State Board Approves Lower Shore Land Easements

BERLIN — Hundreds of acres of forest, wetlands and other natural areas in several different tracks across the Lower Shore including Worcester and Wicomico counties were placed in permanent conservation last week.The Board of Public Works, which includes Gov. Martin O’Malley, treasurer Nancy Kopp and comptroller Peter Franchot, last week approved easements on 518 acres… Read more »

Salisbury Petition Drive Comes Up Short

SALISBURY — A petition started by Salisbury Councilwoman Laura Mitchell to have a charter amendment come for a public vote fell short of its minimum goal by about 200 signatures last week.Mitchell, however, doesn’t see the petition as a failure and believes it served its purpose in raising public awareness. She also promised not to… Read more »

Governor, Law School Dean Spar Over Farm Suit

BERLIN — The ongoing legal battle between a Berlin farm and an environmental watchdog group over alleged pollution violations took a surprise turn last week when Gov. Martin O’Malley called into question the use of the University of Maryland School of Law’s clinic and taxpayer resources to present the case, and the school’s dean essentially… Read more »

Juveniles Busted In OC Crime Spree

OCEAN CITY — Several local juveniles have been charged this week with burglary, theft and vandalism after a crime spree throughout north Ocean City.The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) has responded to numerous complaints of vandalism, burglary and theft in the north end of the resort this month. OCPD Forensic Services personnel established the various… Read more »

Website Property Sales Working For Resort

OCEAN CITY – New directions are being explored concerning the minimum liability coverage for commercial operators flying out of the Ocean City Municipal Airport, as well as ways for the town to sell surplus equipment more quickly.Historically Ocean City has sold all surplus equipment twice a year through an auction at 65th Street. Recently an… Read more »