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

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 as… Read more »

Beach Patrol Seeks Late-Season Pay Boost To Keep Lifeguards Coming Back

Beach Patrol Seeks Late-Season Pay Boost To Keep Lifeguards Coming Back

OCEAN CITY — When it comes to public safety and patrolling the beach, Ocean City gets more bang for its buck than most neighboring resort communities with its lifeguards, but filling out the ranks late in the season continues to create some challenges.Long-time Ocean City Beach Patrol Captain Butch Arbin on Monday presented his department’s… Read more »

Homicide Indictment In Fatal Crash

Homicide Indictment In Fatal Crash

SALISBURY — A Wicomico County grand jury last week indicted an Eden man on vehicular homicide charges for a pedestrian crash in October that claimed the life of a Salisbury man.Brent Morgan Taylor, 44, of Eden, was indicted by a Wicomico grand jury last week on multiple counts including homicide by motor vehicle while impaired… Read more »

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

‘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 sick… 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 »

Exonerated Teacher Resigns, Releases Statement Calling For Cameras In Classrooms

Exonerated Teacher Resigns, Releases Statement Calling For Cameras In Classrooms

POCOMOKE — William A. Cathell, Jr., the Worcester County Public School teacher who was exonerated by a Worcester County Circuit Court last month of all charges stemming from allegations levied by former students, has resigned from teaching at Pocomoke Middle School.“Having proven my innocence in a court of law, I have formally tendered my resignation… Read more »