Civil Suit Raises Social Media, First Amendment Issues; Wicomico Official Was Terminated For Facebook Page

SALISBURY — In what appears to be one of the first real tests of social media and First Amendment rights, at least locally, a former Wicomico County employee filed suit this week against the county asserting he was wrongfully terminated for starting a Facebook page to open a discussion on Wicomico’s proposed employee handbook revisions.Former… Read more »

Holbrook Show Pushed Back Due To Belmont Race

Holbrook Show Pushed Back Due To Belmont Race

OCEAN CITY — Hal Holbrook’s performance in Ocean City has postponed to July 30 due to a conflict with the highly anticipated Belmont Stakes.Holbrook is looking forward to bringing his award-winning, one-man play to the Performing Arts Center at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center. It’s just not going to be on the originally selected date. A joint… Read more »

Governor Slaps Veto On Public Pot Smoking Law

OCEAN CITY — Smoking marijuana in public places, including, for example, the beach or Boardwalk in Ocean City, will likely continue to be a criminal misdemeanor subject to arrest after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan last week vetoed a bill that would have loosened the state laws on weed.Last year, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation… Read more »