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Published On: 1/19/17
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After Debate Over Need, Ocean City Council Votes To Buy Private Property

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials approved on second reading this week the purchase of a downtown property that could ultimately be used as a new staging area for the Boardwalk tram, but not bef...
Published On: 1/19/17
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Fed’s Previous Concerns Not Enough To Derail Thin Blue Line Effort

OCEAN CITY — The town intends to move forward with the painting of a “thin blue line” along a section of 65th Street in support of the resort’s police department, despite an apparent pushb...
Published On: 1/19/17
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OPA budget draft: assessments flat

(Jan. 19, 2017) If Brett Hill gets his way, homeowners in Ocean Pines will not see an increase in assessments or membership fees during the next fiscal year. Hill, the interim general manager, presen...
Published On: 1/19/17
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Coffee house gone, but not forgotten as old friends meet

(Jan. 19, 2017) On an unseasonably warm Thursday last week, a small group of about a dozen old friends gathered at Crush N Crab in Berlin over coffee and breakfast. They sat together in a booth with ...
Published On: 1/19/17
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Discovery Center celebrates culture

(Jan. 19, 2017) This year, the Winter Waterman’s Festival is scheduled a little later than normal, moving from December to January to give both the participants and audience a little time to bre...
Published On: 1/19/17
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AGH cuts ribbon on new surgical office in Barrett building

(Jan. 19, 2017) Atlantic General Hospital and Health System recently held an open house at the new location for its Surgical Associates and Bariatric Center offices in the James G. Barrett Medical Off...
Published On: 1/19/17
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The Clash, Minor Threat, and smoked fish

There was something very special and exciting about growing up in the mid-80s in Annapolis. I played piano as a kid, and studied at Peabody Prep for a few years, but once I realized that I was never d...
Published On: 1/19/17
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Heroin problem in Pines

The last thing anyone would have expected 49 years ago, when Ocean Pines came into existence, was that the community would find itself with a heroin problem. But that’s what’s happening, a...
Published On: 1/19/17
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Letters to the Editor

In response to Jan. 5 campground story   Editor, Anyone who hears someone say a development will have “no runoff” should be extremely suspicious. Without denigrating Mr. Cropper’...
Published On: 1/18/17
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OC Police Issues Computer Scam Warning

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) this week is warning residents of a spike in computer-related scams. In each case, a victim has reported being contacted in some way by an on...
Published On: 1/18/17
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County’s Tweaked Route 50 Design Guidelines Seek To Spark Franchise Commercial Development

SNOW HILL – Changes to the county’s design guidelines and corridor plan are expected to increase development along Route 50 outside Berlin. On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved ...
Published On: 1/18/17
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Ocean City Approves Inlet Parking Lot Changes To Address Congestion Issues; Free Roam Time Cut To 20 Minutes

OCEAN CITY — A clearly divided Mayor and Council this week approved reducing the grace period for free parking at the Inlet parking lot from the current 30 minutes to 20 minutes in the interest ...
Published On: 1/18/17
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Rental Company Charged In Last Summer’s Fatal Boating Accident

OCEAN CITY — A downtown watersports rental company, along with its owner, has been charged by Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) with multiple counts related to a fatality last summer incl...
Published On: 1/17/17
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Ocean City Native Eyes Rare Cannes Film Festival Opportunity; Student Launches Crowdfunding Campaign After Short Film Recognized

BERLIN – Ocean City area native Emmi Shockley has partnered with aspiring and professional actors to debut a new short film, “We Regret to Inform You,” which will show at the Cannes Film Festiva...
Published On: 1/17/17
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‘Prom Night’ Campaign’s Proceeds To Help Believe In Tomorrow Build New Respite Home

OCEAN CITY – With less than a month remaining, officials with the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation are rallying businesses and community members to join and support their annual “Prom N...
Published On: 1/16/17
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Fenwick Island Announces New Town Manager

FENWICK ISLAND – After a nearly six-month search, Fenwick Island officials have hired a new town manager. Municipal officials announced Thursday that Teresa “Terry” Tieman, currently the town ma...
Published On: 1/16/17
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Woman, Berlin Working Toward Settlement Over Police Confrontation

BERLIN – Settlement discussions continue between the Town of Berlin and the local woman confronted by a police officer at Henry Park. The attorney representing Ronshell Shockley, the woman threatene...
Published On: 1/12/17
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Ocean City, Company Reach Compromise To Keep Cell Towers Out Of Residential Districts

OCEAN CITY — After an apparent compromise that will prevent dozens of cell phone towers, some as tall as 38 feet, in many residential areas throughout the town, resort officials this week unanim...
Published On: 1/12/17
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Coastal Highway’s Poor Condition Days After Snow Explained; SHA Admits ‘Could Have Done A Better Job’

OCEAN CITY — With 10-plus inches of snow falling on the resort last weekend, it took mid-week warming temperatures and a steady rain to truly clear Coastal Highway, leading the State Highway Adm...
Published On: 1/12/17
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Ocean City May Drop Free Inlet Parking Time From 30 To 20 Minutes

OCEAN CITY — Resort transportation officials this week approved a number of recommendations to tweak the paid parking systems including an adjustment of the time frame at the Inlet lot. Followin...
Published On: 1/12/17
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First winter storm of ‘17 brings foot of snow to county

(Jan. 12, 2017) Schoolchildren across the county had their prayers answered last weekend as the first snowfall of the New Year also brought about the first batch of school closings on Monday and Tuesd...
Published On: 1/12/17
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‘Berlin Falls’ renaming effort causes clash

(Jan. 12, 2017) “Raucous” wouldn’t quite cover the tone of a Berlin Mayor and Council meeting Monday that seemed, at times, as if it were dangerously close to breaking out into a hoc...
Published On: 1/12/17
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Pocomoke approves land swap deal

(Jan. 12, 2017) Pocomoke City and its fire company are scheduled to go to closing at the end of the month after the council approved a deal that gives the town all rights to the former fire company pr...
Published On: 1/12/17
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Big turnout during ribbon cutting for Royal Farms store

(Jan. 12, 2017) The mood was noticeably light during the official ribbon cutting for the new Royal Farms at the corner of Route 50 and Stephen Decatur Highway in Berlin, which drew about 100 people la...
Published On: 1/12/17
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Bacon jam, horsey sauce play well together

One and only one snowfall has occurred, and it was a blasted blizzard!   What in the world is going on around here? To top it off, my family and I had to make a trip from here to DC on Saturday d...
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