Lack Of Flushing Notice Irks Resident

BERLIN – Spring-cleaning extends to Worcester County’s water mains for the next few weeks, but some water customers were unaware of the work this week until their water turned brown.Andy Fenton in River Run said he and his wife were not warned about the water main flushing, which can produce rusty or cloudy water. Rusty… Read more »

Online HSA Courses Planned

OCEAN CITY – In an effort to enhance students’ opportunities to pass high school assessments (HSA), online courses are being developed through a partnership with the state, Salisbury University and local teachers. Marlyn Barrett, Worcester County Coordinator of Instruction, presented the Board of Education with the progress of an online biology course, currently being developed… Read more »

Diakonia Closing In On Goal

BERLIN – The Diakonia homeless shelter in West Ocean City was in danger of closing its doors this month, and still needs help, but a timely check from the County Commissioners and community donations have put the shelter on less shaky ground for the moment.“It’s very, very, very exciting. We’re well on our way to… Read more »

Prints Help Cops Nab Burglar

OCEAN CITY – A Pennsylvania man was arrested on several counts of burglary and malicious destruction of property last weekend after bloody fingerprints and a shoe print on one of the victim’s kicked-in door connected him to a pair of downtown break-ins.Around 6:30 p.m. last Saturday, OCPD officers responded to Caroline Street for a burglary… Read more »

Fund Drive Underway To Highlight Black History

BERLIN – Worcester County’s little known African-American history could be further revealed through a heritage and tourism research project if the county towns can come up with the funds.No one has told the story of African-American culture and history in Worcester County, county NAACP President Eddie Lee told the Berlin Mayor and Council at their… Read more »

Racing Comm. Speaks Up For Downs

BERLIN – While the statewide referendum on legalizing slots in Maryland is still eight months away, supporters and detractors are already heating up the rhetoric including the Maryland Racing Commission.The Maryland Racing Commission on Wednesday released a two-page official statement encouraging the state to place slot machine venues at Ocean Downs in Worcester County and… Read more »