Mayor Eyes Hoppes For Salisbury Fire Chief

Mayor Eyes Hoppes For Salisbury Fire Chief

SALISBURY — For the second time in about a year, Salisbury will be getting a new fire chief, and Mayor Jim Ireton already has a candidate in mind — current Deputy Chief Rick Hoppes.“Someone has left,” said Ireton. “Someone who is qualified can take over.”Former Fire Chief Jeff Simpson resigned earlier this week to pursue… Read more »

Safety Starts With Smoke Alarms

Safety Starts With Smoke Alarms

OCEAN CITY — Just recently in Stamford, Conn. a raging fire took the lives of three children and two grandparents.As a Town of Ocean City Firefighter/Medic, I am part of a department that focuses on community safety and when we hear of such news we immediately began to review our local community outreach efforts and… Read more »

Adventures Of Fatherhood

Adventures Of Fatherhood

The mind of a 3-year-old is a wonderful thing.That’s what I was thinking as I overheard a conversation on Saturday afternoon between Pam and Beckett, who was trying to work his charm on his mom after losing a perk due to some bouts of misbehavior.Earlier in the day, Beckett had been asking about ice cream,… Read more »

Decatur Wrestlers Sweep Two Matches

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity wrestling team started the second half of its season on a roll last week, beating Kent Island, 46-21, last Wednesday before thrashing always-tough Reservoir, 56-15, on Saturday.The Seahawks traveled to Kent Island last Wednesday to face the Buccaneers and prevailed, 46-21, with wins coming from all over the roster. Picking up… Read more »

Decatur Girls Win in OT, 59-53

BERLIN- If nothing else, Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity basketball team has shown a flair for the dramatic this season with a narrow 51-50 loss to Washington last week, followed by a 59-53 overtime win over county rival Snow Hill on Tuesday.Last week, the Seahawks battled with Washington tooth and nail before falling, 51-50. Abby Schorr… Read more »

OC Boys Basketball Action Continues

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s Winter Boys Basketball League continued this week with a full slate of games at Northside Park. The following is a quick look at some of the action:(bullet) Dr. William Allen 24- OC Parrothead Club 13: Mark Smith scored 12 points, while Mitchell McGee and Ian Shaner… Read more »

Seahawk Track Teams Finish Strong

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s varsity indoor track teams turned in strong performances in a conference meet last week with the girls finishing first and the boys tying for second.The Decatur girls finished first in the Bayside meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill last Wednesday with 88.5 team points, while Milford was second… Read more »

Tate Returns Home for Big Playoff Game

Tate Returns Home for Big Playoff Game

BERLIN- Local football fans will likely be a little conflicted this week during the Baltimore Ravens’ home playoff game against Houston with former area high school standout Ben Tate returning to his home state with the Texans.Tate’s high school career began at Stephen Decatur before transferring to Snow Hill for his senior year. During his… Read more »

Seahawks Pull Away from Eagles, 57-43

Seahawks Pull Away from Eagles, 57-43

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s boys’ varsity basketball team beat county rival Snow Hill, 57-43, pulling away from the Eagles after a tight first half.The first half ended with Decatur clinging to an 18-17 lead, but the Seahawks steadily pulled away through the final two quarters. Snow Hill scored on a quick lay-up to start the third… Read more »