Route 50 Bridge Lane Closures Lifted

OCEAN CITY – Despite periodic rain over the last week or so, State Highway Administration (SHA) crews finished the ongoing Route 50 bridge project late yesterday with only the lane markings left to do a few weeks ahead of schedule and just in time for the arrival of Springfest 2009.SHA District Engineer Donnie Drewer said… Read more »

Resort Unfazed By Ad Study Critical Of Campaign

OCEAN CITY – A new study that calls the town’s advertising budget “amateurish”, and the town’s advertising company “ineffective” has many town officials scratching their heads with more wonderment than concern this week.Several days before Ocean City’s new website and advertising campaign are to launch on May 11, information about the findings of a new… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Election ChallengedEditor:(The following letter was addressed to the Snow Hill Mayor and Council with a copy forwarded to this publication.)On May 4, 2009 at approximately 2:50 p.m., I witnessed Council candidate Rebecca Bowen deliver 11 absentee ballots to the front desk at city hall. Six of those ballots were unsealed, leading me and perhaps others… Read more »

OC Wise To Limit Boardwalk Performers

OC Wise To Limit Boardwalk Performers

The so-called street performers now know their place in Ocean City.The Ocean City Mayor and Council seemed unified this week as it passed a new ordinance refining the rules governing these performers. The main change restricts where these performers, also known as peddlers, can do their thing. The ordinance reads, “It shall be unlawful for… Read more »

Friday, May 8–Pony Patrol Volunteers Sought

ASSATEAGUE – With the advent of another summer season at Assateague, National Parks officials are gearing up for another battle with tourists over their irresistible urge to interact with the local wild pony population on the barrier island.Assateague Island National Seashore officials this week put out a call for volunteers for the 2009 Pony Patrol,… Read more »

Friday, May 8–Funding For WOC Projects OK’d

OCEAN CITY – State officials this week announced a roughly $6 million fiscal shot in the arm for dozens of waterway enhancement projects across Maryland including several in and around the resort area.Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Maryland General Assembly have approved $5 million in state Waterway Improvement Funds and an additional $1 million in… Read more »