Berlin hospital gets state approval
The certificate of need for Atlantic General Hospital was approved this week by the Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission.
The approval will allow the Worcester Memorial Corp. to build and operate AGH on about seven acres near U.S. 50 and Route 113 in Berlin. The 62-bed hospital is expected to cost $15 million and offer medical care and surgery. Proponents have been planning AGH since 1984.
4th St. apartments cited in lawsuit
Eleven downtown Ocean City residents, saying they are tired of summer noise and nuisances, have filed a $6 million lawsuit against the owners and manager of Hitch Apartments on Fourth Street. This week, the plaintiffs asked the Ocean City Council to help control the noise problem and they were promised it would not continue.
The suit charged that noise was so bad nearby residents couldn't sleep and that they were afraid rowdy behavior would lead to damage to their property. Ocean City Council President Rick Meehan said last week that the council will start working in the fall to develop strategies to help control noise and disorderly conduct.