Council Majority Questioned Over Lengthy Phone Talks

OCEAN CITY – Questions were raised and accusations hurled this week at the City Council majority after cell phone records revealed hundreds of minutes of communications between them outside City Hall.Councilman Doug Cymek, a private investigator by trade, recently underwent an extensive review of the cell phone records of the council majority – Brent Ashley,… Read more »

Council Approves Beach Photo Bids

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council decided to accept the only bid made this year for the two beach photo franchises of Ocean City.United Beach Photo owner Patrick McLaughlin possesses the current beach photo franchise in town. Last month, McLaughlin was the only bidder on the two franchises once again. The annual bids… Read more »

Berlin Mayor, Historic District Squabble Revisited

BERLIN – A discussion of possible reform to the Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) regulations sparked a multi-sided debate at Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting.Opinions were expressed across the board, with some members of the commission and public in favor of reviewing the standards, others believing the current regulations were adequate, and at least a few… Read more »

Legislative Session Underway In Annapolis

BERLIN – The Maryland General Assembly convened this week for its 428th time with the representation for the local district considerably different than when the session closed last April.Conspicuously absent this week in Annapolis was former Senator Lowell Stoltzfus, who represented District 38 for the better part of two decades. In his place is Senator… Read more »

Who’s Playing Where And When

Buxy’s Salty Dog 410-289-0973 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. Friday, Jan. 14: Electric Company Saturday, Jan. 15: Steelers PartyCharlie’s Bayside Restaurant 302-539-3526 Rte. 1 & Maryland Ave., Fenwick Island   Friday, Jan. 14: Chris Button & Joe Mama Saturday, Jan. 15: Electric Velvet, 8 p.m.Clarion Hotel 410-524-3535 10100 Coastal Hwy.   Ocean Club: Friday, Jan…. Read more »

Gun Fired In Domestic Dispute

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man was arrested on assault and weapons charges last weekend after allegedly firing a handgun at his resort residence during a domestic dispute with his wife.Around 3 p.m. last Friday, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) responded to a residence on 120th Street for a reported domestic dispute during… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Teaching is a wonderful part of parenting, but I have been surprised to discover learning is also a gratifying, albeit difficult, part of it.As to be expected, a lot of time is dedicated to showing our kids how to do things, from putting a puzzle together to tricks on a trampoline to stacking blocks to… Read more »