OC Council News In Brief

OCEAN CITY – It was not all public hearings and tabling of motions this week in local government. Here’s a wrap-up of some of the other notable items from the week at City Hall.Town To Take Close Look At Special Event ExpendituresWith every special event that takes place in Ocean City, the process and paperwork… Read more »

Kratovil Named To Ag Committee

BERLIN – As anticipated, newly-elected Maryland Congressman Frank Kratovil this week was nominated to the House Committee on Agriculture, putting the First District representative in an important position for his constituents in Worcester County and the rest of the state’s First District.Last Wednesday, the House Democratic Steering Committee named Kratovil to a seat on the… Read more »

A Look At Some Early Legislative Bills Of Note

BERLIN – The Maryland General Assembly last week convened for the 426th time and state lawmakers will consider thousands of pieces of legislation until April from bills whose importance would be felt across the state to pieces of legislation germane to specific jurisdictions including Worcester.Many of the bills introduced and ultimately voted on over the… Read more »

44 More Subway Cars Sunk Off Coast

OCEAN CITY – As anticipated, the latest batch of retired New York City subway cars were dropped on Ocean City’s growing artificial reef system early yesterday morning as planned as the weather conditions cooperated with the deployment.Ocean City Reef Foundation officials, along with representatives from the state’s own artificial reef program, rendezvoused off the coast… Read more »

School Board Examines $2.6M In Proposed Cuts

NEWARK – No field trips, fewer athletic competitions and scaled-down commencement exercises next year are all part of a preliminary school budget cuts that still leave the Worcester County school board with another $1.6 million to trim.The County Commissioners made some waves late last year when they instructed all county-funded departments to cut their budget… Read more »