SHA Plans 50 Bridge Work

OCEAN CITY – With spring approaching, it was that time of year again for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) to meet with the Mayor and City Council to give an update on several issues and projects.Present at the work session of the Mayor and City Council Tuesday afternoon to give the update was District… Read more »

Room Tax Bill Concerns Owners

OCEAN CITY – Resort business leaders this week were urged to rally against a bill introduced in the Maryland General Assembly which, if approved, would allow municipalities such as Ocean City to add its own tax on hotel and motel rooms rented exclusive of state and county taxes already collected.Carousel Hotel and Resort Managing Partner… Read more »

OCDC’s Planned Changes Tabled

OCEAN CITY – After a lengthy discussion of planned recommendations by the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) a few weeks ago to the Mayor and City Council, it was decided the issues would be tabled until a later date when they could be separately addressed.At the work session of the Mayor and City Council Tuesday,… Read more »

Local Restaurants Vie For Awards.

OCEAN CITY – On Monday, April 16, the Maryland Restaurant Association presents its “Stars of the Industry” Annual Industry Gala. An evening dedicated to recognizing those in the restaurant industry who have been nominated by both members of the industry and the public as the best of the best when it comes to pleasing palates.Categories… Read more »

County To Address Federal Farm Bill.

SNOW HILL – Five County Commissioners went along with one this week in deciding to prepare comments on the federal farm bill now under review, despite seeming lukewarm about taking a position early in the discussion.Commissioner Linda Busick asked that Commissioner Virgil Shockley, a farmer, be tasked with creating some guidelines and recommendations on the… Read more »

The Insider

The old guy stayed up late the other night to actually see if it happened. Insider had been hearing about how certain machines, such as computers, televisions, phones and so on, actually know when to turn ahead (yes, it’s forward, not back). It was said when the clock strikes 2 a.m. they would automatically bounce… Read more »

Victims Identified In Ocean City Fire.

OCEAN CITY – Resort police last Friday released the identities of the two victims in last week’s fatal mobile home fire in Ocean City, the first fatal fire in the resort since 1988.The victims were identified as Jacqueline Robusto, 44, and William Alascio, 49, both of whom resided in the home at 122 135th Street… Read more »

Real Estate Market Optimistic.

OCEAN CITY – The pending arrival of spring always brings a sense of optimism in the Ocean City area and resort business leaders are hoping the sudden change for the better will carry over to the still sluggish real estate market.The current status of the real estate market was a topic of discussion for resort… Read more »