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The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at

Helping save community pharmacies

In recent years, the burdens of operating a small community pharmacy have grown. We have seen this play out across the country, as many established, small business pharmacies that have served their communities faithfully for decades have been forced to ...

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It’s time to repair our roads

The federal focus on infrastructure is an incredible opportunity for Maryland to address the needs of communities across our state. Specifically, Maryland can do a better job focusing on locally maintained roads and bridges than it has for the last ...

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Public service and civil discourse

I agree with the recent remarks of the U.S. attorney general that public service – in the context of law – is not only an honor and a job but also a calling. To this end, the state funeral of ...

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What digital changes are in store for Md. in 2022 and beyond?

As the effects of the coronavirus continue to reshape our state and our world, 2022 will see several factors accelerating the shift to a more digital, hybrid future. In the year ahead, there will be a continued focus on digital ...

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To mediate on Zoom or in person?

After many months of pandemic-related lockdown, we now know that Zoom works for mediation. Simply stated, it’s efficient. When participants don’t have to travel to a physical location in order to mediate a satisfactory outcome to a litigated dispute, they ...

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Rosen and Montanio: New Stark rules: Compensation and cybersecurity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (have issued new rules modernizing the Stark law. As discussed in a previous Daily Record column, the most transformative part of the rules, now in ...

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Reinvesting in a historic city neighborhood

A little over five years ago, a consulting assignment took me to Miami, specifically to Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. Overtown was once the heart of Miami’s African American community. During the South’s Jim Crow era, Overtown became a thriving center of ...

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How to get better child care

Christine Heer – a veteran preschool teacher – had long harbored a passion to run a nature-based preschool. So in 2015 she opened Sprouts Farm and Forest Kindergarten in central Massachusetts. Diana Stinson did something similar in 2018 when she ...

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