Special Event Fee Policy Overhaul Continues

Resort officials are one step closer to implementing a new special event fee structure.On Tuesday, the Ocean City Council voted unanimously to approve revisions to the town’s private events policy and to move forward with a new fee structure that was introduced last fall. Special Events Director Frank Miller told officials this week the revisions,… Read more »

Coastal Hospice notifies community of data breach

Coastal Hospice is notifying affected individuals following a 2023 data security incident.Late last month, Coastal Hospice began notifying affected individuals regarding a network disruption that occurred in July 2023.“This disruption did not impact our ability to provide care to our patients and families,” said Alejandra Lazcano, director of communications at Coastal Hospice. “Our IT team,… Read more »

Ocean City Takes Cautious Approach To Ørsted Announcement

OCEAN CITY – An offshore wind company has withdrawn its agreement with the Maryland Public Service Commission as it looks to reposition its Skipjack project.Last Thursday, Ørsted announced it will reposition Skipjack Wind, a 966-megawatt project it’s developing off the Delmarva coastline. After reviewing the Maryland Public Service Commission orders approving its two-phased project, the… Read more »

Student Surprised To Win Shorebirds Design Contest

Student Surprised To Win Shorebirds Design Contest

BERLIN – A local student was recently recognized for winning a regional design contest.On Jan. 18, representatives with the Delmarva Shorebirds visited Berlin Intermediate School to recognize sixth-grade student Loralei Donoway as the winner of this year’s “Hit The Books” bookmark contest. Donoway’s design was selected from tens of thousands of submissions across 100-plus schools… Read more »

OPA Season Kickoff Approved

OCEAN PINES – Plans to host a kick-off event will move forward in Ocean Pines with the board’s support.Last Saturday, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve an OPA Season Kick-Off Day this spring. Director Monica Rakowski, liaison for the OP Day Working Group, said the event will showcase the association’s amenities,… Read more »

County Seeks Fix To Rt. 12 Drainage Issue

SNOW HILL – Flooding on Route 12 during a recent storm prompted county officials to ask the state for drainage improvements.The Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously last week to send a letter to Maryland Secretary of Transportation Paul Wiedefeld asking for drainage improvements north of the Route 12 bridge in Snow Hill.“This is a request… Read more »