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Jim Mathias Turns Back The Challenge Once More

November 3, 2014

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On the Sunday before the 2014 General Election, I’m not about to predict all the outcomes in Maryland, or even all the outcomes in District 38 on the Lower Eastern Shore. I will, however, venture an opinion regarding the one State Senate contest that’s being watched by political observers all over Maryland because it’s rated […]

Crash at 17th St. & Philadelphia Ave — Police Van

July 21, 2013

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Several people were injured when a police van collided with a passenger vehicle late Saturday night at the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue and 17th Street in Ocean City, MD. Accident photos.

Coastal Flood Warning For Maryland; No Snow In Ocean City

March 6, 2013

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A coastal flood warning will remain in effect for Ocean City, Maryland, throughout Wednesday and Thursday and into Friday. Some flooding is possible, especially around high tides. No snow in Ocean City and most of the Eastern Shore. Rain. Rain. Rain. And winds 25 mph or so and gusting higher. The most notable aspect of […]

Maryland Coastal Flooding Possible Wednesday and Thursday

March 6, 2013

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Light rain falling in West Ocean City at midnight Wednesday morning. Strong winds associated with Winter Storm Saturn are expected to push water toward Ocean City, Maryland, all day Wednesday and into Thursday. Winds will be coming straight out of the east on Wednesday and then continuing from the north/northeast as the storm moves up […]

Maryland Political Picture for 2014 Already Beginning to Sort Out

December 11, 2012

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The 2012 Presidential Election is over and the “fiscal cliff” looms, but the chatter on Maryland political blogs has turned to the 2014 midterm gubernatorial elections. I received an email from Peter Franchot today, announcing that he’s decided to forgo a campaign for governor and run instead for re-election as comptroller. Many politicians play it […]

Ocean City Mayor and Council Election Results

November 7, 2012

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Rick Meehan won a landslide re-election victory as mayor of Ocean City, Maryland, 2,238-629 in Tuesday’s voting. Four council members were elected: Dennis Dare, 1,952 Mary Knight, 1,853 Joe Mitrecic, 1,778 Doug Cymek, 1,680 Two council incumbents, Jim Hall (929) and Joe Hall (806), were defeated, trailing Cymek by a 3-2 margin, and Dare by 2-1. No elected […]

History Made In Maryland: Dream Act, Same-Sex Marriage Both Pass

November 7, 2012

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President Barack Obama wins Maryland easily. Sen. Ben Cardin re-elected easily. Seven Democrats going to House of Representatives; only one Republican. Demographics are trending Democratic in Maryland; more minorities than most places. The state is getting more Democratic all the time. Warning: Great trust and responsibility has been invested in the Democratic Party in Maryland. […]

Sun Is Out, Ocean City, MD, Is Open For Business

October 31, 2012

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The sun came out today, Wednesday, in Ocean City, Maryland. We are truly blessed. Ocean City is back in business. Hurricane Sandy is gone. Baltimore Avenue is clear and dry and all lanes open to traffic. Philadelphia Avenue and the Coastal Highway are clear and dry (except for a few remaining puddles), and open to traffic […]

Ocean City Survived Hurricane Sandy With Relatively Light Damage

October 30, 2012

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UPDATE — SURREAL AFTER-THE-STORM PHOTOS FROM OCEAN CITY AT WORK IN PROGRESS Today is a good day to give thanks to God. The Eastern Shore of Maryland has come through Hurricane Sandy with no reported fatalities on the Shore. The Route 50 Bridge and the Route 90 Bridge are open. Public transportation is being restored […]

Ocean City Hurricane Update 10 p.m. Monday night

October 29, 2012

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10 p.m. Monday. Good news: No injuries or deaths reported today in the Ocean City area. Some minor damage to buildings, but no major property damage confirmed so far, except for the large Ocean City fishing and amusement pier. I’m surprised that, at least in my neighborhood of West Ocean City, this evening’s high tide […]