 10, 2013


Originally posted on Ron Pagano's Delmarva Progressive:
Judy Davis, an activist from Worcester County, MD, is involved with important issues in our state. She recently participated in the Marylanders Against Gun Violence rally, in Annapolis, MD and is a participant in the Emerge program, which trains women around the country to take more active…

Ocean City Town Elections And A New Strategic Plan

October 22, 2012


Ocean City is in the middle of a watershed town election campaign. More candidate signs all over town than I ever remember seeing before. The mayor and four council members will be elected on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This is the first time Ocean City’s nonpartisan town election will be held on the same day as […]

Ocean City End-of-Season Status Report, 2011

September 19, 2011


More than usual, it feels like something is ending in Ocean City this September.  But take this report with a caveat: Events and perceptions often appear distorted after a long summer season, to those who remain when the visitors go home. This year, Hurricane Irene put an exclamation point at the end of the season.  Ocean […]

Ocean City Warms Up For Summer With Springfest (Plus Slideshow)

May 1, 2011


Ocean City Season, 2011 Many years ago, in the 1970s, we opened the Boardwalk 5 & 10 for Easter weekend, but rarely saw much business in Ocean City before Memorial Day weekend. In those days, the season began on the Friday before Memorial Day, and ended promptly at noon on Labor Day. These days, the […]

Business Opportunities in Ocean City, 2011

January 5, 2011


I wonder what the global economy will bring us on Main Street America in 2011? As a public service, your Ocean City Blog presents a sampling of business opportunities available in Ocean City, Maryland, this winter. I’m not recommending any of these businesses, mind you; just showing the variety of opportunities out there. I imagine there […]

Boog’s Barbeque to be Sold at Auction

November 29, 2010


New restaurants have a notoriously short life expectancy. And it’s no secret that we’re in a difficult economy.  But I figured that Boog’s Barbeque on Route 50, just outside Ocean City, MD, would be a home run, or at least a solid hit. Boog’s Barbeque has been thriving on the Boardwalk, next to Thrasher’s, for years. […]

Street Protests in London & Dublin

November 29, 2010


I’ve been distracted lately by the banking and debt crisis spreading in Europe, and the street protests in England and Ireland. For a post and and many links, go to Dispatches from ConsterNation. — John

Voters Take Heed: Japan’s Economy Is In A 20-Year Deflationary Spiral

October 17, 2010


Sobering story by Martin Fackler on the front page of  The New York Times, Sunday, 10-17-2010. The headlines: Japan Goes From Dynamic to Disheartened Retrenchment Offers the West a Grim Vision of the Future The Great Deflation Coping With Decline Summary: “Since about 1989, Japan fell into a slow but relentless decline that neither enormous budget […]

Small Business Is the Great Engine of Job-Creation: Fact or Myth?

October 14, 2010


Small business is wonderful, but the era of the mom-and-pop corner store is long past. Try as we might, not everyone can be an entrepreneur. Is small business the engine of job growth? I think that’s an urban myth. Small businesses are, by definition, SMALL. They employ very few people, and grow very slowly, as a […]

Eastern Shore Candidates Seek Favor With Small Business and Farmers, Ignore Everyone Else

October 14, 2010


Everyone in Worcester, Wicomico, and Somerset Counties is a small business owner or a farmer. That’s the impression you would get, listening to the Maryland General Assembly District 38 candidates during a debate at Wor-Wic Community College on Wednesday night. Welcome to the Lower Eastern Shore, home to small business people and chicken farmers. All […]