Worcester County Schools Tap Taylor As Next Superintendent Effective Nov. 1; Taylor Calls Job ‘Opportunity Of A Lifetime’

Lou Taylor speaks to supporters at Friday's announcement.

NEWARK — Education officials announced Friday afternoon that Worcester County native Lou Taylor will be the school system’s new superintendent. Taylor, who is currently the school system’s chief operating officer, was selected over Michael Martirano, the superintendent of schools for the state of West Virginia. Taylor will replace Superintendent Jerry Wilson, who is leaving Worcester… Read more »

Poll Finds Two-Thirds Of Marylanders Support Post-Labor Day Start, While AG Opines Court Would ‘Likely’ Find Governor Exceeded Authority

Gov. Larry Hogan holds up the Executive Order he signed in August setting the school  year calendars for Maryland public schools. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

OCEAN CITY — The results of a recent poll released this week indicate a decided majority of Maryland residents continue to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s Executive Order for a post-Labor Day School start, while the state’s Attorney General’s office has concluded the governor “likely” overstepped his bounds with the mandate. The Goucher College Sarah T…. Read more »

Berlin Mayoral Hopeful On Prescription Drug Charge: ‘It’s Very Unfortunate That We Have Lowered Ourselves To This Level Of Campaigning’

BERLIN – A mayoral candidate in Berlin’s coming election shared her side of the story this week following news of a drug possession charge. According to South Carolina’s online judiciary case search, Berlin Councilmember Lisa Hall was charged with possession of the drug flunitrazepam on April 29. She says it’s being brought up now, months… Read more »

Builder Donates $10K To Worcester Ed Foundation

Pictured, from left, are WCPS Assistant Superintendent Lou Taylor, Oak Contracting President Doug Eder, WCEF Chairman Todd Ferrante, Dave Rosas of Oak Contracting and WCPS Superintendent Jerry Wilson.

NEWARK — Oak Contracting, LLC recently presented a $10,000 donation to the Worcester County Education Foundation (WCEF). With a strong belief in the value of great education, Oak Contracting has a history of supporting organizations and foundations focused on “best education practices.” “I feel strongly about improving the educational experience for local students, particularly those… Read more »