Ocean City News In Brief

Bryan Russo Staff Writer OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, a new director of human Resources was hired and approved by the Mayor and City Council, which also gave the nod for the purchase of 14 bulletproof vests for police officers and new “microwave” equipment. In addition, the council decided to move forward… Read more »

Easements Approved For Worcester Land

BERLIN – Vast sections of rural Worcester were preserved in perpetuity this week when state officials announced approval for the purchase of conservation easements on over 700 acres of coastal land. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Wednesday announced the state’s Board of Public Works (BPW) approved the purchase of a conservation easement on the 500-acre-plus… Read more »

Area Anglers Join DC Rally

OCEAN CITY – In a historic show of solidarity, thousands of recreational and commercial anglers, including a large contingent from the Ocean City area, convened in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in an organized protest against perceived flaws in management policies. Busloads of anglers from Florida to Massachusetts and from California to Alaska… Read more »

Sex Offender Laws Dominate Session

BERLIN – The Maryland General Assembly session reaches its halfway mark today in terms of calendar days, but state lawmakers still have several weighty issues to resolve, not the least of which are the dozens of bills related to strengthening sex offender laws. It was standing room only this week during House Judiciary Committee hearings… Read more »

Five-Day Waiver Possible For County Schools

NEWARK – Worcester County Public Schools lost another day to inclement weather yesterday, seemingly nudging the end of the school year back further toward the end of June, but state officials this week approved a mechanism to provide some relief from closures during one of the worst winters in recent memory. County schools were closed… Read more »

DiPino Weighs In On Gun Debate In Interview

OCEAN CITY — The ongoing debate amongst council members and police officials concerning the proposed amendment to the General Order that addresses police officers and the right to carry a weapon while consuming alcohol has sparked a bit of controversy throughout Ocean City in recent weeks. The perception from the public concerning the proposal, which… Read more »

County Letter Hints At Grants Cut

OCEAN CITY — The last time the Ocean City Mayor and City Council received a bit of correspondence from the County Commissioners concerning annual grant money, they were eventually cut 9.5 percent of the prior year’s funding. This time around, the town is hoping to merely hold the line. At the end of Tuesday’s work… Read more »