School To Host Bone Marrow Registration Drive After Student’s Recent Cancer Diagnosis

SHOWELL – Community members are spearheading a bone marrow donor registration drive at Showell Elementary School (SES) later this month after a third-grade student was recently diagnosed with cancer. Ed Reid, school counselor at SES and one of the event coordinators for the registration drive, said mother Brandy Terrell approached him with the idea after… Read more »

Two Days After City, Union Sign Contract, Employees Submit Petition Seeking More Rights

OCEAN CITY — Just two days after the Town of Ocean City and its firefighter-paramedic union reached an 11th-hour agreement on a new contract, union officials submitted a petition at City Hall seeking a referendum for binding interest arbitration. Last Tuesday with the clock ticking down on the negotiations deadline, the Mayor and Council and… Read more »

Report Indicates Nearly One-Third Of Worcester Households Struggling Financially

SALISBURY – Approximately 31 percent of households in Worcester County are struggling to afford basic needs, according to a recent United Way report on Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) individuals. But statistics show these percentages are higher in half of the county’s municipalities identified in the data. In a snapshot of six municipalities –… Read more »

Study Finds No Market For Indoor Sports Arena, But Demand For Outdoor Field Complex

SNOW HILL – A study conducted by the Maryland Stadium Authority indicates that while there is a market for an outdoor sports field complex in Worcester County, there’s little demand for an arena or ice rink. On Tuesday Susan Sieger of Crossroads Consulting  presented the Worcester County Commissioners with the market and economic impact study… Read more »

County’s Tweaked Route 50 Design Guidelines Seek To Spark Franchise Commercial Development

SNOW HILL – Changes to the county’s design guidelines and corridor plan are expected to increase development along Route 50 outside Berlin. On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners approved revisions to both the Design Guidelines and Standards for Commercial Uses and U.S. Route 50 Transportation Corridor Plan. The changes came after months of work by… Read more »

Resort Looks To Tackle Exterior Insulation Debris Issue

OCEAN CITY – Members of Ocean City’s Green Team met with a local exterior construction company this week to discuss potential solutions to pollution caused by Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems (EIFS). In a committee meeting Wednesday, Gail Blazer, environmental engineer for the town, addressed issues regarding the manner in which exterior insulation is applied and… Read more »