Coastal Bays Head Departs For Consulting Firm Position

BERLIN – The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) yesterday announced Executive Director Dave Blazer was leaving the program after nearly a decade of shepherding the fledgling quasi-government agency through its infancy and helping raise environmental awareness in the county.Blazer is leaving the program he helped nurture to take a similar position with an environmental consulting… Read more »

County Okays $34M High School Renovation Project

SNOW HILL – After wrangling over the inclusion of synthetic turf athletic fields, the Worcester County Commissioners approved the $34.4 million price tag on the Pocomoke High School (PHS) renovation and additions this week.The commissioners actually took two votes, but the first motion was withdrawn when Commissioner Judy Boggs realized the wording of her motion… Read more »

Fed Funds Another Year Of Assateague Work

BERLIN – The multi-year project to replenish the sands of northern Assateague Island will be funded for another year with $1.72 million in federal funds just awarded.“We should be able to continue with the biannual sand bypassing project,” said Mary Dann, Army Corps of Engineers project manager for the work.Carl Zimmerman, head of resource management… Read more »

Pair Charged In WOC Business Burglary Attempt

WEST OCEAN CITY – Two Ocean City residents, one of whom is a 17-year-old juvenile, face burglary and assault charges this week after attempting to break into a West Ocean City pizza parlor last Sunday.Shortly before midnight on Dec. 30, Maryland State Police troopers, assisted by county Sheriff’s deputies, responded to the Ledo’s Pizza in… Read more »

City Goes Strict On Sex Shop Legislation

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and Council settled on a course of action regarding sexually oriented businesses this week, with a unanimous vote for a scenario that outlines the limited portion of town that will allow for sexually oriented businesses. Ocean City Planning and Development Director Jesse Houston presented the Mayor and Council with six… Read more »