Ocean City, Company Reach Compromise To Keep Cell Towers Out Of Residential Districts

Ocean City, Company Reach Compromise To Keep Cell Towers Out Of Residential Districts

OCEAN CITY — After an apparent compromise that will prevent dozens of cell phone towers, some as tall as 38 feet, in many residential areas throughout the town, resort officials this week unanimously approved a franchise agreement to allow for the installation of a network of towers expected to expand bandwidth and improve service in… Read more »

Coastal Highway’s Poor Condition Days After Snow Explained; SHA Admits ‘Could Have Done A Better Job’

Coastal Highway’s Poor Condition Days After Snow Explained; SHA Admits ‘Could Have Done A Better Job’

OCEAN CITY — With 10-plus inches of snow falling on the resort last weekend, it took mid-week warming temperatures and a steady rain to truly clear Coastal Highway, leading the State Highway Administration (SHA) this week to acknowledge it dropped the ball somewhat in Ocean City.Last Saturday’s storm dumped nearly a foot of snow on… Read more »

Things To Do Around Town – January 13, 2017

Things To Do Around Town – January 13, 2017

Jan. 13: 2nd Friday Dinner4-6:30 p.m. Stevenson United Methodist Church, 123 North Main St., Berlin. Menu includes baked chicken, green beans, baked potato, salad, drink and dessert. Adults: $15; children: $5. Carry-out available. Proceeds benefit Stevenson’s New Pipe Organ Fund. 443-614-2518.Jan. 13: New Bethel Food PantryRegistration: 9:30 a.m. Come and be blessed. Sponsored by Communion… Read more »

Va. Specialty Food Company Sold To Eastern Shore Native

Va. Specialty Food Company Sold To Eastern Shore Native

MELFA – Blue Crab Bay Co. founder Pamela Barefoot announced the sale of her business and its assets last week to Maryland Eastern Shore native Elizabeth Lankford.The new ownership marks the near-end of Barefoot’s involvement with the specialty food company, where she spent nearly 32 years building a successful business from her brainchild.Barefoot, 66, said… Read more »

Ocean City Actively Targeting Colleges To Address Seasonal Cop Shortage; Marijuana Abstinence ‘Achilles Heel’ For Recruitment

Ocean City Actively Targeting Colleges To Address Seasonal Cop Shortage; Marijuana Abstinence ‘Achilles Heel’ For Recruitment

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department is reaching out to more colleges and universities in an effort to fill seasonal police officer positions, an attempt considered promising to law enforcement officials.“It has been a challenge the last couple of years,” Councilman Dennis Dare, chair of the Police Commission, said. “I asked that the… Read more »

300-Signature Petition For Berlin Park Renaming Presented To Council; Mayor Critical Of Petition Process

300-Signature Petition For Berlin Park Renaming Presented To Council; Mayor Critical Of Petition Process

BERLIN – In spite of the mayor’s criticism of a grassroots campaign to rename Berlin Falls Park, town leaders agreed this week to develop a formal policy regarding the naming of public property.During the public comment portion of Monday’s council meeting, resident Bill Todd presented a 300-signature petition in support of changing the park’s name… Read more »