Voice From The Readers

Waterways Under AssaultEditor:The bays, St. Martin’s River and Shingle Landing Prong has reached yet another crossroad. For many years we have been told about St. Martin’s pollution problems. Our waterways now face their latest major assault from pollution.Recently a plan was given approval from the Worcester County Planning Commission for the Showell sewage plant to… Read more »

Proposed Permit Process May Cost County $500K

SNOW HILL – Simplifying the building permit process for small projects could cost the county big bucks, staff told the Worcester County Commissioners at Tuesday’s budget work session.Talk of adding an online application process for building permits of all stripes, and adding mapping functions online, would require a lot of work and staff, said Ed… Read more »

Hydraulic Dredging Ban Signed Into Law

BERLIN – Nearly one year to the day from the untimely passing of the Delegate Bennett Bozman, Governor Martin O’Malley officially signed the bill prohibiting hydraulic dredging for clams and oysters in the coastal bays into law.O’Malley, along with Lieutenant Gov. Anthony Brown, Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael… Read more »