Md. Smoking Regulations Announced

OCEAN CITY – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) issued last week the final clean indoor air regulations, which will prohibit smoking in local bars and restaurants. DHMH outlined the regulations of the Clean Indoor Air Act that was passed in May 2007. The act will require certain areas to prohibit smoking in… Read more »

GOP’s Slots Lawsuit Dealt A Setback

BERLIN – The lawsuit filed last week by Maryland’s Republican leadership challenging several pieces of legislation approved during the recent special session, including the slots referendum and the tax increase package, was dealt a setback this week when the state’s Court of Special Appeals ruled a key witness in the case would not be deposed… Read more »

2007’s Head-Scratching Crimes

BERLIN – Throughout the course of each year, hundreds of criminals are arrested and prosecuted in the resort area for a wide variety of offenses ranging from the gravely serious to the downright silly and 2007 was certainly no different. Crime is rarely funny and often tragic, but there are those occasions when perpetrators’ actions… Read more »

Courthouse Goes High Tech With Flat Screens

SNOW HILL – The venerable old Worcester County Courthouse in Snow Hill nudged toward the 21st Century last week when several digital monitors displaying the daily dockets for the various courtrooms and other pertinent information were installed. The new flat-screen digital monitors resemble airport arrival and departure signs and now list each day’s activities including… Read more »

Another Arrest For Teen


OCEAN PINES – An Ocean Pines man with a long string of run-ins with the police in the last year or so got in trouble again last week when he was arrested for malicious destruction of property. On Dec. 17, Mitchell Harris Boyer, 18, of Ocean Pines, was arrested for malicious destruction of property under… Read more »