Berlin To Host New Year’s Eve Event

BERLIN – An extension of Berlin’s Victorian Christmas celebration to encompass an inaugural New Year’s Eve event was among one of several items brought up at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting. Also included was a church’s request to extend park hours for a Christmas event and a warning for work-related temporary power trouble in Berlin.The… Read more »

Berlin Compromises On Sprinkler Issue

BERLIN – After a month of speculation and debate, a decision has finally been reached on whether Berlin will exempt itself from the state mandate requiring sprinkler systems to be installed in all new one- and two-family dwellings.After input from the public, a suggestion was made by a local resident for a compromise – exempting… Read more »

Between The Lines

One of the recommendations included in Ocean City Engineer Terry McGean’s proposal to overhaul the Boardwalk surface and support system was the installation of fiber optic cable for security cameras.While this may touch a nerve with some who are bothered by the “big brother” nature of it, I think there are benefits to placing cameras… Read more »

All Wood Makes Most Sense On Boardwalk

Ocean City wants to hear from the public about a number of options available to reconstruct the resort’s famous Boardwalk.Years ago, a similar approach to a Boardwalk decking project was taken, and the citizens overwhelmingly said they want it to be kept wooden. Times change and it’s worthwhile to gauge public sentiment once again. However,… Read more »

Letters To The Editor

Surprised By Paper’s Lack Of Parade Coverage Editor:I was hugely disappointed in your paper’s lack of coverage of the Ocean City Christmas Parade held on Saturday, Dec. 4.You did post color pictures on the cover of this week’s Dispatch, but there is no article anywhere in your paper that mentions who participated in the parade,… Read more »

Things To Do Around The Area

Dec. 17: Holy Savior/KC BingoDoors open 6 p.m.; games begin, 7 p.m.; 9901 Coastal Hwy., O.C. Re-freshments will be on sale. For more information, 410-524-7994.Dec. 18: Building Materials Sale8 a.m.-noon, Habitat for Humanity, Worcester Co., 301 E. Market St., Snow Hill. Every first and third Saturday. Building materials, appliances, doors, windows, cabinets, vanities, fixtures and… Read more »