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 »

County Seeks New Sewer Plant Site

SNOW HILL – The planned new Mystic Harbour sewer plant may not be built on the same site as the existing facility, with the Worcester County Commissioners directing staff this week to explore an alternate site before planning proceeded further.“I do have a concern of building the plant at the same location,” said Commissioner Bud… Read more »

County Backs Farmers in Nutrient Plan Changes

SNOW HILL – Despite spending little time discussing the new state pollution permits for large poultry farms, the Worcester County Commissioners voted this week to support the anti-regulation stance of the Worcester County Farm Bureau. Maryland has drafted new permitting regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), in response to a 2004 federal law. The proposed… Read more »

Local Contractor Pleads Guilty to Theft Charges

SNOW HILL- A local roofer investigated last year for bilking customers out of their money without completing contracted projects pleaded guilty this week in District Court to felony theft and operating without a contractors office and now awaits his fait pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation.Charges against James Ira Lewis, 40, of Ocean City,… Read more »