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(June 22, 2018) Worried about breathing potential carcinogens released by Boardwalk spray-can artist Mark Chase, Ocean Gallery World Center owner Joe Kro-Art has asked Ocean City officials to address what he deems a public health hazard.

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(June 22, 2018) Ocean City Councilman and Delegate District 38C candidate Wayne Hartman hesitated when pressed this week by County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic regarding state legislation supporting Ocean City’s tax differential request.

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(June 22, 2018) After hosting replica Spanish galleons in recent years, Ocean City will welcome the worlds’ largest modern Viking ship, the Draken Harald Harfagre, to port in late August.

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(June 22, 2018) Patrick John Nolan, 21, of Parksburg, Pennsylvania was arrested for felony robbery, second-degree assault and theft for allegedly helping two juveniles attack a man and steal his gold chains and belt in the 81st Street area early last Tuesday morning.

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(June 22, 2018) The joyride came to an abrupt end for five teenagers caught by police shortly after pulling into Ocean City in a stolen 2018 Ford F-150 last Wednesday.

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(June 22, 2018) Ocean City icon Norman “Boardwalk Elvis” Webb, who died last Saturday, left a legacy that touched the hearts of multiple generations over the last half century.

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(June 22, 2018) Hooper’s Crab House, at the foot of the Harry Kelley Memorial bridge on the north side of Route 50, had requests approved by different government boards in the past week.

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(June 22, 2018) Neighbors were more curious than concerned as Mark Odachowski once again presented his concept of building cottages along Old Bridge Road in West Ocean City to the county Board of Zoning Appeals last week. But that curiosity mostly disappeared when it was learned what he coul…

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(June 22, 2018) The biggest hurdle in building the replacement Showell Elementary School now is keeping the existing school open during construction, and to do that, the builders need to remove trees to provide proper access to the site.

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(June 22, 2018) Gary Millhoff has been waiting for his moment to run for Worcester County Commissioner representing District 3 — West Ocean City and South Point, and believes his time has come.

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(June 22, 2018) Ever since Beau Oglesby was named by Gov. Larry Hogan as a Circuit Court judge early this year, his deputy and interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott has had his eye on the top spot — though he would tell it differently.

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(June 22, 2018) In a move that took both the county commissioners and staff off guard, Commissioner Joe Mitrecic of the Ocean City district read from Ocean City Rick Meehan requesting a summit on the resort’s funding and fire service grants.

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(June 22, 2018) Worcester County Commissioners Jim Bunting and Chip Bertino, abstained from a vote to borrow the money to replace sports fields at Stephen Decatur High School not because they oppose the project, but because they don’t know what the final bill might be.

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(June 22, 2018) With the approval of the Enterprise Fund budgets this week by the Worcester County commissioners, Worcester taxpayers are going to be on the hook for about $2 million to subsidize the operations of services intended to be self-sufficient.

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(June 22, 2018) There’s a difference between George Truitt and the three other candidates running for Worcester County Sheriff, he said, and that difference is “I’m not making promises I can’t keep.”

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(June 22, 2018) When voters head to the polls in next Tuesday’s primary election, they will be deciding numerous races in which no opposition was mounted by the opposing political party.

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(June 22, 2018) While news that a first-of-its-kind recovery house would soon open at 10226 Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin was good for some, it was less well received by inhabitants of the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, which had operated there for close to 10 years.

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(June 15, 2018) Ocean City government has seen rental license revenues increase more than $65,000 since mailing letters that outline compliance details to all rental property owners this spring.

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(June 15, 2018) A north Ocean City driver reached an unintended destination Monday evening after crashing through the window of the 139th Street 7-Eleven.

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(June 15, 2018) With the Boardwalk and beach smoking ban recently expanded to include vaping and cannabis, addressing the proliferation of cigarette butts in adjacent areas could be next on the drawing board.

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(June 15, 2018) Although weather issues skewed statistics, the general consensus among city officials is last month’s Cruisin’ event remained relatively calm and uneventful.

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(June 15, 2018) Maryland Department of Transportation representatives gathered with Ocean City officials Tuesday at 49th and Coastal Highway to kick off the annual pedestrian safety campaign.

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(June 15, 2018) During a week when the Centers for Disease Control reported that “Suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30 percent since 1999,” the world lost a pair of luminaries to suicide, food and travel writer/TV personality Anthony Bourdain and designer Kate Spade.

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(June 15, 2018) While a full house turned out last Wednesday for a Berlin Board of Zoning Appeals hearing about a proposed Hope4Recovery house in the town, the audience didn’t have to stay long.

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(June 15, 2018) Early voting for the 2018 primary began yesterday (Thursday) in Worcester, and early ballots can be cast at the Gull Creek Senior Living Center at 1 Meadow Street, Berlin, Maryland between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. until June 21.

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(June 15, 2018) The 2018 Army Civil Works Program is set to receive $750,000 for navigation-specific funding for the Ocean City Inlet from congressionally authorized funding in addition to what was outlined in the federal budget.

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(June 15, 2018) Kris Heiser has spent the past seven years in the State’s Attorney’s Office in Wicomico, after her time in Joel Todd’s administration in Worcester ended in 2011, and now she’s hoping to make a full-time return to her home county to prosecute offenders.

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(June 15, 2018) Scott Bernal, a Marine, former Secret Service agent and retired OCPD detective, thinks that if Worcester County residents are seeking a sheriff based on his tactical ability, then he is the clear choice.

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(June 15, 2018) The State Highway Administration will once again juggle the lanes on the section of Route 113  on Monday, this time between Langmaid Road and Five Mile Branch, and if everything goes to plan, will also juggle them again by Wednesday.

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(June 15, 2018) So adamant that visual offshore wind energy turbines would be a detriment to the prosperity of Ocean City, its leadership rejected a deal with the developer last month for free or subsidized electricity from the wind farm worth millions of dollars over a period of years.

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(June 15, 2018) A combination of a stalled weather system, sustained winds and heavy rain flooded the northern portion of Ocean City last weekend, necessitating the closure of Coastal Highway north of 94th Street for about three hours.

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(June 15, 2018) Nick Geracimos was making his usual morning circuit visiting his miniature golf courses last week when he discovered some of the large fiberglass dinosaur displays had been knocked over at his 125th Street location, and one was missing.

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(June 8, 2018) In addition to boosting network coverage, a dozen cell phone towers recently installed on the Boardwalk by communications company Crown Castle will also provide two dozen new camera feeds for the resort’s City Watch surveillance system.

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(June 8, 2018) In hopes of bolstering its numbers, the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company brought Christine Bennett on board this week to fill the newly created volunteer retention and recruitment coordinator position.

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(June 8, 2018) Elizabeth Blair Redding, 26, of Ocean City is facing heroin distribution charges, including three felony counts carrying 20-year maximums, after being indicted by a Worcester County grand jury on May 15.

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(June 8, 2018) Deeming the Aloft Hotel construction site on 45th Street large enough to maintain noise levels within prescribed decibel levels for adjacent neighbors, the City Council on Monday approved a request to allow mechanical and construction work to begin at 7 a.m.

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(June 8, 2018) After residents raised concerns about safety and property values, the Ocean City Council rejected, at least for now, a request from Delmarva Power to remove mandated electro-magnetic field and noise level testing at its 138th Street power substation.

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(June 8, 2018) Fire department staffing matters have resulted in a shift in alarm responses, with an ambulance unit no longer included on responses to automatic fire alarms at high-rise buildings in Ocean City.

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(June 8, 2018) Medical cannabis, paid sick leave, and police body camera use are the topics set aside for debate as representatives from governments across the state converge on the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City beginning on Sunday this week.

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(June 8, 2018) Rep. Andy Harris (R-1) has offered an amendment to the fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct surveys on the impact of offshore wind on marine and animal life.

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(June 8, 2018) Both the county and resort governments are switching to new P25 radio systems, but at different rates, and Ocean City’s Director of Emergency Services, Joe Theobald, asked the commissioners on Tuesday to delay scrapping the old system until after Labor Day.

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Berlin Mayor Gee Williams on Wednesday emailed a statement addressing J. Bergey’s comments during a public meeting Tuesday night on the findings of the Matrix Consulting Study.

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(June 8, 2018) Water and wastewater, which permits the development of the county, solid waste, which provides a place to dump waste materials, and liquor control, which was voted out of existence more than a year ago, are costing taxpayers more than ever, and the county commissioners appear …

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(June 8, 2018) Although progress might have been made, hard feelings apparently remain between the Town of Berlin and the Berlin Fire Company officials, judging from the exchanges between representatives of both Tuesday night.

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(June 8, 2018) If school security is a campaign issue this election cycle, and according to  the candidates it is, then Matt Crisafulli, candidate for Worcester County Sheriff, thinks he is the most qualified for the position.