Ocean City, Company Reach Compromise To Keep Cell Towers Out Of Residential Districts

Cell towers, ranging from 18 to 28 feet, will not be constructed in R-1 or MH districts in Ocean City. A sample tower is pictured along the Ocean City bayside. Rendering courtesy of Crown Castle literature

OCEAN CITY — After an apparent compromise that will prevent dozens of cell phone towers, some as tall as 38 feet, in many residential areas throughout the town, resort officials this week unanimously approved a franchise agreement to allow for the installation of a network of towers expected to expand bandwidth and improve service in… Read more »

Coastal Highway’s Poor Condition Days After Snow Explained; SHA Admits ‘Could Have Done A Better Job’

A snow-covered Coastal Highway is pictured in Ocean City on Sunday. Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — With 10-plus inches of snow falling on the resort last weekend, it took mid-week warming temperatures and a steady rain to truly clear Coastal Highway, leading the State Highway Administration (SHA) this week to acknowledge it dropped the ball somewhat in Ocean City. Last Saturday’s storm dumped nearly a foot of snow… Read more »

Ocean City Actively Targeting Colleges To Address Seasonal Cop Shortage; Marijuana Abstinence ‘Achilles Heel’ For Recruitment

Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department is reaching out to more colleges and universities in an effort to fill seasonal police officer positions, an attempt considered promising to law enforcement officials. “It has been a challenge the last couple of years,” Councilman Dennis Dare, chair of the Police Commission, said. “I asked that… Read more »

300-Signature Petition For Berlin Park Renaming Presented To Council; Mayor Critical Of Petition Process

Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – In spite of the mayor’s criticism of a grassroots campaign to rename Berlin Falls Park, town leaders agreed this week to develop a formal policy regarding the naming of public property. During the public comment portion of Monday’s council meeting, resident Bill Todd presented a 300-signature petition in support of changing the park’s… Read more »

Winter Storm Warning Issued For Ocean City, Surrounding Areas

Photo by January 2016 by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — (The following represents the contents of a press release from Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters.) Ocean City is under a Winter Storm Warning, beginning in the early morning hours tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, until Sunday.  According to the National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA, Ocean City will experience snow and moderate… Read more »