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

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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

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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

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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 »

‘Tremendous’ Turnout For AGH’s Annual Penguin Swim; Early Estimates Show Fundraising Goal Surpassed

Bull on the Beach owner Phil Houck, center, leads his team from his restaurant on 94th Street to the beach for last weekend’s Penguin Swim. Once again the Bull team raised an impressive $31,215 for Atlantic General Hospital.

OCEAN CITY – Preliminary totals from this year’s Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) Penguin Swim forecast another successful New Year’s fundraiser. As of Thursday, the hospital has netted a preliminary total of $89,000 from participant and donor contributions, according to Sarah Yonker, marketing director for AGH. Officials with the Penguin Swim are still counting ongoing donations… Read more »

OC Boardwalk Re-Decking Okayed After Survey Finds Many New Boards Needed

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OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s Boardwalk will be getting a re-decking this winter and spring after resort officials approved a low bid for the replacement of many worn and potentially dangerous boards. At Tuesday’s meeting, Public Works Director Hal Adkins presented a proposal to replace hundreds of boards along the entire length of the Boardwalk… Read more »

Ocean City To Pursue Legal Action Against County Over Tax Issue

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OCEAN CITY — Resort officials on Tuesday took their first step toward pursuing legal action against Worcester County after the County Commissioners summarily rejected the town’s tax differential request earlier in the day. On Tuesday morning, the County Commissioners voted 6-1, with Commissioner Joe Mitrecic, who represents Ocean City, opposed to reject the resort’s latest… Read more »