State’s LCB Report Confirms Suspicions

What has long been speculated was proven true this week – the Liquor Control Board for Worcester County (LCB), the monopoly that handles all of the county’s wholesale spirit sales and most of the retail aspect, has broken the law at least four times over the last three years.With the release of the Summary of… Read more »

A Practical Approach

A Practical Approach Editor:The Ocean City Council is using the sensible approach in their efforts to reduce expenses during these difficult economic times. Freezing wages and benefits and instituting a “no new hire” is a good start. When the economy improves and new employees are needed, it seems reasonable for them to have a different entry… Read more »

Cops & Courts

Knife Pulled In BarBERLIN – A Berlin man was arrested on disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed deadly weapon charges this week after allegedly leaving a local bar after a dispute and returning with a large knife.Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Berlin Police responded to Goober’s Bar for a report of a man wielding… Read more »

Retiree Questions Joe Hall On Pension Position

OCEAN CITY – A citizen questioned Councilman Joe Hall’s responsibility and position as a trustee on the pension committee during this week’s Mayor and City Council meeting.Tom Kane spoke to the Mayor and City Council during the comments from the citizen’s portion of this week’s meeting. Kane is retired from the town’s fire department, contributing… Read more »

School Board Hears Public’s Hopes For Next Budget

NEWARK – The Worcester County Board of Education held a Public Budget Input Meeting on Tuesday concerning next year’s budget. Representatives from the 14 county public schools addressed the board, making specific, case-based requests for each location.Additionally, several presentations were made outlining the county’s economic and academic status to the public.Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jon… Read more »