Barking Dog Decision Needs Another Look

Barking Dog Decision Needs Another Look It may not be akin to Ocean City’s decision to drop the recycling program, but there are people around these parts barking mad over the County Commissioners’ decision to not do anything about what they perceive as a serious issue – barking dogs. At last week’s meeting, the commissioners… Read more »

Voices From the Readers

Commissioners Let Down Residents Editor: On May 18, I attended the public hearing held by the Worcester County Commissioners regarding a barking dog ordinance. I had collected 27 signatures in support of this ordinance by neighbors in our development. As I spoke with them, we all had hope for the first time that something might… Read more »

Thoughts From the Publisher’s Desk

The holiday weekend marks the middle of a three-week stretch of strong draws for the Ocean City area. Last weekend’s Cruisin’ event seemed at times, particularly on local roads, like the town was filled to capacity. While demoflush shows about 170,000 people were in town (down about 25 percent from last year), that number seems… Read more »

Things I Like

The beach in the morning Waking up before everyone else in the house Smell of cookies in the oven A clean black car after a wash Tervis tumblers Backyard ponds with fish A beer on a sunny Friday afternoon My kids laughing at the same time A few hours without the cell on the weekends… Read more »

Two Arrested in Cocaine Bust

BERLIN – Two Berlin men were arrested last week on numerous drug distribution charges after a search and seizure were executed at three separate locations in town resulting in one of the most significant cocaine busts in recent Worcester County history. The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office criminal enforcement team recently concluded a 10-month cocaine distribution… Read more »

Tourism Advertising Doubled By Commissioners

BERLIN – While much of the discussion at Tuesday’s final Worcester County budget work session was a formality, controversy emerged over the tourism advertising budget and the elimination of 15 take-home vehicles for county government staff. The tourism budget, in the proposed fiscal year 2011 county budget saw its advertising spending doubled from $150,000 to… Read more »