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(Feb. 22, 2019) The following items were discussed during the Transportation Committee meeting last Tuesday:

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(Feb. 22, 2019) Revisiting and revamping the resort’s top five long-range plans for luring new and returning visitors dominated the Tourism Commission meeting last Monday.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro reported this week that even though the crime rate continued to decline in 2018, the charge for law enforcement to further reduce those figures remains unchanged.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) Patrons of the former World Gym property on 67th Street left Tuesdays  Ocean City Council meeting without learning the fate of the still-operational business.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) A 34-year-old youth pastor was found guilty in Worcester County Circuit Court last Thursday of sexually abusing children, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office last week said. 

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(Feb. 22, 2019) An altercation between a Delaware woman and her boyfriend in the parking lot of a midtown establishment early on the morning of Feb. 17 led to Keyosha T. Johnson, 27, of Dagsboro, Del., being charged with two counts of second-degree assault and another for resisting arrest.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) A Bishopville woman suffered first and second-degree burns, and her family lost their home and two pets, in an early morning house fire Sunday at 12121 Salt Point Road in Bayview Estates.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) Joshua Handy Pitts, 50, of Berlin, faces up to 84 years in prison and $85,000 in fines after selling crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics detective on four occasions at the same location on Coastal Highway

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(Feb. 22, 2019) Robert Lee Elmore, 45, of Princess Anne, was arrested early Sunday morning at Ocean Downs Casino, near Ocean Pines, and charged with three counts of drug possession, including a felony count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, not marijuana, with intent to distribute.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) As the opioid crisis continues, the state of Maryland has responded by enforcing a policy to require every school in the state to have Naloxone or a similar overdose-reversing medication available in the event of an overdose.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) The county government effort to loosen fire sprinkler regulations for builders and homebuyers continued Tuesday, as the Worcester County Commissioners reviewed changes proposed for building and housing documents.

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(Feb. 22, 2019) Worcester County government has joined the growing list of opponents to seismic testing and offshore drilling in the mid-Atlantic and will send a letter to that effect to the mayor and council of Ocean City.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) Ice cream aficionados ought to be encouraged after the resort government this week acknowledged one bid was submitted for a vehicle vending contract that, if renewed, would run through 2022.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) Following the introduction of the new Parkeon pay-by-plate system at the inlet parking lot last summer, City Engineer Terry McGean provided an update on net revenues and kiosk relocation efforts for the upcoming summer season.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) OCPD Chief Ross Buzzuro this week reported crime statistics from this January improved over the year prior, while also highlighting ongoing efforts to recruit sufficient seasonal support.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) A healthy contingent from the Montego Bay Civic Association converged this week to share their concerns about installing small cell towers in the north end enclave, as nine new node locations were approved in other residentially zoned areas.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) Battle lines were renewed this week after the Maryland Senate approved legislation to repeal the mandated statewide post-Labor Day school start approved by Gov. Larry Hogan through executive order in 2016, with the state’s top executive quickly reviving a previous pledge to l…

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Bert the pelican didn’t mean to go to Rhode Island, but that’s where he landed, before being given a lift home

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(Feb. 15, 2019) The site plan for a proposed Atlantic General Hospital outpatient center unanimously received a favorable recommendation from the Worcester County Planning Commission last Thursday, although some conditions were attached.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) A road trip to Ocean City last Saturday ended in the arrest of a 25-year-old woman, who was charged with two counts of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct following a domestic dispute.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) A 26-year-old man arrested apparently cursed his way to charges of disorderly conduct last Saturday, after repeatedly employing the “f” word in a loud rant against police.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) Some 15 miles of road will be paved by county government this spring, as the Worcester County Commissioners last Tuesday agreed to seek bids for enough asphalt to do three projects.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) The opportunity to vote early in national and state elections is convenient to northern Worcester County residents only, a voter advocate group told the county commissioners last week, as it requested a second early voting location be established in Pocomoke City.

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(Feb. 15, 2019) When the 2019 Hurricane Conference takes place in New Orleans in April, several Worcester County representatives will be attending. Who they will be, however, remains to be determined.

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The Ocean City Council on Monday awarded a dredging contact for the 64th Street boat ramp, approved financing details for the Boardwalk access control project and transferred funds within the Water Fund to pay for repairs.

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(Feb. 8, 2019) Since the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company brought Christine Bennett on board last June to fill its new Retention and Recruitment Coordinator position, staff and community relations have strengthened appreciably, fire company President Jay Jester told the City Council last week.

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(Feb. 8, 2019) Ocean City will expand mid-town link locations this summer, following the City Council’s approval of development plans for “Tap It In,” an 18-hole beach-themed miniature golf course accompanying the Aloft Hotel construction project at 45th Street bayside.

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(Feb. 8, 2019) Hoping to proceed with the final phase of expansions at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City officials were scheduled to testify before the Maryland Senate on Wednesday during the an initial hearing for legislation permitting the Maryland Stadium Authority to app…

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(Feb. 8, 2019) Ocean City officials have confirmed that Wells Fargo bank served an eviction notice to the owner of the World Gym business, Wednesday, as the mortgage lender continues to pursue the sale of the property to the Town of Ocean City.

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(Feb. 8, 2019) Lt. Edward Schreier of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office will be the interim chief for the Snow Hill Police Department, Sheriff Matt Crisafulli announced at the Worcester County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday.

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(Feb. 8, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously voted in favor of a joint partnership for the Ocean City Harbor and Inlet project at their meeting Tuesday in Snow Hill.