Community Rallying For Popular Local Fisherman With Massive Fundraising Effort; ‘Willbilly’ Died After Saturday Crash

Community Rallying For Popular Local Fisherman With Massive Fundraising Effort; ‘Willbilly’ Died After Saturday Crash

OCEAN CITY — The local community is once again rallying around its own this week after a Saturday afternoon accident on Old Ocean City Road in Wicomico County claimed the life of a popular and beloved fixture in the resort fishing community.William Joseph Hathaway, 36, of Berlin, perished in a single-vehicle accident on Old Ocean… Read more »

Ocean City Not Concerned About ‘Faith-Based Decorations’ After Nativity Scene Removed In Rehoboth

Ocean City Not Concerned About ‘Faith-Based Decorations’ After Nativity Scene Removed In Rehoboth

OCEAN CITY — After a major dust-up in Rehoboth Beach this week over the positioning of a nativity scene on town-owned property, a closer look at the hundreds of holiday displays in Ocean City revealed the number of faith-based displays included is fairly underwhelming.Last week, St. Edmond’s Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach placed a nativity… Read more »

OC Council Reviews Future Capital Project Rankings; Critical List Includes Street Paving, New Boardwalk Decking

OC Council Reviews Future Capital Project Rankings; Critical List Includes Street Paving, New Boardwalk Decking

OCEAN CITY – The City Council got a first look at the proposed fiscal year 2020 capital improvement plan (CIP) this week and are now in the early stages of prioritizing the “must haves” and the “nice to haves.”City Engineer Terry McGean on Tuesday presented the draft fiscal year 2020 CIP to the Mayor and… Read more »

‘Effective’ Seahawk Road Solutions Sought As Concerns Continue

‘Effective’ Seahawk Road Solutions Sought As Concerns Continue

BERLIN – Town officials remain concerned about traffic issues associated with a new apartment complex on Seahawk Road.As they have at several recent meetings, members of the Berlin Town Council on Monday voiced concerns regarding road conditions and traffic patterns at the Oceans East development on Seahawk Road.Mayor Gee Williams said the town was committed… Read more »

Divided Council Votes Against Cell Towers Near Homes, But Company Could Move Forward Anyway

Divided Council Votes Against Cell Towers Near Homes, But Company Could Move Forward Anyway

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week refused to budge on the proposed installation of small-scale cell phone towers in residential areas after an often-tense debate, but it remains to be seen if the vote for “no action” will deter the proposal.As far back as 2015, private sector company Crown Castle announced a proposal to… Read more »

Folk Festival Study Confirms Smaller Crowds Than Hoped, But $20M Economic Impact

Folk Festival Study Confirms Smaller Crowds Than Hoped, But $20M Economic Impact

SALISBURY – A new study on this year’s National Folk Festival is expected to help city officials and event organizers better understand its economic impacts.Last week, the Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business released the first phase in an economic impact study of the National… Read more »

Berlin’s Annual Audit Reveals Concern Over Shrinking Fund Balance

Berlin’s Annual Audit Reveals Concern Over Shrinking Fund Balance

BERLIN – Auditors cautioned town officials regarding a declining fund balance during a report this week.As representatives from PKS & Company presented Berlin’s annual audit report to town officials Monday, they recommended that the town develop a formal policy to ensure the general fund balance didn’t dip too low. A fund balance that exceeded $8… Read more »

OC’s Winterfest, ‘Like The Hidden Gem Of The Holiday Season Here On The Eastern Shore’

OC’s Winterfest, ‘Like The Hidden Gem Of The Holiday Season Here On The Eastern Shore’

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s Winterfest of Lights is observing its 26th year, proving tradition and holiday cheer can endure in a beach town. The event was started in 1992 by former Ocean City Recreation and Parks Director Tom Perlozzo and has evolved into a festive, time-honored family tradition for thousands of shore families as… Read more »