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Cops & Courts – March 24, 2023
OCEAN CITY – Two Delaware residents face drug charges after two traffic stops within an hour. On March 17 shortly after midnight, a silver 2004 Mercedes was seen by Ocean City police failing to stop before the marked crosswalk on 74th Street at a traffic light. Robin C. Stephens, 40, of Dover, Del., was identified as the driver. The suspect tried to give police a fake name and date of birth when questioned. Stephens asked if he could retrieve a jacket from the vehicle during questioning. Police handed the jacket to Stephens and noticed a portable scale in the pocket used to weigh drugs. A computer search found Stephens was wanted on a bench warrant for failing to appear in district court for a previous driving while impaired charge in Ocean City. Stephens was placed under arrest.
Things To Do Around Town – March 24, 2023
5-6:30 p.m. Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a support group promoting weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Call Rose 443-880-8444. All ladies who love to sing are invited to the Delmarva Woman’s Acapella Chorus, Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, 6-8 p.m. Contact Mary 410-629-9383 or Carol 302-242-7062.
Ward Foundation responds to SU: Will end operations, terminate its 8 employees
Ward Foundation will host the annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City in April despite ending operations after what it called Salisbury University's "unilateral decision" to terminate its relationship with the foundation after 20 years. Salisbury University announced March 20 it was ending its operating agreement with...
Panagiotis D. Kaouris
Panagiotis (“Pete”) D. Kaouris passed away on March 18, 2023, at his home in Ocean City, Maryland, at the age of 84. Pete was born in Patras, Greece on Sept. 6, 1938. He immigrated to the United States of America in 1956, when he was 18 years of age, residing initially with his Uncle and Aunt, Louis and Agnes Chames, in Salisbury, Maryland.
One Dead After Route 1 Morning Crash
MILTON, Del. - The Delaware State Police have reported a death in an early morning crash today at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Union Street Extended. Just before 7 a.m. this morning, a Ford Escort was driving east on State Route 5, or Union Street Extended, approaching a stop sign. A southbound Ford Fiesta on Route 1 was approaching the intersection at the same time. The driver of the Escort reportedly did not remain stopped at the stop sign and drove into the southbound lanes of Route 1, according to police.
Tactics could hurt OP bottom line
(March 24, 2023) In uncharacteristically strong opening remarks, Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors President Doug Parks began the March board meeting Saturday by taking issue with the aggressive tactics some advocates for Justice for Gavin have been employing recently. He acknowledged the heartache that the family has experienced because...
Council Adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan
OCEAN CITY – An update of the town’s hazard mitigation plan will allow Ocean City to retain its eligibility for federal assistance programs. On Monday, resort officials approved a five-year update to the Town of Ocean City’s hazard mitigation plan. Emergency Management Planner Bob Rhode said the changes have been reviewed by both the state of Maryland and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Commissioners approve boat ramp fee for non-Marylanders
It’s going to cost non-Maryland boaters to launch at the Shell Mill boat ramp in Bishopville soon. The Worcester County Commissioners voted 4-3, with commissioners Joe Mitrecic and Ted Elder opposed and Diana Purnell abstaining, to initiate a pilot program that will charge out-of-state users $10 to use the north-county ramp on March 7.
‘The Five Tides’ Eyes State Park
BERLIN – The Assateague Outfitters company has been awarded the contract to operate the concessions at Assateague State Park, formerly known for many years as the “Pony Express.”. The new concept, now called “The Five Tides,” will offer fresh made to order food options, as well as classic...
Mayor pushing for Ocean City convention center interior makeover
With the resort’s biggest annual conferences on the horizon, Mayor Rick Meehan is pushing for the completion of interior renovations to the Ocean City convention center. “I hope you guys get together and get it moving forward,” Meehan said of plans to rehabilitate and revitalize the inside of the 40th Street event building at a Tourism Commission meeting last Wednesday.
Safe boating course offered in OP
(March 24, 2023) The Ocean City Power Squadron is offering local boaters a free three-day course focusing on safety at the Ocean Pines Library starting Tuesday. OCPS is a volunteer organization dedicated to cultivating safe and skilled boating. It serves as part of the United States Power Squadron, according to the OCPS website.
Don’t abandon air rights
I am responding to your article [Request to abandon air rights at Majestic] in the March 17, 2023 paper. I am against any request to abandon air rights. Attorney for petitioner states, among others, precedent has been established. That was in 2002 and much has changed in 20 years. Attorney...
Traffic Alert: Road Closure in the Fenwick Island Area Scheduled for Monday, April 3rd
DelDOT has announced that Dukes Avenue between SR 54 (Lighthouse Road) and Harpoon Road / 146th Street will be closed Monday April 3rd and Tuesday April 4th. The closure, which is due to the installation of a gas line, will be in place from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Additional days may be required if weather becomes a factor.
State Police Investigating Fatal Morning Accident
The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred early this morning in Milton. On March 23, 2023, at approximately 6:47 a.m., a 2022 Ford Escort was traveling […] The post State Police Investigating Fatal Morning Accident appeared first on Delaware State Police - State of Delaware.
Marlin Fest, kite expo, more events approved in Ocean City
An annual kite expo, Marlin Fest and an array of other events are now officially on Ocean City’s calendar. At a meeting Monday, City Council members approved the following details associated with the event requests:. Marlin Fest. Marlin Fest, the satellite watch location for the White Marlin Open, is...
Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann – March 24, 2023
Granville D. Trimper was the grandson of Windsor Resorts/Trimper’s Rides founder Daniel B. Trimper. Long active in the family business, he was the public face of the famous amusement park for many years prior to his death in 2008. Granville is credited with bringing rides such as the Tidal Wave roller coaster and the Himalaya to the park as well as conceiving the idea for Trimper’s Haunted House on the Boardwalk. He also founded the Wheels of Yesterday car museum in West Ocean City.
Body cameras result in ‘increased public confidence’ in Ocean City Police
After just one summer of body cameras, the Ocean City Police Department has reported a noticeable reduction in use-of-force and officer-involved complaints. “What we’re already seeing is an increased public confidence in the department,” Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said at a council meeting Monday while presenting the department’s annual report.
Changes Underway At Saltwater 75 Property; Neighbors Share Objections To Tiki Bar, Privacy Wall
OCEAN CITY – Changes are underway at an Ocean City restaurant after neighbors expressed concerns. A tiki bar constructed at Saltwater 75, the restaurant being built at the former location of BJ’s on the Water, is being removed after neighbors shared their objections with the Worcester County Board of License Commissioners (BLC). Area residents said the tiki bar on the beach was not what was originally approved for the site and would increase noise at the property.
Marvin Steen started career in Ocean Pines
(March 23, 2023) Most people in Ocean Pines know the name Steen. Many residents regularly drive by the Steen Homes sign in front of their office on Ocean Parkway. But what some might not know is that Marvin Steen, the founder of Steen Builders, has been instrumental in the development of Ocean Pines since the first house was built.
Calls For Traffic Safety Upgrades at Berlin Intersection
After a fatal accident at the intersection of Route 113 and Georgetown Road, neighbors are hoping for more safety measures. Neighbors say people slowing down and a traffic light could help prevent any more accidents.
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