Sand Dunes & Sea Wall Protect Ocean City

November 18, 2012

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Much of the Ocean City, Maryland, boardwalk would have been damaged — if not destroyed — by Hurricane Sandy in early November, if not for the solid sea wall. What if the waves had been significantly higher . . . ?   I believe that much of the New Jersey shoreline damaged in the hurricane […]

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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. […]

Maryland Election Referendum: Tuition, Marriage, Gambling

November 4, 2012

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See that line? That’s the first-day of early voting at Berlin in Worcester County, Maryland. You can expect long lines at Maryland polling places for the Presidential Election on Tuesday. The reason: Ballot questions that voters know are important, so they take the time to read all the questions in the voting booth and make their decisions. The solution: Get familiar […]

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 […]

Posted in: Life, Maryland, News

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 […]

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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 […]

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Ocean City Hurricane Update, 4:15 p.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City, Maryland, 4:15 p.m. Monday. Now the worst of Hurricane Sandy arrives. The eye is northeast of Ocean City, aiming toward southern New Jersey. Landfall about 6 to 7 p.m. in New Jersey. Delaware also hit hard. Very heavy wind gusts and steady, hard rain in West Ocean City @ 4:20 p.m.. I […]

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Ocean City Hurricane Sandy Update, 3:15 p.m.

October 29, 2012

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West Ocean City 3:15 p.m. Monday. I understand the eye of Hurricane Sandy is about 72 miles northeast of Ocean City, Maryland at this hour. We’re experiencing heavy gusts of wind, possibly the highest we’ll get, because the storm is passing so close. Not sustained high winds here in West Ocean City, but frequent gusts. […]

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Worcester County Advisory for Mobile Home Residents

October 29, 2012

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Worcester County Emergency Services advises mobile home occupants to immediately seek alternative shelter, as weather conditions will deteriorate throughout the day Monday, October 29, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to shore. Conditions include hurricane-force winds, heavy rains and flooding, which increase the likelihood of structural damages, downed trees and power outages that are anticipated […]

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