City Approves Airport Tree Planting Request

OCEAN CITY – The town’s municipal airport will receive new landscaping as a result of reconstruction to a runway and new fencing, helping to prevent pollution from running into surrounding waterways.A request came before the Mayor and Council to use Critical Area mitigation funds for tree planting at the Ocean City Municipal Airport at this… Read more »

Berlin Remembers Sonny Derrickson

BERLIN — Town officials reflected this week after the passing of Mansfield “Sonny” Derrickson last Saturday.“He was very active … He was instrumental in a lot of things,” said Councilman Elroy Brittingham, a friend and neighbor of Derrickson’s.As owner of Sonny’s Barbershop on Flower Street since 1958, Derrickson developed a reputation as a leader in… Read more »

Roof Deck Okayed For OC Restaurant

OCEAN CITY — BJ’s on the Water plans to build a roof deck to add dining area to the restaurant’s bay front.At last week’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Zoning Administrator Blaine Smith explained that the footprint of the alteration will not expand the existing footprint of the building. The second floor will include a… Read more »

State Awards OCDC Pair Of $50K Grants

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Developmental Corporation (OCDC) scored funding from the state this year to bolster two of its programs.Last week Executive Director Glenn Irwin learned the OCDC will receive grants for $50,000 for the façade program and $50,000 for the green building initiative program.“The OCDC is very pleased with our funding awards… Read more »

Sewer Project Not Expected To Impact Parade

OCEAN CITY — The major sewer installation project that has disrupted traffic patterns throughout the winter and late fall should be concluding on schedule and is not expected to impact the resort’s upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade.Throughout the winter, the major sewer force main installation project has slogged steadily north on Philadelphia Ave. and Coastal… Read more »

Study Outlines Assateague Island’s Economic Impact

ASSATEAGUE — Not only has Assateague Island National Seashore weathered the last few years of national economic turbulence, according to officials, business has been steadily improving.“We’ve seen a very slight increase [in visitors] over the last 3-4 years,” said Carl Zimmerman, management assistant for Assateague Island National Seashore.According to a recently released National Parks Service… Read more »

New Route 50 Traffic Signal Soon

BERLIN — Plans to manage traffic around the Wal-Mart and Home Depot on Route 50 moved forward this week with the installation of a new signal at Holly Grove Rd. and the entrance to Glen Riddle.Prior to Tuesday’s new light, another, not yet operational, light was installed west of the shopping center.“They can move a… Read more »