Resort Looks To Tackle Exterior Insulation Debris Issue

OCEAN CITY – Members of Ocean City’s Green Team met with a local exterior construction company this week to discuss potential solutions to pollution caused by Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems (EIFS). In a committee meeting Wednesday, Gail Blazer, environmental engineer for the town, addressed issues regarding the manner in which exterior insulation is applied and… Read more »

Councilman ‘Speechless’ Over Proposed Land Buy Process; City Looking To Purchase 2nd Street Properties

OCEAN CITY — After debating procedural issues, resort officials this week approved on first reading the purchase of a downtown property that could ultimately be used as a new staging area for the Boardwalk tram. The agenda for Tuesday’s Mayor and Council meeting included a first reading for an ordinance authorizing the purchase of a… Read more »

UPDATED: Proposed Campground Off Route 611 Worries Neighbors On Environment, Traffic Fronts; Developer Points Out Development’s Positives

Outlining their concerns at a gathering of neighbors Monday were, from left, Bud Shanley, Donald Bounds, Jean Shanley, Irene Shanley and Joan Jenkins. An information meeting on the development is planned for Dec. 28. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – Kingsnakes. Bald eagles. Wood ducks. Swans. Deer. Quail. They’re among the seemingly endless variety of wildlife seen along Ayres Creek any given day. Residents of the area are worried that could change with the construction of a 311-site rental campground on the former Pine Shore Golf property on Route 611. “It’s going to… Read more »

Worcester Schools, Advocacy Center Partner On Health Education Overhaul Focused On Child Advocacy

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Board of Education will soon work with a child advocacy center to create new curriculum that will engage students in certain prevention practices. Recently, the school system has been in the process of overhauling health education to implement a skills-based approach to learning, according to Tamara Mills, coordinator for… Read more »

Flounder Keeper Size Could Increase One Inch Under New NOAA Quota Plan

OCEAN CITY — Federal fisheries management officials are considering draconian reductions in the summer flounder quota in the mid-Atlantic region for 2017, but the resort area could be immune somewhat because of its proactive approach with size limits and creel limits in recent years. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has been soliciting public… Read more »

Route 50 Plan Changes Sought To ‘Make The Corridor More Commercially Viable’

SNOW HILL – An update of the county’s commercial design standards and Route 50 corridor plan could help increase development along the well-traveled highway into Ocean City. Since February, a committee of county officials, planning professionals and area business people has been working on revisions to the county’s design guidelines and Route 50 corridor plan…. Read more »