Wicomico CIP Approval Tabled Again

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicom-ico County agreed this week to extend the date for adopting the fiscal years 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program for a second time.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council approved a resolution to extend the date for adopting the fiscal years 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) from March 19 to June 4. The… Read more »

Island Protection Bill Voted Down

Island Protection Bill Voted Down

OCEAN CITY – A bill introduced in the General Assembly which would have transferred ownership of the temporary islands created in the coastal bays behind Ocean City to the state for conservation purposes died this week when it failed to make it out of a House committee.House Bill 54, introduced at the request of the… Read more »

Day Care Provider Charged With Abuse

Day Care Provider Charged With Abuse

BERLIN – A Berlin woman was arrested on Friday and charged with child abuse and assault stemming from an alleged incident at a day care facility in town.On Jan. 18, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) investigators received a complaint of physical child abuse that had allegedly occurred at the Eastern Shore Early Learning Academy in… Read more »

Town, Firefighters Reach New Contract

OCEAN CITY – The Town of Ocean City and its firefighter-paramedic un-ion last week completed their first successful contract negotiation since the successful referendum for binding interest arbitration last fall.During the municipal election last November, the Career Firefighter Par-amedics Association of Ocean City, or IAFF Local 4269, was successful in its bid for potential third-party… Read more »

Citizen Tips Nab Fla. Man

Citizen Tips Nab Fla. Man

OCEAN CITY – Tips from citizens last week helped local law enforcement locate and arrest a man wanted in Florida on animal cruelty charges for allegedly stomping on a pelican.Responding to tips from citizens, Maryland State Police troopers last Friday arrested William Hunter Hardesty, 31, of Riva, Md., at an Ocean City hotel.Hardesty was arrested… Read more »

County Agrees To Room Tax Hike

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to move forward with increasing the room tax rate at the request of the Town of Ocean City.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously to proceed with plans to increase the room tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent. The jump comes at the request of Ocean City… Read more »

County Strategic Plan Delayed

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners voted to delay adoption of a strategic planning report this week.On Tuesday the commissioners voted 6-0, with Commissioner Jim Bunting abstaining, to delay approving the project report that resulted from a two-day strategic planning work session held in January. They cited concerns with the document and said they… Read more »

Worcester CARES Event Next Week

BERLIN – Berlin is hosting the second annual Worcester Community Access to Resources Expo (Worcester CARES) event on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-noon at Berlin Intermediate School (BIS).“This is a great family friendly event featuring nonprofit organizations throughout the county,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “All partners are essentially creating a one-stop shop for individuals… Read more »