Berlin’s Heron Park’s Future Remains In Limbo; Advisory Committee May Be Dissolved For Now

Berlin’s Heron Park’s Future Remains In Limbo; Advisory Committee May Be Dissolved For Now

BERLIN – Berlin’s mayor is expected to recommend the dissolution of the Heron Park Advisory Committee next week.Citing the lack of available funds for the park, Mayor Zack Tyndall said this week he was planning to propose to the town council on Monday that the committee be discontinued. The committee was formed in 2017 to… Read more »

OC Police Plan Strategic Changes For Downtown Area Coverage; ‘Random Patrol’ Favored Over Stationary Posts

OC Police Plan Strategic Changes For Downtown Area Coverage; ‘Random Patrol’ Favored Over Stationary Posts

OCEAN CITY – Ideas for improving police presence and community relations highlighted a recent meeting between local law enforcement and a downtown neighborhood watch group.Last week, Ocean City Police Department Captain Elton Harmon provided the Ocean City Police Commission with suggestions and requests from the downtown Neighborhood Watch group.Over the years, several Ocean City neighborhoods… Read more »

‘Every Litter Bit Hurts’ Campaign Takes Shape In Ocean City

‘Every Litter Bit Hurts’ Campaign Takes Shape In Ocean City

OCEAN CITY – It was all hands-on deck this week as community stakeholders joined a roundtable discussion on a proposed anti-litter campaign.Last Wednesday, members of the Ocean City Coastal Resources Legislative Committee, or Green Team, teamed up with town staff and community stakeholders to begin developing an aggressive anti-littering campaign for the coming summer season.The… Read more »

Council OKs Higher Towers In Split Vote

OCEAN CITY — A divided council this week approved modifications to five small-scale cell towers in north-end residential areas to accommodate the growing demand for 5G service, but not before a larger debate about the proliferation of poles and other equipment.The Mayor and Council had before them on Tuesday a seemingly innocuous request from private… Read more »

Chamber Hosts Legislative Preview

SALISBURY – Discussions on the local real estate market, state budget and vaccine distribution plan highlighted a preview session with members of the Eastern Shore delegation last week.Last Thursday, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce held a virtual question-and-answer forum with members of the Eastern Shore delegation ahead of the 2021 General Assembly session. The… Read more »

Delegates Introduce Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Bill

OCEAN CITY — Legislation borne out of a local state delegate’s firsthand ride-along with law enforcement during last year’s pop-up rally would classify certain acts committed against police officers as hate crimes with enhanced penalties.During last September’s pop-up rally in Ocean City, Delegate Wayne Hartman witnessed with police officers the huge crowds of largely unruly,… Read more »

Museum Seeking Pandemic Stories

OCEAN CITY – A resort museum is seeking accounts of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted community members.In an effort to collect firsthand accounts of the ongoing public health crisis and its impacts on everyday life, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum has launched a new project called “Save Our Stories.” Curator Christine Okerblom said… Read more »

Berlin Library Seeking Sidewalk

BERLIN – The Worcester County Library is looking to connect its Berlin branch to North Main Street with the construction of a new sidewalk.In a meeting of the Worcester County Library Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Library Director Jennifer Ranck announced preliminary plans for a sidewalk project in Berlin.“There’s not a continuous sidewalk from Main… Read more »

Berlin To Give Property To Md.

BERLIN – The Berlin Town Council agreed to give the Maryland State Highway Administration a piece of property to allow for improvements at the intersection of Bay Street and Route 113.The council on Monday voted unanimously to convey 630 square feet of property to the State Highway Administration (SHA) and at the same time approved… Read more »