High Fuel, Energy Costs Stress School Budgets

SNOW HILL – High fuel and energy costs are affecting Worcester County schools, the Board of Education reported to the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, possibly pushing some school operations over their allocated budgets.School bus transportation, energy and utility costs have all risen in response to the high cost of fuel. The school also reported that… Read more »

Live Bands And DJs

Assateague Island Oasis: 410-629-1492, Rt. 611; Entertainment Friday & Saturday, 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, Dec. 7: DJ BK; Saturday, Dec. 8: Pompous Pie; Thursday, Dec. 13: Trailer Park Romeo.Castaway’s: 410-524-9090, 64th St. Bayfront; Call for… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Put Spotlight On OC OffendersEditor:It seems that at the end of every year, we read a newspaper account of how poorly the foreign students are being treated by our local business people.Then we read about concerns that these students will not be returning to Ocean City because of problems associated with high rents, failure to… Read more »

Another Look Needed In Berlin

Another Look Needed In Berlin

There could be an appropriate ending at next week’s Berlin Mayor and Council to what has been an ugly sequence of events.At last week’s meeting, Berlin Mayor Tom Cardinale appointed local businessman John Barrett as a permanent replacement on the Berlin Planning Commission for Dave Rovansek, who has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for brain cancer… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

The plan all along was for the County Commissioners to decide who will be president and vice president for the coming year at Tuesday’s meeting. That all changed reportedly after last week’s editorial suggested the current president be replaced by another veteran commissioner. It was widely reported by knowledgeable sources this week the current commission… Read more »

OC Keeps Downtown Park Hopes Alive

OCEAN CITY – The Downtown Recreation Complex took a few steps forward this week with the City Council’s approval of a contract for design services for the proposed 3rd Street park. The Downtown Recreation Complex, which is slated to include an expansion of the current Ocean Bowl skate park and a facelift to the current… Read more »

Guilty Plea in Knife Assault

Guilty Plea in Knife Assault

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man arrested earlier this month after holding his girlfriend against her will at knifepoint and threatening to kill her during a domestic argument pleaded guilty last week to second-degree assault and now awaits his fate pending the completion of a pre-sentence investigation.Chaka Ato Shabazz Brown, 30, of Ocean City,… Read more »

My Thoughts

My Thoughts

The mice have been real bad around Insider’s house this year. On more than one occasion, the old guy has spotted the critters darting across the kitchen floor into the pantry, which has to be like an all-you-can-eat buffet for these mice. The freeloaders have been living in the Insider’s house for the last few… Read more »