OC’s Drowning-Free Summer Impressive

OC’s Drowning-Free Summer Impressive

The Ocean City Beach Patrol put the wraps on its four-month coverage season last weekend without one reported drowning.Considering millions of people of all ages and abilities swim in the ocean over the summer, that’s an impressive fact to report.Even one drowning is too much in a summer season, but the reality is ocean deaths… Read more »

Tough Talk Right Tactic For Ocean City

Tough Talk Right Tactic For Ocean City

The Town of Ocean City is doing exactly as it should with next week’s potential influx of rowdy automotive enthusiasts.The official H2Oi event has been relocated to Atlantic City, N.J. after not being held at all last year. Despite it not officially being held at Fort Whaley in Whaleyville as it has for many years,… Read more »

Early Hurricane Forecast Required Our Attention

Early Hurricane Forecast Required Our Attention

At some point this weekend around these parts, all the hysteria earlier this week over Hurricane Florence will inevitably seem foolish.That’s the benefit of hindsight, but the only way for local government and emergency management officials to address a destructive offshore storm with the potential to devastate is to overreact and err on the side… Read more »

Shared Desire For Change Should Speak Volumes

Shared Desire For Change Should Speak Volumes

Changes are needed.That’s the consensus on the Ocean City fire service front.Whether that means a new fire chief for the Ocean City Fire Department, other leadership changes, an independent analysis of operations or a combination is unclear at this time, but all indications are serious issues are plaguing the town’s emergency services. These concerns have… Read more »

Congrats To Berlin

Congrats To Berlin

It wasn’t the result desired, but the Berlin Little League team that played twice on national television last week did our region proud.The squad fell just short of advancing to Williamsport, Pa. for the Little League World Series last Sunday when it ran into a hot pitcher, who no-hit our local boys. That loss should… Read more »

Showell School Progress, Finally

Showell School Progress, Finally

The Showell Elementary School reconstruction project is moving forward after bid approval from the Worcester County Board of Education. The remaining hurdle is approval of an increased price tag from the Worcester County Commissioners.It’s been a long and difficult road for this project, but ground could be broken within months if the commissioners approve the… Read more »

Some Recognition For Good Samaritans

Some Recognition For Good Samaritans

Over the last month, there have been two instances – one on land and one in the open ocean – when quick acting individuals responded in a fashion that likely saved lives.Every summer there are instances like this in Ocean City when brave individuals come to the aid of their fellow human beings and make… Read more »

Newsroom Shooting Hits Home For Many

Newsroom Shooting Hits Home For Many

Journalists and educators are a lot alike.They are driven by something altogether different than most professionals. It’s not about the money. It’s about something intrinsic. It’s generally about affecting a positive change in the community and making an impact.In the media world, it’s about informing about the news of the day and sharing the stories… Read more »