June 11, 2012 |
They had a plan: "None of this drink-drink and pass out right away," said the kid with the trucker cap askew and the lollipop-stick legs. "Yeah," agreed his even lankier sidekick. "So what do we do?" I was dodging herds of bikini babes and packs of panting young men to keep eavesdropping on the pair. Lollipop was excited. "Long, sustained drinking. Sustained. We just keep drinking and drinking. " He took a swill of his Cherry Coke. This was zero hour in a rite of passage for thousands of high...
November 15, 2009 |
Wind and waves from the powerful northeaster that pummeled the Mid-Atlantic coast last week ate away as much as a quarter of Ocean City's dune line. The sand will have to be replaced, but the man-made storm barrier did its job, city officials said. Other than street flooding and minor wind damage, the resort appears to have weathered the worst of the storm. "There were no instances of ocean water anywhere west of the dune line, and no damage that we can see from the ocean to any property along the oceanfront," Mayor Rick...
September 4, 2011
Thank you for clearing up the mess over the not-so-mysterious Ocean City sea foam [ "Sea gunk wasn't sewage after all," Style, Sept. 2], images of which went viral during Hurricane Irene. As Paul Farhi's piece noted, the sticky foam covering the reporter in the video wasn't toxic after all. The assumption that the reporter — and through extension, the rest of us who visit these beaches every summer — was in danger was offensive and unfair. City officials reacted quickly and proactively to hurricane predictions to keep...
October 7, 2009 |
One of the two bridges into Ocean City, Md., will be shut down for fear it might collapse if a deteriorated 85-foot section isn't replaced. The bridge, which carries traffic across Route 90 over Assawoman Bay and into north Ocean City, was slapped with an emergency weight restriction last week after inspectors determined that deterioration had continued since they first noticed it last spring. The closure and work will begin as soon as the Maryland State Highway Administration comes up with a plan and a contractor.
August 22, 2009
As a year-round resident of Ocean City, I would like to comment on John Kelly's Aug. 18 column , "Overnight at Ocean City, a Degraded Beach Undergoes a Restoration," regarding the nighttime beach clean-up effort. On balance, Mr. Kelly's reporting was very good; the public works and maintenance division responsible for our beach deserves kudos for work that goes unnoticed by most. Early in the morning one can see how pristine the beach is before the masses descend. I take exception, though, to Mr....
March 31, 2008 |
More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze that gutted a popular Ocean City pizza shop and damaged a nearby building yesterday, sending plumes of thick black smoke along a boardwalk filled with some of the season's first tourists. Fire officials were called to the historic two-story building that housed the Dough Roller restaurant and a T-shirt shop on South Atlantic Street just after noon, Ocean City police spokesman Vance Row said. Capt. Steve Price of the Ocean City Fire Department said strong winds made it difficult to...