tourist season

OC Crime Rate Down

Aug 4, 2015
Don Rush

Ocean City has seen its crime fall by 8.3 percent as of late last month.

But, Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro said that there was a small increase in alcohol-related incidents.

In addition, he noted that officers used their Tasers less frequently.

This is despite the fact that the number of officers with Taser has risen from 20 to 70 over the last two years.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the figures came despite being the height of the tourist season.

Tom Hunt

Now is the time that businesses along the Delmarva coastline are heading toward the end of the summer season. And, Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush sent Tom Hunt out to see how the tourist season has been doing.

Bethany Beach Website

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) - Delaware transportation officials are blaming the weather for holding up a streetscape project in Bethany Beach.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says harsh weather this winter slowed work on Garfield Parkway near the boardwalk and the project won't be complete before Memorial Day. Work will be put on hold during the summer tourism season and resume in the fall.

cbbt.com

If you’re planning to use the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on Virginia’s Eastern Shore it’s going to cost you.

The bridge commission has approved a proposed 10 percent hike in toll fees starting in January of next year and another 10 percent every five years.

The increase is to cover the construction costs of a parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoals as early as July of 2015.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the resolution includes higher auto tolls on one-way trips during the peak tourism period from May through September.

Don Rush

Ocean City is gearing up for the summer crowds.

And, the resort is launching a pedestrian campaign for the busy tourist season.

Last summer two pedestrians were killed and 13 injured in the town.

Officials say that is a significant rise from the year before when there were no pedestrian deaths and only 8 injuries.

So in these past few months town engineers have been re-timing signals and studying the traffic at key intersections.

They have also been installing no pedestrian cross signs to get people to use the crosswalks.

Don Rush

Ocean City

Hotels and Motels are seeing advanced reservations for the summer going up. And, Ocean City is no different. Ocean City Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Executive Director Susan Jones describes prospects for the coming months.

Rehoboth

Parents Magazine has named Rehoboth Beach one of America’s Best Beach Towns for 2013.

The magazine’s writer Karen Cicero selected Rehoboth Beach for its 1.5 mile replenished shoreline overseen by lifeguards, the more than 200 shopping destinations and its boardwalk.