Supreme Court Lifts DNA Ban

SALISBURY — Maryland law enforcement officials and prosecutors can at least temporarily resume collecting DNA samples from those arrested for certain violent crimes after the U.S. Supreme Court chief justice last week issued a stay of an earlier decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals decision on a landmark Salisbury rape case dating back to… Read more »

Groups Seek Obama’s Offshore Wind Help

OCEAN CITY — After several failed attempts at the state level to develop vast offshore wind farms off the mid-Atlantic including a proposed 100-turbine field off the coast of Ocean City, hundreds of clean energy advocates this week penned a letter seeking a higher authority’s effort to get the job done. Over 200 clean energy… Read more »

New Liquor Licenses Approved In Worcester

SNOW HILL — Four new alcohol beverage licenses were granted and two existing licenses were expanded at this month’s Board of License Commissioners (BLC) meeting. The first expansion was to the Ocean City Convention Center, which plans to use most of its parking lot for alcohol sales during Bike Week, Sept. 13-16. The board quickly… Read more »

Fed Ag Loans Not Seen As Huge Help In Worcester

SNOW HILL — Severe drought conditions have opened up federal funding for Delaware, in the form of Small Business Association (SBA) economic injury disaster loans, to a number of Maryland counties, including Worcester. Unfortunately, some in the county’s agricultural sector don’t expect the loans to help at this point. “Most of the time, with these… Read more »