About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

WOC Brewery EDU Request OK’d

SNOW HILL – County officials approved sewer capacity for a farm brewery on Route 611 but only after imposing a variety of conditions on the project.The Worcester County Commissioners this week voted unanimously to approve a request for six EDUs (equivalent dwelling units) for Assateague Island Farm LLC. Property owner Paul Carlotta plans to add… Read more »

More Frustrations Expressed Over New Radio System

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners again voiced frustration with the county’s new radio system this week.A representative of Federal Engineering, the company hired to assess the new public safety radio system installed by Harris Corporation, presented the commissioners with a report Tuesday. The recommendations included in it resulted in the commissioners again expressing… Read more »

County Commits Funds For Coast Guard Meals

SNOW HILL – As the government shutdown continues, county officials agreed to provide some meal funding to local Coast Guard personnel.At the close of Tuesday’s meeting, the Worcester County Commissioners agreed to donate $740 to help fund meals for local Coast Guard personnel. The request came at the suggestion of Commissioner Bud Church, who said… Read more »

Commissioners Pledge Funding To Land Preservation Program

Commissioners Pledge Funding To Land Preservation Program

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to increase funding to an agricultural land preservation program.The Worcester County Commissioners voted 6-1, with Commissioner Ted Elder opposed, to commit roughly $64,000 to the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) program. The commitment will ensure the county remains eligible for state funding toward easement acquisition.“When we put this… Read more »

Commissioners Want To Add Rental License Requirement To Boost Revenue

SNOW HILL – Officials agreed to update Worcester County’s zoning code and explore rental licensing requirements this week.As the popularity of services such as Airbnb grows, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-1 to have staff update the county’s zoning code in order to establish rental license requirements.“This is a revenue generator the county… Read more »

Berlin Approves Septic Haul Rate Increase

BERLIN – Municipal officials agreed to increase septage disposal rates to offset rising costs at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.Last Monday, the Berlin Town Council voted to raise the septage disposal fee from 6 cents a gallon to 7 cents a gallon. The new rate is expected to generate additional revenue to help with operating… Read more »