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(Feb. 21, 2020) After a fire on Aug. 2 caused Mad Fish Bar & Grill at the West Ocean City Harbor to close indefinitely, the owners this week took a first step toward their goal of reopening for the summer of 2021. Needed, however, is a bill to amend  the zoning code regulating parking.

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(Feb. 21, 2020) The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to sign a contract amendment to their agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house immigration-related detainees at the Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) To bring digital tools to the classroom up to date, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday approved additional funds for a digital device lease agreement between Worcester County Public Schools and Apple. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) After expressing disappointment that Columbia Telecommunications did not provide a proposal for obtaining rural broadband during the last meeting, Worcester County Commissioners were pleased to approve a proposal and recommendations on Tuesday. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) The Sea Oaks residential planned community went through a construction plan review by the Worcester County Technical Review Committee during its meeting last Wednesday. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) Titan Custom Yachts in Bishopville is looking to expand into another warehouse and more office space. The Worcester County Technical Review Committee reviewed the proposal for constructing an 8,125-square-foot facility during its meeting last Wednesday.

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(Feb. 21, 2020) What does it take to be America’s best Nathan’s hot dog eater? A huge stomach and a victory at one of 12 national Nathan’s qualifying contests. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) The United States Army Corps of Engineers will return to the Ocean City inlet and the Assateague bypass for more routine dredging early next month. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) Ocean City senior citizens could benefit from the Worcester County Community for Life program, following a decision made during Tuesday’s Ocean City Transportation Committee meeting. 

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(Feb. 21, 2020) The 37th annual Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club’s Seaside Boat Show at the convention center on 40th Street was considered a huge success, with thousands of guests and the organization raising an estimated $100,000 for children’s programs during the three-day event last weekend.

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(Feb. 21, 2020) A request by Don Enste, owner of Dandy Don’s Bike Rentals on 12th Street and the Boardwalk, to extend the cycling hours on the boards until noon turned out to be not as smooth a ride as he had hoped.

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(Feb. 21, 2020) Will taller wind turbines harm Ocean City’s economy? That question will be the focus of two evidentiary hearings ordered by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) last week for two wind turbine projects to be built off the coasts of Maryland and Delaware. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) The possibility of using treated wastewater to irrigate Ocean Pines Golf course was examined during the Worcester County Water and Sewer Advisory Council meeting on Monday.

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(Feb. 14, 2020) Be on the lookout for new signs throughout the resort next year, following the Ocean City Council’s approval Tuesday afternoon of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s tourist and corridor sign program. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) The Ocean City Council approved a request for $18,300 by Premier 1 Events to rent basketball courts at the Ocean City convention center for basketball tournaments slated for June 6-7. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) After almost four decades of fuel storage service, it was time to say goodbye to four underground 8,000 gallon tanks at the 65th Street Public Works facility. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) Ringing in a new decade, the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department is determined to begin piecing together renovations to the Downtown Recreation Complex. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) A Worcester County Circuit Court jury last Thursday found Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident Harold Rafael Nunez-Dominguez, 19, not guilty of first- and second-degree assault or attempted murder, but guilty of reckless endangerment. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) A motion from Worcester County Commissioner Bud Church for a Verizon tower off Route 90 at the Ocean Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant failed to receive a second from the other county commissioners during their meeting last Tuesday. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) Showell Park at the western ends of Route 589 near Ocean Pines will receive an upgrade – a new concession stand and restrooms. The Worcester County Planning Commission gave its advisory comments for the preliminary construction and site plans during their meeting last Thursday.

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(Feb. 14, 2020) The driver of a S10 Chevy pickup who was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Berlin last Thursday has been identified as Johnie Derrickson, 73, of Parsonsburg.

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(Feb. 14, 2020) It’s official: after being closed for five months and nearly nine months of cleanup, Heron Park is again open for public use, after a motion by Berlin Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood was approved by the mayor and Town Council on Monday.

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(Feb. 14, 2020) The Complete Count Committee continues to prepare for the U.S. Census, as the nation’s decennial headcount is less than a month away, on March 12. 

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(Feb. 14, 2020) The state and county project to protect  about 1,000 feet of shoreline along Selsey Road in the Cape Isle of Wight community from erosion and other storm-related damage could advance at a quicker pace now that the Worcester County Commissioners have contracted with a title se…

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(Feb. 7, 2020) The flu has arrived on schedule in Worcester County this winter, with the number of cases diagnosed by Atlantic General Hospital slightly up from last year. According to Nicole Morris, infectious control supervisor, this is a normal cyclical occurrence. 

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(Feb. 7, 2020) Ocean Pines could receive financial help on projects to improve water quality and flood protection, as the Worcester County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to apply for a grant through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with the Ocean Pines Association and Maryland Coas…

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(Feb. 7, 2020) The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission approved an outdoor gazebo bar addition at the Bayside Skillet restaurant on 77th Street on Tuesday, despite an earlier department review hiccup.