Council Approves Elevated Walkways For Condo Project

OCEAN CITY – The proposed condominium project to be located between 79th and 80th streets gained the addition of elevated pedestrian walkways after receiving unanimous approval from the City Council Monday. Attorney Joseph Moore came before the Mayor and Council Monday night to request the addition of elevated walkways at the proposed “Seaside Escape Condominiums,”… Read more »

Communication With Parents Gets High Marks

NEWARK – Parents gave the Worcester County public school system good marks in communication in a survey on how well the schools keep in touch and disseminate information.A total of 1,653 parent surveys indicated that communication by schools with parents was satisfactory across the board, with all 10 information sources presented in the survey achieving… Read more »

Brothers Charged In Ocean City Stabbing

OCEAN CITY – Two brothers were in custody this week facing attempted second-degree murder and other serious charges after allegedly stabbing two men during an altercation in front on an Ocean City hotel early Monday morning.Around 2:15 a.m. on Monday, an Ocean City Police officer on routine patrol in the 49th Street area was flagged… Read more »

Achievement Gap Still A Reality On State Tests

NEWARK – African-American student test scores still lag significantly behind all other ethnic groups in Worcester County elementary and middle schools on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) test, while doing well compared to other African-American students in the state.“We still have a lot of work to do with that population,” said Dr. Richard Walker, assistant… Read more »

Acceptable Fire Equipment Age Discussed

SNOW HILL – Before approving a new set of standards for fire companies, the Worcester County Commissioners plan to meet with county fire chiefs to discuss acceptable equipment age. Since 1977, fire apparatus has been limited to 15 years of service without underwriter approval and up to 30 years with an underwriters’ certificate.The standards, as… Read more »

82% Of Area Grads To Continue Education

NEWARK – With 82 percent of Worcester County’s graduating seniors from spring 2007 heading to further education, and $12.6 million in scholarships, county educators are saying this spring’s class was one of the best ever.Betsy Williams, Stephen Decatur High School guidance counselor, told the Worcester County Board of Education Tuesday she did not think any… Read more »