Ocean City MD

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Maryland BPW Approves Funding for the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $600,000 to the Town of Ocean City for the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum to become ADA compliant by installing an elevator, elevator lobby, and emergency exit stairs. The funding was approved at the June 7, 2023 BPW meeting.  Senator Mary Beth Carozza requested and secured this funding for the improvements to the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum through the capital bonds process in […]

today06/09/2023 55

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Maryland bill aims to expand commitment to offshore wind

Environmentalists, unions, civil rights and consumer groups are expressing support for a measure to expand Maryland's commitment to offshore wind. The bill aims to modernize the electricity grid to transmit offshore wind energy. Groups including environmental organizations such as the Maryland League of Conservation Voters joined NAACP-Maryland and labor unions, including United Steelworkers and IBEW Local 24 to express support for the legislation. The measure would set a goal for […]

today03/09/2023 44

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Coast Guard rescues tug boat crew off coast of Maryland

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The Coast Guard says seven people were rescued offshore in Ocean City, Maryland. WTOP-FM reports that a crew member on the tug Legacy notified the Coast Guard early Saturday that a 1,000-foot towing line became entangled and then snapped while towing a 290-foot barge from New Jersey to Guyana. The Coast Guard said in a news release that an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast […]

today01/17/2023 28

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Maryland statewide candidates speak at county conference

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Candidates for statewide offices in Maryland have addressed a conference sponsored by the Maryland Association of Counties. They outlined their visions for the state and pledged to work with local leaders on Saturday. The Baltimore Sun reports that public health emergency management, police body-camera footage and tax collection were among the topics discussed at a forum. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wes Moore, whose campaign said he […]

today08/22/2022 7

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Maryland angler, boat wins record prize at White Marlin Open

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — An angler from suburban Washington, D.C., helped win a record prize at the annual White Marlin Open. Jeremy Duffie of Bethesda, Maryland, reeled in a 77.5-pound (35.2-kilogram) white marlin on Friday's final day of the open while fishing on the Ocean City boat Billfisher. In all they earned more than $4.5 million. There were several other contest categories, including the blue marlin and tuna divisions. […]

today08/15/2022 18

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US Supreme Court declines to hear topless ban challenge

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Keep those tops on in Ocean City, ladies. The Daily Record reports that the U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a challenge of the Maryland beach town's 2017 ordinance banning topless sunbathing by women, while allowing men to go bare-chested. The justices let stand the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in August that Ocean City's gender-based prohibition is constitutional because it is […]

today02/24/2022 8

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MD State Police Arrest Suspect In Worcester County Homicide

(WEST OCEAN CITY, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man found dead yesterday in a motel parking lot in Worcester County. The suspect is identified as Sherronte Maurice Robins, 40, of Ocean City, Maryland. Robins was arrested at 10:30 p.m. last night. After consultation with the Worcester County State’s Attorney, Robins was charged with first- and second-degree murder, first and […]

today01/25/2022 10

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Women want Supreme Court to overturn topless sunbathing ban

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A group of women is going all the way to the top with their challenge of a beach town ban on topless sunbathing, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against allowing men but not women to show all that skin. Ocean City, Maryland, passed its ordinance four years ago after plaintiff Chelsea Eline contacted police asserting a right to go topless. An appeals court […]

today12/14/2021 21

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Orsted to construct $20 million facility in West Ocean City

WEST OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Danish energy company is moving forward with plans to build a $20 million operations and maintenance facility in West Ocean City. Orsted builds and operates renewable energy projects and is planning to make Ocean City a strategic location for the offshore wind industry. The company said in a news release Friday that construction will create up to 110 temporary and permanent jobs in […]

today10/11/2021 7

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