County To Consider Body Piercing Changes

SNOW HILL – Though it received the support of just one of the Worcester County Commissioners, a text amendment that would adjust the county’s body piercing regulations will move forward. Commissioner Joe Mitrecic was the only one to add his name to proposed legislation that would make changes to the county’s body piercing regulations. “All… Read more »

Ocean City Jeep Week Returns Thursday; Berlin, Resort Events Planned All Weekend

One of the highlights of the annual Jeep Week is the daily beach crawls in Ocean City. Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY – The resort will once again welcome off-road enthusiasts with the 7th Annual Ocean City Jeep Week. The event, which kicks off Thursday, will feature jeep parades, vintage jeep displays, vendors and multiple off-road opportunities for participants. Event organizer Brad Hoffman says 1,200 people have registered for the festivities, which will draw several… Read more »

Two Worcester Bidders Among Those Pre-Approved For Medical Marijuana Licenses

BERLIN – Two Worcester County companies are among those that have been granted license pre-approvals by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. Worcester County’s Shore Natural Rx LLC was among 15 entities selected as growers while Blair Wellness Center LLC was selected as a processer by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC). The naming of the… Read more »

Councilman’s Role With International Student Rentals Questioned; Long-Time Builder Believes Hartman Overstepped Ethical Boundary

Despite maintaining he was out of the international student housing market earlier this year, an active listing on a Robin Drive property, owned by Councilman Wayne Hartman, continues to be advertised as just that. Photo by Bryan Russo

OCEAN CITY — Allegations made this week by a prominent retired builder have raised questions about whether an Ocean City councilman has unethically used his elected office to settle personal vendettas or fill his own pockets in the seasonal rental market. George Harkins, the retired owner of Harkins Contracting and Harkins Concrete Construction, made a… Read more »