Berlin Discusses Utility Fee Increases

BERLIN –   Town officials discussed the need for stormwater fee increases to fund further improvements this week.During Monday’s meeting of the town council, officials discussed the stormwater improvements still needed in Berlin and the cost of funding those improvements. Mayor Gee Williams said stormwater fees would need to increase going forward.“Between now and the end… Read more »

Governor Moves Maryland Into Recovery’s First Phase; Local Restaurants’ Hopes To Offer Outside Dining Not Included

Governor Moves Maryland Into Recovery’s First Phase; Local Restaurants’ Hopes To Offer Outside Dining Not Included

OCEAN CITY — Providing just a little light at the end of the tunnel, Gov. Larry Hogan this week lifted the stay-at-home order in place for several weeks and moved Maryland into stage one of his three-stage recovery plan.As expected, Hogan on Wednesday announced effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, the stay-at-home order will be… Read more »

County To Provide OC Funds For WOC Medical Service; 4-3 Vote Will Provide Funds In Budget

County To Provide OC Funds For WOC Medical Service; 4-3 Vote Will Provide Funds In Budget

SNOW HILL –   Worcester County officials agreed to work with the Town of Ocean City regarding emergency medical service in West Ocean City.During budget deliberations on Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners voted 4-3 to negotiate with Ocean City regarding the cost of providing emergency medical service to the West Ocean City area and to include… Read more »

County Budget Mired In Unknowns

SNOW HILL –   Revenue concerns highlighted a Worcester County budget work session this week as the long-term effects of the ongoing health crisis remain unknown.“The impact’s going to continue a lot longer than we think,” Commissioner Jim Bunting said.The commissioners held a virtual meeting Tuesday to discuss the county’s $205 million proposed budget. Several of… Read more »

April Service Calls Soar For OC Police

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s police chief this week said location checks and addressing potential executive order violations contributed to a significant increase in officer calls for service last month.On Monday, Ocean City Police Department Chief Ross Buzzuro briefed the Ocean City Police Commission on police activity for the month of April.Last month, officer calls… Read more »