We Remember Those We Have Lost

Ronald William HaslamOCEAN PINES – Retired Ocean City Police Officer Sgt. Ronald William Haslam died quietly in the arms of his wife at their home in Ocean Pines. Kristin and Ron have been married for over nine years, but they first met in 1978 when they were both seasonal officers on the Ocean City Police… Read more »

Accident Closes Baltimore Ave.

Accident Closes Baltimore Ave.

OCEAN CITY – An accident on Baltimore Ave. early Wednesday morning caused a utility pole to block the roadway for several hours, snarling rush hour traffic, such as it is in Ocean City, until it could be cleared.Early Monday morning, an accident at 3rd Street and Baltimore Ave. caused a utility pole to fall and… Read more »

Schools Seek Compromise On Fund Transfers

SNOW HILL – Just hours after the Worcester County fiscal year 2010 budget was officially approved, the Worcester County Commissioners voted to allow the Board of Education to move money from textbooks and classroom supplies back into instructional salaries.The commissioners are responsible for funding levels in the 13 school budget categories. The Board of Education… Read more »

Questions Cloud County Layoff Decision

SNOW HILL – Confusion reigned Tuesday afternoon when the Worcester County Commissioners were told they should confirm their vote to layoff 11 people and consolidate three county departments into one, with one previous supporter of the move emphatically changing her mind.During the County Commissioners’ regular meeting, a visibly irritated Sonny Bloxom, Worcester County attorney, instructed… Read more »

OCPD’s Most Wanted Convicted

SNOW HILL – A Berlin man, deemed at a time as one of the Ocean City Police Department’s “most wanted” for a string of burglaries in a resort trailer park in March 2008, appeared in Worcester County Circuit Court to face 32 separate charges and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree… Read more »

Decatur Graduate Brings Nighthawk To Berlin

BERLIN – Stephen Decatur students witnessed a rare treat this week when one of school’s favorite sons, a graduate turned U.S. Navy test pilot landed a Nighthawk helicopter on the football field at Seahawk Stadium on Wednesday morning.Hundreds of students and teachers, along with a large contingent of Decatur’s ROTC students, filled the bleachers at… Read more »

County Road Work Planned Thanks To Stimulus Funding

SNOW HILL – More stimulus funding will allow Worcester County to resurface portions of three roads in the county.In late May, Worcester County learned from the Maryland State Highway Administration that additional federal stimulus funds were coming its way.“Worcester County has been allocated $1.39 million for road resurfacing and safety improvements,” Public Works Director John… Read more »

Commissioners Debate Budget Issues Before Approving Plan

SNOW HILL – A controversial closed session vote to lay off 11 employees and consolidate three county departments into one turned the official budget approval into a contentious debate Tuesday morning.The vote to consolidate the Comprehensive Planning Department and Environmental Issues Department under the umbrella of the Development Review and Permitting Department took place in… Read more »