Berlin Planning Department Full Of Job Openings

BERLIN – Berlin is still waiting for a new planning superintendent, seven months after previous superintendent Stacey Weisner vacated the post last summer.The town’s planning department also lost the code enforcement officer in October and that position has also sat empty.The only people working out of the tiny brick building behind Berlin Town Hall that… Read more »

Crofton Man Killed In Two-Car Accident

BERLIN – A two-car collision on Route 12 near Girdletree on Wednesday night claimed the life of a Crofton, Md. man.Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported motor vehicle collision on Route 12 just north of Girdletree. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a Chevrolet pick-up truck in the center… Read more »

WOC Drive-Thru Plans Approved

OCEAN CITY –West Ocean City will soon be enjoying a drive-thru BBQ, as plans to convert the old Jerky Outlet continue to move forward this week. J.W. Powell, who currently owns Boog’s Barbeque on the Boardwalk, and attorney Hugh Cropper, came before the Mayor and Council this week, requesting permission to create a drive-thru exit… Read more »

New System to Track Bus Locations

OCEAN CITY – The City Council voted to move forward with the purchasing of an auto vehicle locater for the town’s bus system this week, despite a lack of state grant assistance. Public Works Director Hal Adkins reported this week the anticipated grant funding for the purchase of the auto vehicle locator (AVL) system was… Read more »

Performing Arts Center Gains Support

OCEAN CITY –The proposal for a performing arts center in Ocean City received further support at a tourism commission meeting last week, as local business owners voiced the need for increased cultural tourism. Rina Thaler, President of the Art League of Ocean City, presented her ideas for cultural tourism, maintaining the importance of art in… Read more »

State Police Make Huge Crack Bust

SNOW HILL- The Maryland State Police made a significant drug and weapons bust this week after stopping a vehicle passing through Worcester County on its way to points north for a routine equipment violation. A little after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, a Maryland State Police trooper from the Berlin barrack working routine patrol on Route… Read more »

State Cuts County Mosquito Budget

SNOW HILL- Towns and local communities must pay more for mosquito control this year or reduce efforts to control the biting pests, after the Worcester County Commissioners voted to pass the extra mosquito control costs on rather than absorbing or splitting the higher bill.“The state has reduced its share,” reported county chief administrator Gerry Mason… Read more »

County Hopes to Reduce Spray Buffers

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing April 22, before considering the text amendment for passage on changes to spray irrigation buffers and an expansion of the zones spray irrigation land will be allowed in. The change would implement an important tenet of the March 2006 Worcester County Comprehensive plan… Read more »

Council to Save on Police Ammo

OCEAN CITY –The Ocean City Police Department will be taking advantage of a savings on ammunition before the next fiscal year, after unanimous approval from the Mayor and Council to purchase a portion of next year’s ammunition from the existing budget.Captain Kevin Kirstein came before the Mayor and Council on behalf of the police department… Read more »