Ocean City Not Equipped For Emergency Text Message Reports

OCEAN CITY – Discussions on technology that could send text alerts to the Ocean City Police Department in emergency situations were placed on the back burner this week after officials concluded the resort’s current system could not handle texting capability. In a Police Commission meeting Monday, Councilman Dennis Dare, chair of the commission, introduced the… Read more »

Housing Sample Finds 84% Of OC Short-Term Rentals Properly Licensed But Whether Paying Room Tax Needs Further Study

OCEAN CITY — The good news on the short-term vacation rental issue in Ocean City is the majority of renters are acquiring the requisite business license and likely remitting the appropriate room tax, but resort officials are preparing to go after the scofflaws that are not. For about two years, Ocean City officials have been… Read more »

OC Enacted Emergency Topless Ban Saturday

OCEAN CITY — In a somewhat unprecedented move, the Ocean City Mayor and Council on Saturday took a proactive stand and passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting women from going topless in the same areas where men are allowed to go shirtless. The Mayor and Council met at noon on Saturday to consider an ordinance that… Read more »

Mayor: ‘Something Needs To Change’ After ‘Unacceptable’ Week

OCEAN CITY — When the smoke cleared and the dust settled after one of the more troublesome Cruisin’ Ocean City events in recent memory, resort officials this week were left pondering the future of the annual event. The annual spring Cruisin’ Ocean City event draws thousands of registered classic car enthusiasts and their fans and… Read more »

Berlin Fire Company Seeking More Funding From Town

BERLIN – Berlin Fire Company officials are eager to share the organization’s funding needs with town leaders before a final budget for the coming year is approved. During the public comment portion of Monday’s town council meeting, Berlin Fire Company (BFC) President David Fitzgerald said he wanted to present spreadsheets detailing the fire company’s financial… Read more »