Ocean City ‘Finding More Material Than We Originally Thought’ With Storm Drain Cleaning

Ocean City ‘Finding More Material Than We Originally Thought’ With Storm Drain Cleaning

OCEAN CITY – Work on a project to clean Ocean City’s vast drainage system began uptown last week, but a state-led effort to clean the pipes and catch basins along Coastal Highway has since stopped.Public Works Director Hal Adkins said crews last week began the difficult task of cleaning out the resort’s storm drain system… Read more »

Assateague Census Finds 78 Horses; Year’s Fourth Foal Born This Month

Assateague Census Finds 78 Horses; Year’s Fourth Foal Born This Month

BERLIN — The National Park Service has completed its November population census of the wild horses on Assateague Island, recording the total population of the Maryland herd at 78 horses, including 21 stallions and 57 mares.Two aged mares, N6BKO “Samantha” and M17JP “Sierra” are missing and presumed dead, according to the park service.  The fourth… Read more »

$96K In Annual Education Awards Presented Across Lower Shore

$96K In Annual Education Awards Presented Across Lower Shore

SALISBURY — Schools in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties received $96,242 in grant funding through the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s 2018 Education Award Grants Program, which will be distributed across 33 school-based programs.“The educators creating these programs are inspiring the future leaders of our community,” said Erica Joseph, CFES President. “CFES believes education… Read more »

State, Local Election Results

State, Local Election Results

(Editor’s Note: While absentee and provisional ballots have not been counted, there are no race winners expected to change at this time)GovernorStatewideHogan-Rutherford (R-incumbent): 1,196,351 (56.2%)Jealous-Turnbull (D): 909,923 (42.7%)WorcesterHogan-Rutherford: 16,925Jealous-Turnbull: 5,049WicomicoHogan-Rutherford: 21,426Jealous-Turnbull: 9,576Congress District 1Harris (R-incumbent): 176,595 (60%)Colvin (D): 109,617 (38%)State Senator-District 38Total DistrictCarozza (R): 24,370 (53%)Mathias (D-incumbent): 21,530 (47%)SomersetCarozza: 3,552Mathias: 3,562WicomicoCarozza: 8,488Mathias: 7,925WorcesterCarozza: 12,330Mathias: 10,043State… Read more »

OC ELECTION: Meehan Re-Elected Mayor; James, Paddack, Martin Win Council Seats; Charter Amendment Passes For Firefighter/Paramedics

OC ELECTION: Meehan Re-Elected Mayor; James, Paddack, Martin Win Council Seats; Charter Amendment Passes For Firefighter/Paramedics

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan has been elected to his seventh term, besting former Councilman Joe Hall, 1,695-773. On the City Council, the three available seats have been secured by incumbent Matt James (1,787 votes), retired cop Mark Paddack (1,187) and incumbent Lloyd Martin (1,183). Martin won another term by four votes over Emily Nock… Read more »