Funding Loss Derails Student Intern Program

SNOW HILL — Funding for a popular student internship program has dried up in Worcester County, and officials are attempting to find a suitable replacement program.While briefing the commissioners on his Fiscal Year 2014 operating budget, Economic Development Director Bill Badger revealed that federal matching funds for the Step Up and Reach for the Stars… Read more »

County Weighing More Employee Pay Raises

SNOW HILL — Facing a roughly $7 million shortfall heading into budget season, most members of the Worcester County Commission say they want to wait until the end of the process before making decisions on whether or not county employees will receive another raise this year. However, Commissioner Jim Bunting revealed that his mind is… Read more »

Council Balks At Approving More OCPD Tasers

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council was torn this week between spending funds available in this fiscal year’s budget to purchase eight additional Tasers for the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) or wait to prioritize expenditures when the budget picture clears.OCPD Captain Gregory Guiton came before the council, with Mayor Rick Meehan, Council… Read more »

Berlin Culvert Project Nears End

BERLIN — First initiated two years ago, improvements to a West Street culvert now have an official deadline of Memorial Day and an end price tag of about $175,000.“This is a project we’ve been working on for a couple years now,” said Town Administrator Tony Carson.Carson reminded the Town Council that the original assessment of… Read more »

Senate OKs Bill Exempting OC From Recycling Measure

OCEAN CITY — Legislation that would provide an exemption for the countless condominiums and apartment buildings in Ocean City from placing mandatory recycling bins on their properties cruised through the Senate this week.Last year, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring the owner or property managers of condominiums or apartment complexes of 10 or more units… Read more »

Cops & Courts

OCPD Busts Pot Growing OperationOCEAN CITY — An Ocean City man faces numerous drug charges this week after an OCPD narcotics unit raid on his residence Tuesday evening revealed an alleged marijuana growing operation including over 100 plants.Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, the OCPD Narcotics Unit executed a search and seizure warrant on a residence… Read more »