Scam Attempts Running High Amid Pandemic

OCEAN CITY — With every crisis comes an in-kind number of scammers attempting to prey on the fear and anxiety of others and the current coronavirus pandemic has been no different.In recent weeks, more and more scams have surfaced preying on residents in Maryland and around the local region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reported… Read more »

Wicomico Braces For Tax Revenue Impact On Budget

SALISBURY – A discussion on the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and various state mandates highlighted a public hearing on the fiscal year 2021 budget last week.Using a video conferencing program, Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver presented the public with a proposed operating budget of $153,250,029 for fiscal year 2021.“If anything can be said… Read more »

Alert Issued Over Fraudulent GoFundMe Pages

Alert Issued Over Fraudulent GoFundMe Pages

BERLIN – Town officials warned residents about several fraudulent GoFundMe pages claiming to support Berlin businesses this week.Ivy Wells, the town’s economic and community development director, asked residents not to donate to GoFundMe pages claiming to support Berlin businesses.“None of the businesses have put GoFundMe pages up,” Wells said.Wells said she was contacted by Sisters… Read more »

Teachers, Students Adapting To Distance Learning

Teachers, Students Adapting To Distance Learning

NEWARK –   Classes resumed for many Worcester County Public Schools students this week as teachers began using technology to provide online instruction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.With schools closed through at least April 24, educators on Monday launched a variety of distance learning efforts. The online education initiatives began for high school students… Read more »