High School Students Get Test Alternative

BERLIN – Maryland high school students who repeatedly fail the high school assessment (HSA) tests will have the option of completing a senior project, the Maryland State Board of Education decided Wednesday.The board voted 8-4 on Oct. 31 to approve the test alternative, which will only be available to students who fail to pass an… Read more »

Budget Cuts Put State Parks In Jeopardy

BERLIN – Pocomoke River State Park will be closed if the state budget cuts proposed are confirmed.The Pocomoke River Park, near Snow Hill, will be one of eight state parks across Maryland to close if the special session of the Maryland General Assembly does not find another way to make up the budget shortfall.Budgets cuts… Read more »

Live Bands & DJs

Live Bands & DJs

Assateague Island Oasis: 410-629-1492, Rt. 611; Friday, Nov. 2: Patrick McAllorum; Saturday, Nov. 3: Jon Pheasant; Thursday, Nov. 8: Phil Knight; All entertainment 6:30-9:30 p.m.Blue Ox & Babe’s Lounge: 410-250-6440, 127th St. & Coastal Hwy.; Call for entertainment.Buxy’s Salty Dog: 410-289-0973, 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.; Friday, Nov. 2: DJ BK; Saturday, Nov. 3: Kevin… Read more »

Slots, Of Course, Is All About Money

Slots, Of Course, Is All About Money

The Ocean City Mayor and Council affirmed its position on slots this week – it’s opposed to the expansion of gambling through the one-arm bandits anywhere in the state. Immediately after that confirmation on Tuesday, the inevitable criticism started flowing. While there was a wide range of comments heard this week through interviews, blogs, forums… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Logic Behind Room Tax Plan ExplainedEditor:I feel compelled to respond to recent letters regarding the high cost of vacationing in Ocean City. While it is quite easy to get caught up in the mindset that Ocean City’s prices are driving tourists away, there are a few very important things to keep in mind. Operating a… Read more »

Fire Extinguisher Attack

Fire Extinguisher Attack

OCEAN CITY – A Rehoboth juvenile who allegedly attacked her ex-boyfriend with a fire extinguisher last weekend after breaking into his north Ocean City residence is being charged as an adult for first- and second-degree assault, burglary and reckless endangerment.Around 4:30 a.m. last Sunday, OCPD Pfc. Pam DeGiovanni responded to a reported burglary in progress… Read more »