Pedestrian Injured On Coastal

OCEAN CITY — A 55-year-old woman struck by a vehicle on Coastal Highway at 118th Street last Thursday afternoon was med-evaced to PRMC in Salisbury with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

Around 3:05 p.m. last Thursday, Ocean City Police officers and Emergency Services responded to the area of 118th Street and Coastal Highway for a reported pedestrian collision. The pedestrian, an unidentified 55-year-old woman, was crossing the highway in a marked crosswalk from west to east at 118th Street when she was struck by a vehicle that was headed east and turning into the northbound lane. The driver of the striking vehicle was at fault, according to the OCPD.

The victim was treated at the by Ocean City EMS and was then flown to PRMC with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. All of the southbound lanes on Coastal Highway near 118th Street were closed for about a full 10 minutes, complicating traffic on the first official day of Bike Week. A short time later, one southbound lane on Coastal Highway was opened and the OCPD and Emergency Services cleared the scene entirely around 3:50 p.m.

City Maintains ‘Cautious Optimism” For Sunfest, Weather

OCEAN CITY – Heavy rains and gusty winds could put a damper on some of the 41st Annual Sunfest celebration this weekend at the Ocean City Inlet. Town officials and event organizers were preaching the message of “cautious optimism”, as the forecast from the National Weather Service projects that Saturday and Sunday could turn into a windy and rainy affair … Continue reading

Proposals Seeks To Stabilize Salisbury Rent Prices

SALISBURY — In an effort to gain control of the spiraling cost of living in Salisbury for many residents, Mayor Jim Ireton, Jr. this week forwarded to the City Council an ambitious rent stabilization initiative aimed and reversing a long trend. Ireton announced this week he was forwarding to the City Council rent stabilization legislation engineered to give relief to … Continue reading

Darkness Walk Aimed At Shining Light On Mental Health

BERLIN – Six deaths in Worcester County were attributed to suicide in 2014. More than 16 percent of surveyed local teens said they’d considered killing themselves in 2013. That, health officials say, is why events like this weekend’s Out of Darkness walk are so important. “We really want to promote the conversation around mental health,” said the health department’s Brittany … Continue reading

Next Year’s Election Poses Challenges For OC Marketing Plan

OCEAN CITY — With the 2016 election season already into high gear, Ocean City tourism officials are planning on how best to direct their television advertising campaign next year to avoid getting lost in an endless stream of political ads. Each year, Ocean City spends a significant amount of money and resources on television, radio and print marketing, targeting the … Continue reading

Good Samaritans Assist Weekend Accident Victims

OCEAN CITY — Two Ocean City restaurant workers put the “hospital” in hospitality last weekend when they each assisted with two serious motorcycle accidents on the same night about 100 blocks apart. Shortly before 7 p.m. last Friday, local resident, firefighter, EMT, rescue swimmer and Uber driver Mick Chester was working behind the bar at a busy Mother’s Cantina when … Continue reading

Ocean City To Pay $45K After Losing Police Excessive Force Civil Suit

OCEAN CITY — The verdict in an excessive force and brutality civil suit filed by a Severn man against an Ocean City police officer went against the defendant after a three-day trial this week, resulting in an award for the plaintiff totaling $45,000. In March 2013, attorneys for Branden Thomas, then 26, filed suit in U.S. District Court against Ocean … Continue reading

State Recycling Mandate Irks County

SNOW HILL – In spite of a pending state deadline, local officials opted not to adjust Worcester County’s recycling plan but instead will share their concerns with area politicians. The majority of the Worcester County Commissioners voted last week not to amend the county’s Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. A state-mandated amendment to address the issue of recycling at special … Continue reading

Q&A With Councilman Dennis Dare: Hurricane Gloria Left Behind ‘A Real Disaster Area’

OCEAN CITY — Thirty years ago this weekend, Ocean City Councilman Dennis Dare was a young city engineer for the town of Ocean City. The year was 1985, and Dare and other town officials got word that a Cape Verde-hurricane called Gloria had taken a sharp turn in the Atlantic Ocean and was churning with increasing force toward the East … Continue reading