OC Scooter Accidents Up 46%, Chief Reports

OCEAN CITY – During this week’s Mayor and City Council meeting, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Chief Bernadette DiPino updated the council on recent activity around town. Here’s a synopsis of her report: Scooter Accidents Are Up DiPino said the number of scooter accidents have increased this summer. Last year, there were 57 scooter collisions… Read more »

Police Mount Unit Eyed In Salisbury

OCEAN CITY – The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) has partnered up with the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore to provide donation lines on behalf of scholarships for Wicomico County students, as well as resources to re-establish and sustain the department’s K-9 and Mount units. SPD Chief Barbara Duncan approached the City Council last Monday… Read more »

Storms Wreak Havoc On Berlin’s Power System

BERLIN — Severe weather and a number of direct lightning strikes over the last few weeks have caused hours of power outages around Berlin and thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to the town’s electrical network. Nonetheless, town officials have nothing but praise for how the power department has handled the situation. “I think they’ve… Read more »

Dew Tour Winners Announced

OCEAN CITY – Extreme heat paired up with extreme sports last weekend as top athletes battled it out in the Pantech Open of the Dew Tour in Ocean City. Saturday’s winner of the skate bowl was Pedro Barros, and of the BMX Park competition, Kyle Baldock. Barros, 16, proved his young talent over bowl veterans… Read more »

Berlin Main Street Gets Accreditation

BERLIN — For the third consecutive year, the town of Berlin has received National Trust Main Street Center (NTMSC) accreditation. “We’ve done it again,” Economic and Community Development Director Michael Day told the Mayor and Council Monday. “It keeps us in good standing with the state. It gives us a little bit more credibility with… Read more »

Berlin Waives Nearly $7K In Property Tax Payments

BERLIN — Hoping to encourage economic growth and to support the non-profit service sector, the town of Berlin granted $6,951.39 worth of tax abatements Monday. The Berlin Community Housing (BCH) and Berlin Community Improvement Association (BCIA) received a combined $2,951.39 in tax abatements from the town. According to Town Administrator Tony Carson, granting the organizations… Read more »