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(July 12, 2019) Sunny weather and a governor-sanctioned day off for state employees allowed many people to take a four-day holiday for the Fourth of July celebration, and that extra time helped make a traditionally good time better.

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(July 12, 2019) An Israeli start-up company is consulting with the Ocean City Beach Patrol to create its own higher-tech beach patrol system.

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(July 12, 2019) After an extended debate over extended sidewalks, the Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week in favor of a proposed site plan for nine townhomes on the northeast corner of 12th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

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(July 12, 2019) After the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department was shot down the last three years for state grants to revamp the dog playground in Little Salisbury Park on 94th Street, the Public Works Department has offered to complete an initial round of improvements that will greatl…

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(July 12, 2019) Former Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell was sentenced to three years of probation on Tuesday after being convicted, for the second time, of criminal misconduct while in office following a trial in Worcester County Circuit Court in May.

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(July 12, 2019) After conducting a traffic stop for speeding on Monday night, OCPD quickly discovered an occupant inside the vehicle was wanted in connection with a deadly shooting on July 5 in Anne Arundel County.

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(July 12, 2019) Discussions this week over establishing a $2.5 million revolving line of credit to provide bridge financing for capital projects before bond sale revenue can be obtained, evolved into a conversation about efforts to increase Ocean City’s general fund balance.

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(July 12, 2019) Despite bus ridership dropping nearly 6 percent this June over the year prior, the Transportation Committee reported this week revenue was virtually identical to 2018, while ongoing staffing issues continue to create deployment challenges.

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(July 12, 2019) Albert Purdy, 40, of Ocean City, has a history of not showing up for trial in Worcester County, so it might not have been a huge surprise when he failed to appear for trial on theft charges at the Circuit Court for Worcester County in Snow Hill on Tuesday. 

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(July 12, 2019) Work like a captain, play like a pirate. This was the personal motto shared between Deputy Fire Marshal Ryan Whittington and his close friend Ocean City Police Department Officer Joshua Adickes.

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(July 12, 2019) While most people enjoyed the beaches and fireworks during this year’s Fourth of July weekend, members of the Ocean City Police Department, Fire Marshal's Office and Beach Patrol found themselves working harder because of the holiday weekend population explosion.

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(July 12, 2019) The Worcester County Local Management Board will solicit requests for proposals for four programs for children, having received the Worcester County Commissioners’ approval Tuesday.

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(July 12, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously approved an application for more than $50,000 in state funding for senior citizen programs last Tuesday.

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(July 12, 2019) It’s back to the drawing board for members of the Worcester County Planning Commission, who needed more time to issue a recommendation on a zoning section of the proposed countywide rental license program.  

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(July 12, 2019) Gorman Park in Caine Woods reopened Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the addition of a long-awaited pickleball court. 

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(July 12, 2019) Ballots in this year’s Ocean Pines Board of Directors election were scheduled to be mailed to voters this week, as seven candidates vie for three seats on the board.

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(July 12, 2019) A proposed residential planned community near Ocean Pines cleared its first hurdle Wednesday, after the Worcester County Planning Commission accepted the step one concept plan.

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(July 12, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously approved several requests during a meeting last Tuesday.

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(July 5, 2019) The first cost estimates for U.S. coastal communities related to sea-level rise, included in a just released study from the Center for Climate Integrity, project the price at more than $400 billion nationally over the next two decades, with the tally roughly $27 billion in Maryland.

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(July 5, 2019) Environmental groups and commercial fishing interests are applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for approving amendments to the Interior Appropriations Bill that would delay the Trump Administration’s efforts to open more than 90 percent of federal waters to offshore oi…

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(July 5, 2019) Despite promoters reporting reasonably strong attendance figures for the inaugural Jellyfish Festival last month, Ocean City resident George Leukel questioned those assertions during the City Council meeting on Monday, while reiterating criticisms voiced when the event was bei…

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(July 5, 2019) The question of where the county engineer’s position should fall in the organizational scheme of things stymied the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, as they wrestled with whether the billet should remain in the development and review department or in the administration.

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(July 5, 2019) County employees will reap the benefits of a 2 percent cost-of-living adjustment that was approved as part of a $201.2 million operating budget for fiscal year 2019-20 during the June 5 Worcester County Commissioners meeting.

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(July 5, 2019) Crews worked to mitigate the spill of a “caustic chemical” last week at Berlin Falls Park, according to the Berlin’s Managing Director Jeff Fleetwood.

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(July 5, 2019) The State Highway Administration will close Golf Course Road at eastbound Route 50 on Wednesday, July 10, from 9 p.m. and continuing overnight to install drainage pipes as part of the shared-use path construction. 

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(July 5, 2019) The staff at the Hilton Suites Ocean City Oceanfront hotel, on 3200 North Baltimore Ave., is on the hunt for the owner of a stuffed puppy toy left at the hotel last week. 

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(July 5, 2019) The Town of Ocean City has not had an all-encompassing recycling program since 2010. Public Works Director Hal Adkins said the program was dropped to save the town money — approximately $500,000 a year. 

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(July 5, 2019) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Maryland Coastal Bays Program $70,000 of supplemental funding on June 13. The program will allocate $20,000 of the funding toward its waste reduction campaign in Ocean City. 

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(July 5, 2019) In January 2018, China imposed strict regulations on its recyclable waste imports, and soon followed a plethora of news media outlets declaring the move was the “death” of recycling.

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(June 28, 2019) Pending expansions at the Ocean City convention center continue to inch into view, with construction currently set to begin next spring with the project completed by early 2022.

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(June 28, 2019) With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday luring flotillas of recreational boaters to area’s waters, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources held a “Ride Inside” safety event this week aimed at discouraging bow riding by passengers and encouraging the use of life jackets.

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(June 28, 2019) John Hutzel, 35, of North East, Maryland is facing more than 40 traffic charges, including DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after his pickup truck allegedly struck two other vehicles last Monday about a quarter before midnight.

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(June 28, 2019) After finalizing placement parameters, Ocean City has more than doubled the number of cigarette “butt huts” being installed on street ends west of the Boardwalk in an effort to recycle one of the most common forms of litter on the planet.

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(June 28, 2019) James Tate, 63, of Ocean City was arrested for first and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and theft under $1,500 stemming from an alleged domestic assault last Thursday morning.

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(June 28, 2019) The Kirwan Commission work group that is developing new funding formula proposals for the state’s public school systems over-shadowed the main request made by the board of education during a Worcester County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday. 

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(June 28, 2019) Two more people in Worcester County succumbed to opioid-related intoxication deaths in the first quarter of 2019 than the first three months of last year, according to findings from the Inter-agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council.