Ocean City Native Eyes Rare Cannes Film Festival Opportunity; Student Launches Crowdfunding Campaign After Short Film Recognized

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BERLIN – Ocean City area native Emmi Shockley has partnered with aspiring and professional actors to debut a new short film, “We Regret to Inform You,” which will show at the Cannes Film Festival later this year. Shockley, writer and director of the film, said the opportunity is part of a highly selective two-week training… Read more »

Fenwick Island Announces New Town Manager

FENWICK ISLAND – After a nearly six-month search, Fenwick Island officials have hired a new town manager. Municipal officials announced Thursday that Teresa “Terry” Tieman, currently the town manager in Harrington, Del., had been chosen as the next Fenwick Island town manager. The position has been vacant since former town manager Merritt Burke left Fenwick… Read more »

Suspect Sought In Roadside Armed Robbery

BERLIN — The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI) is investigating a roadside armed robbery on Sunday night near Showell. The alleged incident occurred around 11:40 p.m. Sunday when a victim was forced to pull onto the shoulder on southbound Route 113 near Route 589 in Showell. The suspect vehicle, described as a dark-colored passenger… Read more »

OCVFC Elects Officers

Maryland State Firemen’s Association Past President Roger Steger is pictured swearing in new OCVFC officers. Submitted Photo

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (VFC) recently held their annual elections, selecting several new officers in various leadership positions. For 2017, David Cropper has been elected to serve as Fire Chief. The First Assistant Chief will be Maurice Cropper, the Second Assistant Chief will be James Jester and the Third Assistant… Read more »

Airbnb Tax Legislation Planned

OCEAN CITY — Resort tourism officials this week continued the debate on the impact of Airbnb and similar companies on the eve of the 2017 General Assembly session when at least one bill hoping to regulate the industry will be introduced. Last year, the Tourism Committee began an extensive debate in the hopes of getting… Read more »

Resort Looks To Tackle Exterior Insulation Debris Issue

OCEAN CITY – Members of Ocean City’s Green Team met with a local exterior construction company this week to discuss potential solutions to pollution caused by Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems (EIFS). In a committee meeting Wednesday, Gail Blazer, environmental engineer for the town, addressed issues regarding the manner in which exterior insulation is applied and… Read more »