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(May 17, 2019) After opening a fiscal 2020 budget work session on Tuesday with less than half-million-dollar surplus from a roughly $202 million balance sheet, the Worcester County Commissioners nearly doubled that difference by cutting an additional $900,000 from departmental budget requests.

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(May 17, 2019) Financial restraint was the guiding principle Tuesday, as the Worcester County Commissioners denied a third of two-dozen departmental staffing requests to trim roughly $330,000 from budget requests for the new fiscal year.

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(May 17, 2019) Aiming to reduce use of chemical fertilizers at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, Worcester County officials are teeing up a request with the Maryland Department of the Environment to amend the Mystic Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant discharge permit to increase nitrogen levels a…

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(May 17, 2019) Ocean City Councilman Tony DeLuca, on behalf of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, is leading an effort to provide safety lights to J-1 students who bike to work.

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(May 17, 2019) Ocean City Tourism Commission members on Monday considered adding more and bigger events to the resort’s summer season, and debated whether to allow pets on the beach and Boardwalk beyond the current limitations.

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(May 17, 2019) With forest green oversized scissors, Pam Stansell cut the ceremonial ribbon to the applause of public officials and hospice providers to officially open the Macky and Pam Stansell Coastal Hospice House on Wednesday.

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(May 17, 2019) The new Woodward “WreckTangle” obstacle course at Third Street near the Ocean Bowl skate park is nearing completion, and a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony are tentatively set for Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m.

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(May 17, 2019) A proposal to increase the cost of senior bus passes was so poorly received during a Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday that the matter will be tabled for the year.

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(May 17, 2019) Anglers who catch their first-ever white marlin in the White Marlin Capital of the World will soon get certificates in the mail commemorating the achievement. 

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(May 17, 2019) Calls for service from the police department were down slightly last month, 3.4 percent compared to the previous year, while overall citizen calls for service were up nearly 10 percent, according to Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro.

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(May 17, 2019) For the students attending Worcester Technical High School, last Wednesday’s 2019 National Signing Day was more than just a ceremony. 

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(May 10, 2019) Starting Tuesday, May 14, through Sunday, May 19, Coastal Highway and Philadelphia Avenue will be designated as a Special Event Zone during the Cruisin’ Ocean City event. Speeds will be reduced in the Special Event Zone and violators will face increased fines.

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(May 10, 2019) In addition to designating May as National Foster Care Month, the Worcester County Commissioners this week honored Alison and Terry Tinker as the 2019 Worcester Foster Parents of the Year.

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(May 10, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners held a public hearing for the county’s fiscal 2020 operating budget on Tuesday at Stephen Decatur High School to take comments about a proposed property tax rate increase that would produce the $6.7 million needed to cover all expenses.

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(May 10, 2019) The Worcester Planning Commission approved the county’s first-ever health care planned unit development last Thursday, when it cleared the way for the Ocean Pines Medical Center, near the intersection of Route 589 and Cathage Road.

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(May 10, 2019) County planning officials requested more time last week to review a proposed zoning amendment that would provide legal protections for several dozen year-round residents at White Horse Park Campground.

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(May 10, 2019) Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company representatives last week asked the City Council to consider redrawing boundary lines to accommodate an expansion of Fire Station No. 5 on Keyser Point Road.

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(May 10, 2019) Bret Arthur Wurster, 56 of Ocean City, was charged with disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct on Sunday following an incident that began in the middle of the road and ended inside a 7th Street pub.

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(May 10, 2019) Keith Andrew Mariani, 60 of Berlin, was indicted and is being held without bond on more than 60 charges, including second-degree rape, sex abuse of a minor, and child pornography, Worcester County States Attorney Kris Heiser confirmed on Tuesday.

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(May 3, 2019) Two decades after being launched, Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program reached a milestone last month with conservation efforts now topping more than 100,000 acres statewide protected from future development.

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(May 3, 2019) The latest chapter in the storied history of Ocean City’s oldest church, St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on South Baltimore Avenue, unfolded Monday during a groundbreaking ceremony for a more than half-million-dollar expansion.

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(May 3, 2019) Worcester County, which generated more than $1.7 billion in visitor spending during 2017, will mark the U.S. Travel Associations 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week with a Travel Rally Day celebration on Tuesday.

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(May 3, 2019) Planned expansions at the Ocean City convention center are moving forward at full steam after previously deferred legislation authorizing the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue new bonds totaling $24.5 million was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday.

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(May 3, 2019) The continued commercial growth in West Ocean City won’t necessarily mean a corresponding increase in liquor licenses, the number of which seems to fluctuate minimally from year to year.

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(May 3, 2019) Coastal Recreational Fisheries members posed questions and raised concerns with Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials about depleted fish species stocks, the Marine Recreational Information Program, crab pot marker visibility and opposition to offshore energy devel…

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(May 3, 2019) After soliciting public comment during an April hearing on community/economic development and housing needs, the Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an application to solicit fiscal year 2020 funding through the Maryland Community Development Block Grant…

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(May 3, 2019) The Flamingo Motel, one of the older family run establishments in Ocean City, has been divided into two separate compounds and sold to two parties, according to Realtor Ken Church of Coldwell Banker and Bud Church Realty Inc.

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(May 3, 2019) In 25 days of work, Ocean City Public Works crews cleaned out more than 24,000 linear feet of storm drain piping and removed what amounted to about 196.5 tons of sand and sediment.

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Inlet lot proposed as site for November lord of gourds competition

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(May 3, 2019) A 35-year-old male pedestrian struck by a vehicle on 28th Street and Philadelphia Avenue on Sunday was said to have only received minor injuries, according to Maryland State Police.

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(May 3, 2019) An unusual “Mahogany Tide” is affecting Worcester County’s coastal bays and some experts say changes to the average person’s lawn care routine could help to stem the occurrences.

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(May 3, 2019) Plans for a new resort water treatment plant continued to move forward last Thursday, as the board of zoning appeals granted a setback reduction to Advance Marine, further clearing the way for a planned land swap.