Ocean City To Consider SolSmart Program

OCEAN CITY – Members of Ocean City’s Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or Green Team, will consider an application process for a national designation program that addresses solar energy. In a Green Team meeting last week, Gail Blazer, the town’s environmental engineer, introduced a designation program that was brought to her attention by committee member Tom… Read more »

Wicomico County Names New Finance Director

SALISBURY – Wicomico County officials this week appointed Dawn Mitchell Parks as the new director of finance. Parks most recently served as the systems project manager for the Department of Information Technology and, since May, has served as the acting director of finance. In a legislative session of the Wicomico County Council Tuesday, councilmembers unanimously… Read more »

Teacher Earns Digital Literacy Award

POCOMOKE – An innovative approach to teaching earned a Pocomoke Middle School educator recognition from a global organization this week. Brian Cook, a sixth grade English language arts teacher at Pocomoke Middle School, was named a regional recipient of the Technology and Literacy Award by the International Literacy Association. “It’s a very fitting award,” Pocomoke… Read more »

Legion Honors Senator Mathias

The Maryland Department of the American Legion has honored Sen. Jim Mathias for his leadership and dedication to passing legislation that requires flying the POW/MIA flag every day, year-round at state buildings and facilities. “Some of the easiest bills you think are going to pass are the toughest ones. I want to thank everyone in… Read more »

OC Marketing Strategy Debated

OCEAN CITY — The Tourism Committee resumed the discussion about the town’s advertising strategy last week after questions were raised about how and where Ocean City is marketed. Earlier in July, the Mayor and Council exercised an option to renew Ocean City’s contract with advertising agency MGH, but not before a spirited discussion about the… Read more »

Annual Chamber Award Winners Announced

OCEAN CITY — The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce has announced its annual award winners for 2017. These recipients represent the best in the area, according to a chamber press release. Submissions were made in each category through July 1 followed by a review by the selection committee made up of two current chamber… Read more »

Late Distance Amendment Could Derail Offshore Wind Project

OCEAN CITY — Less than 24 hours after Ocean City officials voted to send another letter to potential offshore wind farm developers over the distance from shore issue, Congressman Andy Harris was successful in getting an amendment passed that could derail the project altogether. Harris, who represents Maryland’s first congressional district, on Tuesday was able… Read more »