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(Dec. 13, 2019) The following are reports made by department heads during Monday’s Tourism Commission meeting:

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Ocean City Councilman John Gehrig expressed frustration over repeat funding requests made by the Ocean City Fire Department, after it asked on Tuesday for permission to buy a $1.2 million heavy duty rescue truck.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Service, before self: Ocean City Fire Chief Richie Bowers explained to the mayor and city council how this motto was the framework of the Ocean City Fire Department during a fire department strategic plan presentation on Tuesday. 

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(Dec. 13, 2019) The Ocean City Council on Tuesday approved an Ocean City Police Department request to buy four marked patrol cars for the department’s Police Saturation Patrol Program, so the program can operate year-round.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) The following took place during Tuesday’s Ocean City Council work session:

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(Dec. 13, 2019) The commercial component of the proposed Sea Oaks Village passed a site plan review by Worcester County Planning Commission on Thursday, Dec. 5. The proposal details 12,000 square feet for contractor shops and 12,570 square feet for office and retail space on the west side of…

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Owning the weekend is the goal of the Ocean City Tourism Commission, members declared Monday as they shuffled some attractions to the end of the week.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Hooper’s Crab House in West Ocean City will see a few changes with additional sewer and water allotments (EDUs or equivalent dwelling units) and most likely a new zoning designation for the small slice of property next door.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) TEAM Productions owner Bob Rothermel, who has been staging various forms of entertainment for the Town of Ocean City for the past several summers, presented his 2020 events proposal to the Tourism Commission on Monday.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) A second-degree assault charge against Melissa Peters, acting president of White Horse Park Board of Directors, was dismissed in Worcester County District Court last Friday in Snow Hill. 

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(Dec. 13, 2019) The Pocomoke and Ocean Pines libraries can look forward to some improvements, a huge improvement for Pocomoke, and one for Ocean Pines that should be well received.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Maryland took a step forward in addressing the nationwide vaping issue earlier this month, when the e-facts Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices met for the first time on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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(Dec. 13, 2019) Following multiple rewrites and reviews, the Worcester County Commissioners have established standard sewer flow calculations, but with the condition that they will review the resolution after one year. 

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(Dec. 6, 2019) After beginning its multi-year infrastructure build-out project for Internet and cable service in Ocean Pines last Wednesday, Comcast held a town hall meeting Tuesday at the community center to provide details on the endeavor.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) Providing parents the tools to foster healthy life decisions, especially regarding drug and alcohol experimentation, is the intent of the Worcester County Health Department’s “Guiding Good Choices” classes, which begin this Monday, Dec. 9.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) Worcester County will seek a delay in implementing the state-mandated phosphorus management tool that is to be phased in from 2015 to 2020. The county commissioners on Tuesday approved a draft letter to Gov. Larry Hogan stating that local farmers will need an additional 12 to …

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(Dec. 6, 2019) To ensure that as many people as possible are counted in the 2020 census, the Worcester County Commissioners agreed on Tuesday to seek a $20,000 state grant to enhance data collection next year.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) After deciding not to apply for the Maryland summer supplemental nutritional assistance program two weeks ago, the Worcester County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to take a different approach and donate $100,000 to various food assistance programs.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) Worcester County has yet to take any enforcement action against the full-time residents of White Horse Park after county officials declared they were occupying their residences in violation of the zoning ordinance regulating seasonal districts.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) County Commissioners Joseph Mitrecic and Ted Elder were elected president and vice president of the Board of Worcester County Commissioners, respectively, Tuesday during the board’s annual election. 

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(Dec. 6, 2019) Ocean City officials recognized 16 civically engaged citizens on Monday for their completion of a 10-week course known as the Ocean City University program.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) The District Court for Worcester County found probable cause during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday for Jacob Dylan Forrester, 20, of Ocean City, who was accused of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute — a felony in the state of Maryland.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) The fifth annual Shore Gives More Giving Tuesday campaign held Tuesday raised more than $218,000, with 2,243 donations going to 102 nonprofit organizations in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties.

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(Dec. 6, 2019) Teacher salaries, small class sizes and updated technology in the classroom were key budget priorities for the parent representatives of Worcester County Public Schools who attended the school system’s public budget meeting Tuesday night in Newark.

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(Nov. 29, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners made the following decisions during their Tuesday, Nov. 19 meeting:

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(Nov. 29, 2019) Worcester County Commissioner Ted Elder hopes the county will take a deeper look into how large-scale solar farms affect agricultural and rural land.

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(Nov. 29, 2019) The fight for full-time residents to remain at the White Horse Park campground sparked up again last Tuesday, when attorney Hugh Cropper filed suit in Worcester County Circuit Court over county government’s refusal to adapt the zoning code so residents could live there legall…

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(Nov. 29, 2019) Although 40-year-old Robert Eric Kline had been the one to call police for an assault, it was he who found himself under arrest last Thursday.

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(Nov. 29, 2019) Sawndale Wilfred Auguste, 25, of Bridgeville, Delaware faces 13 charges after his partner accused him of choking her and menacingly wielding his handgun.