Salisbury Council Election April 2

SALISBURY – City voters will head to the polls Tuesday, deciding between District One candidates, incumbent Shanie Shields, community activist April Jackson and businesswoman Cynthia Polk, along with District Two candidates, incumbent Debbie Campbell and urban redevelopment activist Jake Day< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">The candidates were present at a forum this week,… Read more »

Resort Entering Key Phase In Police Chief Search Process

OCEAN CITY — The process to find a new Ocean City police chief has entered a critical phase with the calendar about to flip over to April and the summer season looming.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">Former Chief Bernadette DiPino’s departure last year has triggered a national search to find her replacement while… Read more »

OC Events Coordinator Retires After 14 Years

OCEAN CITY – A familiar face in Ocean City made his retirement speech this week as he makes his move from working behind the scenes to getting out and enjoying what Ocean City is all about.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">On Tuesday afternoon, Council Secretary Mary Knight presented Special Events Coordinator John “Sully”… Read more »

Non-Profit Seeks Berlin’s Assistance

BERLIN — A struggling non-profit made an appeal to the town of Berlin this week to assist in keeping the long-standing organization relevant in the community.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">BRAVE, or Berlin Reclaims Attitude and Value Enhancement, has been a force for good in the area for more than two decades, according… Read more »

Mixed Reviews For New OC Meeting Format

OCEAN CITY – Mixed feelings remain over the Mayor and City Council reformatted meeting agendas.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">The Ocean City Mayor and Council have met on several occasions since the new public comment period and consent agenda format were approved. Last month, the council approved a couple of measures adjusting the… Read more »

Marine Shop Owner Fondly Remembered

OCEAN CITY — The local area and the entire fishing community lost one of the great ones last week with the passing of iconic marine supply shop owner and fishing enthusiast Doug Ake.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">Ake passed away last Friday at his home at the age of 69 after battling illness…. Read more »

Local Woman Intervenes, Calms Accident Victims

BERLIN — A local woman is being called a hero after intervening in an accident on Route 113 on Tuesday night and providing critical primary care and speaking Spanish to the victims on the scene.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">On Tuesday night, a vehicle carrying two adult females and two young children attempted… Read more »

Ireton, Albero To Square Off For Salisbury Mayor’s Post

SALISBURY – The two mayoral candidates in next week’s Salisbury election were heard during a debate this week hosted by the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Political Committee in cooperation with Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, and held at Salisbury University.Incumbent Mayor Jim Ireton and businessman Joe Albero, owner of the… Read more »

Internet Scam Warning Issued

BERLIN — The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has received several recent calls from citizens about an attempt to extort money from them while using the Internet. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">It is believed that this is part of a widespread scheme to extort money from certain personal computer users.The FBI has reported… Read more »

Independent Report Confirms Divide In OC Public Safety Operations

OCEAN CITY — An independent review of Ocean City’s emergency services dispatch system has confirmed the town has a major communication problem involving two key public safety departments.The International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Public Safety Management was commissioned by Ocean City last year to conduct an in-depth analysis of the town’s emergency services… Read more »