OC Survey Results Released

OCEAN CITY – The results of the National Citizen Survey, sent out to a random sampling of Ocean City residents, were released this week, giving town officials insight into some of the thoughts and opinions of residents.Dr. Thomas Miller of the National Research Center presented the Mayor and Council with the results of the surveys… Read more »

Neighbor’s Concerns Aired Over Edgewater Project

OCEAN CITY – Discussion over the 1111 Edgewater property continued this week, however the contention centered not around the request for a building permit extension, but rather on the complaints of neighboring property owners. George Mengason, president of the Condo Owners Association for Summer Wind Condominiums, came before the Mayor and Council Monday night in… Read more »

Marathon Plans Scaled Back For 2008

OCEAN CITY – With uncertainty swirling around the future of the annual Ocean City Marathon, event organizers this week announced there would not be a full marathon next year for a variety of reasons, but there will be an event nonetheless which will likely include a half-marathon and a 5K race although no further details… Read more »

Juvenile Charged In West OC Shooting

WEST OCEAN CITY – A Salisbury juvenile was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a shooting outside a West Ocean City restaurant in November and has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and several other charges.James LaBronk Brumskin, 17, of Salisbury, was arrested at his residence on Wednesday after Worcester County Bureau of Investigations (WCBI)… Read more »

County Talks Septic Tanks

SNOW HILL – The County Commissioners informally discussed new rules requiring nutrient removal technology on new or replacement septic tanks this week.Staff is working on a set of rules to require nutrient removal technology on septic tanks, Environmental Programs Director Bob Mitchell said, but where the rule would apply is up to the commissioners. “They… Read more »

Figures Confirm Foreclosure Woes Extend To County

BERLIN – The final report of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Homeownership Preservation Task Force released last week revealed Maryland is right in the middle of a growing national foreclosure crisis and Worcester County has not been immune to the trend.O’Malley commissioned the task force, made up of a conglomerate of private sector housing advocates, banks, mortgage… Read more »

County Holds Off Berlin Sewer Vote

SNOW HILL – The Berlin sewage system expansion is once again in limbo after the County Commissioners postponed a decision on the necessary county water and sewer plan amendment.The commissioners voted Tuesday to delay a decision on the amendment, allowing Berlin to expand and upgrade its sewage system to increase nutrient removal and handle new… Read more »