Fatherhood Adventures

As the father of two young boys, I often wonder what girls are like to raise.Generally speaking, I have to believe there are major differences between raising little girls and raising little boys. I have no idea which is tougher because I don’t have any girls, but I do know my boys come with challenges… Read more »

Thoughts From The Publisher’s Desk

Disturbing is the best way to describe the recent report by the IMCA Center for Public Safety Management that chronicles the “very poor” communication that exists between the Ocean City Fire Department and the town’s Emergency Services Department.The report continues, “The ICMA team recommends that this situation be dealt with immediately. The new city manager… Read more »

Voices From Our Readers

Wasteful LaboringEditor:I visited Ocean City this past week and while walking the boardwalk I witnessed severe waste of tax dollars. The crew rebuilding the Caroline Street comfort station spent most of their time wondering aimlessly around the work area.As a business owner from out of town, I can only assume that this project is a… Read more »

Shelter Mourns Mayor

Editor:We lost our mayor today. Not one of the human mayors of the local towns, rather the anointed mayor of the Worcester County Humane Society.His name is Shawnee. For the many of us whose lives he touched, it is a very sad day. Shawnee is well known in the area, especially by the many generous… Read more »

NEW FOR THURSDAY: 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 »

NEW FOR THURSDAY: Decatur Graduate Honored With Medal For Role In Daring Rescue In Thailand

BERLIN — An Ocean City native and Stephen Decatur High School graduate, now an experienced U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot serving in Korea, was honored last week with a Joint Service Commendation Medal after piloting his aircraft and leading his crew on a daring rescue of seven U.S. Marines last month.U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer… Read more »

NEW FOR THURSDAY: Council Balks At Approving More OCPD Tasers

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council was torn this week between spending funds available in this fiscal year’s budget to purchase eight additional Tasers for the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) or wait to prioritize expenditures when the budget picture clears.OCPD Captain Gregory Guiton came before the council, with Mayor Rick Meehan, Council… Read more »

Eastern Shore Team Takes VA Beach Classic

BERLIN- The under-17 River Soccer Club Rovers, a premiere-level soccer team made up of some of the top young players on the Eastern Shore, last week won the 2013 Virginia Beach Seaside Classic with a dramatic overtime win in the championship game.Coached by Worcester Prep Head Coach Terry Underkoffler, the River Soccer Club Rovers features… Read more »

Talented Young Seahawks Roll in Opener

BERLIN- Decatur’s young, but talented varsity baseball team got the 2013 off to a good start last week, beating Pocomoke, 13-0, in a game shortened to five innings.With several key pieces from last year no longer on the team, Decatur is decidedly young in terms of age but long on experience. Coach Rick Ferro’s team… Read more »

Decatur Softball Thrashes Warriors

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s girls’ varsity softball team routed county rival Pocomoke, 19-4, last Friday in the season opener for both teams.Featuring a veteran line-up with nine returning players from last year’s team including six starters, the future looks bright for the Seahawks as they embark on the 2013 campaign. Decatur got off to a fast… Read more »