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 »

Best Beats On The Beach

Assateague Island Oasis: 410-629-1492, Rt. 611; Every Friday & Saturday: Patrick McAllorum.Bahama mamas: 410-289-0291, Call for entertainment.Blue Ox & Babe’s Lounge: 410-250-6440, 127th St. & Coastal Hwy.; Call for entertainment.Buxy’s Salty Dog: 410-289-0973, 28th St. & Coastal Hwy.; Friday, March 23: DJ BK; Saturday, March 24: Pirate Radio.Coins: 410-289-3100, 28th St. Plaza; Call for entertainment.Fager’s… Read more »

The Insider

Today you can cross the Atlantic Ocean in a couple of hours and it means nothing. Does anyone really have to get across the ocean in a couple of hours? What could possibly be that important? Crossing the big pond was a lot more fun when it took several days aboard one of the major… Read more »

The Bubble

“Backpedaling towards Family Fun”Risk takers don’t think that things will end badly until after the fact.This is probably why memorable events in our history, whether stupendous or stupid, occur because ballsy exhibitionists or social thrill seekers aren’t afraid of the “post-risk press conference.”Greek historian Herodotus once said (and by once I mean in 484 BC)… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Parents Need To Think About KidsEditor:I just want to publicly announce my frustration with some parents in the area. What kind of sensible parent brings their children to a smoky bar? I don’t feel right handing parents kids’ menus and crayons and then watching their kids have a side of Marlboros with their food. What… Read more »