Blaze Wipes Out Route 50 Offices

BERLIN – Within days of a destructive fire, two businesses displaced by the Saturday afternoon blaze were in operation elsewhere and plans to rebuild were underway.Five West Ocean City businesses sustained damages in various severities by the fire that occurred at 4:13 p.m. at the Purnell Center located on Route 50. Two offices, home to… Read more »

Council Divided Over OC Budget

OCEAN CITY — Despite keeping the tax rate the same as last year in Ocean City, potentially lowering the median property owners’ tax bill by about 2.5 percent, the City Council was split 4-3 in passing the FY2011 budget through first reading on Monday night.Heading into the final two weeks of budget hearings, certain council… Read more »

Friday, May 21–Conservation Resource Program Questioned

SNOW HILL – A type of conservation easement meant to transfer marginal cropland to conservation land could be costing state taxpayers too much and causing enforcement problems for local jurisdictions.The Conservation Resource Enhancement Program (CREP) does not extinguish development rights, unlike many other conservation easement programs, and does not have to cover the entire farm… Read more »

Voices From the Readers

Voices From the Readers

Citizens Concerned Over County DirectionEditor:The time for government transparency and accountability is urgently overdue. Massive unnecessary spending and ignoring citizens’ concerns are problems viewed of utmost importance about our Worcester County Commissioners. These are true issues of the Concerned Citizens of Worcester County (CCWC).Many of the issues/concerns have been addressed directly and indirectly by individuals… Read more »

Thoughts From the Publisher’s Desk

Thoughts From the Publisher’s Desk

This year’s budget session in Ocean City confirmed a lot about the inner dealings and feelings among members of the Mayor and Council. The various conversations at City Hall, eye rolling and other machinations prove a voting block is alive and well. There’s no disputing that Council members Jim Hall, Joe Hall and Margaret Pillas… Read more »