OC Officials Formalize IAFF Contract Changes

OCEAN CITY – Officials last week took the first steps in formalizing amendments to a contract between the Mayor and City Council and the town’s firefighter-paramedics union.Last week, the council voted unanimously to approve the first reading of an ordinance to formally adopt changes to the recently negotiated International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 4269 contract.The… Read more »

Berlin Residents Express Frustration Over Drainage Issues

Berlin Residents Express Frustration Over Drainage Issues

BERLIN– Residents shared stormwater concerns with Berlin’s elected officials this week.On Monday, several residents from Henry’s Mill approached the council to share concerns about stormwater related to the nearby Henry’s Green neighborhood. They’re hoping the town will step in to address drainage problems.“We’ve come to meetings with all kinds of people since 2004, and with… Read more »

Merchants Talk Festival Logistics, Concerns

OCEAN CITY – Downtown business owners say they want to work with town officials and organizers to address various concerns as planning progresses for this year’s Oceans Calling Festival.On Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the performance lineup was announced for this year’s Oceans Calling Festival, downtown business owners met with City Manager Terry McGean… Read more »

OC Police Stats Reveal Steady February Activity

OCEAN CITY – Police activity remained consistent throughout the month of February.On Monday, Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro presented members of the Ocean City Police Commission with an update on police activity for the month of February.Reviewing statistics from February of 2021, 2022 and 2023, Buzzuro noted that officer calls for service increased from… Read more »

Study Identifies Fenwick Flood Risks

FENWICK ISLAND – A draft resiliency study has identified short- and long-term solutions to the impacts of sea level rise in Fenwick Island.On Tuesday, the Fenwick Island Infrastructure Committee reviewed the results of a town-wide resiliency study. Funded by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and conducted by AECOM, the study… Read more »

Sidewalk Project Begins In Fenwick

FENWICK ISLAND – The first phase of a sidewalk construction project in Fenwick Island commenced this week.On Tuesday, crews with A-Del Construction began work on a long-awaited sidewalk project in Fenwick Island. Officials say the contractor has started at Indian Street, in front of Warren’s Station restaurant, and will move south to Dagsboro Street in… Read more »

OC Composting Agreement Extended

OCEAN CITY – Officials in Ocean City voted this week to extend an agreement with the operator of a resort-based composting program.On Tuesday, the Ocean City council voted 6-0, with Councilman Frank Knight absent, to extend the town’s agreement with Ocean Compost LLC for another year. The Hobbit Restaurant owner Garvey Heiderman, representative for the… Read more »

Students Advance To SkillsUSA State Competition

NEWARK – Dozens of local students will travel to Baltimore this month to compete in the SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships.Eighty-two students will participate in 35 contests March 24-25 as they show off their job skills to judges representing industries like masonry, advertising, computer programming, welding and web design.“We have a good number of students competing,”… Read more »

Hearing Deadline Set For Bus Fare Increase

OCEAN CITY – Officials say community members have until April 10 to request a hearing on a proposed bus fare increase.In a meeting of the Ocean City Transportation Committee Tuesday, Transit Manager Rob Shearman presented members with the timeline for increasing bus and tram fares. With an implementation date of May 1, he said community… Read more »