Berlin Council Tables $20K YMCA Feasibility Study For Falls Park Land

Berlin Council Tables $20K YMCA Feasibility Study For Falls Park Land

BERLIN – Questions surrounding a proposed YMCA feasibility study prompted Berlin officials to delay a decision on the issue.On Monday, town staff presented the Berlin Town Council with a recommendation to spend $20,000 on a YMCA feasibility study, the first step in bringing one of the facilities to Berlin Falls Park. Councilmembers voted to table… Read more »

Ocean City ‘Finding More Material Than We Originally Thought’ With Storm Drain Cleaning

Ocean City ‘Finding More Material Than We Originally Thought’ With Storm Drain Cleaning

OCEAN CITY – Work on a project to clean Ocean City’s vast drainage system began uptown last week, but a state-led effort to clean the pipes and catch basins along Coastal Highway has since stopped.Public Works Director Hal Adkins said crews last week began the difficult task of cleaning out the resort’s storm drain system… Read more »

County Moves Ahead With Broadband Feasibility Study

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners agreed this week to seek proposals for a broadband feasibility study.Following a November discussion regarding broadband internet options for the county, the commissioners voted 5-1 this week to solicit bids from consultants interested in conducting a broadband feasibility study in Worcester County.“We need to move into the future,”… Read more »

Delmarva Governors To Talk Issues At SU Next Month

SALISBURY – Three governors will convene in Salisbury next month to promote civility and bipartisanship through conversation.On Monday, Feb. 11, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Delaware Gov. John Carney and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will come together at Salisbury University for the third installment in a conversation series featuring elected leaders.The event, entitled “A Conversation with… Read more »

County Libraries Receive Grant

BERLIN – More than $49,000 in unanticipated grant funding will allow the Worcester County Library to reallocate funds to several improvement projects and programs.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously to reallocate $49,446.37 from the fiscal year 2019 budget after learning the county’s library system had received a grant from the Maryland State Library… Read more »

Proposed Change In Parking Rules Divides Planning Commission; Attorneys Argue Redevelopment Will Be ‘Stifled’ If Passed

OCEAN CITY — Resort planners this week took no action on a proposed code change that could eliminate or at least limit special exceptions for parking amid concerns it could stifle redevelopment projects in town.For the last few months, the Ocean City Planning Commission and staff have been exploring ways to tighten certain loopholes and… Read more »

West Ocean City Bike Path Talks Continue

OCEAN CITY – A representative with the State Highway Administration took time this week to address resort officials concerns regarding a design flaw in the proposed bike-friendly trail along the Route 50 corridor.In December, members of the Mayor and Council questioned the State Highway Administration’s (SHA) plans for a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly trail along the… Read more »

Mentoring’s Importance Discussed

SNOW HILL – Worcester County recognized the importance of mentoring with a proclamation this week.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore to proclaim January as National Mentoring Month.“I encourage everyone here, and everyone who you might know, if you have the time and the inclination to… Read more »