State Funds Proposed For Route 113 Work, 589 Planning

BERLIN – Twenty million dollars has been dedicated to the next phase of the Route 113 dualization and to more planning funds for Route 589 improvements in the state’s consolidated transportation plan, showing that the highest levels of Maryland government have not forgotten Worcester’s highways.The Maryland consolidated transportation plan calls for $18 million to fund… Read more »

Pines Grocery Store To Close Feb. 4

BERLIN – The Fresh Pride grocery store at Pines Plaza, a neighborhood institution since the late 1980s, will close its doors on Feb. 4.No reason has been given for the closure. Ed Dery, President, CEO, and CFO of Fresh Pride chain owner Camellia Foods Stores, Inc., refused to provide more information on the move. A… Read more »

OC Double Murder Case Featured On TV

BERLIN – On Jan. 27, at 10 p.m., the Oxygen network’s “Snapped” series will present a segment on the 2002 Memorial weekend double murder that occurred in Ocean City. The show will air again at midnight and 2 a.m. on Jan. 28.According to Donna Dudek, series producer, “Snapped” is a true crime series that profiles… Read more »

Mother, Daughter Popped For Pot

OCEAN CITY – An illegal hobby shared by a mother and daughter from Brooklyn, Md. resulted in criminal charges last week in Ocean City.On Jan. 17, during a routine business check of the Holiday Inn on 17th Street, Ocean City police officers detected an odor of burnt marijuana on the 11th floor of the hotel…. Read more »

County On Own With Old Septic Tanks, State Says

SNOW HILL – The State of Maryland will not help Worcester County replace old septic tanks with new pollution reducing technology, the County Commissioners learned recently, despite the great reduction in nitrogen contamination from the enhanced septic systems.Maryland state housing rehabilitation money cannot be used to buy the better, more expensive systems because neither the… Read more »