OC Seeks Dismissal In Discrimination Case

OCEAN CITY – Nearly a year after a long-time Ocean City police sergeant filed a discrimination civil suit against the town and its police department alleging he was bypassed for promotion to lieutenant when he was activated into service as a U.S. Coast Guard reserve officer after the Sept.11, 2001 terrorists attacks, Ocean City last… Read more »

Three Turtles Wash Ashore In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – Just a week after a healthy, rehabilitated loggerhead turtle was released from Assateague Island, three more deceased loggerheads washed up on the beach in Ocean City last weekend including a large, decapitated carcass near the Inlet not far from the nearby Sunfest event.The loggerhead turtle was discovered by passersby near the water… Read more »

Berlin Comp Plan Draft Nears Completion

BERLIN – The final draft of Berlin’s new comprehensive plan is nearly complete and could be sent out for state and county review this month, town staff reported this week.“The final draft is getting some recalculations done based on the last meeting of the Planning Commission,” Planning and Zoning Superintendent Chuck Ward reported to the… Read more »

Fatal Bike Crash On Route 50

WEST OCEAN CITY – A Lansdowne, Md. man was killed in the motorcycle accident on Route 50 in West Ocean City last Saturday night, adding a somber tone to what was a decidedly loud and successful Bike Week 2009 around the resort area.Shortly before 8 p.m. last Saturday, Maryland State Police troopers responded to a… Read more »

Fiddlers Convention Returns This Weekend

BERLIN – The 17th Annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention gets underway this evening and runs through the weekend.The annual event, sponsored by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and a number of local businesses, is annually the biggest special event Berlin hosts.Kicking off on Friday evening at 7 p.m. will be Berlin’s own Sarah Beth and Company,… Read more »

Local Students ‘Taking Action’

BERLIN – In an area well known for its charitable fundraising and public service, a handful of some of the youngest members of the community, a group of young children known as Kids Taking Action, are continuing to make a difference with a new effort slated for tomorrow more personal than their previous endeavors.Kids Taking… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, parking, pipelines and public auctions came up at City Hall this week. Here’s a recap of some matters discussed at this week’s Mayor and Council meeting.Comprehensive Study On Parking Pitched Councilman Joe Hall has historically not been a fan of sub-committees, as he’s criticized the Tourism Commission… Read more »

Romanians Touched Lives On Resort Stay

OCEAN CITY — There are countless musicians in Ocean City who play cover songs, but it’s pretty safe to assume that none of them are enlightening listeners to the works of Bach, Beethoven, or Mendelssohn in their nightly set lists.With that said, two Romanian students changed all that this past summer.When Fager’s Island General Manager… Read more »

Water Next Obstacle In Berlin

BERLIN – Water will be the next major improvement tackled by the town of Berlin after improvements to the Berlin sewage plant are completed in late 2010.“Water is the next big thing. We have to tackle the big things first. I don’t want to do Band-aids,” said Berlin Mayor Gee Williams.The town needs to build… Read more »