Local Legislators Differ On Budget Balancing Plan

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley this week officially rolled out his comprehensive plan for addressing the state’s projected $1.5 billion structural deficit with a complex combination of tax increases and new revenue sources, including slots, but it remains to be seen if a compromise can be reached between both sides of the aisle.O’Malley rolled… Read more »

Operation Cash-Out Results In Local Indictments

BERLIN – More details emerged this week in the case regarding several local residents caught up last week in the federal sting operation now targeting 45 suspects in an extensive money-laundering and bribery scheme including possible penalties and forfeitures of property for the defendants.Last Thursday, federal officials including the FBI and the Immigration and Customs… Read more »

Proposed OC Bond Projects Outlined

OCEAN CITY – The discussion surrounding bond projects was presented to the Mayor and Council at Tuesday’s work session, resulting in unanimous approval from the Mayor and Council.Finance Administrator Martha Bennett, City Engineer Terry McGean and Public Works Director Hal Adkins presented the Mayor and Council with the proposed bond issuance and project list. Bennett… Read more »

An Interview With Ray Godman

An Interview With Ray Godman

OCEAN CITY – With the charges dropped against accused murderer Christy Freeman last week, the local business owner and mother has not been shy about returning to her normal life in the community although she isn’t saying much about the case on the advice of her attorneys.However, her long-time boyfriend Ray Godman talked candidly with… Read more »

Revised Height Regs Okayed

OCEAN CITY – The ordinance outlining downtown height regulations saw another change this week when the City Council approved the proposed amendment to the ordinance. Jesse Houston, director of Planning and Development, came before the Mayor and Council at Tuesday’s work session to point out a minor but important discrepancy in the ordinance. Houston explained… Read more »