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.

West OC Bike Path Project On Schedule

OCEAN CITY – Updates on a West Ocean City shared use path and improvements to a downtown sidewalk highlighted this week’s meeting of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.This week, State Highway Administration Assistant District Engineer Jana Potvin presented the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee with an update on bicycle and… Read more »

Wicomico Schools Implement New Attendance Policy

SALISBURY – Despite efforts to address lingering questions, Wicomico County’s school superintendent said a new attendance procedure is being well received.In a Wicomico County Board of Education meeting this week, Superintendent of Schools Donna Hanlin announced the successful implementation of new student attendance procedures.“Anytime there is change, there are going to be people with questions,… Read more »

Montego Bay Bike Path Grant Denied

OCEAN CITY – It appears a shared bike path project in the Montego Bay community will not move forward after resort officials learned the town did not receive grant funding from the state.In a meeting of the Ocean City Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee this week, President Paul Mauser announced the town did not receive… Read more »

County Libraries To Host STEM Festival Activities Over Next Month

County Libraries To Host STEM Festival Activities Over Next Month

BERLIN – A month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and math will return to the Worcester County Library.Beginning on Friday, all five branches of the Worcester County Library will offer several STEM programs to children and families.Library Director Jennifer Ranck said the county’s library system will provide hands-on STEM activities in conjunction with a statewide… Read more »

Fenwick Island Sidewalk Project On State’s Five-Year List

FENWICK ISLAND – Sidewalks and crosswalks highlighted a discussion on pedestrian safety efforts in Fenwick Island last week.Last Friday, Councilwoman Vicki Carmean presented the Fenwick Island Town Council with an update on various pedestrian safety efforts in town.Carmean, chair of the Fenwick Island Pedestrian Safety Committee, announced last week that a long-awaited sidewalk project in… Read more »

Passport Services Now Offered At Centre

SALISBURY – A new service is expected to benefit patrons of Wicomico County’s library system.On Sept. 9, the Wicomico Public Library began offering passport services at its Centre branch, located within the Centre at Salisbury.There, patrons can apply for a new passport, renew an existing passport and take passport photos.Sam Gibson, marketing and communications manager… Read more »

Sustainability Plan Reviewed In Fenwick

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island got their first look at a completed sustainability plan last week.Last Friday, Debbie Pfeil of KCI Technologies came before the Fenwick Island Town Council to present the town’s new Community Sustainability Plan.“What I don’t like is a project where they give you a book to put on the… Read more »