Coast Insurance Bill Sails Through House

ANNAPOLIS – A bill approved unanimously by the Maryland House of Delegates last week does not entirely guarantee major homeowner insurance carriers do not pull out of coastal areas around the state including Ocean City and much of Worcester County, but it does provide safeguards for property owners should they decide to in the future.The… Read more »

Rules For Cop Second Jobs Outlined, Approved

OCEAN CITY – New guidelines regarding secondary employment of Ocean City police officers were presented and approved this week, providing clear guidelines for secondary police work. At an Ocean City Police Commission meeting this week, a general order was presented, outlining the current and new guidelines for police officers wishing to take on secondary work…. Read more »

Towing Charges To Increase In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City could be seeing some new towing fees this summer, as the Ocean City Police Commission agreed to the price increases this week. Several representatives from local towing companies were present at a Police Commission meeting Tuesday to discuss the current towing prices, which they claimed were too low. As it… Read more »

State Grants To Help Fund Ocean City Projects

BALTIMORE – Governor Martin O’Malley has announced funding that would stimulate reinvestment in and revitalize Maryland’s historic and Main Street communities.  Standing at Veterans Park, in the heart of the Dundalk commercial center, Governor O’Malley announced $7 million in Community Legacy awards for 73 projects across the State.  Eight organizations on the Eastern Shore received… Read more »

Town Weighs Budget Issues

BERLIN – An expected upswing in Berlin’s real estate tax revenues is good news for the town in the face of the rising costs of operating the small municipality. Revenues should increase somewhat in fiscal year 2009, Berlin Administrator Linda Bambary said, referring to the third year of phased-in assessment increases.The draft budget she has presented… Read more »

Fishing Show Still Hoping For Resort Sponsorship

OCEAN CITY – Although the Tourism Commission has initially denied the recent sponsorship request of local fishing show “Hooked On OC”, show producers remain hopeful that the town will partner with them to give Ocean City’s fishing industry national exposure.At a Tourism Commission meeting in January, producers of the local fishing show “Hooked On OC,”… Read more »