Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, the town continued with steps to update infrastructure, add some new amenities and tie up some proverbial loose ends.New Boardwalk Sign ApprovedThe City Council awarded GableSigns Inc, a bid for $21,245 to construct and install two new Variable Message Signs on the Boardwalk on Tuesday, enabling the… Read more »

MDE Gathers Samples From Chicken Farm

BERLIN – After threatening to get a search warrant to take samples of potentially polluting material on the Hudson Farm chicken operation, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) was allowed onto the land and took samples on Tuesday.An MDE spokesperson confirmed that agency inspectors have visited the Hudson Farm and removed materials for testing,… Read more »

Cops Drinking With Guns Worries Council

OCEAN CITY — The City Council took umbrage with one topic included in a housekeeping measure that would have updated the police department’s General Orders.All but one of the nine General Orders proposed to the Mayor and Council passed through the council level, but one issue involving off-duty police officers, firearms and alcohol was table… Read more »

Coastal Bays’ Citizen Group Revived

BERLIN – A revived coastal bays Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) met this week to work out a new vision for the group, which was formed years ago to work on policy decisions for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP).The CAC was formed a decade ago to oversee the creation of the MCBP’s Comprehensive Conservation and… Read more »