OP Sewer Plant Expansion Study OK’d

SNOW HILL — Budget season may be months away, but the Worcester County Commissioners started their new year by immediately looking for ways to trim costs for a study reviewing possible changes to the Ocean Pines Operations Facility. One commissioner, however, felt her colleagues were going overboard.“It’s not a zillion dollars … we’re not going… Read more »

OCPD’s Three-Captain Structure Approved

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) named this week a new captain following a change in the department’s structure, despite two councilmen’s concerns on how it will affect the department’s budget in the future.The OCPD announced that Lt. Gregory Guiton will be filling the new captain’s position.“He has been instrumental in working… Read more »

No Sanctions Against Hudson Farm For Information Leak

BERLIN — The ongoing legal battle between a Berlin farm family and an environmental watchdog group over alleged pollution violations continued this week with a federal judge ruling the defendant’s leak of confidential information regarding settlement negotiations did not warrant sanctions.In March 2010, the Waterkeeper Alliance, along with the Assateague Coastkeeper and the Assateague Coastal… Read more »

Worcester Eyes Nuisance Properties

SNOW HILL — A crackdown on “nuisance” properties in Worcester County got off to an agreeable start Tuesday.Resident Michael Ward appeared before the Worcester County Commissioners for a hearing regarding a property located in Snow Hill recently served with a nuisance abatement order. The order set Ward on a tight timetable for addressing “three ramshackled… Read more »

Lawsuit Filed To Protect Tuna

OCEAN CITY — Nearly one year to the day after threatening to sue federal fisheries officials over a failed threatened or endangered listing for Atlantic Bluefin tuna, an environmental watchdog agency last week filed suit in U.S. District Court in an attempt to reverse a rule change expanding the fishery.In late December 2010, the National… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Conservative Claim Is Not The Reality Editor:In a recent interview, Council President Jim Hall touts his conservatism, and states he has no regrets as he reflects on 2011. A conservative is one who is cautious with taxpayers’ money, believes in limited government intervention and most importantly is fiscally responsible.President Hall and his majority were not… Read more »