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.

Salisbury School Celebrates New Solar Panels

Salisbury School Celebrates New Solar Panels

SALISBURY – Officials with The Salisbury School (TSS) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday to celebrate the installation of 900 solar panels on the outskirts of campus grounds.Solar panels found on the campus will now be incorporated into the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)-based curriculum, giving students an opportunity to learn about and create… Read more »

Land Trust, State Partner On Conservation Easement

BERLIN – Officials with the Lower Shore Land Trust recently announced the completion of a decade-long conservation easement project between the non-profit and the Maryland Environmental Trust that will permanently protect more than 150 acres and a mile of waterfront property in Somerset County.Kate Patton, executive director for the Lower Shore Land Trust, said the… Read more »

Young Professionals Address Economic Committee

OCEAN CITY – The Young Professionals of Ocean City met with members of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) at a meeting Wednesday in an effort to attract millennials and support from local businesses.Young Professionals member Chrissy Maddy told business owners at the meeting of the group’s activities and its purpose for gathering.“One of our main… Read more »

Initiatives Hope To Attract, Keep Millenials On Lower Shore

SALISBURY – Jobs are where the millennials are, according to recent data, and with the partnership of commercial stakeholders officials in Wicomico County want to incentivize Salisbury University graduates and young natives to remain in the area.At a Commercial Real Estate Forum on Salisbury University’s campus last Friday, Mayor Jake Day and economic development directors… Read more »

Tech School’s Popular Hospitality Program Gets OCHMRA Donation

NEWARK – Officials with the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) contributed $5,000 to Worcester Technical High School’s (WTHS) Hospitality and Tourism Management program last week.Susan Jones, executive director for the OCHMRA, said this donation will be the association’s first reoccurring contribution to the school’s program since its formation in recent years.Prior to the program’s genesis,… Read more »