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 »

Berlin Mayor Candidate Disputes April Drug Arrest

BERLIN – Days before Berlin’s municipal election, questions remain regarding mayoral candidate Lisa Hall’s South Carolina drug arrest earlier this year. An anonymous source provided local media outlets with details of an April 29 drug charge against Hall. According to online case search information, Hall was in fact arrested in Charleston County, S.C. and charged… Read more »

$55K Air Transport Bill Raises Industry Concerns; Local Family Hopes ‘Price Gouging At Its Worst’ Will Raise Awareness

BERLIN — When a Berlin child with a critical illness was flown to a Baltimore hospital last October, her parents did not know that 45-minute flight was the beginning of a nearly year-long journey including a battle with the private sector air ambulance service over exorbitant fees and a multi-pronged effort at reform. Last Oct…. Read more »