Assateague Island Horse Killed By Deer Hunter

ASSATEAGUE – One of Assateague’s famed wild horses was killed last week, the apparent victim of a gunshot from a hunter on the barrier island.Assateague Island National Seashore Superintendent Trish Kicklighter this week announced one of the wild horses inhabiting the barrier island was shot and killed last weekend during a planned, two-day deer hunt…. Read more »

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 »