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Berlin Approves Police Changes

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
BERLIN – Town leaders approved changes related to use of force in the Berlin Police Department’s general orders this month.The Berlin Town Council on Jan. 11 voted unanimously to approve a couple mandated changes to the police general order related to use of force. Police Chief Arnold Downing said the amendments had to be made... Read more » The post Berlin Approves Police Changes appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Public Schools Will Skip Finals

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
NEWARK – Worcester County Public Schools will waive final exams for first semester courses as a result of distance learning.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Board of Education voted unanimously to waive semester one final exams. The waiver was recommended by school system leadership.“We did this last spring,” said Annette Wallace, the school system’s chief academic... Read more » The post Public Schools Will Skip Finals appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland...READ POST.

Ocean City Sent 37 Officers To Serve On Inauguration Day

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
OCEAN CITY — When Joe Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States at midday on Wednesday, a large contingent of Ocean City Police Department officers was on hand to help provide security.The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) sent a contingent of 37 police officers, led by Lieutenants Dennis Eade... Read more » The post Ocean City Sent 37 Officers To Serve On Inauguration Day appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Assateague Superintendent Commends Staff Members

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
ASSATEAGUE — The Assateague Island National Seashore this week announced the recipients of two Superintendent’s Awards for 2020 in a year marked by unique challenges on the barrier island.Kelly Taylor, Assateague Island National Seashore’s District Supervisor for Interpretation and Education was recognized for her outstanding service during the 2020 season. The second Superintendent’s Award went... Read more » The post Assateague Superintendent Commends Staff...READ POST.

Outdoor Dining Plans Approved

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
FENWICK ISLAND –  The construction of an outside dining area will move forward at a Fenwick Island restaurant with approval from the town’s building committee.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Building Committee voted to approve a building permit for the construction of a 700-square-foot outdoor dining area at Warren’s Station Restaurant, located on Coastal Highway.Building Official... Read more » The post Outdoor Dining Plans Approved appeared first on News Ocean City...READ POST.

Bike Strategic Plan Consultant Sought

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
OCEAN CITY – The town will start seeking a consultant to develop a bike strategic plan.Last week, Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) President Paul Mauser presented members with an update on the development of a bike strategic plan.Mauser said the selection of an engineering firm to complete the plan will take place... Read more » The post Bike Strategic Plan Consultant Sought appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Senator Taking Another Shot At Wade’s Law Legislation

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
BERLIN — State Senator Mary Beth Carozza (R-38) has resumed her quest to get legislation passed increasing the penalties for causing life-threatening injuries while operating a vehicle or vessel negligently.Senate Bill 17, or Wade’s Law, would establish the offense of causing a life-threatening injury by motor vehicle or vessel as criminal negligence and would greatly... Read more » The post Senator Taking Another Shot At Wade’s Law Legislation appeared first on News Ocean...READ POST.

Council Supports Downtown Park Redevelopment Concept

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week signed off on conceptual plans to redevelop the downtown recreation complex, which will likely be done in phases over multiple years, although there could be tweaks in the final version.During Tuesday’s meeting, Recreation and Parks Director Susan Petito and consultant Tom McGilloway of Mahan Rykeil Associates presented to... Read more » The post Council Supports Downtown Park Redevelopment Concept appeared first on News Ocean City...READ POST.

Committee Approach On Fire/EMS Issues Wise

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
Creating a committee to study the complex issues surrounding fire department funding in Worcester County is an appropriate direction.Though they face similar issues, mostly centered around funding, the needs and concerns of the various fire departments in Worcester County vary by their response areas. Forming a committee of commissioners, fire service leaders and county staff... Read more » The post Committee Approach On Fire/EMS Issues Wise appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland...READ POST.

Politics Debate Leads To Stabbing

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, January 21, 2021
OCEAN CITY — An ongoing political debate last weekend at a midtown restaurant boiled over into two victims being stabbed.Around 6:35 p.m. last Saturday, Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) officers responded to a restaurant on 56th Street for a report of an assault on multiple victims involving a knife. Responding officers met with a female... Read more » The post Politics Debate Leads To Stabbing appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.
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