• August 20, 2019

Ocean City Sentinel: Columnist One

Columnist One

Editor's Desk

David Nahan
  • David Nahan
  • Editor and Publisher
    Ocean City Sentinel
  • David Nahan is publisher of the Cape May Star and Wave and editor and publisher of sister newspapers the Ocean City Sentinel, Upper Township Sentinel and The Sentinel of Somers Point, Linwood and Northfield.
Wednesday 09/28/2016
Not the usual crop of college graduates
Posted: September 28, 2016 - 10:47 am

It was a different type of graduation Saturday at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
Standing their ground and not backing down
Posted: August 03, 2016 - 10:13 am

As a newspaper editor, I learned many years ago that asking people to change their minds doesn’t always work out so well.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Is it all happy fun time in Ocean City?
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 9:30 am

Mayor Jay Gillian has said the fact that three city council people ran uncontested in the recent election demonstrates voters are satisfied with the way things are going in Ocean City.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
A simple conversation
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:39 am

Early on a cold mid-April Sunday morning when a surprising snowfall left the Boardwalk covered with snow and ice, I was driving through Ocean City with a container of just-made doughnuts nestled between camera equipment on the passenger seat of my truck.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
What’s another permit?
Updated: March 30, 2016 - 9:42 am

Ocean City won’t be hassling young musicians on the Boardwalk this summer with a new ordinance demanding $50 permit fees and isolating performers to the barren stretch between Fifth and Sixth streets, but this issue could resurface.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
Intertwined education: It is not a bridge too far
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 10:38 am

The warring press releases from the Ocean City and Upper Township boards of education over the holidays are escalating the battle between the school districts, not solving anything.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Campaign of caricatures
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 9:49 am

The race for the two Assembly seats in the First Legislative District is a campaign of caricatures.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Love it or leave it?
Posted: August 26, 2015 - 10:18 am

We hold some truths to be self-evident.

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Wednesday 06/10/2015
Let’s improve the future by changing our assumptions
Posted: June 10, 2015 - 10:40 am

In mid-May, Sentinel photographer Kristen Kelleher captured a beautiful image.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Playing Three-card Monte with Garden State jobs
Posted: June 03, 2015 - 2:00 pm

I have been watching the local sparring between Atlantic County Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo over an issue that can have a significant impact on our south Jersey economy.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
This island’s population seems to change daily
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 9:33 am

The renewed debate over Ocean City’s year-round population is deserving of the quote that 19th century American humorist Mark Twain popularized: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Ocean City is more than a random collection of blocks
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 9:51 am

The mayor and Ocean City Council are proposing a public workshop to consider changes to the resort’s Historic District, which is two blocks wide and five blocks long and has homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Someone left the barn door open years ago in the resort
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 9:59 am

A representative of a fledgling new group called Ocean City Smart Growth ruffled feathers last week when she went before Ocean City Council to say builders and real estate agents are over-represented in elected and unelected positions in this resort.

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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Bullying exists among children and adults; perception matters
Posted: February 11, 2015 - 9:53 am

When my children were in their early teens, and were not on their best behavior, I, like many parents, would tell them to grow up.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Enjoying the frigid surf in Ocean City a psychological phenomenon
Posted: January 07, 2015 - 9:51 am

One way to understand human behavior is to do empirical research over a long period and compare and contrast it to academic studies conducted over the decades.

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Wednesday 12/31/2014
Guinosso alleges a conflict of interest? That’s a stretch
Posted: December 31, 2014 - 9:45 am

We’re puzzled by Ocean City Councilman Pete Guinosso’s complaint to the state’s Local Finance Board alleging a conflict of interest on the part of fellow Councilman Keith Hartzell over a new skateboard park.

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Wednesday 12/24/2014
Don’t be distracted on bullying
Posted: December 24, 2014 - 9:41 am

After watching the misguided anger and subsequent political efforts to assign blame for the murder of two police officers in New York City, who were executed by a deranged criminal over the weekend, we do not want a smaller-scale reactionary replay here in Ocean City after the tragic suicide death of an Ocean City High School senior.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
It was hard to stay grumpy
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 10:26 am

Stupid Sinful Delight coffee.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
District Task Force looks at Santa and Scrooge
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 9:58 am

Let’s see. Compared with the statewide average:

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Mornings in municipal court
Posted: September 17, 2014 - 9:26 am

Three things surprised me after I spent a few mornings in Cape May Municipal Court this summer watching my daughter fight a ticket she received after a minor traffic accident.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Don’t bastardize elections
Posted: August 27, 2014 - 10:33 am

Answering a question at his Aug. 14 Town Hall meeting in Ocean City, Gov. Chris Christie offered a response on whether he supports the concept of non-resident second-home owners being able to vote in local elections.

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Wednesday 05/21/2014
Skip all the election excuses; the establishment wins out
Posted: May 21, 2014 - 10:03 am

Shortly after the polls closed May 14, Ed Price, the loser in the 2014 mayoral election in Ocean City, told Sentinel political reporter Eric Avedissian he was “shocked” by the outcome.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
It would be nice to have to two parties here
Posted: April 02, 2014 - 10:33 am

Back when current Cape May County Republican Chairman Mike Donohue was running for state Assembly, he felt as if the county Republicans and Democrats had divided up the political offices.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
A mature take on covering pageants
Posted: March 26, 2014 - 10:57 am

What makes my job fun 30-plus years into this career is that it forces me to do things I otherwise would not.

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Editor's Desk

David Nahan
  • David Nahan
  • Editor and Publisher
    Ocean City Sentinel
  • David Nahan is publisher of the Cape May Star and Wave and editor and publisher of sister newspapers the Ocean City Sentinel, Upper Township Sentinel and The Sentinel of Somers Point, Linwood and Northfield.
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Over the Back Fence

  • Jack Fichter
  • Managing Editor
    Cape May Star and Wave
  • Jack Fichter is the managing editor for the Cape May Star and Wave, and a contributing columnist and reporter for its sister newspapers, the Ocean City Sentinel, the Upper Township Sentinel, and The Sentinel of Somers Point, Linwood and Northfield.

Recent Headlines

Wednesday 08/03/2016
Standing their ground and not backing down
Posted: August 03, 2016

As a newspaper editor, I learned many years ago that asking people to change their minds doesn’t always work out so well.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 05/25/2016
Is it all happy fun time in Ocean City?
Posted: May 25, 2016

Mayor Jay Gillian has said the fact that three city council people ran uncontested in the recent election demonstrates voters are satisfied with the way things are going in Ocean City.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 04/27/2016
A simple conversation
Posted: April 27, 2016

Early on a cold mid-April Sunday morning when a surprising snowfall left the Boardwalk covered with snow and ice, I was driving through Ocean City with a container of just-made doughnuts nestled between camera equipment on the passenger seat of my truck.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 03/30/2016
What’s another permit?
Updated: March 30, 2016 - 9:42 am

Ocean City won’t be hassling young musicians on the Boardwalk this summer with a new ordinance demanding $50 permit fees and isolating performers to the barren stretch between Fifth and Sixth streets, but this issue could resurface.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 01/06/2016
Intertwined education: It is not a bridge too far
Updated: January 06, 2016 - 10:38 am

The warring press releases from the Ocean City and Upper Township boards of education over the holidays are escalating the battle between the school districts, not solving anything.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 10/21/2015
Campaign of caricatures
Posted: October 21, 2015

The race for the two Assembly seats in the First Legislative District is a campaign of caricatures.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 08/26/2015
Love it or leave it?
Posted: August 26, 2015

We hold some truths to be self-evident.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 06/10/2015
Let’s improve the future by changing our assumptions
Posted: June 10, 2015

In mid-May, Sentinel photographer Kristen Kelleher captured a beautiful image.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 06/03/2015
Playing Three-card Monte with Garden State jobs
Posted: June 03, 2015

I have been watching the local sparring between Atlantic County Assemblymen Chris Brown and Vince Mazzeo over an issue that can have a significant impact on our south Jersey economy.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 05/20/2015
This island’s population seems to change daily
Posted: May 20, 2015

The renewed debate over Ocean City’s year-round population is deserving of the quote that 19th century American humorist Mark Twain popularized: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”

Comments (0)
Wednesday 04/22/2015
Ocean City is more than a random collection of blocks
Posted: April 22, 2015

The mayor and Ocean City Council are proposing a public workshop to consider changes to the resort’s Historic District, which is two blocks wide and five blocks long and has homes from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 04/15/2015
Someone left the barn door open years ago in the resort
Posted: April 15, 2015

A representative of a fledgling new group called Ocean City Smart Growth ruffled feathers last week when she went before Ocean City Council to say builders and real estate agents are over-represented in elected and unelected positions in this resort.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 02/11/2015
Bullying exists among children and adults; perception matters
Posted: February 11, 2015

When my children were in their early teens, and were not on their best behavior, I, like many parents, would tell them to grow up.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 01/07/2015
Enjoying the frigid surf in Ocean City a psychological phenomenon
Posted: January 07, 2015

One way to understand human behavior is to do empirical research over a long period and compare and contrast it to academic studies conducted over the decades.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 12/31/2014
Guinosso alleges a conflict of interest? That’s a stretch
Posted: December 31, 2014

We’re puzzled by Ocean City Councilman Pete Guinosso’s complaint to the state’s Local Finance Board alleging a conflict of interest on the part of fellow Councilman Keith Hartzell over a new skateboard park.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 12/24/2014
Don’t be distracted on bullying
Posted: December 24, 2014

After watching the misguided anger and subsequent political efforts to assign blame for the murder of two police officers in New York City, who were executed by a deranged criminal over the weekend, we do not want a smaller-scale reactionary replay here in Ocean City after the tragic suicide death of an Ocean City High School senior.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 11/26/2014
It was hard to stay grumpy
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 10:26 am

Stupid Sinful Delight coffee.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 11/19/2014
District Task Force looks at Santa and Scrooge
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 9:58 am

Let’s see. Compared with the statewide average:

Comments (0)
Wednesday 09/17/2014
Mornings in municipal court
Posted: September 17, 2014

Three things surprised me after I spent a few mornings in Cape May Municipal Court this summer watching my daughter fight a ticket she received after a minor traffic accident.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 08/27/2014
Don’t bastardize elections
Posted: August 27, 2014

Answering a question at his Aug. 14 Town Hall meeting in Ocean City, Gov. Chris Christie offered a response on whether he supports the concept of non-resident second-home owners being able to vote in local elections.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 05/21/2014
Skip all the election excuses; the establishment wins out
Posted: May 21, 2014

Shortly after the polls closed May 14, Ed Price, the loser in the 2014 mayoral election in Ocean City, told Sentinel political reporter Eric Avedissian he was “shocked” by the outcome.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 04/02/2014
It would be nice to have to two parties here
Posted: April 02, 2014

Back when current Cape May County Republican Chairman Mike Donohue was running for state Assembly, he felt as if the county Republicans and Democrats had divided up the political offices.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 03/26/2014
A mature take on covering pageants
Posted: March 26, 2014

What makes my job fun 30-plus years into this career is that it forces me to do things I otherwise would not.

Comments (0)