Biker In Critical Condition After Crash

Biker In Critical Condition After Crash

OCEAN CITY — An Ephrata, Pa. man remained in critical condition this week after his motorcycle collided with a passenger van in Ocean City last Friday night.Around 8:45 p.m. last Friday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a serious motor vehicle collision at southbound Philadelphia Avenue at 23rd Street. The crash involved a… Read more »

Annual Beauty Spot Award Winners Announced

OCEAN CITY — Although the format was a little different this year, the Mayor and Council on Monday doled out the Beautification Committee’s annual Beauty Spot awards to various deserving property owners.Each year, the Beautification Committee sponsor the awards to recognize efforts of property owners who contribute to the town’s aesthetics through exceptional maintenance of… Read more »

Arrest Made After Downtown Attack

OCEAN CITY — A Harper’s Ferry, West Va. man was arrested on first-degree assault charges last weekend after allegedly striking a female in the head with a metal flashlight during an altercation in the parking lot of a Boardwalk bar.Last Friday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to the area of a Boardwalk bar… Read more »

WPS Announces Six Commended Students

WPS Announces Six Commended Students

BERLIN — Worcester Preparatory Head of School Dr. John McDonald has announced Daniel Chen, Waverly Choy, Sophia Ludt, Hannah Perdue, Joseph Schwartz and Summer Walker have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented… Read more »

No Street Closures, Annual Activities For Berlin’s Halloween

No Street Closures, Annual Activities For Berlin’s Halloween

BERLIN – Council candidates said this week they supported the town’s plan not to endorse Halloween activities amid COVID-19 concerns.On Tuesday, Mayor Gee Williams confirmed that the town was not sponsoring or endorsing Halloween in the community this year. The town will not close any streets for trick-or-treating.“The town is asking residents who do not… Read more »

Charges Filed In Roommate Assault

OCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man is being held this week on rape and other charges after an alleged sexual assault of his female roommate.On Sept. 12, an Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) detective began an investigation into an alleged rape that had occurred two days earlier at a downtown residence. The detective met… Read more »

Berlin Council Candidates Talk Taxes

Berlin Council Candidates Talk Taxes

BERLIN – Those vying for town council seats in next month’s election criticized last year’s 18% tax increase and have promised to scrutinize Berlin’s future budgets.Candidates for the District 2, 3 and at-large council seats were united in their commitment to being fiscal watchdogs in the wake of last year’s tax and rate increases.“I understand… Read more »

Berlin Mayor, Council Candidates Weigh In On Growth Issues

Berlin Mayor, Council Candidates Weigh In On Growth Issues

BERLIN – As the town’s growth continues to be a concern among residents, candidates in this fall’s municipal election agree that annexations need to be looked at carefully moving forward.Both mayoral and town council candidates were asked to share their thoughts on growth during this month’s virtual town hall sessions hosted by The Dispatch. Plans… Read more »