Plans Outlined For Proposed Drug Treatment Center In Wicomico

Plans Outlined For Proposed Drug Treatment Center In Wicomico

QUANTICO – With plans to open a drug treatment center in a vacant correctional facility, officials in Wicomico County presented last week their visions of what could become of the space.Since last July, Wicomico County has spearheaded efforts to convert the shuttered Poplar Hill Pre-Release Unit, a state-owned correctional facility in Quantico, into a residential… Read more »

Family Displaced From Home After Fire

Family Displaced From Home After Fire

BISHOPVILLE — Three local residents were hospitalized after an early Monday morning residential fire destroyed a home in Bishopville.Around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, firefighters from Bishopville, Berlin, Showell, Ocean City and Ocean Pines along with several volunteer companies from neighboring Sussex County responded to a reported residential fire on Salt Point Road in Bishopville. First-arrivers… Read more »

Resort Festival To Feature Film By Decatur Grads; ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Scores Early Rave Reviews

Resort Festival To Feature Film By Decatur Grads; ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Scores Early Rave Reviews

OCEAN CITY — A highlight of the 3rd Annual Ocean City Film Festival is the Delmarva premiere of “The Biggest Little Farm,” a feature documentary directed and produced by two former locals — John Chester and Erica Cramer Messer.The film will screen on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in a special showing at the… Read more »

City Council Approves Nine More Small Cell Towers In Residential Communities

City Council Approves Nine More Small Cell Towers In Residential Communities

OCEAN CITY — After further contentious debate, resort officials this week approved the installation of nine new small-scale cell towers in north-end residential areas of Ocean City.In December, representatives of the private-sector company Crown Castle announced a proposal to install small-cell towers in certain north-end residential neighborhoods in the interest of improving wireless data service…. Read more »

Parking Fines Up, Revenue Down Slightly In Resort; Resort Officials Review New ‘Pay-By-Plate’ System

Parking Fines Up, Revenue Down Slightly In Resort; Resort Officials Review New ‘Pay-By-Plate’ System

OCEAN CITY — Resort transportation officials this week reviewed the first year of the town’s new “pay-by-plate” parking system, which revealed revenue was generally down across the board although some areas did better than others.Prior to the start of the last summer season, Ocean City transitioned from the old pay-and-display system to a new pay-by-plate… Read more »

New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Topless Conviction; Ruling Comes As OC’s Emergency Ordinance Being Challenged

New Hampshire Supreme Court Upholds Topless Conviction; Ruling Comes As OC’s Emergency Ordinance Being Challenged

OCEAN CITY — While a challenge to Ocean City’s ordinance prohibiting female toplessness on the beach remains in federal court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court late last week upheld the arrest and conviction of three women for going bare-chested in a beach community in that state.In June 2017, the Ocean City Mayor and Council passed… Read more »