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(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. 

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(Oct. 18, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners took the following actions at their meeting last Tuesday:

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(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.

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(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.

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(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. 

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(Oct. 18, 2019) The following took place at the Ocean City Police Commission meeting on Wednesday. 

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(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.

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(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. 

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(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.

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(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. 

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(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.

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(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…

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(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.

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(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.

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(Oct. 11, 2019) The following took place during Monday night’s City Council meeting:

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(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.

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(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. 

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(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. 

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(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.

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(Oct. 11, 2019) A rabid raccoon was captured last month at Decatur Farms, making this the 16th rabies case of 2019 in Worcester County.

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(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. 

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(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. 

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(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.’

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(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.

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(Oct. 4, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday finalized an off-season occupancy enforcement plan for the White Horse Park campground subdivision.

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***Update*** An earlier version of this article said the driver was arrested. Police issued citations, but did not arrest the driver. 

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(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.

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(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.