About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.

May Traffic Stops Spike 45%; Jump Due To Busier Cruisin

OCEAN CITY – Police activity, smoking enforcement and recruitment updates highlighted this month’s meeting of the Ocean City Police Commission.With the summer season underway in Ocean City, resort officials spent the majority of Monday’s police commission meeting reviewing statistics on police activity, smoking citations and seasonal recruitment efforts.Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro told the… Read more »

Fenwick Seeks State Funds For Sidewalk

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island are seeking state capital improvement funds to begin the first phase of a sidewalk construction project later this year.On Tuesday, the Fenwick Island Pedestrian Safety Committee laid out its plans for moving forward with a sidewalk construction project along Coastal Highway.Two months ago, the committee agreed to pursue… Read more »

On 4th Taphouse Location In OC, Owner Zev Sibony: ‘Once They Are Here, They Will Want To Come Back’

On 4th Taphouse Location In OC, Owner Zev Sibony: ‘Once They Are Here, They Will Want To Come Back’

OCEAN CITY – Great atmosphere. Friendly service. Delicious food and drinks.That’s what owner and operator Zev Sibony said patrons can find at the new Taphouse Tavern.Located within the Bayside Plaza on 137th Street, Taphouse Tavern is the newest location of the Taphouse Bar & Grille brand.Since 2010, the Sibony family has grown the Taphouse brand… Read more »

First Project SEARCH Interns Celebrated

First Project SEARCH Interns Celebrated

BERLIN – Community members this week honored the first class of Project SEARCH interns with an end-of-year celebration at Atlantic General Hospital.On Wednesday, families, community leaders and staff at Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) gathered to celebrate Worcester County’s first class of Project SEARCH interns. Project SEARCH is a national program created to help people with… Read more »