ASSATEAGUE — Two men were charged with week in connection with the shooting death of one of Assateague’s famed wild horses during a two-day firearm deer season on the barrier island last January.Assateague Island National Seashore officials announced on Tuesday charges have been levied against two individuals, one for shooting the horse during the controlled… Read more »
BERLIN — Last week’s Operation Medicine Drop, in conjunction with the fall National Drug Take-Back Day, was a huge success, netting a total of 205 pounds of unused and expired medications.Local officials from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Worcester County Health Department, Ocean City Police, Berlin Police and the Assateague Coastal Trust and Coastkeeper… Read more »
SNOW HILL — Uncomfortable with the idea that it would amount to “stealing land” in the words of one elected official, the Worcester County Commission chose Tuesday to deny a state-developed corridor vision plan for Route 589.“I can’t vote on anything that would take away personal property rights without money to compensate for it,” said… Read more »
SNOW HILL — Though heavily revised, the new, state-bred “PlanMaryland” planning and zoning regulations still managed to spark a lot of shaking heads among the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday.“That was one of the most miraculous rewrites I’ve ever seen in my 13-year political history,” commented Commissioner Virgil Shockley sarcastically.Several months ago, when discussion on PlanMaryland… Read more »
SALISBURY — With the results of the 2010 Census in the book, Salisbury will have to, at a minimum, redraw its City Council election districts, but Mayor Jim Ireton this week threw his support behind a dramatic change to how city voters choose their representatives.Based on the results of the Census, Salisbury’s population has grown… Read more »
BERLIN — Even with crowds reaching potentially record-breaking sizes, reports from Berlin indicate that Halloween went off without a hitch this year. Despite the steady growth of the event, officials aren’t planning much as far as changing or expanding the holiday, believing they currently have a winning formula.“I don’t anticipate any changes,” said Mayor Gee… Read more »
OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) had a number of items to present at City Hall this week that all seemed to revolve around the same theme — retirement.OCPD Chief Bernadette DiPino pitched a couple changes to the Mayor and City Council with the first being the sale of departmental firearms.She explained… Read more »
Worcester Prep’s Homecoming Court is pictured above. They are, from left, Ryan Nally, sophomore prince; Kristen Shriver, sophomore princess; Brad Mullen, junior prince; Ragen Doyle, junior princess; Matteo Petrera, Homecoming king; Kayla Baier, Homecoming queen; Jim Engel, senior prince; Alyssa Alicea, senior princess; Rylie Doyle, freshman princess; and Erik Zorn, freshman prince.