(April 16, 2021) Following federal recommendations this week, Worcester County has stopped administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and will keep a supply issued recently in storage.
(April 16, 2021) With a heartfelt send-off in the Senate and a bit of political strategizing in the House, the 2021 Maryland Legislative session adjourned sharply at midnight Monday.
(April 16, 2021) As a kindergarten teacher, Niya Brown recognizes the importance of routine when it comes to providing the best learning experience for her students.
(April 16, 2021) A single-car accident claimed the life of 21-year-old Jasmine Alexis Dashiell Saturday morning.
Office’s proposal in line with new-look branding and marketing planning
(April 16, 2021) The Worcester County Commissioners continued their annual budget-balancing exercise Tuesday by reviewing the funding requests of county departments and agencies.
(April 16, 2021) Taxi companies could be penalized if they continue to operate without obtaining a business license from Ocean City for both 2020 and 2021, according to Police Chief Ross Buzzuro.
(April 16, 2021) The Ocean City Council discussed the following during the April 13 meeting:
(April 16, 2021) Ocean City officials plan to hire a new company to light up the sky on the Fourth of July after the business that had been contracted to handle the fireworks show asked to be let out of its obligations because pandemic-related constraints.
(April 16, 2021) Ocean City visitors will soon see new signs at the beach reminding them of several ordinances regarding certain prohibitions such as smoking or drinking that are expected to be obeyed on the Boardwalk.
(April 16, 2021) The Ocean City Council has agreed to extend the beach photographers franchise agreement with Jonathan Cameron for an additional year, taking it from an eight-year, to a nine-year agreement.
One possibility as council considers ways to prevent sleeping in cars downtown
(April 16, 2021) Community support is pouring in for longtime Dumser’s manager Iris Jarmon who faces mounting medical costs while on the transplant list because of kidney failure.
(April 16, 2021) Crime in Ocean City is on an upward trend, according to Police Chief Ross Buzzuro, after being in a downward swing because of the covid pandemic.
(April 16, 2021) It may not happen this year, but federal money the Worcester County Detention Center has counted on annually to house federal detainees is drying up.
(April 16, 2021) From mobile apps on any Maryland soil to an in-person sportsbook at Ocean Downs Casino, sports betting is officially making its way to the Ocean City area.
(April 16, 2021) With covid-19 still lingering, Worcester County high school seniors will still not experience what one might consider a “normal” graduation this spring.
(April 9, 2021) Gov. Larry Hogan is fed up with leaving the livelihood of the state’s crab meat processing companies to chance and is pushing for a change that could trickle down to a more abundant supply for resort restaurants.
(April 9, 2021) As members of the Maryland General Assembly prepare to close out the 2021 session, local lawmakers are focused heavily on a set of bills aimed at law enforcement policies and procedures.
(April 9, 2021) Worcester County officials will spend part of their budget process in the coming weeks deciding what to do with $1 million in state funding for recreation and parks.
(April 9, 2021) The Princess Royale Resort and BLU Crabhouse & Raw Bar are the latest Ocean City businesses to receive approval for outdoor seating, adding to a trend that became popular last year amid covid restrictions.
(April 9, 2021) After some tweaks that slightly water down penalties, a bill that would prohibit the intentional release of balloons into the atmosphere should become law this fall.
(April 9, 2021) A $1 million grant from the state of Maryland will help several schools in the southern part of Worcester County provide mobile access to academic, outreach and family-focused events.
Offshore wind, 5G towers, pop-up car rally present big concerns for city leadership
(April 9, 2021) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following during the April 6 meeting:
(April 9, 2021) The Worcester County Planning Commission last Thursday, unanimously approved a proposal to rezone two farms – Cellar House Farm, located northeast of Pocomoke City and a 192-acre farm on Nassawango Road, northwest of Snow Hill – from historic to agricultural.
(April 9, 2021) The Worcester County Planning Commission unanimously approved an amended proposal for an Atlantic General Hospital professional office building off of Route 589 on Thursday.
(April 9, 2021) A new fund that ensures money is available for future capital improvement projects is going to be set up, after City Council members approved the measure on Monday.
Small shift in rate balances minor difference in revenue
(April 9, 2021) Springfest organizers scrambled this week to get an agreement in place with a tent provider for the event, after bids that were submitted in late 2020 were much higher than expected.
(April 9, 2021) Ocean City Council members are giving cyclists an extra hour during the day to ride their bikes on the Boardwalk this summer, as a move made last month to start the tram at noon opened up a little extra time.
But larger tax bases means it would get more income
(April 9, 2021) Nearly a month after gaining approval from the city Planning and Zoning Commission to operate a 15-vehicle storage lot next to Jolly Roger Amusement Park, a tow truck operator got the green light from City Council members on Monday.
Crown Castle attorney tells council it has no authority to enforce its guidelines
(April 2, 2021) The body of a missing 26-year-old woman who was a server at Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill was recovered from the waters near Baltimore’s Canton neighborhood on March 25, authorities said.
(April 2, 2021) Local lawmakers are concerned about a new potential law that they say could endanger and hinder law enforcement officers when dealing with drug offenders.
(April 2, 2021) The president of the United States taking a weekend vacation may not seem like a huge deal.
(April 2, 2021) With a simple stick in her arm, St. Paul United Methodist Pastor Peggy Briggs is confident that she can now safely interact with members of her Berlin church.
(April 2, 2021) On Monday, for the first time since before the covid-19 pandemic, a group of foreign student workers arrived in Ocean City.
(April 2, 2021) Seventeen years ago, Ocean City tourism officials cleverly took full advantage of being in a “Cicada-Free Zone.”
(April 2, 2021) While not taking top honors, Berlin placed fourth in the 2021 Best Small Town Beer Scene contest that concluded on March 26.
(April 2,2021) As revisions to the state’s controversial Kirwan education funding plan await approval on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk, local lawmakers are still bucking its overall passage because of concerns about its fiscal impacts.
(April 2, 2021) The production company that brings the Air Show to Ocean City each year is in hot water with Ocean City Council members, after they learned that the chairman of the company, Bryan Lilley, was making deals with advertisers that took away from the city’s revenue.
(April 2, 2021) A new precedence for restaurants was set last week after Beach Barrels in North Ocean City was granted approval by the Ocean City Board of Zoning Appeals to waive a seven-parking space requirement that it would have had to provide to construct a tiki bar.
(April 2, 2021) The Ocean City Council unanimously approved the renewal of a land lease agreement with the Wenzlaff family, which owns and operates Bay Water Ski & Skat Inc. (Advanced Marina) at 67th Street, for one year.
(April 2, 2021) The Ocean City “Green Team” will soon have $20,000 to put toward its campaign to deter people from throwing their cigarette butts and garbage on the ground.
(April 2, 2021) After a presentation of several initiatives that the Ocean City Development Corporation has taken on and completed over the past year, Ocean City Council members on Tuesday approved measures that would help the organization get the ball rolling on expanding the Somerset Plaza.
(April 2, 2021) Despite this week’s announcement from President Joe Biden’s administration of making America the leader in offshore wind energy by 2030 – a move that will result in wind turbines being placed up and down the East Coast – Mayor Rick Meehan said he does not want turbines to blo…
(April 2, 2021) Worcester Technical High School senior Brady Esham and Ocean Front Counseling will hold Operation Ocean Hope, an event for autistic and non-autistic children alike at the Healing Arts Center in Berlin at 10 a.m. on April 10.
Resort officials dedicate new public works campus to one who planned it
(March 26, 2021) Gov. Larry Hogan this week announced plans to open six more covid-19 mass vaccination sites in counties across the state of Maryland, none of which were on the Eastern Shore.