Legislators Seek New Strategy On Post-Labor Day Start Goal

OCEAN CITY– The 436th legislative session may be over in Annapolis, but if Wednesday’s Ocean City Economic Development Committee Meeting is any indication, planning for next year’s session is well underway on the local level. Ocean City business owners and community leaders listened intently on Wednesday morning at the Carousel Oceanfront Hotel as Senator Jim… Read more »

County’s Budget Hearing Focuses On Education Funding

We know people make the difference,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson said. “Parents surveyed see the connection between the education their children receive and assuring that educators are compensated fairly.”

SNOW HILL – Requests for funding teacher salary increases and technology for local schools again highlighted Worcester County’s annual budget hearing. On Tuesday evening, dozens of county residents attended a public hearing on Worcester County’s proposed $194 million budget for fiscal year 2017. Comments from those present focused primarily on the need to support education… Read more »

‘Aggressive Timetable’ In Place For OC Median Project

OCEAN CITY — With the dune-style median fence project moving right along, resort officials last week vowed to remain active through the design process. The State Highway Administration (SHA) last month held a public informational hearing on the somewhat controversial dune-style fence down the center median of Coastal Highway from the Convention Center to Route… Read more »

Restaurant Week Celebrates 10 Years; Website Lists All Restaurants, Menus

OCEAN CITY — It’s that delicious time of year again; Restaurant Week returns April 17 and runs through May 1. More than 20 restaurants have created special menus around several different price points. “Different customers prefer different experiences and menus. Foodies prefer more twists on the menu, while others want more traditional items, and we… Read more »

Council Tables Occupancy Calculation For Seasonal Housing

OCEAN CITY- Resort officials this week began cursory discussions about proposed tweaks in the occupancy calculations for seasonal workforce housing in an issue ripe with a growing shortage versus safety and quality of life issues. Ocean City’s current calculation calls for 40 square feet per each occupant in seasonal employee housing, a standard that has… Read more »

Union, City Unable To Agree On New Labor Contract; City’s Last Offer Includes Raise, Schedule Changes

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OCEAN CITY — The deadline for a new labor contract between the Town of Ocean City and its firefighters union expired at midnight on Monday with no break in the impasse over the proposed work schedules, resulting in the town’s “best and last offer” becoming the new contract by default. Since late January, the Town… Read more »