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


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 »

Q&A With Jim Ireton, Salisbury Councilman Weighing Congressional Run

Jim Ireton

SALISBURY — Salisbury City Councilman Jim Ireton may not be mayor anymore, but if his recent public hints and actions prove to be true, he might be taking on Republican Congressman Andy Harris for the right to represent Maryland’s First District in the US House of Representatives. Ireton, a progressive Democrat, who became Salisbury’s first… Read more »