Three Charged Thanks To Buddy

OCEAN CITY – Three Ocean City men have been charged with burglarizing a north-end residence last May after a fourth suspect in the case recently detailed their involvement in the crime in exchange for a softer plea bargain.Ricky Allen Bylan, 20, of Ocean City, was arrested on an outstanding warrant last week for his involvement… Read more »

Rules Changed For To-Go Businesses

BERLIN – New carry-out food operations in Berlin will be assigned water and sewer service based on square footage or the number of seats in the establishment, three Berlin Mayor and Council members decided Monday. Last year, the town council established specific EDU guidelines for medical offices to replace outmoded regulations that had not kept up… Read more »

Rehabbed Seal Nears Release

OCEAN CITY – An injured harbor seal found stranded on the beach at 145th Street in Ocean City on Jan. 2 will be released into the ocean next week after a two-month rehabilitation period at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.The now-healthy seal, affectionately known to aquarium volunteers as “Secca,” will be returned to beach at… Read more »

Issues May Lead To Polling Place Change

BERLIN – Handicapped access issues and parking problems may prompt the town of Berlin to switch the District 1 and 2 election polling station from Berlin Town Hall to a local church.“During the last election, we had a lot of complaints about not enough parking, complaints about the chair lift,” Berlin Administrative Director Linda Bambary… Read more »

Corporal Named As OC’s Officer Of Year

Corporal Named As OC’s Officer Of Year

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Police Corporal Brian Mongelli was chosen last week as the latest recipient of the Ocean City Neighborhood Watch Association’s 2007 “Officer of the Year” award.Mongelli was feted at the association’s annual “Officer of the Year” awards banquet at Jordan’s Rooftop last Thursday with nearly 80 guests in attendance. The award… Read more »

Bills Aim To Strengthen Buffer Protection Law

BERLIN – Maryland’s Critical Area laws need to be strengthened, environmental organizations say, and two bills now in front of the Maryland General Assembly are designed to improve the buffer protection law.“The laws are clearly not working as intended,” Jessi Bedell, a field organizer for Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center, said standing in front… Read more »

Beach Stand Bidder Stuck With Bad Move

OCEAN CITY – The City Council unanimously denied a request from a first-time beach stand bidder to withdrawal his successful bid for a downtown parcel and return his 20 percent deposit, citing that the town is not responsible for bad bid decisions.City Clerk Carol Jacobs presented the request this week, citing inexperience as the reason… Read more »