Marine Science Center Named In Senator’s Honor

ASSATEAGUE – Several national, state and local dignitaries were on Assateague this week to officially dedicate the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) marine science teaching and research facility on the barrier island in the name of long-time U.S. Senator Paul S. Sarbanes, who was instrumental in securing the funding for the ecology center nearly… Read more »

County Sets Deadline For Comprehensive Rezoning

SNOW HILL – The long-awaited comprehensive rezoning document must be completed by the end of 2008, the Worcester County Commissioners told staff Tuesday morning.The comprehensive rezoning, the final step in the new Comprehensive Plan process, has been delayed since the new plan was approved in March 2006, two years and three months ago.The first reason… Read more »

County Reluctant To Fund $385K In School Overruns

SNOW HILL – Several County Commissioners strongly criticized county school officials this week for asking for a substantial sum to cover overruns from the 2007-2008 school year, less than a month after the commissioners finished the county budget.The commissioners grudgingly voted 4-2 to pay the $385,000 overage incurred by the Worcester County public school system… Read more »

Planning Ahead Key As Hurricane Season Begins

OCEAN CITY – With hurricane season underway, it is important to communicate and plan ahead, reported the resort’s Emergency Services Director this week, as he briefed the Mayor and Council on hurricane preparedness issues for the 2008 hurricane season. Emergency Services Director Joe Theobald addressed the issue of hurricane awareness in Ocean City at Monday… Read more »

Local Disaster Relief Team Helping In Iowa

BERLIN – A local contingent of much-needed emergency manpower and resources are in ravaged Iowa this week helping residents there restore order after the largest flood on record in the Midwest state.At the direction of the umbrella organization Disaster Kleenup International, a disaster relief team from Royal Plus, based in Snow Hill with offices all… Read more »