Despite Storm Track Changing, Local Officials Still Prepping For Florence’s Impact

Despite Storm Track Changing, Local Officials Still Prepping For Florence’s Impact

OCEAN CITY – Though Hurricane Florence appears to be making for a landfall farther south on the Eastern Seaboard, local officials are taking the threat of the potentially significant flooding the storm could bring seriously.Worcester County officials advised residents in low-lying areas to prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Florence, which is now expected to… Read more »

Ride Sharing Use Up At Least 68% In OC

OCEAN CITY – A review of bus ridership and how ride-sharing companies impact mass transit was a topic of discussion at a resort committee meeting this week.On Tuesday, Public Works Director Hal Adkins presented the Ocean City Transportation Committee with statistics and the potential impacts of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft on transit ridership… Read more »

Fenwick Officials Seek Better Transparency

FENWICK ISLAND – Members of the Fenwick Island Town Council are calling for transparency and open communication after expressing their concerns over the decision-making process used by a resort committee to allow mechanical equipment on the roof of a new hotel to exceed the town’s height limit.In recent months, the developer of the Sands Motel,… Read more »

OC’s Aircraft Landing Ordinance Passed

OCEAN CITY – The City Council approved on final reading this week an ordinance aimed at prohibiting aircraft landings within town limits, but not before handling a few questions on the law change from a private citizen.On July 3, a private helicopter landed on a church parking lot at 17th Street and Philadelphia Avenue, discharged… Read more »

Worcester Test Scores Impress

Worcester Test Scores Impress

NEWARK – School assessment data released this week reveals that Worcester County students have again exceeded state averages.School system officials announced Thursday that the latest PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) scores show that Worcester County once again leads the state in college and career readiness (CCR) in five of the… Read more »

County Applies For Diakonia Grant Funding

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to apply for a grant that would provide Diakonia with funding for renovations.On Tuesday the Worcester County Commissioners approved a proposed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application at the request of Diakonia. Because the county is an eligible jurisdiction, officials agreed to submit a $282,225 grant application for the… Read more »