Court Upholds Hurricane Insurance Decision

OCEAN CITY — Maryland’s highest court this week ruled a major insurance carrier was well within its rights to stop writing new homeowner policies in coastal areas of the state, pointing out the company’s decision was based on sound business practices and was not discriminatory.The Maryland Court of Appeals on Wednesday issued a majority opinion… Read more »

Chemo Bill Named For Kathy Mathias

OCEAN CITY — In a fitting tribute to a beloved Ocean City resident who lost her battle with cancer last August, a bill introduced in the Maryland General Assembly last week in her name would level the playing field for insurance coverage for both the intravenous and oral forms of chemotherapy.Last Friday, State Senator Catherine… Read more »

Poplar Hill Mansion Wins Award

SALISBURY — The Poplar Hill Mansion, the oldest registered house in Salisbury, had a couple of significant announcements this week including a Heritage Award and the appointment of a new curator.On Wednesday, Salisbury officials announced the Popular Hill Mansion was honored with a Heritage Award by the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council, an organization dedicated… Read more »

Berlin Sewer Rate Hike Ahead

BERLIN — In order to qualify for funding from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Berlin will be raising sewer rates for residents next year.“If we want $5 millionm we have to raise the rates 5 percent,” said Town Administrator Tony Carson at a meeting earlier this month.The rate change will amount to about… Read more »

Wicomico Council Decides To Support New Bennett

SALISBURY — After listening to new financial data and hearing from members of the public, the Wicomico County Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to send a letter supporting progressing with building a new James M. Bennett Middle School (BMS).“I can’t justify kicking this can down the road further,” said Councilman Matt Holloway.The decision by the council… Read more »