October 9, 1990
Ocean City in the summer is a tradition to Marylanders. But the tradition may change considerably for many if a state proposal to lengthen the school year becomes reality.Businesses that rely on the traditional summer trade are natural opponents of the proposal by the state Board of Education to lengthen the school year by 20 days in the hope of better educating students."It would be devastating here, absolutely devastating," said Anne FauntLeRoy, executive director for the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.
May 25, 1991
Thousands of fun-seekers are gathering in Ocean City this Memorial Day weekend, kicking off the start of the summer beach season at Maryland's premier beach and at neighboring Delaware's Atlantic resorts. It's far too early to tell how this season will stack up in comparison to past years, but initial indicators are promising.According to local Realtors, condo rentals are running 60 percent ahead of last year; occupancy rates for hotels and motels are expected to top 90 percent this weekend.
June 19, 1994
The Coast Guard reported yesterday that it has stopped searching for an Ocean City man missing since being yanked into deep Atlantic Ocean waters by a blue marlin 60 miles off Morehead City, N. C., on Thursday.Meanwhile, relatives and friends in Howard County, where Chris Bowie, 29, grew up, and in Ocean City, where he lived and worked, were planning memorial services.Petty Officer Fred Kephart of the Coast Guard station at Fort Macon, N. C., said yesterday that the last search for Mr. Bowie ended at 7:23 p.m. Friday.
January 29, 2006
Maureen Skelly remembers her trip to the beach after she graduated from high school. She and her friends spent every last nickel and didn't have enough cash to pay the toll on their way home. They had to go into the toll office and fill out a form promising to pay the money at a later date. Now that her son, Sean, is a senior at River Hill High School, she is hoping he will make wiser decisions during his Senior Week in Ocean City. "I wanted Sean to come and hear and get educated about appropriate behavior," said Skelly, sitting in the auditorium at Reservoir High School on Wednesday before a two-hour talk.
May 29, 1991
Ocean City crowd estimates are like kites -- they always tend to go higher. Listen to Ocean City Mayor Roland Powell: "Judging by the traffic and the number of the people on the boardwalk and the beaches and the hotels and motels, I think it's been the best Memorial Day we've ever had."Ocean City mayors are known for their optimism and exaggeration. But there is no denying the success of Maryland's major ocean resort last weekend when 250,000 people went there, spending tens of millions of dollars.
December 18, 1992
Unless Mayor Roland E. "Fish" Powell can stop the state in court, Ocean City soon could lose its image as a family sea-side resort. Big-time gambling, in the form of fast-paced keno, is on its way into town.Mayor Powell isn't the only local official in Maryland concerned about the insidious implications of this vast gambling expansion being pushed by the Schaefer administration. In Westminster, Mayor W. Benjamin Brown wanted to slow the keno invasion by forcing all operators to get a conditional-use permit.