OC/Berlin Optimist Oratorical Contest Winners

Fifty-five contestants took part in this year’s OC-Berlin Optimist Oratorical Contest, representing the eighth grade at Stephen Decatur Middle School, the seventh grade at Snow Hill Middle, the ninthth grade at Stephen Decatur High School and the elementary and middle schools at Worcester Prep. The female winners were Claire Dorey, first place and a cash… Read more »

Survey Reveals Berlin Citizen Views

BERLIN – Twenty-three percent of Berlin households weighed in on the future of the town during a survey on the comprehensive plan, demographics and what the town has to offer residents.“For a municipality, that’s a very good response rate,” said Planning and Zoning Director Chuck Ward. “You’d normally expect to see in the 10 to… Read more »

Statewide Matters Could Have Impact On County

ANNAPOLIS – State lawmakers considered countless pieces of proposed legislation during the 90-day General Assembly session that concluded on Monday from the gravely serious to the somewhat inane.Weighty issues from the struggling economy to the housing the foreclosure crisis and from the environment to public safety were debated during the session, as were several controversial… Read more »

Ocean City-Based Film Eyes Release

OCEAN CITY – “The Graduates” are coming back to Ocean City, but it’s not the “junebugs” that flock to town each year, it’s the movie that was shot in Ocean City about the “junebugs.”Ryan and Matt Gielen, formerly of Columbia, Md., had called Ocean City their vacation home their entire lives, and found inspiration in… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY – In the brief this week, the City Council was reassured the state had not made a final decision on the new Route 50 bridge plan, the turbine issue got yet another tweaking before second reading and the town outlined a stringent plan for retiree health insurance.SHA Says New Bridge Still In Planning… Read more »

Ex-Chamber Director Lawsuit Heads To Court

SNOW HILL – Civil proceedings pitting a former Ocean City Chamber of Commerce leader against his former employer over disputed financial arrangements dating back several years began in earnest in Worcester County Circuit Court this week.Last April, former Ocean City Chamber Executive Director Daniel Barufaldi filed suit against the local chamber, alleging breach of contract,… Read more »