Police In-Car Camera Test Underway

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is only a few weeks into the testing and evaluation process of two in-car camera surveillance systems, but has already seen positive response, officials reported this week. In-car camera surveillance is becoming increasingly prevalent in police vehicles throughout the county in an effort to provide safety… Read more »

Flower St. Sidewalk Project’s Cost Jumps

BERLIN – Costs are rising on the Flower St. sidewalk project as additions are made to the work. The Berlin Mayor and Council approved the addition of work costing another $32,742 Monday night. “It just keeps growing, doesn’t it?” said Councilwoman Paula Lynch. The increases are not surprising, said Council Vice President Gee Williams. “The… Read more »

Crofton Man Killed In Two-Car Accident

BERLIN – A two-car collision on Route 12 near Girdletree on Wednesday night claimed the life of a Crofton, Md. man. Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Route 12 just north of Girdletree. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the… Read more »

Area Attorney In Running For High Court Seat

BERLIN – Local attorney Joe Moore is back among the candidates seeking appointment to a seat on Maryland’s highest court this week after the state’s judicial nominating committee forwarded the names of all three applicants for the position to the governor for final approval. Moore in December officially filed an application to replace Judge Dale… Read more »

Police Comm. Votes To Alter Open Container Law

OCEAN CITY – After numerous discussions over the current open container laws, the Ocean City Police Commission agreed this week to support the change of open container violations from arrestable to non-arrestable offenses. The consideration to change the open container law from a criminal misdemeanor to a municipal infraction has been circulating for years. Under… Read more »