Long-Time Teacher Retiring After 40 Years; McAleer Been At Showell Since It Opened In 1976

Showell Elementary School first-grade teacher Toni McAleer ends her 45-year career this week. McAleer stands next to school mascot Willet, whose word of the week is, appropriately, good-bye. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

SHOWELL – It’s not unusual for first-grade teacher Toni McAleer to let her students take books from her classroom library home. After more than four decades in front of the chalkboard, she knows it’s one of those little things that helps turn her students into avid readers. That’s why it’s the way she’d like to… Read more »

Ocean City Refines Ordinance Wording To Allow For Hoverboard Ban Enforcement

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OCEAN CITY — As expected, resort officials this week passed an emergency ordinance banning hoverboards on the Boardwalk after tweaking the definition of the devices in the town code. In January, after months of debate, the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to prohibit hoverboards and other unauthorized motor vehicles on the Boardwalk. After hoverboards started… Read more »

Site Plan Extended For New Hyatt Project In Ocean City; 18 Months From Now To Break Ground Called ‘Ambitious’

The east-west perspective of the oceanside portion of the Hyatt Place project is shown. Rendering by Fisher Architecture

OCEAN CITY — The long-term future of one of the oldest motels on the north end of the Boardwalk remains in question this week after resort planners extended the site plan approval for another 18 months for the proposed Hyatt Place Hotel complex at 16th Street. The Seascape Motel on the Boardwalk at 16th Street,… Read more »