Extending Summer Weekends A Goal For Ocean City

Extending Summer Weekends A Goal For Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Expanding the resort’s stranglehold on weekend summer travel was a topic of discussion this week during the Tourism Commission meeting.During Monday’s meeting, Bob Rothermel of TEAM Productions outlined the proposed special events calendar for next summer and the discussion inevitably came back around to how to expand weekday visitor numbers. With close… Read more »

OC Emergency Services Continue To Face ‘Funding And Personnel Challenges’

OC Emergency Services Continue To Face ‘Funding And Personnel Challenges’

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Fire Department officials presented a comprehensive five-year strategic plan this week aimed at continuing to provide timely and efficient service to the community, but the biggest takeaway was staffing and funding challenges remain.Ocean City Fire Chief Richie Bowers presented the department’s strategic plan to the Mayor and Council on Tuesday…. Read more »

Council Agrees To Paid Parking Changes; Hourly Rates To Jump During Peak Season With Free Or Reduced Fees In Spring, Fall

Council Agrees To Paid Parking Changes; Hourly Rates To Jump During Peak Season With Free Or Reduced Fees In Spring, Fall

OCEAN CITY — Elected officials this week approved the parking task force’s recommendations to hike some rates during the peak season while offering concessions in the shoulder months, though they are open to further discussions in the future about expanded paid parking.Everything was on the table when the task force appointed by the Mayor and… Read more »

Ocean City Eyes More Surveillance Cameras; Chief: Program Has ‘Worked Very, Very Well’

Ocean City Eyes More Surveillance Cameras; Chief: Program Has ‘Worked Very, Very Well’

OCEAN CITY – A proposal to expand the City Watch surveillance camera system received a favorable recommendation from the town’s police commission this week.In the interest of public safety, the Ocean City Police Commission voted unanimously this week to forward a request from Police Chief Ross Buzzuro to expand the City Watch program to the… Read more »

Promoter Working On Two High-Profile Summer Concerts

Promoter Working On Two High-Profile Summer Concerts

OCEAN CITY — While mum’s the word on potential acts, the resort’s 2020 special events package presented this week could include two significant concerts next summer.During Monday’s Tourism Commission meeting, TEAM Productions’ Bob Rothermel outlined plans for a series of fireworks shows, special events and summer concerts potentially slated for next year. On Monday, although… Read more »

Shore Gives More Effort Shatters Previous Record; $218K Raised For 102 Charities

Shore Gives More Effort Shatters Previous Record; $218K Raised For 102 Charities

SALISBURY – The fifth annual Shore Gives More giving campaign raised a record-breaking $218,138 for 102 Lower Shore nonprofits this week, surpassing last year’s previous record amount by 28%.On Tuesday, more than 2,200 donations generated more than $218,000 for local nonprofits that participated in this year’s Shore Gives More online giving campaign.Each year, the Community… Read more »