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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal crash along Interstate 695 on March 22, 2023, near Woodlawn. Multiple people were killed when a passenger vehicle pulled into a work zone along the Baltimore beltway and struck construction workers there, Maryland State Police said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 24, 2023

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.

May 22, 2014

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.

May 24, 2013

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.

Jun 12, 2012

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 […]

May 30, 2012

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.)        

May 15, 2012

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 […]

May 15, 2012

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 […]

Jun 2, 2011

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 […]

Jun 1, 2011

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 […]

May 27, 2011

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 […]

May 27, 2011

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 […]

May 26, 2011

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 […]

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