(Aug. 10, 2018) The Worcester County Recreation and Parks Department has an ambitious list of potential sports projects for next year, including a Tough Mudder event and possibly a hot air balloon race farther in the future, as the department pushes toward sports marketing as a way of boosti…
(Aug. 10, 2018) A site plan review for construction of 12,000 square feet of contractor shops and 37,550 square feet of warehouse space was approved during a planning commission meeting in Snow Hill on Thursday, Aug. 2.
Proposal called for change in developmental density
(Aug. 10, 2018) A zoning error was acknowledged during a planning commission hearing in Snow Hill on Thursday, Aug. 2.
(Aug. 10, 2018) The Showell Elementary School replacement project will begin construction in October, as Worcester County Schools Superintendent Lou Taylor received approval for funding during the county commissioners’ meeting in Snow Hill on Tuesday.
(Aug. 10, 2018) A proposed hotel’s site plan was rejected during a planning commission meeting in Snow Hill on Thursday, Aug. 2.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Spurring conversation about mental health and drug addiction battles usually fought in private is the premise of a documentary about departed surfing legend Andy Irons being shown locally next month.
(Aug. 10, 2018) With summer being the season for most boaters and watercraft enthusiasts, local safety and rescue operations have been stressing preparedness and obeying the rules to prevent an idyllic day on the water from turning tragic.
(Aug. 10, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners have 14 vacancies to fill on its committees, commissions and boards.
(Aug. 10, 2018) After a three-year delay, de Lazy Lizard Restaurant & Bar on First Street received approval for a revised site plan that will permit parking lot repaving to begin this fall.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Hoping to be fiscally savvy, the Ocean City Council will reconsider the inclusion of three Ford Crown Victoria’s and a bus on the list of surplus property proposed for online auction at GovDeals.com.
(Aug. 10, 2018) The Ocean City Council on Monday approved on first reading a fiscal year 2018 budget amendment that increased the overall budget by more than $5.9 million.
(Aug. 10, 2018) When Maryland State Troopers stopped Thomas Arthur Harris last Sunday evening for suspected drunk driving on Route 50 in West Ocean City, they discovered multiple blotches on his driving record: five prior DUI convictions.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Teresa M. Kolacz, 51, of Berlin, an employee of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, was arrested on July 17 on charges that she embezzled more than $100,000 from its treasury.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Despite some confusion concerning OC Jeep Week organizers’ request for a beach obstacle course at this year’s rally, the City Council on Monday unanimously approved Live Wire Media’s bid to give Jeep enthusiasts something new to do later this month.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Dive teams scurried to West Ocean City on Tuesday after a couple notified police they had found an apparent “seaman’s chest” that contained a piece of bone.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Just about a month after its July 10 soft opening, the new $6.25 million Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library on Harrison Avenue had its official grand opening ceremony Tuesday.
(Aug. 10, 2018) A proposed new gateway into Berlin took a crucial step forward Wednesday night, as the town planning commission voted 5-1 to recommend adding two parcels of land at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Old City Boulevard to growth area three of the Town of Berlin Comprehensi…
(Aug. 10, 2018) Police had no new information as of Tuesday on the fatal hit and run last Friday night that claimed the life of 75-year-old Sharon Bonewell of Bourbonnais, Illinois. What is known is that two unidentified people fled the scene after the crash.
(Aug. 10, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville.
(Aug. 3, 2018) The Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the government building in Snow Hill about sectional rezoning.
(Aug 3, 2018) Worcester County’s new director of Recreation and Parks Tom Perlozzo believes that government’s recreation offerings aren’t just about providing an opportunity for people to have fun. They also can serve as an economic catalyst for the county.
(Aug. 3, 2018) The fifth Worcester STEM Summer Programs Ceremony took place at Worcester Technical High School in Newark on Thursday, July 26.
Bertino says he felt ‘pinned into corner’ as information had only just reached him
(Aug 3, 2018) For 31 years, the county government has been helping people make their homes livable when they can’t afford it by issuing grants to cover the cost of certain repairs.
(Aug. 3, 2018) The way Ocean City government’s attorneys see it, if other county and municipal governments can regulate public nudity and topless nightclubs without violating the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause, the resort can do the same with topless sunbathing on the beach.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Matthew Lewis Donoway, 35, of Ocean City was arrested last week for felony theft up to $25,000, multiple misdemeanor theft charges and using a stolen credit card after allegedly breaking into a number of vehicles this summer.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Cody Lee Hudson, 33, of Dagsboro, Delaware was arrested on July 20 for two counts of felony drug distribution after police reportedly uncovered more than 2,400 bags of heroin at a residence in Whaleyville.
(Aug. 3, 2018) After multiple response agencies searched in vain for a woman who reportedly jumped off the Route 50 bridge just after 9 p.m. Sunday, police encountered an apparently intoxicated woman staggering in a nearby parking lot several hours later.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Hoping to encourage productive community relations, the Ocean City Police Department will hold a trio of celebrations Tuesday to mark the 30th annual National Night Out program.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Looking to collect more than $30,000 in rebate revenues from procurement card purchases, Ocean City changed PCard vendors this week, switching from M&T Bank to JP Morgan Chase.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Hoping to market Springfest and Sunfest to a broader audience, Ocean City will introduce craft beer selections, raise prices and offer different cup sizes this year.
(Aug. 3, 2018) With electric power prices dropping on the open market, the Ocean City Council on Tuesday approved a three-year contract that, in addition to saving more than $550,000 over current rates, would increase use of renewable energy sources by 10 percent.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Ocean City garnered national media coverage last week after a 46-year-old Pennsylvania woman suffered a near fatality after being impaled in the chest by a windswept beach umbrella on July 22.
(Aug. 3, 2018) The investigation continues into the circumstances of a fatal Jetski collision Saturday that claimed the life of Dr. Stephen Greenhouse, 53, of Bethesda, on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Fenwick Island.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Area businesses are being warned about a recent email scam involving a bogus “Hotel Week,” as online criminals are becoming increasingly adept at appearing legitimate.
(Aug. 3, 2018) Aiming to replace its aging Boardwalk tram fleet, Ocean City will spend more than $1.1 million for eight sets of 40-passenger tramcars, which should be in operation by next summer.
In April of 2018 A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was made aware of inappropriate pictures on a 15 year old female’s computer. The investigation was turned over to the Worcester County Bureau of investigation.
(July 27, 2018) A concerned citizens group has formed in the wake of the June 29 culling of about 300 Canada geese in Ocean Pines.
(July 27, 2018) Anyone who gets that feeling someone might be watching as they ride an Ocean City transit system bus would be correct, to an extent. The resort has instituted a fleetwide bus camera surveillance program to capture video of incidents occurring inside or outside of public trans…
(July 27, 2018) John Mellon Jr., 29, of Norristown, Pennsylvania was arrested for first- and second-degree assault on Friday just after 10:15 p.m. at a hotel in the 2100 block of Baltimore Avenue.
(July 27, 2018) Looking to continue down the path to becoming a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” Ocean City applied last month for nearly $80,000 in state funding to support its effort.
(July 27, 2018) Nicholas Richard Langshaw, 38, of Wilmington, Delaware was arrested for false imprisonment and second-degree assault following a domestic dispute last Tuesday at approximately 6:44 p.m. in the 13000 block of Wight Street.
(July 27, 2018) MacGregor Anthony McClelland, 36, of Brandywine, Delaware was arrested for second-degree assault, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and four counts of malicious destruction of property last Friday about 10:30 p.m.
(July 27, 2018) Fatal overdoses from heroin and related substances continue to rise in Worcester County, and across the Eastern Shore, as dealers market fentanyl mixtures to unsuspecting users.
(July 27, 2018) After commercial seafood industry representatives expressed their concerns about proposed offshore wind turbines last Monday with the City Council, project developer US Wind fired back this week that the approval process is continuing.
(July 27, 2018) Ocean Pines Board of Directors candidates participating in a forum last Wednesday issued a unified message – civility and transparency by leadership needs to improve and help is on the way.
(July 20, 2018) The 449 students who graduated from Worcester County Public Schools this past year came from assorted backgrounds and will be going in an equal number of different directions, according to a senior survey conducted by the board of education as the school days wound down.
(July 20, 2018) The bidding phase for the Showell Elementary replacement project was completed as of last Wednesday, as schools Superintendent Lou Taylor recommended approval of 15 bid packages.
(July 27, 1018) Ralph DeAngelus of the Matt Ortt Companies last Thursday said there were no hard feelings following several news reports and commentary elsewhere regarding the Ocean Pines Clubs Committee and the Ortt Company’s handling of the association’s yacht and beach clubs.
(July 27, 2018) Worcester County and the White Horse Park community are working toward a solution after complaints emerged about residents using the campground as their primary residence despite a caveat in the zoning code preventing such use.