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Assateague environmental assessment out for public comment

ASSATEAGUE NATIONAL SEASHORE—The National Park Service is releasing the Bayside Picnic and South Ocean Beach Parking Areas Removal and Relocation Environmental Assessment for public review and comment. This project proposes to remove and relocate the existing bayside picnic and south ocean beach parking areas in Maryland, both of which sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sandy… Read more »

Longest-serving active duty Maryland state trooper set to retire

EASTON—After a lifetime of serving and protecting the citizens of Maryland, the most tenured sworn Maryland State Police trooper is turning in his Stetson following four decades of dedicated public service in uniform.  Sgt. Vernon L. “Lee” Love, currently assigned to the Easton Barrack, will be retiring from the Maryland State Police after 40 years… Read more »

Tennis Pro explains program to Ocean Pines Kiwanis Club

OCEAN PINES–Tennis professional Ron Kerchner recently talked to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City about the tennis programs and facilities in Ocean Pines. Many of the Kiwanians were not aware that the memberships and programs are open to the public. People from Delaware are members and drive to the Pines to use the… Read more »

OP Yacht Club Update

OCEAN PINES—An Ocean Pines’ landmark restaurant and banquet facility, The Ocean Pines Yacht Club, announces the closing of its doors for the season effective immediately. The building continues to have electrical and plumbing problems. In addition, issues of dampness and air quality continue to plague the facility. The culmination of all these issues with the responsibility… Read more »

Classic Car Show & Parade at OP Veterans Memorial Park

OCEAN PINES–To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Ocean Pines, the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host a Classic Car Show & Parade on Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Park located on the corner of Cathell and Racetrack roads. There will be several craft and business vendors, a radio remote from the WAVE, music by… Read more »

Comptroller Franchot presses for later start of Md. School Year

OCEAN CITY– Citing the benefits to Maryland families, small businesses and tourism overall, Comptroller Peter Franchot reiterated his desire for all state public schools to start classes after Labor Day. He released the economic impact report completed by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates regarding that issue last Wednesday. Alongside Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan, Sen…. Read more »

Public Landing Pier reopens after 10-month closure

WORCESTER COUNTY–The Public Landing Pier reopened to the public last week, after a 10-month closure. The pier was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012. Rehak’s Contracting, LLC of Baltimore, repaired the pier at a total cost of $198,226.96, with Federal Emergency Management Agency funding of $44,395 and insurance settlement funds of $130,861.57… Read more »

Delmarva Power warns customers of 'Green Dot' scam

SALISBURY – Delmarva Power reminds home and business owners to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone. Recently, Delmarva has been alerted to a “Green Dot” scam. As such, information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that “scammers” are now targeting commercial… Read more »

Projects will soon get funding through Program Open Space

ANNAPOLIS – Recreational projects in Allegany, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Prince George’s, Somerset and Worcester counties will soon receive funding for upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Among the funding measures approved was a grant of… Read more »

McDermott preparing to annouce senate candidacy

MARYLAND—Del. Michael McDermott (38B-R) has not announced it yet, but the Bayside Gazette has confirmed that he is preparing to announce after Labor Day his plans to run for the state senate, in a challenge to incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias (38-D). McDermott has been a member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 2011…. Read more »