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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.

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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."

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The firefighters union has filed a complaint against Ocean City.

It names Mayor Rick Meehan and the city council and claims they violated the town code.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that it follows a clash at the end of last month over the work schedule.

The paper reports that at issue is a proposal for a 12 hour shift.

Currently, firefighters are required to be on 24 hours and off 72.

There have been no further negotiations since last month missing a March 1st deadline.

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Repair crews are out along the Ocean City shoreline repairing damage done by the recent snow storm.

The beach cleanup is being carried out in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

It’s estimated that as much as 880-thousand cubic yards of sand was lost.  

The initial assessment last week was $21 million.

Mayor Rick Meeham told WBOC that this is only for the beaches adding that an official estimate for homeowners and businesses has not yet been released.

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Ocean City officials have begun discussing an alternative to banning leases of rental properties that are less than 12 months long along with creating special zoning.  

That was the recommendation by the Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission in June.

Yesterday officials began to hammer out an alternative at the City Council work session that would impose better controls on what can be done on rental property.

The Salisbury Daily times reports that the proposal would also create a special Rental License application for short-term rentals.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A weekend street performance by a pole dancer on the Ocean City Boardwalk is, not surprisingly, getting some attention.

Ocean City officials say they received numerous complaints that the performance by woman in a bikini on a portable stripper pole is inappropriate for the family-friendly boardwalk.

Numerous street performers work the boardwalk for tips. A town ordinance regulating street performers was rescinded in 2012 after a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union argued the rules were an impermissible restriction on free speech.

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Ocean City kicked off it Walk Smart program yesterday with local officials and resort police during an event to encourage bicycle safety as well as pedestrian safety.

Officials credited the program with reducing by 50% the number of pedestrian incidents on the highways.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports there were no pedestrian fatalities on Coastal Highway last year.

Mayor Rick Meehan attributed the success of the program to the effort by everyone from local police to town employees who wore Walk Smart T-shirt to work on Fridays during the summer.

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The Dew Tour is returning to Ocean City this summer.

The event set for June 25th - 29th will be celebrating it 10 year anniversary featuring skateboard and BMX competitions during the five day event.

Eric Grill, president of Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports, cited the continuing support of the resort over the last three years, for its decision to come back to the seaside resort.

Mayor Rick Meehan told the Salisbury Daily Times that his city was thrilled to host the event for another year.

The rest of the Dew Tour schedule has yet to be set.

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