Did K-9 Charlie Have The Surgery?

Did K-9 Charlie Have The Surgery?

When there is a perceived violation or injustice committed, it’s human nature to be defensive and fire back, and that’s exactly what appears to have happened with the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD).In a memo dated Dec. 22, OCPD Chief Bernadette DiPino reported to the Mayor and Council that an internal probe conducted by her… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Government officials across the lower shore are showing concerns about how they are going to get through the upcoming budget season. That much is clear after just a few meetings in 2012.In Ocean City, Councilmen Doug Cymek and Lloyd Martin took issue Tuesday with the Ocean City Police Department’s three-captain restructuring plan, believing the department… Read more »

Shooting Suspect Sought

Shooting Suspect Sought

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police this week are looking for the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting of a juvenile late Sunday.Around 9:30 p.m. last Sunday, Salisbury Police responded to a reported shooting in the area of Records Street and E. Church Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male who was suffering from a… Read more »

Legislators Blast DNR For Rockfish Decision

BERLIN — A delegation of Eastern Shore lawmakers last month lashed out at state fisheries officials over a new regulation to hold back 5 percent of the Maryland’s annual striped bass quota in the wake of last year’s illegal taking of tons of rockfish around the state.Last February, Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) confiscated 10… Read more »

OC’s Cigarette Initiative Looking To Grow

OCEAN CITY – A positive review of the town’s Cigarette Butt Beach Container initiative was presented this week.As Ocean City Surfrider Foundaion member Terry Steimer prepared for his report on the Cigarette Butt Beach Container initiative, he wheeled in a grocery cart of bags full of cigarette butts and placed it directly in front of… Read more »

Kratovil Now A District Court Judge

BERLIN — Former U.S. Congressman Frank Kratovil, who served a single term representing Maryland’s First District, which includes the entire Eastern Shore, was appointed last week to a District Court judgeship in Queen Anne’s County.Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley announced the appointment of Kratovil to fill the Queen Anne’s County District Court bench, a vacancy created… Read more »

How Does OC Police Handle Drug Money?

OCEAN CITY – Police Chief Bernadette DiPino summarized this week how the police department spends the “bad guys” money as she explained forfeiture fund accounts.“Basically, I have two accounts for the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) that has money that were either seized from drug operations or were amounts of money that were abandoned or… Read more »

Council Approves New Golf Marketing Partnership

OCEAN CITY – A golf marketing opportunity couldn’t be passed up this week as a new advertising method was approved and Pam’s Ocean City Golf Getaway is back in partnership with Ocean City.Tourism Director Deb Turk explained that Ocean City has a history of golf destination advertising with Bobby Vermillion’s Golfing the Mid-Atlantic cable show…. Read more »

Whale Protection Rules In Effect

OCEAN CITY — With the appearance of whales feeding and frolicking off the coast of the resort last week, the Coast Guard this week is reminding large vessel operators that the Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule is in effect from November to April, to protect endangered right whales in mid-Atlantic waters where they are known… Read more »