Things I Like

Giving giftsFeel-good stories this time of yearChristmas morning hooplaHearing my son say, “yes mam” at karateGetting new computers for our officeA warm stretch of December daysKids movies that are funny for adults, tooKnowing a good handymanWhen there are no bills to be paidA group of kids all dressed upReceiving gifts

Proposal Renews Key Fishery Act

OCEAN CITY — House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings last week unveiled a draft proposal to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which was set to expire at the end of the year. The draft proposal is titled Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act and would renew and… Read more »

OC Offers Free NYE Bus Rides

OCEAN CITY – Following a New Year’s tradition, the Town of Ocean City is providing 24 hours of free bus rides from 6 a.m. on New Year’s Eve to 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. During last Monday’s Mayor and City Council regular session, the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to approve a 24-hour free… Read more »

Recent Students Share College Words Of Advice

BERLIN — Students at Stephen Decatur High School (SDHS) got a glimpse into the realities of the college experience when government teacher Laurie Chetelat invited 11 recent graduates back to share their experiences. The 11 graduates returned to SDHS from a host of schools, including Salisbury University, Arizona State, Towson University and Princeton University. Some… Read more »

Foreclosure Task Force Eyed In Salisbury

SALISBURY — Alarming foreclosure statistics have prompted the city of Salisbury to begin the process of developing a foreclosure task force. Acting City Administrator Tom Stevenson briefed the City Council last week on the upward foreclosure trends that have been seen this year. “According to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Office of… Read more »

Assateague Island Concession Opportunity Offered

ASSATEAGUE — Assateague Island National Seashore officials last week released a prospectus for a private sector business opportunity to provide equipment rentals, food and beverage service and other merchandise on the barrier island next season. Earlier this year, officials announced they were seeking interested parties to bid on the rights to provide concessions, equipment rentals… Read more »