County Shuffles 10-Year Capital Project List

SNOW HILL – With $388 million worth of projects listed in Worcester County’s 10-year capital improvement plan, the County Commissioners decided to push back some items to follow a more realistic timeline.“You have Pocomoke and Snow Hill [high schools] lined up in the same year. That’s not going to happen,” said Commissioner Virgil Shockley.Commissioner Judy… Read more »

NMFS Considers Pushing Back Circle Hook Mandate

OCEAN CITY – The required use of fish-friendly circle hooks in big offshore tournaments such as the annual White Marlin Open in Ocean City could be suspended for a year while National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) officials reconsider the federal regulations that went into effect on Jan. 1.NMFS officials last year adopted new regulations requiring… Read more »

OP Community Center Referendum Date Set

OCEAN PINES – The new Ocean Pines Community Center referendum question will be sent out April 18, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors decided Wednesday.“It’s in the hands of the populace,” said Ocean Pines Association President Glenn Duffy. “Everyone I speak to is in favor. We’ll have to wait and see.”Ocean Pines property owners will… Read more »

Award-Winning Journalist Talks Smart Growth

BERLIN – The Worcester County Commissioners’ vision of a rural county dotted with self-contained communities was reinforced at the Tuesday’s smart growth presentation by Pulitzer prize winning journalist Tom Hylton.“In a way, I’m kind of wondering why I’m down here because you’re doing all the right things,” said Hylton. Hylton described driving through Salisbury on… Read more »

Berlin Residents See Varying PCA Charges

BERLIN – Some Berlin residents and town staff are looking forward to their April electric bill, when the reduced PCA charge takes effect.The town has received a multitude of complaints over high electric bills, with high PCA charges, in recent weeks. PCA, or power cost adjustment, charges result from a gap between the fixed rate… Read more »