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Sturdy Savings Bank Opens New Branch

In 1922 Warren G. Harding was in the White House, Babe Ruth was the big baseball star and prohibition was in full swing. And Sturdy Savings Bank opened its doors. Showing its staying power, the local bank known for a hometown feel and a down to earth bank president, just opened its 14 office at 46 South Shore Road in Marmora, a location where another bank failed...

Ocean City Housing Authority Seeking Approvals in $4.2 Million Project

In the next step toward building a $4.2 million affordable housing project, the Ocean City Housing Authority is seeking federal approval to demolish units at one site, to allow for construction at the new location. “We made our submissions to HUD for approval March 1,” said Rick Ginnetti, owner of The Brooke Group, a housing authority consultant for the project. “All is contingent on HUD allowing us to demolish these units.” Ginnetti gave the status of the project in a brief presentation to the housing authority during a meeting Tuesday night...

Ocean City Mayor Gillian Gives Storm Update

It’s the first day of spring, and another coastal storm continues to strengthen off the coast. I want everybody to be prepared. The National Weather Service has posted warnings for both tidal flooding and snow accumulation. As with most storms, our primary concern is with flooded streets. We’re asking everybody to be prepared to move vehicles to higher ground. The forecast calls for three progressively higher tides falling shortly after 11 p.m. tonight, about noon Wednesday and shortly after midnight Wednesday into Thursday...

Ocean City Financial Group Reminds People to Check Financial Statements

If you are a Citigroup cardholder, you may be in for a refund. Recently, Citigroup Inc. revealed that it failed to lower interest rates for some credit card customers as required by federal law, according to financial advisers. The bank now plans to issue around $335 million in refunds to affected customers, or about $190 on average per each of those accounts. Citi hasn’t finalized the list of consumers who may be eligible for a refund and said they include current and former cardholders, advisers said...

Smith Sworn-in as Ocean City Fire Chief, Beach Patrol Chief Jamieson...

Lifelong firefighter James P. Smith, who has been at the helm of the Ocean City Fire Department since 2016, was officially sworn-in Friday night to the top post, becoming the 18th fire chief in 125 years of fire service in Ocean City. The ceremony was held at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Members of each rank, deputy chief, captain and firefighter, were also sworn in. Reverend John Jamieson, chaplain for the fire department, performed the invocation...

McMahon Insurance Agency Celebrates New Office in Ocean City

An Ocean City couple stood in a room with over 100 people zipping around them talking, laughing and having a good time Friday. As they watched, the man, William McMahon Jr., looked at his wife, Sandy, and uttered one word: “Pride.” McMahon started the McMahon Insurance Agency in 1981, after purchasing what was then known as the Chattin-Halliday Agency. In 1991 he changed the name to McMahon Insurance...

Ocean City High School Students Walk Out for Solidarity in Memory...

A somber silence fell over the grounds of the Ocean City High School football field Wednesday morning, as more than 200 students bowed their heads in silence for 17 minutes, a minute for each of the victims of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Fla., school shooting. The Ocean City students participated in the National School Walkout...

Ocean City High School Drama Club in “The Addams Family”

“The Addams Family” may be “creepy and kooky” and all together “ooky,” but when you put Ocean City High School student’s spin on the macabre musical, the brew you get is fun, zany, and quirky, thanks to the multi-talented cast in the spring musical at the Nancy & William Hughes Performing Arts Center...

Delayed Opening for Ocean City Schools Tuesday

All Ocean City Schools will have a delayed opening Tuesday, March 13, due to the storm...

Historic Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Opening in May

Historian John Loeper lost count of the hours of hard work that went into recreating the scene of the historic U.S. Life-Saving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City. But what he does know is museum-goers who will get the chance to tour the building by Memorial Day weekend and feel like they stepped back in time. “Everything in it is period-perfect,” Loeper, chairman of U.S. Life-Saving Station 30, a nonprofit organization said. “We want people to walk through here and feel like...