About The Author: Bethany Hooper

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Bethany Hooper has been with The Dispatch since 2016. She currently covers various general stories. Hooper graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012 and the University of Maryland in 2016, where she completed double majors in journalism and economics.

Wicomico Stays With Acting Executive

SALISBURY – The Wicomico County Council voted last week to have Director of Administration John Psota continue as the acting county executive.In a special meeting last Friday, the council voted 5-2, with Councilman Josh Hastings and Councilwoman Nicole Acle opposed, to approve the continuation of Psota as acting county executive until the vacancy is filled… Read more »

Public Safety Complex Update Highlights Shortfall

SALISBURY – How the county would fund a significant shortfall in the construction of a new public safety complex was the question that drove much of last week’s discussion with department heads and lead architects.Last Tuesday, representatives with the county’s purchasing department and sheriff’s office and architects with MW Studios met with the Wicomico County… Read more »

Adult Education Grants Awarded

BERLIN – Two local adult education providers have received more than $524,000 in combined grant funding from the Maryland Department of Labor.Last week, the Maryland Department of Labor announced its selection of 25 adult education providers to receive $16.8 million in combined federal and state funds. Wor-Wic Community College received $298,972, while Worcester County Public… Read more »

Resort Police Chief Provides Update On Efforts To Help Homeless

OCEAN CITY – A discussion on homelessness highlighted a resort committee meeting this week.“We continue to work through this stubborn issue,” Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro told the Police Commission Monday, “but there are limitations.”An effort to address the homeless population in Worcester County began in 2018, as homelessness on the Boardwalk gained attention.To… Read more »

Two In Running For Executive Post

SALISBURY – Two candidates have submitted their names for the vacant county executive position, more than two weeks after the Wicomico County Council agreed to reopen the application process.In Tuesday’s meeting of the Wicomico County Council, Council President Larry Dodd announced the list of applicants for county executive, a position held by Bob Culver until… Read more »

Mapping Software To Help With Pop-Up Rally

OCEAN CITY – A new incident response software is expected to help local agencies prepare for a pop-up car rally, along with special events that take place in Ocean City each year.On Monday, Emergency Services Communications Manager Glen McIntyre presented the Ocean City Police Commission with a new decision-making software expected to help local departments… Read more »