Gas Main Break Disrupts OC

OCEAN CITY – Two ocean-side blocks were evacuated briefly this week when a city road crew accidentally ruptured a major gas main on 36th Street during a routine paving project.Around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Ocean City Public Works crews working on a repaving project in the ocean block area of 36th Street and 37th Street… Read more »

OC Surf Shop Burglar Sought

OCEAN CITY – Resort police this week are looking for a suspect who burglarized a mid-town surf shop last weekend.Around 4 a.m. last Sunday, OCPD officers responded to Chauncey’s Surf Shop on 53rd Street in reference to a burglar alarm activation. The officers arrived on the scene and immediately noticed the front plate glass window… Read more »

Restauranteurs Shelve Plans For Berlin

BERLIN – Two restaurants expected to spark a business revival in north Berlin have been shelved because of the falling economy.A 125-seat seafood restaurant on Old Ocean City Blvd. has been axed, confirmed restaurateur Jim Farlow of his plan to build an eatery opposite the old Tyson chicken processing plant.“We’ve kind of pulled the plug… Read more »

Area Banks Say Don’t Push Panic Button

BERLIN – There is no need to withdraw your savings from your local bank and hide it under your bed, local bankers say, because commercial banks, at least those operating regionally, are safe.People are concerned over their money in local commercial banks because of the high profile failure of several investment firms, or so called… Read more »

Renewed Fishing Focus Eyed

OCEAN CITY – The local fishing industry needs to be promoted to visitors, according to the Ocean City Economic Development Committee (EDC), which met Wednesday morning for breakfast at the Ocean City Convention Center.“The fishing industry is a very, very important part of economic development,” said Debbie Travers, assistant executive director of the Ocean City… Read more »

Williams, Hailey Busy Campaigning For Mayor

BERLIN – With less than a week and a half to go before the mayoral election in Berlin, candidates are continuing their low-key campaigns for the town’s highest office by knocking on doors and making telephone calls.Candidates for office in Berlin must weather a compressed campaign season, with just a month between the filing deadline… Read more »