Authorities Warn About Utility Scam

BERLIN – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office this week issued a warning about a possible suspect posing as an employee of a utility company knocking on doors and attempting to collect money in the Berlin area.Around 4 p.m. last Thursday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to Choptank Electric in reference to a suspicious person… Read more »

Bar Surrenders Liquor License

SNOW HILL – A small measure of closure in the saga of the Cowboyz Smokehouse and Saloon, closed in September amid health code violations and an investigation into underage drinking and late-night pornography sessions, was meted out yesterday when the owner surrendered the establishment’s liquor license.At a scheduled county Board of License Commissioners hearing, for… Read more »

County Commissioners Talk Rezoning

SNOW HILL – Another step has been taken toward completing Worcester County’s 2006 Comprehensive Plan as the County Commissioners got their first look at revisions to the draft rezoning and subdivision code this week during a Tuesday afternoon work session with staff.Staff and the Worcester County Planning Commission have been working on amending the draft… Read more »

County Looking To Keep Track Of Problem Properties

SNOW HILL – A smoother, faster county process for handling nuisance abatement on unkempt properties could be on its way in response to increasing complaints over abandoned properties, according to informal discussions during the Worcester County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday.“I’ve noticed particularly in my district where more and more properties are beginning to look like… Read more »

County Social Services Honored

BERLIN – Worcester County’s Department of Social Services was among nine departments around the state honored this week by Governor Martin O’Malley for the progress they have made in reforming Maryland’s child welfare system.On Tuesday, O’Malley honored nine local Social Services departments around the state including Worcester for accomplishments in meeting or exceeding state mandates… Read more »

Drug Kingpin Faces 20 Years

OCEAN CITY – A New Jersey man taken down by Ocean City police in February as the kingpin of a major oxycodone distribution network covering three states pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a drug conspiracy charge and now faces as many as 20 years in jail and a fine up to $1… Read more »

Grant Aims To Help Businesses In Need Of Advice, Assistance

SNOW HILL – A grant of $20,000 will help Worcester County businesses get the help they need from the Small Business Development Center at Salisbury University, including assistance with renewable energy and energy savings.The Worcester County Economic Development Department and the Small Business Development Center have worked together for 10 years with the center stepping… Read more »

Liquor Licensees Make Play It Safe Donation

OCEAN CITY — For two decades, the Play it Safe campaign has been encouraging graduates to enjoy an alcohol-free experience.  On Monday, the people who sell the alcohol in the state wrote the campaign a big check. It might seem ironic that the Worcester County Licensed Beverage Association (WCLBA) and the Maryland State Licensed Beverage… Read more »