County Wrestles With Adult Shop Law

SNOW HILL- Citizens will get the chance to weigh in on temporary legislation to regulate adult businesses at a June 19 public hearing. Worcester County established a moratorium on new adult businesses in early May, extending through the end of 2007, to give the county time to put permanent legislation into place. The interim legislation… Read more »

Downtown Height Restrictions Approved

OCEAN CITY- With the intent of preserving the old town charm of the downtown area in Ocean City, the Mayor and Council on Tuesday approved new maximum height limitations on new development in vast areas of the oldest section of the resort. During their regular work session on Tuesday, the council approved the proposed maximum… Read more »

Ocean City Council Briefs

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Mayor and Council met in a work session this week and discussed a wide variety of issues from a bid to repaint the water tower on 15th Street to improvements to the fire company headquarters to a new health care plan for town employees to new gear for resort firefighters…. Read more »

Grants Sought for Berlin Project, Housing Rehabs

SNOW HILL- Berlin residents and some county homeowners are hoping that requests for community development block grant (CDBG) funding will come through for the replacement of a community center in Berlin and the county’s housing rehabilitation program. The Worcester County Commissioners agreed to support the grant applications for both endeavors at Tuesday’s commissioner meeting. Efforts… Read more »

Alert Citizen Helps Nab Shoplifters

OCEAN CITY- Just days after a reported shoplifting spree at the CVS pharmacy on 120th Street in Ocean City, an alert citizen who saw the suspects pictures on television recognized them at the CVS in West Ocean City and alerted resort police, which touched off an investigation that led to their arrest. Three suspects in… Read more »