Carryout Drinks Exception To Expire On July 1; Local Jurisdictions’ Say Overrides Recent State Legislation

OCEAN CITY — With the governor’s COVID-19 state of emergency set to expire, certain business practices borne out of the pandemic will go away, while others could remain.When the health pandemic emerged last spring and Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, restaurants and bars were closed to the public and many went to… Read more »

OPA Board Votes For Short-Term Rental Regs; Community To Get Vote During Process

OCEAN PINES – Association leaders say more work will need to be done before a vote to adopt the county’s regulations on short-term rentals can be brought to the association’s residents.On Wednesday, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors voted 6-1, with Director Tom Janasek opposed, to incorporate Worcester County’s code on short-term rentals, litter… Read more »

Five Arrested For OC Armed Robbery

(The following represents the contents of a press release from the Ocean City Police Department)OCEAN CITY — On June 16, 2021, at approximately 3:47 a.m., Ocean City police officers responded to the 100 block of 27th Street for a report of an armed robbery.Upon the officer’s arrival, they met with the victim, 18, Reading, PA…. Read more »

Liquor License Requests Approved

SNOW HILL – Officials approved the transfer of the liquor license formerly held by BJ’s on the Water to the connections of Atlantic Beach House this week.The Worcester County Board of License Commissioners (BLC) on Wednesday agreed to transfer the license once held by BJ’s on the Water to Windward OC LLC. Though there were… Read more »

Ag Tank Zoning Amendment Proposed In Wicomico

SALISBURY – A discussion on proposed zoning amendments related to agricultural storage tanks highlighted this week’s county council meeting.With roughly five months remaining on a moratorium relating to certain agricultural storage tanks, the Wicomico County Council on Tuesday held a work session with planning and zoning staff to discuss proposed zoning amendments that address the… Read more »

OC Council To Weigh Cab Changes

OCEAN CITY – In a review of the town’s taxi medallion ordinance this week, a resort commission agreed to recommend maintaining its authority to revoke business licenses.On Monday, the Ocean City Police Commission voted unanimously to recommend the commission keep its powers for revoking taxicab business licenses.“Since the police commission has all the background, it… Read more »

Man Charged In Major Assault

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on first-degree assault charges last week after alleging choking his girlfriend at a downtown hotel during a domestic incident.Around 3 a.m. last Wednesday, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officer responded to a hotel at 4th Street for a reported domestic dispute. Ocean City Communications advised a… Read more »