OC Mayor Working With Aquarium On Marine Animal Rescue Facility Concept

OCEAN CITY — While the future of Ocean City’s eventual model block remains uncertain, Mayor Rick Meehan has been working behind the scenes on a potential project that could separate the downtown area from other resort areas. For several years, the town has been working closely with the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) to acquire… Read more »

Community Garden Efforts Grow

SNOW HILL – A county-wide committee has agreed to work alongside area partners to support and expand three community gardens. Last Tuesday, a newly formed planning committee met in Snow Hill to spearhead an initiative that will introduce or expand community gardens at various locations throughout Worcester County. The Worcester County Health Department launched the… Read more »

OCPD Eyes Expanded Safety Aide Program

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department is looking to expand its public safety aide program. In a Police Commission meeting Monday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Chief Ross Buzzuro briefed members on how the agency will expand its Public Safety Aide (PSA) program in the future and during the off-season. Buzzuro said one… Read more »

School To Host ‘Holly Jolly Artfest’

BERLIN – Berlin Intermediate School (BIS) will open its doors to the community next month for an inaugural “Holly Jolly Artfest.” On Dec. 9, children ages 3 through 12 will have the opportunity to create holiday themed ornaments, paintings, sculptures and more in the school’s cafeteria. Stefanie McElhinny, an art teacher at BIS, said this… Read more »

Cat Sanctuary Plans Advance In Berlin

BERLIN – Plans are underway for a new sanctuary in Berlin that would provide feral cats with a safe place to roam. Though construction is still in progress, Safe Harbor Cat Sanctuary in Berlin will eventually be able to offer feral cats a safe place to live. “I’m very committed,” Safe Harbor founder Kathy Slaughter… Read more »

Berlin Fire Company Study OK’d

BERLIN – A Berlin Fire Company funding study will move forward following approval of a contract by the town council. On Monday the Berlin Town Council approved a $26,000 contract with Matrix Consulting. The California based firm was selected over four others who submitted proposals to handle a fire and emergency medical services (EMS) study… Read more »

Mobile Bus Tracking System Nears Launch In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City’s new mobile “Where’s the Bus?” tracking system for municipal transportation patrons could be ready for a soft opening by mid-December with a complete system ramp-up by New Year’s Eve. During Tuesday’s Transportation Committee meeting, Assistant Transportation Supervisor Brian Connor provided committee members with an update on the implementation of the… Read more »