NEW FOR FRIDAY: 9 Charges Filed Against Kaczynski For Baby Ava Accident

NEW FOR FRIDAY: 9 Charges Filed Against Kaczynski For Baby Ava Accident

(The following is a press release issued this afternoon by the Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County.)SNOW HILL — The Office of the State’s Attorney for Worcester County filed a criminal information in the Circuit Court for Worcester County charging Andre James Kaczynski, 47, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, with the following charges.Life-threatening Injury by… Read more »

Berlin To Soon Hear Suggestions For Flooding Woes

BERLIN — Months after beginning a stormwater feasibility study in Berlin, representatives of the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (UMEFC) announced that the process is nearing completion.“We are just about in the last quarter of this project,” promised (UMEFC) Program Manager Megan Hughes during a Historic District Commission (HDC) meeting Wednesday.Hughes did not sugarcoat… Read more »

Proposed Scooter Changes Outlined

OCEAN CITY – The Planning and Zoning Commission is close to approving a final proposal regulating scooter rental operations in town.On Tuesday night, the commission continued a public hearing to consider including “scooters, scoot-coupes and other names commonly associated with such vehicles that do not require a state vehicle registration license” as a special exemption… Read more »

Plan To Expand Sales Tax Worries Trade Groups

BERLIN — Proposed legislation expanding the state’s sales tax to more than two dozen new services has garnered the attention of the resort and state business community.House Bill 1051 calls for applying the state’s sales tax to services such as tax prep, property management, vehicles, commercial cleaning, cell phones, cable television, security systems, a parking… Read more »

$37.6M Bond Ceiling Approved

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council voted to approve an ordinance on final reading to authorize the issue and sale of General Obligation Municipal Purpose and Refunding Bonds not to exceed $37.6 million.Finance Administrator Martha Bennett explained that during work session discussions the refunding of 2005 bonds was discussed and the town’s project… Read more »

Salisbury Department Split Proposal Dies

SALISBURY — Internal Services will remain a single department, despite Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton’s attempt to have it split into two separate divisions.He told the City Council Monday that a charter amendment placing Internal Services into its original components, Financing and Purchasing, would allow for greater internal control as well as making it much easier… Read more »

Route 50 Shopping Center Plans Advance

SNOW HILL — The shopping center around Wal-Mart and Home Depot in West Ocean City is about to grow after the Worcester County Planning Commission approved a 15,755-square-foot commercial building to be included in the area.The commission granted conditional site plan approval last week for the “Ocean Landings I Building” to be located on the… Read more »