Berlin Residents See Varying PCA Charges

BERLIN – Some Berlin residents and town staff are looking forward to their April electric bill, when the reduced PCA charge takes effect.The town has received a multitude of complaints over high electric bills, with high PCA charges, in recent weeks. PCA, or power cost adjustment, charges result from a gap between the fixed rate… Read more »

Award-Winning Journalist Talks Smart Growth

BERLIN – The Worcester County Commissioners’ vision of a rural county dotted with self-contained communities was reinforced at the Tuesday’s smart growth presentation by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Tom Hylton.“In a way, I’m kind of wondering why I’m down here because you’re doing all the right things,” said Hylton. Hylton described driving through Salisbury on… Read more »

Adult Video Shop Owners Unfazed By Critics

Adult Video Shop Owners Unfazed By Critics

OCEAN CITY – Facing an onslaught of criticism in the recent week from town officials, residents and neighboring businesses alike, Ocean City’s newest retail shop, SexStyle, wasted no time hunkering down and opening its doors for business.It was Friday when the adult boutique, located at the 137th Street Bayview Shopping Plaza and specializing in DVDs,… Read more »

State Green Fund Gets Overhaul, Includes Bays

ANNAPOLIS – The controversial Chesapeake Bay Green Fund, criticized in Worcester because it would charge local citizens to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay without returning any money to the local Atlantic coastal bays, underwent a major transformation late yesterday including a change in the name to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Bays Green… Read more »

School Board Sends $87M Budget To Commissioners

NEWARK – The Worcester County Board of Education on Tuesday night unanimously adopted the school system’s proposed operating budget for fiscal year 2008, which comes to around $87.3 million when all sources of revenue are added in, and will submit the document to the County Commissioners for approval next month.The total proposed budget of $87.3… Read more »

P&Z Approves Upper Downtown Height Restrictions

OCEAN CITY – Over two months have passed since the Planning and Zoning Commission decided to re-advertise a public hearing concerning comprehensive rezoning and amendments to zoning regulations for properties zoned R-2 and R-3a.That meeting finally came to be Tuesday night and after a brief hearing commissioners discussed the issues regarding height restrictions in those… Read more »

OP Community Center Referendum Date Set

OCEAN PINES – The new Ocean Pines Community Center referendum question will be sent out April 18, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors decided Wednesday.“It’s in the hands of the populace,” said Ocean Pines Association President Glenn Duffy. “Everyone I speak to is in favor. We’ll have to wait and see.”Ocean Pines property owners will… Read more »