Agencies Close Berlin Park To Investigate Packages Ultimately Deemed Harmless

Agencies Close Berlin Park To Investigate Packages Ultimately Deemed Harmless

BERLIN – Multiple agencies investigated suspicious packages found in a Berlin park yesterday, concluding eventually they were makeshift weights used for exercising.Stephen Decatur Park was closed for about three hours Thursday to allow the Berlin Police Department (BPD), Berlin Fire Company, Ocean City Bomb Squad and the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office to evaluate suspicious… Read more »

Council Backs Freeboard Code Change

OCEAN CITY – A code amendment to adopt a one-foot freeboard requirement in downtown Ocean City moved forward this week with a favorable vote from the Mayor and Council.Last Wednesday, the Ocean City Coastal Resources Legislative Committee (Green Team) voted to advance a code amendment adopting a one-foot elevation requirement above base flood elevation for… Read more »

Ocean City Police Activity Declined In August

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s police chief reported police activity dropped significantly last month.On Monday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Chief Ross Buzzuro presented the Ocean City Police Commission with an update on police activity for August.Last month, the OCPD reported calls for service dropped from August 2019, the most recent pre-pandemic data. Buzzuro noted… Read more »

Assateague Institutes 15 MPH Speed Limit In Congested Areas

Assateague Institutes 15 MPH Speed Limit In Congested Areas

ASSATEAGUE — National Park Service officials this week announced, effectively immediately, speed limits along some roads in Assateague National Seashore have been reduced.The National Park Service has reduced the speed limit to 15 mph along Bayberry Drive beginning shortly north of the park entrance sign through the bicycle-pedestrian crossing at Oceanside Drive. The section with… Read more »

OCPD Begins Body Camera Trial

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said his department is actively seeking vendors and testing equipment for a body-worn camera system, but warned resort leaders this week its implementation would be a costly endeavor.In a meeting of the Ocean City Police Commission on Monday, Buzzuro said the department was moving forward in… Read more »