Merchant Reports Carts Hurting Somerset Street

OCEAN CITY – The ongoing debate over Somerset Street continued this week as businesses on the street voiced their concerns and dissatisfaction with their current situation.Al Wendling, owner of Pop’s Joke Shop, said he was speaking on behalf of the businesses on Somerset Street this week as he addressed the issues of decreasing business, merchant… Read more »

More Trees Eyed For Route 346 In Berlin

BERLIN – Interparcel connectors and trees were on the Berlin Planning Commission’s mind at its June meeting.The commission has been attempting to set standards for development along the road, which continues to undergo widespread redevelopment. Three of the four projects before the commission at the meeting were located on Route 346, or Old Ocean City… Read more »

Ocean City Adds Teeth To Business License Policies

OCEAN CITY – The City Council strengthened the procedure for suspending and revoking business licenses this week after a continued discussion over merchants selling counterfeit items. Last week the council discussed ways to crack down on counterfeit merchandise as they reviewed the proposed ordinance involving suspension, revocation and appeals process for business licenses. This week,… Read more »

Open Space Law Change Could Impact County

SNOW HILL – Under a new state law Worcester County must spend $337,000 in Program Open Space (POS) funds to acquire new parkland.The recent legislation requires Maryland counties that have reached their acquisition goal to spend 25 percent of their POS funding on purchasing parkland, starting in fiscal year (FY) 2008.Worcester County has far exceeded… Read more »