New School Board President Elected

Bill Gordy

NEWARK – Former teacher Bill Gordy has been selected to lead the school board as president of the Worcester County Board of Education. Gordy, who joined the school board in 2014, was elected to hold the seat of president at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Longtime board member Doug Dryden was chosen to serve as vice president…. Read more »

Tech School’s Popular Hospitality Program Gets OCHMRA Donation

NEWARK – Officials with the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) contributed $5,000 to Worcester Technical High School’s (WTHS) Hospitality and Tourism Management program last week. Susan Jones, executive director for the OCHMRA, said this donation will be the association’s first reoccurring contribution to the school’s program since its formation in recent years. Prior to the… Read more »

OC To Add Gates Around Problem Dumpsters

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials last week agreed to provide gates around dumpsters at the Northside Park facility after area residents complained about their relocation. During the Jan. 10 Recreation and Parks Committee meeting, Recreation and Parks Director Susan Petito said some dumpsters at Northside Park had been relocated when it was learned some commercial… Read more »

Fenwick Announces New Town Manager

Teresa Tieman

FENWICK ISLAND – After a nearly six-month search Fenwick Island officials have hired a new town manager. Municipal officials announced Thursday that Teresa “Terry” Tieman, currently the town manager in Harrington, had been chosen as the next Fenwick Island town manager. The position has been vacant since former town manager Merritt Burke left Fenwick in… Read more »

Local Officers Working Trump Inauguration

OCEAN CITY — When Donald Trump is officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday afternoon, a large contingent of local law enforcement officers will be on hand to provide security. The inauguration is expected to attract millions of spectators, supporters and protestors alike, creating a potential security nightmare in… Read more »

Superintendent To Seek Step Increase In Next Budget

NEWARK – The county’s new superintendent of schools reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring teachers are given the compensation they deserve at this week’s school board meeting. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Worcester County Board of Education, Superintendent Lou Taylor said teachers would this month be receiving the mid-year step increase approved during the last budget… Read more »