County Opposes Commercial Aquaculture Plan

SNOW HILL – The debate over commercial shellfish aquaculture in bay waters near South Point continues with the County Commissioners’ agreement this week to support residents’ ongoing concerns in a letter to the state of Maryland.South Point residents are worried that the 500-acre aquaculture area in Sinepuxent Bay, off their waterfront, will interfere with recreational… Read more »

Child Hit On Coastal Highway

OCEAN CITY – A St. Mary’s County youth was struck be a vehicle while attempting to cross Coastal Highway on Tuesday and was flown to a hospital in Baltimore with injuries not believed to be life threatening.Around 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Ocean City Police and paramedics responded the area of Old Wharf Rd. and Coastal… Read more »

Savings Merit Winter Bus Service Cuts

As expected, it was a light turnout at this week’s public hearing on Ocean City winter bus service reductions at City Hall.The hearing was planned to gauge public sentiment on a plan to reduce the number of buses operating on Coastal Highway from November through March.According to the town, three buses operate on Coastal Highway… Read more »

Voices From the Readers

Voices From the Readers

Boardwalk SmokingBan A Logical StartEditor:While reading The Dispatch this past week, the picture on page 40A with the cigarette butts stuck in the boards within our Boardwalk really caught my eye. Additionally, after reading the letters from other residents concerning the issue of Ocean City banning smoking on the Boardwalk or on our beaches, I have to… Read more »

Thoughts From the Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From the Publisher’s Desk

Resident David Fox is the man responsible for bringing the smoking on the beach and Boardwalk issue to the forefront this summer. Although Councilwoman Margaret Pillas, who filed for re-election officially earlier this week, was the first to broach it publicly at the Mayor and Council meeting, it was Fox who first spearheaded these talks… Read more »

Things I Like

Things I Like

Smoked fishWhen my neighbors get ‘home’ for the summer The look, smell and feel of fresh cut grass Starting the day with a pool dip A good news phone call Morning workouts When my sons are good while eating out Berlin’s love of the peachThe smells of the BoardwalkBonfires on Assateague Albums full of old… Read more »

A Week in Business

A Week in Business

Company An Approved ApplicatorBERLIN – R&R Coatings proudly announced this week that it’s not an approved applicator for Carboline Structural Steel Fireproofing after George Ralph III and Dennis Greene attended its class in St. Louis to become an approved applicator.Employee Passes ExamBERLIN – Carolyn L. Miller, Medical Staff Assistant in Atlantic General Hospital’s Medical Staff… Read more »