Lt. Gov. Miller renews calls for work zone safety heading into Memorial Day weekend
With many Marylanders expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend, Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller renewed calls for drivers to be careful when going through work zones.
Commentary: Here there be dragons
News out of the Veterans Administration is tragic, and not just for those cackling souls taking the bus to the wrong end of the line. It’s tragic for all the people who never set foot in a VA hospital and hoped they never would, but knew they could if they needed to.
Maryland Moment – Marking Memorial Day
A “Field of Flags” was installed by residents of the Charlestown retirement community in Catonsville in preparation for Memorial Day. Each of the 500 flags was sponsored by a local business for $35, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund. Photo submitted by Mel Tansill.
Ocean City enjoying wave of summer tourists
OCEAN CITY — So far this tourist season, Ocean City has hosted a multitude of special events in town that have coincided with mostly sunny and warm weather. The conditions have brought visitors in droves to the resort community, producing what Mayor Rick Meehan metaphorically calls “a perfect storm” — one he’s optimistic will continue […]
Memorial Day crowds raise hopes for O.C. businesses
An estimated 400,000 people went “downy ocean” Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest in Ocean City’s recent history. Employees at several small businesses off Coastal Highway talked about their holiday weekends and the overall business climate this year. (Hint: They are expecting a good summer.)
Americans spending a bit more as gas prices fall
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are starting to see some relief from higher gas prices, a change that could revive the economy in the months ahead. Consumer prices were flat in April, largely because of a decline in gas prices. Lower prices at the pump may be combining with steady job growth to power more spending […]
Cheaper gas not enough to boost summer driving
NEW YORK — Cheaper gas won’t be enough to get many more Americans on the road this summer. They’re still too worried about their jobs and the economy. Economists and tourism experts are expecting only a small uptick in summer travelers. Gas prices are lower, but still high enough to keep some Americans off the […]
Rehoboth patio hours debate still simmering
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Bill Shields has served food and drinks into the early morning hours on Aqua Grill’s spacious wooden patio for the past six years. And the previous owners, Shields said, did the same for decades before that. So it came as some surprise to Shields and co-owner Joe Maggio when Rehoboth Beach […]
Ocean City sees record number of visitors
OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials say a record number of people visited the resort over the Memorial Day weekend. Officials estimate that 281,895 people came to Ocean City. Ocean City Communications Director Donna Abbott says there has not been a crowd that big since 1993 when an estimated 278,468 people visited the town. Abbott […]
AAA: Gas prices fall in time for Memorial Day weekend
Gas prices are falling just in time for Memorial Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday that the price drop and a summer-like forecast after a long winter and rainy spring are motivating people to travel. AAA Mid-Atlantic says about 719,400 Marylanders will travel this weekend. That’s a half percent drop from last year. Nationally, regular […]
Ocean City makes updates for beach visitors
OCEAN CITY — Travelers who are beach bound for the Memorial Day weekend may notice some improvements in Ocean City. Engineers have completed a $9 million beach replenishment effort to pump 900,000 cubic yards of new sand onto Ocean City’s beaches. Officials say visitors may notice the change most around 81st Street. The city dredges […]
Pump prices lower ahead of Memorial Day weekend
Drivers getting an early start on the Memorial Day weekend are pulling out of gas stations with a little more cash in their pockets. The national average for unleaded regular gasoline was $3.81 a gallon on Thursday. That’s 9 cents less than it was a week ago, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil […]