After revisions, residential planned community moves on to Planning Commission
(Oct. 18, 2019) Berlin Planning Commission Chairman Chris Denny took a moment to inquire about existing policies regarding Airbnb’s and short-term rental properties during a meeting last Wednesday.
Recommendations given during council mtg. Tuesday
Volunteers, area residents and elected officials cut ribbon during ceremony
(Oct. 18, 2019) A host of free medical screenings are available during the ninth annual Ocean Pines Community Health Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the community center.
Full-timers claim fines invalid, county waited too long to enforce regulations
Per capita wealth formula rates Worcester as richest
(Oct. 18, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners took the following actions at their meeting last Tuesday:
(Oct. 18, 2019) Though the Worcester County Commissioners originally shot down the proposal to lease dock space on the north side of the West Ocean City Harbor to the sailboat Alyosha nearly two weeks ago, the issue was put to a re-vote on Tuesday that produced a different result.
County-formed group will reach out to community to increase participation rate
(Oct. 18, 2019) The audience at a town hall Monday evening with Rep. Andy Harris (R-1st) in Berlin was a microcosm of the political divisiveness on the national level.
(Oct. 18, 2019) The Ocean City Police Commission and the Public Works department discussed how to handle the increasing presence of homeless people sleeping at transit facilities, the inlet parking lot and the pier during a Police Commission meeting Wednesday.
(Oct. 18, 2019) The following took place at the Ocean City Police Commission meeting on Wednesday.
After revisions to parking, occupancy, zoning bill to take effect Jan. 1, 2020
(Oct. 18, 2019) As quiet as it was, the 22nd edition of Endless Summer Cruisin’ classic car rally in Ocean City last Thursday through Sunday might have suggested a slightly smaller turnout than in past years, but its promoters say that was hardly the case.
(Oct. 18, 2019) Although the Ocean City Council voted unanimously to approve recommended contributions to the city’s pension plans, actuarial losses over the last five years have caused the council to reconsider its partnership with the actuarial and investment companies.
(Oct. 18, 2019) The new Showell Elementary School appears to be taking shape on schedule, with the Worcester County Board of Education unanimously authorizing nearly $2 million in spending on the project Tuesday afternoon.
(Oct. 18, 2019) Ocean City seemed to flirt with emulating the Lost City of Atlantis last weekend, after high tides and sustained east winds caused downtown flooding so severe that the Route 50 bridge entrance to the resort was closed because of high water on impassable downtown streets.
(Oct. 18, 2019) The following took place during the City Council work session on Tuesday:
New proposal could alter categorical eligibility for automatic TANF qualifiers
(Oct. 18, 2019) A combination of mental fortitude and luck helped Dr. Victor Gong, who practices medicine in Ocean City, survive hours of being stranded in rough waters last Thursday, after the sail broke on his surfboard, and no one could hear his cries and whistles for help.
(Oct. 18, 2019) The following took place during the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting last Wednesday.
(Oct. 11, 2019) Churches, temples and mosques may be allowed in the I-1 Light Industrial District by way of a text amendment for special exceptions that passed through the Worcester County Planning Commission last Thursday.
(Oct. 11, 2019) As part of the annual general fund audit, the Worcester County Commissioners approved end-of-the-year budget transfers and encumbrance requests for the fiscal year 2019 budget during their meeting on Oct. 1. Budget transfer requests are typically due to unforeseen expenditure…
(Oct. 11, 2019) The Town of Berlin is about to gain commercially zoned property on its perimeter, as the Worcester County Planning Commission last Thursday unanimously recommended rezoning a parcel on Route 50 from agricultural to commercial.
(Oct. 11, 2019) When the United Nations released a report on Sept. 25 citing concerns about how climate change affects coastal communities, its experts might have checked here first.
(Oct. 11, 2019) The following took place during Monday night’s City Council meeting:
(Oct. 11, 2019) Ocean City could save almost $1.5 million, or $57 per policy, on flood insurance premium costs, after it obtained a Class 6 rating from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) back in 2017.
“Somebody is going to die,” several residents and an Ocean City councilman said Monday of what might happen should there ever be a repeat of the havoc-causing modified car rally in the resort two weekends ago.
(Oct. 11, 2019) Ocean City government will continue its partnership with the local law firm of Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy and Almand and has selected it to fill the “Office of City Solicitor” role, with Heather Stansbury, a partner in the firm, as the main point of contact.
(Oct. 11, 2019) Ocean City residents will see another round of Special Event Zone speed limits and fines this weekend, as the resort readies itself for thousands of participants for the Endless Summer Cruisin’ event.
(Oct. 11, 2019) The evolution of Ocean City’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center continues, as the City Council last Monday formalized a new cost-sharing agreement with the Maryland Stadium Authority to pay for the third phase of the facility’s expansion and renovation.
(Oct. 11, 2019) A rabid raccoon was captured last month at Decatur Farms, making this the 16th rabies case of 2019 in Worcester County.
(Oct. 11, 2019) Two people were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop last month off Route 113 in Berlin, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack said.
(Oct. 11, 2019) The local edition of Chairman Dr. William “Brit” Kirwan’s pitch for state education reform continued Tuesday evening during a forum at Wor-Wic Community College.
(Oct. 4, 2019) Police identified Josiah Ament of Lititz, Pennsylvania, as the driver who drove his car into a crowd of guests last weekend.
(Oct. 4, 2019) City officials, police officers and residents say “enough,” after participants of a social media-arranged car event held the city hostage last weekend, defying law enforcement and endangering lives.
(Oct. 4, 2019) Worcester County residents and visitors can learn more about historical properties in the area with the reappearance of Paul Touart’s book, ‘Along the Seaboard Side: The Architectural History of Worcester County.’
(Oct. 4, 2019) The Ocean City Fire Department will mark the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week with an open house on Sunday at its headquarters on 15th Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Oct. 4, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday finalized an off-season occupancy enforcement plan for the White Horse Park campground subdivision.
Nordstrom apologizes for affidavit request
(Oct. 4, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners took the following actions during their Tuesday meeting.
***Update*** An earlier version of this article said the driver was arrested. Police issued citations, but did not arrest the driver.
Despite approval to bolster offseason crew numbers, Chief Bowers questioned
(Oct. 4, 2019) In addition to providing an initial pathway into higher education, Wor-Wic Community College continues to offer learning options to foster workforce development on the Eastern Shore, with plans currently afoot to construct an applied technologies center by the year 2023.
Commissioner sought help from Sheriff Matt Crisafulli for upcoming safety course
(Oct. 4, 2019) The following took place during Tuesday’s Ocean City Council meeting:
(Oct. 4, 2019) Members of the Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve site development plans for a 4,000-square-foot commercial shopping center on 26th Street.
(Oct. 4, 2019) A voice for the marginalized is the theme for Democratic Congressional candidate Mia Mason’s run to represent Maryland’s First Congressional District in 2020.
(Oct. 4, 2019) While some business owners did see increased profits during the unsanctioned H2Oi weekend, several agreed that the money was not worth the trouble.