Employees Alleged Unfair Labor Practices By Town; Filing Latest In Ongoing Conflict between City, Firefighters

Employees Alleged Unfair Labor Practices By Town; Filing Latest In Ongoing Conflict between City, Firefighters

OCEAN CITY — As expected, the other shoe dropped this week when the Fire/EMS union filed a formal unfair labor practice complaint against the town of Ocean City over the impasse in contract negotiations over the proposed shift changes for resort paramedics.The Career Firefighter Paramedics Association of Ocean City, IAFF Local 4269, filed a formal… Read more »

Q&A With Buck Mann, Who Helped Grow Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade From Humble Roots

Q&A With Buck Mann, Who Helped Grow Ocean City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade From Humble Roots

OCEAN CITY — During the day, Walter “Buck” Mann may be best known as the owner of Mann Properties, one of the resort’s leading property management companies since the early 1970’s. But, for more than three decades, the former city councilman and long-time board member of the Delmarva Irish-American Club has been helping to put… Read more »

Three Worcester Hoops Teams Head To Final Four After Memorable Saturday Games

Three Worcester Hoops Teams Head To Final Four After Memorable Saturday Games

BERLIN — After one of the most memorable days of high school basketball in Worcester in recent memory, or perhaps ever, three county varsity basketball teams are heading to the state’s Final Four in their respective classes.On Saturday, the Stephen Decatur boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams played a double-header with regional championships on the… Read more »

Q&A With Greg Shockley, Task Force Chair Confident Revised Busker System Allows ‘Equal Access’ To Boardwalk Spots

Q&A With Greg Shockley, Task Force Chair Confident Revised Busker System Allows ‘Equal Access’ To Boardwalk Spots

OCEAN CITY — You might know Greg Shockley as a small business owner and the proprietor of the popular Boardwalk establishment Shenanigans. But, over the past 20 years, Shockley has been one of the most instrumental figures in helping to drive the local business community’s and the town’s interest’s forward.Shockley sat down with The Dispatch… Read more »

Union, City Unable To Agree On New Labor Contract; City’s Last Offer Includes Raise, Schedule Changes

Union, City Unable To Agree On New Labor Contract; City’s Last Offer Includes Raise, Schedule Changes

OCEAN CITY — The deadline for a new labor contract between the Town of Ocean City and its firefighters union expired at midnight on Monday with no break in the impasse over the proposed work schedules, resulting in the town’s “best and last offer” becoming the new contract by default.Since late January, the Town of… Read more »