School Budget Uncertainty Looms

NEWARK – School board officials this week introduced a draft fiscal year 2012 budget totaling just over $90 million, but with the level of state funding a major question mark and hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional cuts still to be made, the finished product could look much different.The proposed budget includes $89.8 million… Read more »

Report Confirms State Wine Industry Growing

BERLIN – While hardly synonymous with Napa or Sonoma, for example, Maryland’s budding wine industry, including a growing number of wineries on the Lower Shore, is starting to show signs of increased popularity and growth, according to a report released this week.The State Comptroller’s Office this week released its annual alcohol and tobacco tax report,… Read more »

Between The Lines

Regarding the ongoing Liquor Control Board for Worcester County (LCB) situation, one thing I have learned over the last decade with this issue is the public, in general, does not have a lot of interest in this story. However, I do believe it should.As a result of the proposal on the table to allow businesses… Read more »

Things To Do

Jan. 21: Holy Savior/KC BingoDoors open 6 p.m.; games begin, 7 p.m.; 9901 Coastal Hwy., O.C. Re-freshments will be on sale. For more information, 410-524-7994.Jan. 22: VFW Pancake Saturdays9 a.m.-noon, VFW Post 8296, 104 66th St., Bayside, O.C. All-you-can-eat pancakes for $5 or have 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and 2 bacon for $5. Coffee included… Read more »