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Published On: 7/24/14
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Beach Pumping’s Impact On Rip Currents, Waves Discussed; Beach Patrol Captain Maintains Research Indicates No Link

OCEAN CITY – Resort officials dismissed the notion this week that there is a link between beach replenishment and swimming injuries in the ocean. Last Thursday, The Dispatch posted to Facebook a sto...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Berlin Intermediate Team Rolls To Regional Tourney Final Berth

BERLIN — The Berlin Little League Intermediate team rolled past Pennsylvania, 7-1, on Thursday morning in the semifinals of the eastern regional tournament behind a magnificent pitching performa...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Tall Ship Set To Arrive In Ocean City Next Week; Original Plan To Host Two Vessels Foiled By Mechanical Issues

OCEAN CITY – The town and the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation settled some last-minute business this week in advance of next week’s arrival of the Spanish tall ship El Galeon Andalucia. The...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Tall Ship Set To Arrive In Ocean City Next Week; Original Plan To Host Two Vessels Foiled By Mechanical Issues

OCEAN CITY – The town and the National Air, Sea and Space Foundation settled some last-minute business this week in advance of next week’s arrival of the Spanish tall ship El Galeon Andalucia. The...
Published On: 7/24/14
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OC Planning Director Resigns, Citing ‘Personal Reasons’

OCEAN CITY – A little over a year and half after he started working with the Town of Ocean City, Planning and Community Development Director Matt Margotta has submitted his resignation to take effec...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Intermediate Team On Threshold Of Regional Title

BERLIN- The Berlin Little League Intermediate team rolled past Pennsylvania, 7-1, on Thursday morning in the semifinals of the eastern regional tournament behind a magnificent pitching performance by ...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Salisbury Seeking Five-District Voting System

SALISBURY — A plan to split Salisbury into five voting districts advanced out of work session this week despite opposition from a minority of the City Council. Opponents argued that the city is ...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Voices From The Reader

Council Defended Editor: It is my belief that the Ocean City Council is doing a great job. They have created an inviting atmosphere and are doing their best to work to make our great town the best pla...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Salisbury On Track For Veterans Preference Program

SALISBURY — A small business and veteran-owned small business procurement preference program will likely see implementation in Salisbury following a successful review in work session this week. ...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Island Horses Get Sick After Raiding Camps

ASSATEAGUE — At least two wild horses on Assateague became ill after raiding campsites and eating human food, further illustrating the importance of limiting interaction between humans and the w...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Stolen Vehicle Recovered

BERLIN — Two Maryland residents were arrested on motor vehicle theft charges this week after it was learned the vehicle they were traveling in on Route 90 near Route 113 had been stolen in New Y...
Published On: 7/24/14
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People Changing Clothes At OC Comfort Stations Causing Problems

OCEAN CITY – City officials have recognized that long waits at Boardwalk restrooms during peak times are a result of people utilizing the stalls as makeshift changing rooms. During Monday evening’...
Published On: 7/24/14
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We Remember Those We Have Lost

Ralph Johnson Jr. Ralph Johnson Jr. OCEAN CITY — Ralph Johnson Jr. 76 of Ocean City, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at AGH in Berlin. He was born Jan. 11, 1938 in Westover. Ralph was preceded...
Published On: 7/24/14
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The Berlin Peach Festival Returns August 2

Summertime means fresh peaches, especially in small towns like Berlin where peaches are abundant and steeped in the town’s history. In honor of all things peach, the Town of Berlin will celebrate th...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Gearing up for the White Marlin Open

Ocean City’s second name is “White Marlin Capital of the World” and we’re proud of it. It’s the most exciting fishing tournament of the year in our resort town, and arguably for the entire m...
Published On: 7/24/14
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No Major Search Effort Needed For Vacant Post

The Town of Ocean City should not do another major search for its soon to be vacant director of Planning and Community Development. The city did that in 2012 after long-time department head Jesse Hous...
Published On: 7/24/14
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Ocean City Hotel Happy To Get Thelma Conner’s Portrait Back

OCEAN CITY — The stolen portrait of a beloved Ocean City hospitality matriarch was returned to its rightful place this week after it turned up in a room at a neighboring motel on Tuesday. Someti...
Published On: 7/23/14
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Ocean City Road Project Will Get Tweaked To Include Future Bayside Park Development

OCEAN CITY – City officials directed city staff this week to include Bayside Park development project road improvements in the upcoming completion of the reconstruction of St. Louis Ave. After many ...
Published On: 7/23/14
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Ocean City Planning Director Resigns; Margotta Cites ‘Personal Reasons’

OCEAN CITY – A little over a year and half after he started working with the Town of Ocean City, Planning and Community Development Director Matt Margotta has submitted his resignation to take effec...
Published On: 7/23/14
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Touch of Italy Ocean City…More than Just a Touch of Italian

“When people ask me when we opened, I say October, we’re opening in October,” laughed Bob Ciprietti, owner of Touch of Italy, as he walks to our table carrying what is easily one of the most del...
Published On: 7/22/14
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Early Study Underway For Possible Excursion Train Operation

SNOW HILL — The first phase of a proposed excursion train in Worcester County is officially underway, While the move was expected, details on the feasibility study emerged this week. Anticipatio...
Published On: 7/22/14
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Day Trippin’ to the Rock Hall Museum

On our next round of museum tours, we are sailing away to Rock Hall. Whether you are looking to beat the heat or dodge a rain cloud, these windows into the past are great places to spend an afternoon....
Published On: 7/22/14
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ShoreBilly’s Swill: Open Letters to Ignorance

I’ve been giving you a rolling commentary on the summer of 2014 based on everything I’ve seen and heard from my front row seat at the buffoon parade. And by that of course I mean standing behind t...
Published On: 7/22/14
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Weekend Happenings: Eastern Shore Fun, July 25-27

Can someone please explain to us how July is almost over… where did the time go? We are shocked that it’s almost August. But on the other hand, we are excited for this last weekend of July; as it...
Published On: 7/21/14
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Highlights from the 2014 Berlin Bathtub Races

The Bathtub Races came…and they conquered. The sidewalks along Main Street in Berlin were packed with people last Friday evening for the 2014 Bathtub Races. Teams from local businesses around th...
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