Resort Police Chief Provides Update On Efforts To Help Homeless

OCEAN CITY – A discussion on homelessness highlighted a resort committee meeting this week.“We continue to work through this stubborn issue,” Ocean City Police Chief Ross Buzzuro told the Police Commission Monday, “but there are limitations.”An effort to address the homeless population in Worcester County began in 2018, as homelessness on the Boardwalk gained attention.To… Read more »

OC Residential Project Approved

OCEAN CITY — Resort planners this week approved a four-building residential project along the bay at Herring Way near 20th Street after a larger debate about the possible impact of on-street parking on the existing neighborhood.The Planning Commission was presented on Tuesday two site plan reviews, including one on Herring Way and another on 57th… Read more »

Two In Running For Executive Post

SALISBURY – Two candidates have submitted their names for the vacant county executive position, more than two weeks after the Wicomico County Council agreed to reopen the application process.In Tuesday’s meeting of the Wicomico County Council, Council President Larry Dodd announced the list of applicants for county executive, a position held by Bob Culver until… Read more »

Mapping Software To Help With Pop-Up Rally

OCEAN CITY – A new incident response software is expected to help local agencies prepare for a pop-up car rally, along with special events that take place in Ocean City each year.On Monday, Emergency Services Communications Manager Glen McIntyre presented the Ocean City Police Commission with a new decision-making software expected to help local departments… Read more »

Relief Program Could Help Berlin Renters

BERLIN – A housing relief program could help local renters affected by COVID-19.The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is administering $10 million for the Assisted Housing Relief Program. The program brings financial aid to those behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic.“This is so important for our apartment community… Read more »

Former Police Chief Enters Guilty Plea

FENWICK ISLAND — Former Fenwick Island Police Chief William Boyden this week pleaded guilty to misconduct and falsifying records and will complete community service in lieu of jail time, probation or fines.Boyden, who resigned as Fenwick Island Police Chief earlier this year, was indicted on one count of misconduct and one count of falsifying business… Read more »

Funding Approved For Airport Truck

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County agreed this week to reallocate $412,000 in local funding for the purchase of an airport fire and rescue truck.On Tuesday, the Wicomico County Council voted unanimously to reallocate $412,026 in CARES Act funding for the purchase of an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) truck.Earlier this year, the airport… Read more »

Jail Time For Auto Shop Burglaries

BERLIN — A Berlin man, arrested last September for alleged break-ins at auto repair shops in the area, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and was sentenced to eight years, all but 18 months of which was suspended.Chad Cirigliano, now 41, of Berlin, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of second-degree burglary for the alleged… Read more »