NEW FOR THURSDAY: Ocean City Man’s Death Ruled A Homicide

OCEAN CITY — One local man is dead and another behind bars today on manslaughter and other charges after an altercation last weekend outside a downtown Ocean City bar.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"> Around 1:30 a.m. last Saturday, Ocean City Police and paramedics responded to the area of Somerset Street in reference… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Berlin Reflections Editor: I had the unfortunate experience of attending an exercise in futility – the public hearing on the Berlin stormwater utility. It was a standing-room only meeting. There were quite a few people who spoke against the stormwater utility, I was one. Those that spoke in favor of it were mostly people who… Read more »

Marylanders Do Not Need More Taxes

The Maryland legislature reconvened this month and it only took about a week before talk of tax increases started dominating the headlines. The state’s budget situation in Annapolis is much improved over previous years when significant structural deficits had legislators scratching their heads on how to raise new revenues while lowering expenses. In most cases,… Read more »

We Remember Those We Have Lost

James Philip Couillard PITTSVILLE — James Philip Couillard, 16, of Pittsville, passed away after a long illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Born in Salisbury, he is survived by his father, Gordon James Couillard, II, and his mother, Tammy Webster Couillard, and his brother, Jack Aaron Couillard, all of Pittsville. James was a… Read more »

Who’s Playing When And Where

19th hole bar & Grille, the 410-213-9204 Corner of Rte. 611 & Sunset Ave., West OC Friday, Feb. 1: Dave Sherman Saturday, Feb. 2: Walt Farozic 28th Street Pit and Pub 410-289-2020 28th St. & Coastal Hwy. Friday, Feb. 1: Galaxy Collective Every Thursday: DJ Jeremy Adolfo’s 410-289-4001 13th St. & The Boardwalk, In The… Read more »

Open Houses Of The Week

WEST OCEAN CITY Bay Point Plantation Rt589/Gum Point Rd Daily 10-5 Waterfront Estate Lots in 142 Acre Preserve Kevin Decker The Fritschle Group/ Condominium Realty 443-235-6552 OCEAN CITY Sunset Island 67th St & The Bay Sat & Sun Condos, Townhomes, Single Family Homes Luxury Resort Living Terry Riley Vantage Resort Realty 443-880-0512 OCEAN CITY Makai… Read more »

Resort Burglar Sentenced

OCEAN CITY — The second of two Berlin residents arrested last summer after police connect him to a series of break-ins in the resort pleaded guilty this week to two counts of theft less than $1,000 and was sentenced to 18 months, all of which was suspended in favor of probation and a fine. The… Read more »