City, Union Differ Over Referendum’s ‘For’ Vote Consequences; Mayor Maintains Taxes Will Go Up, Union Head Says ‘Flatly Wrong’

City, Union Differ Over Referendum’s ‘For’ Vote Consequences; Mayor Maintains Taxes Will Go Up, Union Head Says ‘Flatly Wrong’

OCEAN CITY — With much of the early talk about the municipal election focusing on the candidates, little has been said about the pending referendum for binding interest arbitration for the town’s firefighter-paramedics, but both sides fired salvos this week.When voters head to the polls for next month’s Ocean City municipal election, included on the… Read more »

Election Preview: Familiar Faces Face Off For District 4 Commissioner Seat

Election Preview: Familiar Faces Face Off For District 4 Commissioner Seat

BERLIN – Commissioner Ted Elder is hoping voters give him a chance to continue the work he’s started on the board of county commissioners.Elder, who represents District 4, faces Virgil Shockley in this fall’s election.“We have good county commissioners sitting there now,” Elder said. “I look forward to working with them another four years, hopefully… Read more »

West OC Raids Come After Federal Indictment; Basil, Samer Ramadan Held On Fugitive From Justice Warrants

West OC Raids Come After Federal Indictment; Basil, Samer Ramadan Held On Fugitive From Justice Warrants

WEST OCEAN CITY — The investigation involving the execution of a search and seizure warrant at residences in West Ocean City early Thursday morning is still active, but a few more details have trickled out Thursday.A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson on Thursday afternoon confirmed federal ICE and Homeland Security (HSI) officials, assisted… Read more »

Ocean City Plans To Ask Governor For Enforcement Help; Changes Eyed To Special Event Zone Next Year

Ocean City Plans To Ask Governor For Enforcement Help; Changes Eyed To Special Event Zone Next Year

OCEAN CITY — With the dust settled on the unsanctioned and uninvited H2O International (H2Oi) event two weekends ago, resort leaders this week reviewed the outcome and called for an even stronger police presence and more bite for enforcement in the future.For the record, the official H2Oi car show was held in Atlantic City the… Read more »