Initiative Mandates Berlin Electric Reduction

BERLIN – Berlin must reduce its energy use by 15 percent in the next seven years, according to the Maryland Public Service Commission.The town must decrease electricity usage by 2015 under a state initiative called EmPower Maryland.Public education will be a key component of the reduction, Berlin’s Administrative Director Linda Bambary said.Berlin Mayor Tom Cardinale… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Vehicle Wash Deal A Waste Of FundsEditor:Why should the town waste $60,000 on washing town cars when what the town should do is call the snow hill jail and have a fleet of nonviolent offenders brought in to wash vehicles six days a week? Who do you think washes state police cars through out the… Read more »

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

Cell Phone Ban Could Have A Familiar Fate

The proposed ban on handheld cell phones while driving in Maryland has followed an eerily familiar path as some other measures recently approved by the Maryland General Assembly.The bill essentially expands the current prohibition of hand-held cell phones by drivers under the age of 18 who hold a learner’s permit or provisional license to Marylanders… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Some people will get a chance to relive the disturbing slaying and dismemberment of Martha Crutchley and Joshua Ford at the hands of Erika and Benjamin Sifrit this weekend. The investigation and the case in general will be featured on the Oxygen Network’s show “Snapped,” which details cases of females accused of murder that seemingly… Read more »

Senate Bill Seeks To Increase Liquor, Beer Tax

ANNAPOLIS – Booze could be the next industry targeted for a tax increase, if one legislator has her way.Senate Bill 232, sponsored by Senator Jennie M. Forehand of Montgomery County, calls for significant increases in the taxes retailers pay for alcoholic beverages in Maryland.The bill calls for, “Increasing the state tax rates for alcoholic beverages… Read more »

Equipment Vandalized

Equipment Vandalized

OCEAN CITY – Two Salisbury men were arrested last weekend after witnesses reported to police they were damaging barrels and signs associated with the Route 50 Bridge closure.In the early morning hours of Jan. 20, Officer Daniel Jacobs was dispatched to the 7-Eleven store on N. Division Street after a report of several disorderly subjects… Read more »

Live Bands And DJs

707 Sports Bar & Grille: 410-213-9507, 12702 Old Bridge Rd. West Ocean City; Friday, Jan. 25: Lower Case Blues; Saturday, Jan. 26: Karaoke with Hey Mike.Assateague Island Oasis: 410-629-1492, Rt. 611; Entertainment Friday & Saturday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.Buxy’s Salty Dog: 410-289-0973, 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.; Closed. Reopen Feb. 15.Castaway’s: 410-524-9090, 64th St. Bayfront; Closed for… Read more »

West Ocean City – Ocean Pines – Berlin – MD – VA

West Ocean City – Ocean Pines – Berlin  – MD – VA

WEST OCEAN CITY Sailor’s Watch Golf Course Road Sat & Sun 10-4 New 3BR, 3.5BA Luxury Townhouses Coldwell BankerOCEAN PINES 41 Wood Duck Sat 11-3 4BR/4BA Waterfront Beverly Foster Long & Foster 443-497-6142VIRGINIA Coulbourn Mill Road Sat 10-4 3BR/2BA Cozy Rancher Decked Pool Tamera Myers Coldwell Banker Eastern Shore 800-258-4853BERLIN Purnell Crossing Tues-Sun 11-6 3BR/2.5BA… Read more »