OCPD Seasonal Cop Shortage Still Exists, But Not As Significant As Last Summer

OCEAN CITY — Whether it’s a decrease in the number of applicants or fewer applicants that meet the standards, finding enough seasonal officers to meet the Ocean City Police Department’s needs continues to be a challenge. OCPD Chief Ross Buzzuro presented the department’s requested fiscal year 2017 budget to the Mayor and Council on Monday… Read more »

‘Unrealistic’ Paid Sick Leave Bill Fails Again In Annapolis; Senate Fails To Vote On Legislation

ANNAPOLIS — Eastern Shore legislators called the last minute death of the highly debated paid sick leave bill in the Maryland Senate a “huge sigh of relief” for seasonal business owners. As the final minutes of the 90-day legislative session wound down on Monday night, the controversial bill, which would grant one hour of paid… Read more »

Q&A With Congressman Andy Harris

BERLIN — Congressman Andy Harris has been one of the few Republicans to have a firm hold on his political seat in the traditionally blue state of Maryland for a number of years. Harris was re-elected to his seat representing the first congressional district in Maryland by an overwhelming majority and is confident that he… Read more »

Deep Freeze Takes Toll On Shore Farm Operations; Spring Weather Extremes Leave Farmers On Edge

BERLIN — The extreme wacky weather this week, with snow on Monday and temperatures dipping into the low 20s midweek wreaked havoc on agriculture across the Lower Shore, including an iconic family peach orchard in Sussex County that lost its entire crop. A cold front passed through the region early this week, causing a surprising… Read more »