Berlin To Hear Possible Flooding Fixes Next Year

BERLIN — Now that residents in all four districts in Berlin have had a chance to present their individual complaints, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Environmental Finance Center will spend the next few months brainstorming ways to solve stormwater issues in the town.Center Director Joanne Throwe called the four district meetings a “great… Read more »

City Resolves Remaining Employee Benefit Issues

OCEAN CITY – A big difference from almost a year ago, the Mayor and City Counted unanimously voted to approve ordinances concerning town employees’ benefits.Human Resource Director Wayne Evans presented the history of town employees’ benefits regarding vacation time. In 2002, the town decreased holiday days from 14 to 12, eliminating Good Friday and New… Read more »

Route 113 Project Again In Funding Limbo

SNOW HILL — Funds for highway improvement projects are low or non-existent, according to Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials, who added that fees and taxes may need to be raised if Worcester County wants to see long-term projects completed.Proposed by the Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding, some of the possible revenue boosters… Read more »

Legislators Talk Taxes In OC

OCEAN CITY — A proposed increase in Maryland’s gasoline tax, other proposed hikes in taxes and fees, unemployment insurance and the general condition of the state’s economy were among the topics of discussion as Ocean City business people met with their state representatives this week.The resort’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) this week hosted its annual… Read more »

West OC Crosswalks Sought

SNOW HILL — Pedestrian safety, public transportation, and Worcester County’s freight and rail system were all issues discussed by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) during its visit with the County Commissioners Tuesday.With funding scarce in general, the commissioners made it clear that those are three services they don’t want to see slip through the… Read more »

Northern Worcester Schools Eye Re-Accreditation

BERLIN — After a successful visit from a Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools (MSACS) review board, public schools in northern Worcester County are being recommended for re-accreditation.“Our 18-person validation team has unanimously agreed to recommend full re-accreditation for the northern Worcester County public schools,” announced Validation Team Chairperson Michael Kuchar, who also serves… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Community Support Made Gala A Success Editor:On Nov. 12, the greater Ocean City area gathered to honor Leighton Moore as he was presented with the Second Annual Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award.A sold out ballroom of 435 people came out to honor Moore at the Clarion Fontainebleau Resort Hotel, for his many years of quiet… Read more »