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The cost of protecting the Ocean City Boardwalk just got a lot higher.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the City Engineer Terry McGean says in order to secure all of the entry points it will run $4.2 million.

That’s four times the original estimate.

The paper reports that Mayor Rick Meehan’s reaction was to call it sticker shock.

But he added to carry out the project properly the plan does provide the protection for the boardwalk that city officials want.

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The H2O International car show is moving its event to New Jersey after a fall out with Ocean City officials.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Showboat Hotel confirmed that the car event will take place there in October.

But there has been no official announcement.

Ocean City officials have complained about disturbances from the event which brings in a large number of young people.

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan told the paper that he had heard that the event was moving during a meeting of the Motor Events Task Force this week.

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Efforts by Ocean City to push two offshore wind projects farther off the coastline have failed in Annapolis.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a House panel essentially killed the legislative bid by offering up an unfavorable report.

The Maryland Climate Change Coalition issued a statement praising the decision saying that it will mean not only a clean environment but jobs and stable electricity rates.

The measure would have pushed the turbines out to 26 miles.


The automobile events like Cruisin’ and H2Oi in Ocean City could be changed by legislation from to Eastern Shore lawmakers.

Delegate Mary Beth Carozza (R) and State Senator Jim Mathias (D) have introduced bills that would allow the State Highway Administration to carve out special zones for such events.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that these would be similar to work zones.

The measures would give local authorities the power to designate certain zones and establish speed limits to protect the public safety.

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The Ocean City Town Council voted unanimously last night to reject the construction of offshore turbines where they could be seen along its 10 mile coast line

Mayor Rick Meehan told the council, “Let’s not go build something we’re all going to regret.”

The resort officials said they would support a project that was 26 miles out that could not been seen from the shore.

But Skipjack Offshore Energy LLC is looking to build 15 turbines off the Maryland coastline.

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No going topless on the Ocean City beaches.

Mayor Rick Meehan declared that it must remain a family friendly resort.

The Mayor was responding to a lawsuit filed by Salisbury resident Chelsea Eline and four other women.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that they claim that the emergency ordinance banning the practice is unconstitutional.

But Meehan said that the ordinance did not involve the First Amendment or the right to privacy and that the city would take all legal options in the case.

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The landmark Dumser’s Dairyland on the Ocean City boardwalk will be around a little bit longer

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan says the town will not move against the establishment until there is a final decision by the Court of Special Appeals.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that means the restaurant will not have to shut down at the end of this month.

The paper adds that Meehan’s statement indicated a decision would not be forthcoming until sometime next year.

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Whoever catches the first white marlin the season will get a $5-thousand cast prize from Ocean City.

In addition, another $5-thousand will be given by a coalition that wants to continue the annual traditional.

Mayor Rick Meehan told WBOC that the resort is the White Marlin Capital of the World.

Meanwhile, the television reports that anglers who belong to the Ocean City Marlin Club or who are aboard a member boat will get another $5-thousand.

That would make the total take $15-thousand.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot will be in Ocean City to make an announcement about the starting date of Maryland schools in future years.

A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday. The governor declined to discuss details about the announcement when asked Tuesday, and a spokesman for the comptroller also wouldn't elaborate. However, both officials have supported starting school after Labor Day.

Franchot released a YouTube video on Monday with Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan talking about the positive aspects of a later school start.


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The owner of Ocean Aerial Ads will pull political banners supporting Donald Trump after a series of complaints.

Media outlets report that the ads, which flew on banner planes for only one day, allegedly read "Stop Mad Cow Disease ... Stop Hillary" and "America First. Build That Wall."