Authorities Looking For Missing Local Man

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is attempting to locate a local man reported missing to the agency on Tuesday.The OCPD is trying to locate Michael Tyrone Taylor, who was reported missing. Taylor, who works at a popular midtown restaurant and nightclub, is 56-years old and around 6’ and 150 pounds. The… Read more »

OC Composting Program Launches Second Phase, Fundraising Effort

OC Composting Program Launches Second Phase, Fundraising Effort

OCEAN CITY – The organizers of a city-wide composting program are seeking the community’s support to expand their efforts.Tomorrow, Go Green OC – a local nonprofit dedicated to zero-waste goals in Ocean City – will launch the second phase of its city-wide composting program.Last fall, Go Green OC partnered with The Hobbit Restaurant owner Garvey… Read more »

Alumni Speak To Decatur Students

Alumni Speak To Decatur Students

BERLIN — Stephen Decatur advanced placement biology and bio-med students last week got a rare first-hand glimpse at how their hard work and perseverance could pay dividends when two alumni who are now working medical professionals returned to their alma mater.Dr. Tammy Donoway, who graduated in 1999 and Jordan Braniff, who graduated in 2004, last… Read more »

Berlin OKs Water, Sewer Fee Hikes

Berlin OKs Water, Sewer Fee Hikes

BERLIN –  Town officials formally approved the increases in water and sewer rates discussed at this spring’s budget work sessions at a meeting this week.On Tuesday, the Berlin Town Council approved a resolution increasing water rates 5% and sewer rates 25%. A rate study by Davis, Bowen and Friedel (DBF) indicated that those increases should… Read more »

OC Beach Patrol Overcomes Recruitment Challenges

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Beach Patrol (OCBP) had a full complement of lifeguards in the stands over the holiday weekend, despite continued challenges in recruiting.During a budget work session in April, long-time OCBP Captain Butch Arbin presented his department’s fiscal year 2020 spending plan and perhaps the biggest takeaway from the presentation were… Read more »

2.1M Visited Assateague Last Year

2.1M Visited Assateague Last Year

ASSATEAGUE — A report released last week by the National Park Service revealed over 2.1 million visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore last year contributed nearly $106 million in cumulative economic benefit to the local area.According to the NPS report issued late last week on the eve Memorial Day weekend, 2,136,889 visitors came to Assateague… Read more »

Senior Nutrition Programs Cut

BERLIN – Unexpected cuts to a nutrition program are expected to impact thousands of seniors on the lower Eastern Shore.Last week, MAC Inc. Area Agency on Aging announced state funding for its Senior Nutrition Services program would be cut by $113,000, or 46%, effective July 1.Initially, the funding cuts will impact 120 to 150 seniors… Read more »