Feds Rule Against Major Rule Change For Sharks

OCEAN CITY — The local fishing community breathed a collective sigh of relief this week when federal fisheries officials decided to drop a rather drastic rule change for sharks that could have effectively shut down a significant component of Ocean City’s multi-million dollar fishing industry.The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in November published a rather… Read more »

Wicomico Approves Affordable Housing Accord

SALISBURY — Wicomico officials last week approved a payment-in-lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for a vast affordable housing project in the county after getting assurances from the new owners certain conditions would be met in the final agreement.Last Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council approved an agreement with  Tryko Partners on a PILOT program for the… Read more »

OC Police Detective Earns Award

OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City Police undercover narcotics agent last week was honored with the Enrique S. Camarena Award presented each year by the Elks Regional Association to a law enforcement officer who best exemplifies the spirit of the award’s namesake.The Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia Elks Regional Association honored Ocean City Police… Read more »

Union Deals Reached Between Ocean City, Employees; Details Unclear Until Ratification

OCEAN CITY — While all sides report tentative employee contract agreements are in place, union officials as well as Ocean City representatives were mum this week on the specifics.Negotiations over union contracts between the city and the Ocean City Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 10 and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 4269… Read more »

Man Arrested On Theft Charges

WEST OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man was arrested on theft charges last week after allegedly swiping a propeller and rudder from a boat in West Ocean City and later pawning the stolen goods at a pawn shop.On Feb. 19, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Sunset Ave. in West… Read more »