BLC Approves Family Entertainment Complex For Old JR’s Site

BLC Approves Family Entertainment Complex For Old JR’s Site

SNOW HILL –  The connections of Ropewalk are moving forward with plans to bring a new family friendly restaurant to north Ocean City.Ropewalk’s Marc McFaul and Chris Reda shared plans for a new restaurant, AlleyOops, with the Worcester County Board of License (BLC) Commissioners this week. The restaurant, which did receive liquor license approval from… Read more »

New Stansell Coastal Hospice House Celebrated

New Stansell Coastal Hospice House Celebrated

OCEAN PINES – A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the region’s first residential hospice house drew a crowd of community members to Ocean Pines this week.On Wednesday, officials with Coastal Hospice, community members and representatives from various boards, businesses and government agencies gathered to celebrate the opening of the Macky & Pam Stansell… Read more »

Weekly Downtown Fireworks Displays Questioned

Weekly Downtown Fireworks Displays Questioned

OCEAN CITY — Resort tourism officials this week waffled somewhat on the idea of weekly fireworks in the future, instead agreeing to explore other special events that will enhance the summer visitor experience.During Monday’s meeting, the Ocean City Tourism Commission continued its piecemeal section-by-section review of the town’s tourism strategic plan with a focus on… Read more »

Early Tax Increase Talk Irks Two County Commissioners

Early Tax Increase Talk Irks Two County Commissioners

SNOW HILL –  A two-cent property tax increase proposed by county staff drew immediate criticism from a pair of Worcester County Commissioners this week.At the start of a budget work session Tuesday, Commissioner Jim Bunting expressed concern about the budget presented by Worcester County staff — which includes a proposed two-cent property tax increase —… Read more »

Worcester Tech Students Participate In Signing Day Event

Worcester Tech Students Participate In Signing Day Event

NEWARK –  Worcester Technical High School celebrated students’ career intent with its first ever National Signing Day ceremony.On Wednesday, teachers, community members and employers applauded as dozens of students declared their intent to enter the workforce.“We couldn’t be more excited for the students in this room,” Principal Tom Zimmer said. “The students you will see… Read more »

Worcester Seeks Support Opposing State Sprinkler Mandate

Worcester Seeks Support Opposing State Sprinkler Mandate

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to seek help in their fight against the state’s fire sprinkler laws.The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to send a packet of information, including draft legislation, to Maryland’s other counties in an effort to drum up support for easing the state’s sprinkler requirements. The commissioners have called… Read more »

Funding Requests Outlined At Annual Budget Public Hearing

Funding Requests Outlined At Annual Budget Public Hearing

BERLIN – Funding requests for education, volunteer fire companies local nonprofits and the arts dominated a public hearing on the county’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget this week.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners asked for public comment on the county’s proposed $202.7 million budget. The commissioners will spend the coming weeks working to balance the… Read more »