Heiser Sworn In As Worcester County’s First Female State’s Attorney

Heiser Sworn In As Worcester County’s First Female State’s Attorney

SNOW HILL – Veteran prosecutor Kris Heiser was sworn in as the first female state’s attorney for Worcester County this week.On Monday, Heiser was instated as the new Worcester County state’s attorney in front of a standing room-only crowd.Heiser defeated challenger William McDermott with 51 percent of the vote to win her seat in June’s… Read more »

Portion Of New Room Tax Revenue Could Be Dedicated To Youth Sports Marketing; Tourism Committee Supports Half-Percent Room Tax Hike

Portion Of New Room Tax Revenue Could Be Dedicated To Youth Sports Marketing; Tourism Committee Supports Half-Percent Room Tax Hike

OCEAN CITY — Tourism officials last week renewed the debate over increasing the room tax in Ocean City by a half a percentage point, leading to a larger discussion about the future branding of the resort.During last week’s Tourism Committee meeting, the debate over potentially increasing the room tax in Ocean City from the current… Read more »

Detailed Report Shows Airbnb’s Impact On Maryland Counties; $1.5M In Rental Income Collected In Worcester

Detailed Report Shows Airbnb’s Impact On Maryland Counties; $1.5M In Rental Income Collected In Worcester

OCEAN CITY — While Ocean City officials continue to grapple with the short-term rental issue, at least one of the companies providing the service in the resort and across Maryland this week reported a banner year in 2018.For well over a year, Ocean City has been monitoring the proliferation of short-term vacation rentals in the… Read more »

Latest Property Reassessments Confirm, ‘Things Have Certainly Turned Around’

Latest Property Reassessments Confirm, ‘Things Have Certainly Turned Around’

BERLIN — Driven largely by significant redevelopment in West Ocean City, properties values in the north end of Worcester County increased substantially in the latest reassessments announced late last week.The State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT) last week announced the results of a triennial assessment of residential and commercial real estate values across Maryland… Read more »