Councilman’s Role With International Student Rentals Questioned; Long-Time Builder Believes Hartman Overstepped Ethical Boundary

Despite maintaining he was out of the international student housing market earlier this year, an active listing on a Robin Drive property, owned by Councilman Wayne Hartman, continues to be advertised as just that. Photo by Bryan Russo

OCEAN CITY — Allegations made this week by a prominent retired builder have raised questions about whether an Ocean City councilman has unethically used his elected office to settle personal vendettas or fill his own pockets in the seasonal rental market. George Harkins, the retired owner of Harkins Contracting and Harkins Concrete Construction, made a… Read more »

AGH’s New Regional Cancer Center Site Plan OK’d By Berlin

A front view of Atlantic General Hospital’s proposed cancer center in front of the Berlin Nursing Home is pictured. Rendering by Vista Design, Inc.

BERLIN – Atlantic General Hospital’s campus is set to expand with the addition of a new cancer care center. On Wednesday, the Berlin Planning Commission approved the site plan for the new Atlantic General Hospital Cancer Center. The 17,855-square-foot building, which will be erected at the intersection of Old Ocean City Boulevard and Route 113… Read more »

In Exclusive Interview, Inmate Talks About Addiction, Recovery, Teaching Fellow Prisoners About Accountability In Jail, His Future

Chase Fehrenbach was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 2008 for armed robbery , theft and burglary, crimes he said he committed to fund his heroin addiction. He is pictured with a dog he helped rehabilitate through his prisons outreach Paws fora  Cause Program.

GEORGETOWN, Del. — For the last eight years, 32-year-old coastal Delaware native Chase Fehrenbach has woken up each morning in a small, cold jail cell in Sussex Correctional Institute (SCI) in Georgetown, Del. He doesn’t look like most of the other hardened criminals who reside behind the walls and the razor wire fences of one… Read more »

Repeat Offender Ordinance Headed To Council; Ocean City Could Pass As Emergency Measure

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week advanced an ordinance that will, if approved, enhance penalties for those issued civil citations for various offenses but flaunt the law and continue the same illegal activity throughout the same day. Last month, the Police Commission began cursory discussions about enhanced subsequent penalties for individuals who might receive… Read more »