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(Oct. 23, 2020) The following took place during Monday’s Ocean City Police Commission meeting. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) With the coronavirus pandemic hitting the Maryland budget, County Commissioner Chip Bertino suggested that all county departments work on reducing their respective budgets for next year, but he was shot down. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) The Worcester County Commissioners continue the expensive endeavor to secure rural broadband, as they accepted a request for proposals to find a vendor during their meeting on Tuesday. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Ocean City’s decades-long pursuit of a tax differential with Worcester County came to a halt last week, when the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that the county is not obligated set a different property tax rate for resort. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Data intelligence company Entrada pitched its services to the Ocean City Tourism Commission on Monday, promising to be a middleman between the city and its marketing agency, MGH, and to provide the resort with the data it needs to help it attract guests it desires. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) In his white paper “Solving Ocean City’s Jigsaw Puzzle Problem,” Councilman Dennis Dare presented 25 ideas that could help revamp downtown Ocean City to revitalize the resort’s image. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Devoid of political experience, Daniel Hagan is banking on honesty, a fiery disposition and a lofty public safety policy initiative to win this year’s City Council election on Nov. 3.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) The Worcester County Circuit Court ruled in favor of Slobodan Trendic on Wednesday in his suit against the Ocean Pines Association over a previously rejected petition drive regarding unauthorized spending limits.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Following a brief closed session discussion on Wednesday, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Frank Brown to serve the remainder of departing Director Steve Tuttle’s term.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Dr. Brian Cook and Nicholas Genovesi, the district coaches of instructional technology and innovation of Worcester County Public Schools, have played an integral part in the success of virtual learning at the 14 local schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) With zero political experience, council-hopeful Nicholas Eastman is hoping to earn the trust of constituents in order to serve their best interests, rather than his own or that of city government. 

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(Oct. 23, 2020) The following took place during the Worcester County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday:

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Worcester County Public Schools contracted TGM Group LLC. to perform an independent audit of the FY20 year-end financial statements, which Chris Hall from TGM Group reviewed with the Worcester County Board of Education on Tuesday.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Amy Gallagher, the Worcester County Public Schools coordinator of accountability and assessment, informed the Worcester County Board of Education Tuesday about the review of the More Teaching Less Testing Act of 2017 and sought recommendations.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Worcester Technical High School Principal Thomas Zimmer provided an update on the growth of the masonry program at the school to the Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Coastal Wisdom, a new nonprofit based in Ocean Pines, aims to educate families about the land, culture and heritage of Maryland’s Eastern Shore communities to cultivate responsibility for where they live.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Elena McComas, the District 5 member of the Worcester County Board of Education, is seeking re-election on Nov. 3.

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(Oct. 23, 2020) Registered voters in District 2 will elect Rodney Bailey or Donald Smack Sr. to fill Barry Brittingham Sr.’s seat on the Worcester County Board of Education on Nov. 3  at the four voting centers in Worcester County.

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(Oct. 16, 2020) After selling his home in barely a week’s time, Director Steve Tuttle told the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last week he would resign after the group’s next meeting on Oct. 17.

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(Oct. 16, 2020) Maryland’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic remains steady, with a seven-day positivity rate of 3.09 percent as of Wednesday. Last week, the rate was 2.88 percent.

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(Oct. 16, 2020) The Worcester County Technical Review Committee reviewed two projects during its meeting Wednesday — the reconstruction of Mad Fish Bar & Grill in West Ocean City and an addition to Crabs-To-Go on the intersection of Route 50 and 589

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(Oct. 16, 2020) The deadline for filling out the 2020 Census survey has changed for a sixth time, with it now being yesterday (Thursday).

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(Oct. 16, 2020) Worcester County Commissioners approved several end-of-year budget transfers, as well as the reserve for encumbrances for fiscal year 2020 during their meeting last Tuesday.

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(Oct. 16, 2020) With the Ocean City Council’s formal approval, City Manager Doug Miller will work on creating an employee appreciation day of sorts for city staff who worked extra hours during the pop-up car rally weekend. 

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(Oct. 16, 2020) After seven years of service, the Ocean City Fire Department’s fire-rescue boat has blown an engine, prompting the department to look at repair options that could cost more than $100,000. 

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(Oct. 16, 2020) A few rainy days did not stop car enthusiasts from flocking to the resort this past weekend for the 23rd annual Endless Summer Cruisin’, as organizers celebrated another successful year. 

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(Oct. 16, 2020) Ocean City’s zoning and non-conformity regulations have been both a blessing and a curse, according to Councilman Dennis Dare. 

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(Oct. 16, 2020) Amidst a pandemic, Councilman Tony DeLuca’s usual door-to-door campaign strategy will not be viable. That’s why this year, DeLuca is relying on his six-year record to convince constituents to reelect him once more. 

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(Oct. 16, 2020) Ocean City officials will pay less than expected this fiscal year to hire 10 full-time officers, after agreeing to split the hirings between January and July and delaying the purchase of additional patrol vehicles. 

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(Oct. 16, 2020) Coastal communities can rest easy for now, after bipartisan lawsuits and time killed the federal government’s plan to blast the Atlantic Ocean with sound waves in search of oil and natural gas.