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(Dec. 14, 2018) Based on an Oct. 9 complaint filed with the state’s Open Meeting Compliance Board by this paper, the Worcester County Commissioners were cleared of violating the open meeting act in one instance, but found not in compliance in another.

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(Dec. 14, 2018) A 24-year-old Bishopville man was arrested in connection with allegedly burglarizing a home last Saturday off Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City, according to an arrest report filed in district court.

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(Dec. 14, 2018) Ocean City officials are awaiting the judge’s decision in the court action seeking a preliminary injunction that would suspend the resort’s power to prohibit women from baring their breasts in public.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission fine-tuned language for a trio of zoning code revisions related to nonconforming parking determinations, transfers of development rights and accessory building uses for commercial development projects during its meeting on Tuesday.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Fans of virtual reality and simulated rides will have a new destination on 117th Street open in time for the holidays after Ocean City Council approved a related conditional use permit last month.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Although the final image remains out of focus, Ocean City has only filled one of a pair of four-year beach photography franchise agreements so far, and has failed to see much interest in a contract to offer horse-drawn carriage rides.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Despite hopes to preserve the century-old Victorian-style building on the corner of Talbot Street and Baltimore Avenue, the increasingly creaky structure was razed last Friday, closing the chapter on one of the resort’s earliest properties.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) The future is uncertain for the Lankford Hotel, built nearly a century ago on the Boardwalk and Eighth Street by Mary B. Quillen, after the property was listed on the real estate market for $16 million by Coldwell Banker on Nov. 30.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Ocean City Council’s recently accepted $1.2 million bid for the former World Gym property on 67th Street to be used a new water treatment plant has prompted questions about fiscal oversight and short-term land uses.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Worcester County Interim State’s Attorney Bill McDermott is moving on in January, with the arrival of new State’s Attorney Kris Heiser, but not far — he’s accepted a position as deputy state’s attorney in Wicomico County.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Dock, a 1-year-old golden retriever that just began working with the Berlin Police Department and Worcester County Bureau of Investigations, is bringing new meaning to “Officer Friendly.”

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Snow Hill Middle School students are apparently getting hooked reading.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Worcester County Public Schools received four out of five stars in a state report card released Tuesday by the Maryland Department of Education’s website.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Parents and teachers representing the 14 public schools in Worcester County are interested in three things: competitive pay for teachers, small classroom sizes and maintaining or upgrading school equipment and facilities.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) A traffic stop spanning several blocks led to the arrest of a 55-year-old man for alleged heroin possession last weekend on Philadelphia Avenue, according to an arrest filed in district court in Ocean City.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) Orphans’ Court Chief Judge William D. Shockley stepped down last Tuesday after about 28 years of helping to decide issues involving wills and estates.

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(Dec. 7, 2018) No Verizon cell tower will be erected on county property in Ocean Pines, following the Worcester County Commissioners’ rejection Tuesday of a lease agreement that fell far short of what the commissioners expected.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) After a trio of canal dredging projects were delayed last year because of permitting issues, the City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to amend the earlier contract with low bidder, Brittingham Construction and Landscaping, to include additional locations this year.

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(Nov. 29, 2018) Bill Moschler of Oak Contracting, LLC presented an update on construction activities for the new $47 million Showell Elementary School at the Worcester County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, last Tuesday.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) Worcester County Public School students have benefitted from a long-term arts partnership with local nonprofit organizations, Tamara Mills, coordinator of instruction, told the board of education meeting last Tuesday.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) Worcester County public schools came close to meeting the state’s restrictions on the amount of time spent testing students versus teaching them last year, but because that overage is slight they won’t change their approach.

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(Nov. 29, 2018) Those wishing to have a say in the fiscal year 2020 Worcester County Board of Education budget are encouraged to attend a public budget input meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Central Office in Newark.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) A traffic stop last Wednesday on Coastal Highway ended with the arrest of 31-year-old man on drug and other charges, according to an arrest report filed in District Court in Ocean City

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(Nov. 30, 2018) Two fires within hours of each at two abandoned homes in Pocomoke are being investigated by the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) The Ocean City chapter of the Surfrider Foundation received accolades from the mayor and City Council last Monday for its “Strawless Summer Pledge” and plans to continue that initiative next year.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) A proposal to apply for a $3,914 grant to send two people to the National Hurricane Conference was expediently and unanimously approved last Tuesday during a Worcester County Commissioners meeting.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) A second loan and grant for the Mystic Harbour Effluent Disposal Project was unanimously approved last Tuesday by the Worcester County Commissioners.

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(Nov. 30, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously approved two bid recommendations and a bid invitation for projects during a meeting last Tuesday.