End Committee Meeting, Councilman Says

OCEAN CITY – Pointing to the uncertain economic times as his primary motivation, one resort councilman is looking to temporarily abandon the town’s subcommittees in favor of the entire council hearing all matters. The town currently utilizes a number of sub-committees including the Tourism Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission and Police Commission. Individual council members… Read more »

Election Officials On Fraud Lookout

BERLIN – Just days before the presidential election on Tuesday, a team of federal prosecutors and FBI agents are coordinating with state and local elections boards, including Worcester County, to review any allegations of election fraud and voting rights abuses that might arise. The federal task force has consulted with the Maryland Elections Administrator and… Read more »

Bishopville Home Invaders Sought

BISHOPVILLE – Local law enforcement agencies this week are seeking the public’s help with the identification and capture of three suspects who remain at large after an armed home invasion at a residence in Bishopville last Saturday. The armed home invasion occurred last Saturday, Oct. 25, at a residence on Old Stage Rd. in Bishopville…. Read more »

Berlin Police Outline General Orders

BERLIN – Berlin police this week presented the Mayor and Council with a detailed list of general orders, which includes policies and practices the department already adheres to but are not necessarily on the books. For example, the nine-page document outlines a complex list of general orders related to the ranks and responsibilities of sworn… Read more »

Young Students Show Political Awareness

Young Students Show Political Awareness OCEAN CITY – What could a kid possibly know about the complexity of issues facing voters on Tuesday? The answer might just be “more than you think.” It’s been said that kids soak up the world around them like little sponges. If that’s true, The Dispatch wondered what area kids… Read more »

Resort Capital Projects Under Scrutiny

OCEAN CITY – The new City Council grinded the Ocean City machine to a temporary halt on Tuesday, suspending all capital improvement projects pending further review. A list of all capital improvement projects will be brought to the Mayor and City Council by City Manager Dennis Dare and other town officials in upcoming weeks, in… Read more »