First Semester Final Exams Waived

First Semester Final Exams Waived

NEWARK– School system officials agreed to waive final exams for first semester courses after hearing concerns from teachers.The Worcester County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to waive final exams for first semester courses because of the number of students in COVID-19 quarantine and isolation.Annette Wallace, the school system’s chief operating and academic officer for… Read more »

Committee Reviews Studies, Cost Estimates For Dredge Project

Committee Reviews Studies, Cost Estimates For Dredge Project

FENWICK ISLAND – A review of archeological studies, cost estimates and timelines highlighted a recent dredging meeting in Fenwick Island.Last Friday, the Fenwick Island Dredging Committee met to discuss the next steps in a long-awaited dredging project of the Little Assawoman Bay. As the town continues to pursue a partnership with Seatowne, a residential community… Read more »

OC Compost Program Hoping To Expand

OC Compost Program Hoping To Expand

OCEAN CITY – After a banner year, organizers of a resort composting program are looking to expand operations in 2022.Last week, The Hobbit Restaurant owner and Ocean Compost LLC representative Garvey Heiderman came before the Ocean City Coastal Resources Legislative Committee (Green Team) to provide an update on the organization’s composting program, which collects food… Read more »

OC Bus, Tram Driver Recruitment Incentives Weighed

OC Bus, Tram Driver Recruitment Incentives Weighed

OCEAN CITY — In an effort to stay in front of another anticipated labor shortage, resort transportation officials this week discussed incentives for retaining returning drivers and attracting new ones.For Ocean City, the departments most affected by last summer’s worker shortage were the transportation division; including bus drivers and Boardwalk tram operators, public works, including… Read more »

Berlin Planning Commission Votes Against Property Rezoning For Mixed-Use Townhome Community

Berlin Planning Commission Votes Against Property Rezoning For Mixed-Use Townhome Community

BERLIN – The Berlin Planning Commission voted 5-1 not to support a request to rezone commercial property near the intersection of routes 818 and 50.The commission will forward a request to rezone 25 acres of commercial property on to the Berlin Town Council with an unfavorable recommendation. The rezoning has been proposed to allow for… Read more »

Resort’s Summer, Offseason Special Events Discussed; Drones, Fireworks, Concerts, Comedy Shows

Resort’s Summer, Offseason Special Events Discussed; Drones, Fireworks, Concerts, Comedy Shows

OCEAN CITY — With the calendar flipping over to 2022, resort tourism officials this week received an informal presentation on some of the recurring special events for the coming year along with a few new wrinkles.TEAM Productions’ Bob Rothermel on Monday presented his proposed lineup of value-added special events for the coming season, along with… Read more »