Ocean Downs Named As Possible Slots Parlor Site

ANNAPOLIS – Just four days into a special General Assembly session called to address the state’s estimated $1.7 billion structural deficit, it appears partisan posturing and rhetoric are already standing in the way of meaningful discourse on the issues.Gov. Martin O’Malley called the session, which began in earnest on Monday night, to bring lawmakers in… Read more »

High School Students Get Test Alternative

BERLIN – Maryland high school students who repeatedly fail the high school assessment (HSA) tests will have the option of completing a senior project, the Maryland State Board of Education decided Wednesday.The board voted 8-4 on Oct. 31 to approve the test alternative, which will only be available to students who fail to pass an… Read more »

Budget Cuts Put State Parks In Jeopardy

BERLIN – Pocomoke River State Park will be closed if the state budget cuts proposed are confirmed.The Pocomoke River Park, near Snow Hill, will be one of eight state parks across Maryland to close if the special session of the Maryland General Assembly does not find another way to make up the budget shortfall.Budgets cuts… Read more »