Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, several governmental entities are taking a step up in the technology department, while a local grassroots organization gets a tri-fecta of awards in Annapolis.OCDC Gets Three Awards For Downtown ProjectsThe Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) and the town of Ocean City picked up three awards, including two… Read more »

Man Cleared In Alleged Attack

SNOW HILL – A West Ocean City man arrested in July on assault and other serious charges after allegedly threatening family members with a baseball bat had the charges against him dropped this week in Circuit Court because the witnesses in the case have since moved to Florida and were not available to testify.Shortly before… Read more »

County Opposed To Lifting Marsh Tax Cap

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners discussed a financial award and the marsh land tax cap briefly at their first December meetingThe Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday said they opposed the removal of the tax cap on Maryland marsh land, in response to a survey sent around to all Maryland jurisdictions by the Maryland Association… Read more »

Board Rejects Historic Building Appeal

BERLIN – An appeal to the Berlin Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) seeking to save a historic telescope building, known as the Elizabeth White house, was rejected by the BZA this week because the appellants could not articulate grounds for the appeal.BZA Vice Chair Woody Bunting repeatedly asked attorney King Burnett, representing appellants Sherrie Beckstead… Read more »

North-End Property Values On Decline

BERLIN – When the latest reassessment notices for the north end of Worcester County hit mailboxes later this month, most residents will not be surprised to learn their property values have declined, but they be surprised to see how far they have dropped, likely by as much as 20 percent or more.Over the last 12… Read more »