Park-And-Ride Incident Probed

OCEAN CITY – Area police this week are looking for a suspect in a reported strong-arm robbery of a juvenile at the Park-and-Ride in West Ocean City.Around 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Maryland State Police troopers responded to a reported robbery that had just occurred. The victim, a juvenile from Berlin, had been dropped off at… Read more »

Cypress Mulch Boycott Eyed

WEST OCEAN CITY – Local environmentalists kicked off a campaign last week asking gardeners to boycott cypress mulch to protect cypress trees in Louisiana and Florida.Cypress trees are not a sustainable species, Joe Fehrer, Land Manager for the Nature Conservancy’s Nassawango Creek Preserve and past president of Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT), said last Friday.“They’re slow… Read more »

Report Provides Snapshot Of Berlin Residents

BERLIN – A report released last week by a national research company presented a snapshot of the town of Berlin, its people, their quality of life and even their collective political tendencies and compared the town to similarly sized municipalities in Maryland and across the country.According to the town profile prepared by, the independent… Read more »

Diakonia Takes Funding Pitch To Resort Officials

OCEAN CITY – Diakonia homeless shelter continued its search for additional funding this week as Executive Director Claudia Nagle came before the Ocean City Council in hopes of garnering increased assistance for 2007-2008 expenses.Diakonia reported its dire financial situation to the County Commissioners last month, requesting $65,000 in aid to help support the 45-bed emergency… Read more »

Fraternal Slots Bill Dies In Senate

ANNAPOLIS – One of the many casualties in the 2008 Maryland General Assembly Session was a bill that would add Worcester County to the list of counties that permit slot machines in service clubs and fraternal organizations.House Bill 1008, introduced by Delegates James Mathias and Norm Conway, both D-38B, would have allowed limited slot machine… Read more »