What Does County’s Route 589 Rezoning Mean? More Commercial Development Near Casino Most Likely

What Does County’s Route 589 Rezoning Mean? More Commercial Development Near Casino Most Likely

SNOW HILL – Route 589 could see an increase in commercial development following a decision by county leaders to rezone a section of properties near Ocean Downs Casino.The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-2 to rezone 14 properties along McAllister Road and Route 589 to C-2 commercial. Though the majority of the properties have… Read more »

Effort Underway To Brighten Holidays For Nursing Home Residents

Effort Underway To Brighten Holidays For Nursing Home Residents

BERLIN – A nursing home resident’s wish to spread holiday cheer has launched a community effort to provide fruit baskets and blankets to senior citizens.Leading up to Dec. 22, organizers of a community-wide effort to provide for residents at the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center during the holiday season are encouraging individuals to contribute.Organizer Ryan… Read more »

Berlin Church’s Spirit Kitchen Continuing To Serve; Holiday Lunch Brightens Season For Many In Need

Berlin Church’s Spirit Kitchen Continuing To Serve; Holiday Lunch Brightens Season For Many In Need

BERLIN – Connie Spence was at the old downtown laundromat one day when volunteers from Stevenson United Methodist Church approached and offered her a sandwich. They told her they’d started a lunch program and invited her to visit the new Spirit Kitchen for a hot meal any Wednesday.Eight years later, Spence says she hasn’t missed… Read more »

Ice Cream Truck Franchise’s Lack Of Minimum Bid Questioned; City Generally Seeing Declining Revenues From Vehicle Vending, Scoper, Beach Stand Contracts

Ice Cream Truck Franchise’s Lack Of Minimum Bid Questioned; City Generally Seeing Declining Revenues From Vehicle Vending, Scoper, Beach Stand Contracts

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week agreed to solicit bids for the expiring vehicle vending contract, but not before a larger discussion about apparent declining revenue on some franchises awarded by the town in general.On Monday, the Mayor and Council had before them a request to begin soliciting bids for the town’s one and… Read more »

Local Boy Escorts First Lady To Children’s Hospital Book Reading In ‘Amazing Opportunity’

Local Boy Escorts First Lady To Children’s Hospital Book Reading In ‘Amazing Opportunity’

WEST OCEAN CITY – A local boy had the opportunity of a lifetime last week as he escorted first lady Melania Trump during a visit to Children’s National Health System in Washington D.C.Ocean City Elementary School kindergarten student Nathan Simm held Trump’s hand as she entered the atrium of the hospital to read to its… Read more »

Worcester County Slow To Fill Economic Development Post

Worcester County Slow To Fill Economic Development Post

SNOW HILL – Nearly a year after the departure of the county’s economic development director, the position remains vacant.While the Worcester County Economic Development Department’s deputy director has stepped up in the interim, county leaders say they’ve delayed hiring a replacement for former director Merry Mears in order to reevaluate the position and its goals.“We… Read more »