What’s Your Sign

ARIES (March 21 to April 19): Aspects call for care in preparing material for submission. Although you might find it bothersome to go over what you’ve done, the fact is, rechecking could be worth your time and effort.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20): The week is favorable for Bovines who welcome change. New career opportunities… Read more »

Taylor Bank Promotions

BERLIN – Raymond M. Thompson, President and CEO of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Company, announced this week a new round of promotions.Lee Chisholm has been promoted to Branch Manager of the Snow Hill Office. He is a graduate of Frostburg State University. He originally started with the bank as a teller in 2004.  Joy Fink… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY – The Planning and Zoning Commission and Mayor and City Council agendas this week contained a few items of discussion. Here’s a review:Request To Purchase Right-of-WayAdjacent property owners’ request to purchase city land from the Mayor and City Council located at the south end of Mediterranean Dr. was presented in a public hearing.City… Read more »

New Delegate Previews Legislative Approach

OCEAN CITY – Resort business leaders this week got a formal introduction to their newest representative in the House of Delegates, and if they didn’t know recently elected Mike McDermott before, they certainly got an appreciation of what he is all about.The Ocean City Economic Development Committee (EDC) held its annual legislative breakfast. With Senator-elect… Read more »

Dime-A-Drink Tax Hike Again Proposed

OCEAN CITY – A movement to hike the alcohol tax in Maryland, called the “dime a drink” tax by proponents, appears to be gaining momentum again as the opening of the General Assembly session nears next week.With the support of a vast coalition of advocacy groups, armed with an updated report released this week by… Read more »

Berlin Building Closed After Snow Damages Roof

BERLIN – Weather damage to a town restaurant required emergency repairs Thursday and is projected to call for additional work next week.The roof above Goobers, a landmark Berlin eatery on Pitt St., began showing signs of caving this week after the heavy snowfall Worcester County received last week.“It’s buckling into the street,” said Chuck Ward,… Read more »

Is This The New Normal For Ocean City?

Shortly after the municipal election last October, we heard a lot of nonsense about unity and putting aside differences from some members of the Ocean City Mayor and Council.At the time, it was obvious this was a hopeful load of hogwash and soon after the divide between the voting seven, plus the mayor, became crystal… Read more »