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Ocean City residents reminded to 'fall back'

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 01, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City residents reminded to 'fall back' Ocean City residents reminded to 'fall back'

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 2 at 2 a.m.

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OCHS students not deterred by Antares rocket explosion

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:47 am

Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school. Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

“Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

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Bioswale project to ease flooding at West Ave. intersection

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:00 am

The intersection of North Street and West Avenue where it meets East Station Road. The City received a $10,0000 grant to build a bioswale on the corner. The intersection of North Street and West Avenue where it meets East Station Road. The City received a $10,0000 grant to build a bioswale on the corner.

OCEAN CITY — A longtime safety hazard for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, the flood-prone intersection of North Street and West Avenue could soon be remedied.

The city was awarded a $10,000 grant from the New Jersey American Water Company to build a bioswale on the southwest corner of the problematic intersection.

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Students safe after Antares rocket explodes

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 28, 2014 07:46 pm

Superintendent says students, faculty were in safe viewing area when explosion occurred

photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. photos by Eugene Caffrey / The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

OCEAN CITY — The Antares rocket carrying a private, unmanned spacecraft to the International Space Station exploded shortly after liftoff on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.

The rocket was carrying Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft and 5,000 pounds of food, water and student science experiments, including one created by six Ocean City High School students.

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General election Nov. 4

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, October 28, 2014 05:14 pm

Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education. From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Space launch delayed

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:07 am

Student scientists from Ocean City High School travel to Wallops Island, Va. to watch the launch of their experiment into space. Ocean City was one of only 20 high schools across the nation involved in this national Student Spaceflight Experiments Program project. Student scientists from Ocean City High School travel to Wallops Island, Va. to watch the launch of their experiment into space. Ocean City was one of only 20 high schools across the nation involved in this national Student Spaceflight Experiments Program project.

The launch of Mission 6 from Wallops Island, Va. was delayed from Monday evening to Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Playland’s

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 03:31 pm

Amusements were not affected, cause under investigation

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Fire Department extinguished a small fire at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the boardwalk Sunday evening.

A passerby spotted the flames on the back deck of the amusement pier and called the fire department at 9:18 p.m. on Oct. 26.

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Student scientists receive kudos from LoBiondo

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 12:03 pm

Space launch delayed until Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there. Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there.

OCEAN CITY — So impressed with the Ocean City High School students who had designed an experiment that would be tested aboard the International Space Station, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo said he wanted to meet the students involved, learn more about the project and congratulate them.

The congressman met with the six seniors at the high school on Friday, Oct. 24 and as their story unfolded, LoBiondo said he was in awe of the students.

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Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, October 27, 2014 10:39 am

Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.

According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO visits Exchange Club

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Saturday, October 25, 2014 12:00 am

At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp. At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp.

Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, presented an informational program to the Exchange Club of Ocean City during its weekly dinner meeting at Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point.

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