West OC Cabbie Robber Convicted

SNOW HILL – A local man arrested in November for holding up a resort cab driver at knife point in the parking lot of a West Ocean City bar pleaded guilty this week to armed robbery and now faces up to 20 years in jail pending the outcome of the pre-sentence investigation.Franklin Paul Adams, 48,… Read more »

Commissioners Get First Look At School Budget

SNOW HILL – The Board of Education has asked for a $7 million increase in the Worcester County schools budget for fiscal year 2008.The $87,306,346 requested budget is 9.6 percent higher than the approved FY 2007 budget.The increase comes mainly from salary and operational costs, said Worcester County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jon Andes. School… Read more »

Planners Back Showell Plant Conversion

SNOW HILL – The conversion of the Perdue wastewater plant in Showell for residential use got a positive recommendation from the Worcester County Planning Commission last week, with modifications which could be the basis for a new model of wastewater management.ADC Builders plans to use 1,000 EDUs of 4,000 projected units of sewer, to be… Read more »

Non-Conformity May Be Tackled By Zones In OC

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday to discuss two code amendments that could adversely affect parking in the entire resort.The hearing was held to consider amendments limiting the number of off-street parking spaces that may be approved with reduced design standards and another that would… Read more »