(Oct. 19, 2018) Ocean City Councilman Matt James, a first-term incumbent seeking reelection after finishing top among seven candidates in 2014, has come to recognize government directives can directly affect residents’ quality of life.
City staff plans to examine impact of wider pathways
Council concerned decision would establish precedent and overburden taxpayers
(Oct. 19, 2018) Eliminating loopholes that allow exceptions for nonconforming parking and accessory building uses for commercial development projects was discussed during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Tuesday.
(Oct. 19, 2018) An anonymous tip line and mobile app designed to reduce or neutralize threats to students and school facilities has been launched as of earlier this month, Chief Safety Officer Stephen Price announced at the Worcester County Public Schools Board of Education meeting this Tuesday.
Document provides details on grant opportunities and improvements in Worcester
Worcester started in 1868, making it one of oldest systems in Maryland
(Oct. 19, 2018) Lifelong Ocean City resident Emily Nock is stressing fiscal responsibility and civic duty after filing last week to compete for a seat on City Council in November.
(Oct. 19, 2018) On the verge of retirement, Ocean City Police Sgt. Mark Paddack says he is seeking a seat on City Council to continue his decades of positive community impact.
(Oct. 19, 2018) City Councilman Lloyd Martin, first elected in 2002 and seeking a fifth term this November, is highlighting fiscal foresight and employee retention to again garner constituents’ votes.
(Oct. 19, 2016) In addition to highlighting an apparent disconnect with the State Highway Administration over the possible dualization of Route 90, Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic also discussed a rejected rezoning request in South Point and concerns about the Ocean City Senior Ce…
(Oct. 19, 2018) With the Worcester County elections less than three weeks away, voters will see races in four districts. Profiles of the candidates in each district begin below.
(Oct. 19, 2018) The abrupt resignation last week of Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman wasn’t as simple as the “time to move on” scenario initially outlined in Dorman’s announcement.
(Oct. 19, 2018) Election Day is less than three weeks away and Worcester County voters will be heading to the polls to vote in races ranging from U.S. Senator to Worcester County Commissioner and other local contests.
Highly contagious disease handled at Showell Elementary
(Oct. 18, 2018) Originally thought to last up to eight weeks, a State Highway Administration official confirmed last week that roadwork shutting down a portion of Route 589 would be cut in half.
Developer must account for EDU requirements for sewer
(Oct. 12, 2018) Although Ocean City transit bus ridership took a slight dip this summer as compared to last year, a counterbalancing bump was recorded in Boardwalk tram usage, the Transportation Committee reported this week.
(Oct. 12, 2018) The Ocean City Council split on investing an additional $5,000 to enhance the upcoming painting project for the 64th Street water tower, eventually voting 4-3 in favor of spending more than $220,000 based on aesthetical concerns, at its work session on Tuesday.
(Oct. 12, 2018) To reduce street flooding that has become more common with extreme weather in Ocean City, the City Council on Tuesday approved allocating $100,000 from the Maryland Stormwater and Critical Area Mitigation fund to finance a comprehensive storm drain-cleaning program.
Worcester County Planning commission maintains 589 status at meeting last week
(Oct. 12, 2018) Plans were unanimously approved for proposals to expand Fort Whaley and Frontier Town campgrounds during the Worcester County Planning and Zoning meeting last Thursday.
(Oct. 12, 2018) The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Committee unanimously approved a site plan for a proposed Hilton Tru on property between 33rd and 34th Streets during its Tuesday, Oct. 2 session.
(Oct. 12, 2018) Christopher Rudolf, 31, is making another bid for a seat on the Ocean City Council, having come close in 2014, when he came in fifth out of eight candidates vying for four open seats.
OCBP motto: ‘Keep your feet in the sand until the lifeguard is in the stand’
Police Commission agrees booted law enforcement key to exercising control
Five council candidates to compete for three seats
(Oct. 12, 2018) A complete closure of Route 589 in Ocean Pines began on Monday and is scheduled to last “up to eight weeks,” according to the State Highway Administration.
Organizers says registered vehicle counts on par with past without major issues
(Oct. 12, 2018) In May, the Berlin Town Council voted 3-1 with one member absent to recommend forwarding regulations proposed by the Tattoo Ordinance Committee to the Worcester County Commissioners.
(Oct. 12, 2018) Public interest was slightly less than expected Tuesday night, as the Berlin Town Council voted 4-1 to pave the way for the annexation and development of a new “Berlin Gateway” on Route 50 by adding three parcels of land to its growth area.
UPDATED Oct. 15, 2018: Former Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman this morning released a statement regarding his resignation, first announced last Tuesday.The statement follows:“In July the town manager and one of the councilwomen disagreed with me on some of my tactics to draw new business to S…
(Oct. 5, 2018) Another Worcester P25 Radio System update came before the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, as once again the commissioners were informed of the latest testing results of the new communications system.
(Oct. 5, 2018) A new group productivity tool was introduced and approved by the Ocean City Council Monday at the request of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
(Oct. 5, 2018) The Ocean City Council’s first reading of an ordinance that would attach a sidewalk-widening clause to certain conditional use zoning designations ended up being less than pedestrian.
(Oct. 5, 2018) The Second Street Public Works building is finally in the works … for next year, after Ocean City Council on Monday discussed bid evaluations and went on to approve the next step.
(Oct. 5, 2018) Several tense minutes and many compromises later, a unanimous decision to rework the final plan for a paint job for the 64th Street water tower on led to the City Council’s award of the project to the second lowest bidder on Monday.
(Oct. 5, 2018) The difference between Atlantic City, New Jersey and Ocean City last weekend was the Jersey shore got a well-behaved H2O International car show and Ocean City got the people who forced it to flee to that venue.
(Oct. 5, 2018) The Maryland Department of Transportation discussed numerous improvements on its agenda for Worcester County during its annual presentation to the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, but one road was left off the list: Route 90.
(Oct. 5, 2018) Worcester County Commissioner Jim Bunting expressed his concerns with a dilapidated property in Bishopville during Tuesday’s commissioners meeting and was rewarded for his trouble.
(Oct. 5, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to allow the Worcester County Jail to retrieve DNA samples from some of its inmates.
(Oct. 5, 2018) The Citizen Police Academy in Ocean City is going strong after more than two decades, with signup generally doubling the amount of available space.
Little cars make big noises, just because they can — with help
(Oct. 5, 2018) Almost one year after her husband was killed during car rally in Ocean City, resident Renae Lawlor pleaded with the Ocean City Council to find a way to reduce traffic during those kinds of special events.
(Oct. 5, 2018) Maryland Drivers should be on the lookout for vehicles with flashing yellow lights, as well as emergency vehicles, because of the expanded “Move Over Law” that took effect Oct. 1.
(Oct. 5, 2018) New teachers won’t have to go it alone in Worcester County Public Schools this year.
(Oct. 5, 2018) Call it “The Battle of the Caucuses.”
(Sept. 28, 2018) When the developers of Sea Oaks Village went to Snow Hill last Tuesday to ask the Worcester County Commissioners for an allocation of 63 Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) of sanitary sewer units for their planned community project, the question was not so much whether to gran…
(Sept. 28, 2018) Looking to reduce crime and increase public safety, the Ocean City Police Department plans to add a pair of license plate readers westbound on the Route 50 bridge.
(Sept. 28, 2018) Almost $119 million was approved for a six-year capital improvement plan during the Worcester County Board of Education meeting on Sept. 19, with about half going to repairs and improvements and a major portion being set aside for a new elementary school in Berlin.