Evidentiary Hearings Granted On Wind Turbine Height

OCEAN CITY — Following a five-hour-plus public hearing on the issue last month, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) late last week issued a pair of orders granting evidentiary hearings strictly limited to the potential turbine size of two offshore wind energy projects.In 2017, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) approved two offshore wind energy… Read more »

Wicomico Hears Update On New Lobbyist’s Efforts

SALISBURY – Months after calling into question the hiring of a county lobbyist, officials this week received their first update on the lobbyist’s efforts.On Tuesday, Assistant Director of Administration Weston Young presented the Wicomico County Council with an update on efforts taken by the county’s new lobbyist since his hiring last June.“We’ve contracted with State… Read more »

Concerns Raised Over Wicomico’s Proposed Marijuana Law Changes

SALISBURY – Questions and concerns continue to surround proposed legislation on public marijuana consumption.On Tuesday, Wicomico County NAACP President Mary Ashanti came before the Wicomico County Council opposing legislation that would prohibit smoking marijuana in public areas and in vehicles.“Passing this ordinance will create more problems between law enforcement agencies and people of color,” she… Read more »

Change In Marine Parking Regs A Key Piece For Mad Fish Rebuilding Effort

Change In Marine Parking Regs A Key Piece For Mad Fish Rebuilding Effort

SNOW HILL –  County officials have introduced emergency legislation that could help with the redevelopment of Mad Fish Bar & Grill following a fire last summer.The Worcester County Commissioners this week agreed to introduce a bill that would loosen parking requirements in the commercial marine district — the area around the West Ocean City Commercial… Read more »

Private Sector Steps Up To Fund Great Inflatable Race; Funding Likely To Keep Event In West OC

Private Sector Steps Up To Fund Great Inflatable Race; Funding Likely To Keep Event In West OC

OCEAN CITY — Some resort officials relaxed their opposition this week to providing funds to a proposed special event planned in West Ocean City, but the private-sector business community has already stepped into the breach.Last week, the Ocean City Council had before it a request for a one-time seed-money contribution of $25,000 to partner with… Read more »

Revised Jellyfish Festival Concept Approved In Resort

Revised Jellyfish Festival Concept Approved In Resort

OCEAN CITY — A scaled-back second annual Jellyfish Festival, a weekend special event featuring live music, interactive sports and other family-friendly components, was approved this week.Last year, Jellyfish Festival featured national, regional and local acts with themed-based entertainment over the weekend along with action sports including surfing competitions, skateboarding, motocross, ultimate frisbee and other interactive,… Read more »