NEW FOR FRIDAY: Ethics Hearing On Councilman’s Phone Call To City Manager Candidate Set For Monday

OCEAN CITY — A request for an ethics inquiry involving a councilman’s phone call this month to a leading candidate for the city manager vacancy was filed this morning at City Hall.Joe Groves, spokesman for the Citizens For Ocean City group, which was formed last September after longtime City Manager Dennis Dare’s abrupt removal, filed… Read more »

Berlin Eases B&B Regulations

BERLIN — Stringent regulations on what can and cannot be done at bed-and-breakfast facilities in Berlin could be relaxed somewhat after town officials this week approved a code amendment that would allow innkeepers to ask the Board of Zoning Appeals for leeway in certain cases.The regulations covering bed-and-breakfast facilities in Berlin are particularly onerous, essentially… Read more »

Lt. Gov. Tours Boardwalk With Officials

OCEAN CITY — Against the backdrop of preparations for one of the biggest events of the spring season, Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown last week toured the south end of the Boardwalk and extolled the virtues of the famous promenade’s economic impact on the entire state.Last Friday afternoon, Brown toured the Boardwalk with Senator James… Read more »

New Restaurants Set For Berlin

BERLIN — Berlin officials this week agreed to formally endorse the application for two new restaurant liquor licenses on Main Street after an appeal for support by the property owner.The Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday agreed to send a formal letter of support to Worcester County’s Board of License Commissioners (BLC) on behalf of… Read more »

OC Police Seek Missing Man

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Police this week are seeking the public’s help in locating a New York man reported missing by his family since early last Saturday morning.Lance Corey Gaines, who was visiting Ocean City with his family from upstate New York, was last seen on April 21 at approximately 1 a.m. at the… Read more »

Coast Guard Monitoring Whales

OCEAN CITY — With several whale species returning to the mid-Atlantic area as part of the normal migration pattern, the U.S. Coast Guard this week is reminding commercial and recreational vessels of the rules governing their health and safety.According to Coast Guard officials, every year from November to April, several whale species return to coastal… Read more »