Worcester Scores $1.2M Literacy Grant

NEWARK – Worcester County will receive a $1.2 million grant from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to aid in literacy efforts.On Monday MSDE announced it was awarding $43.3 million in grants to local school systems. Worcester County Public Schools (WCPS) is set to get $1.2 million to help update its literacy curriculum and… Read more »

Heroin Dealer Nabbed In Resort Drug Sting Sentenced To 15 Years

SNOW HILL — A Baltimore man, one of 21 arrested last year following a local allied law enforcement agency drug distribution investigation, pleaded guilty last week to distributing heroin and cocaine and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.Last November, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Narcotics Unit, along with the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement… Read more »

Message To Motorized Events: Welcome To OC, Drive Safely, Fines Doubled

Message To Motorized Events: Welcome To OC, Drive Safely, Fines Doubled

OCEAN CITY — Plans for how best to utilize the freshly-minted special event zone and other initiatives aimed at curbing illicit activity associated with the motorized special events in the resort were unveiled during a task force meeting on Wednesday.After a troublesome motorized special event season last year, resort officials formed a special task force… Read more »

Short-Term Fixes For Inlet To Continue; Five-Year Study Ahead

Short-Term Fixes For Inlet To Continue; Five-Year Study Ahead

BERLIN – While planning continues, a long-term solution to Inlet depth concerns is at least five years away.In a meeting last Thursday, representatives from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Army Corps of Engineers reviewed with local representatives the process for study and design of a major project to address the shoaling… Read more »

Agencies Wrap Up Fatal Plane Crash Recovery Effort; Woman Remains Missing

BERLIN – The following is the full text of a press release dated Friday, March 16 from Maryland State Police.State and military underwater recovery teams have concluded their operations off Ocean City in response to the fatal plane crash there earlier this month.The multiple underwater recovery operations conducted resulted in the recovery of one. The… Read more »