Worcester Plans To Sell Former Liquor Warehouse

SNOW HILL – Worcester County will seek to sell the warehouse formerly used for liquor control.Though they were initially presented with a lease request at their last meeting, the Worcester County Commissioners were quick to tell staff they’d rather move forward with selling the immense building.Staff presented the commissioners with a lease request from Paul… Read more »

IRS Phone Scam Warnings Issued

OCEAN CITY — With the calendar flipping over to 2019 this week and tax season ready to begin in earnest, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) is warning citizens of frequent recent scams involving fake IRS callers.The OCPD has seen an increase in a variety of phone scams in recent weeks. The majority of the… Read more »

Students’ Medical Needs Result In Budget Shortfall

SALISBURY – Officials in Wicomico County approved changes to the school system’s operating budget this week to address a $265,000 shortfall in student health services.On Wednesday, the Wicomico County Council approved a request from the Wicomico County Board of Education to transfer $265,000 from “Special Education” and “Other Instructional Costs” to “Student Health Services,” which… Read more »

Body Cams, Tasers Approved In Wicomico

SALISBURY – New body cameras and Tasers are expected to benefit the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office.On Wednesday, the Wicomico County Council approved the department’s request to authorize Axon Enterprise Inc. as a sole source vendor and to waive the formal competitive bidding process for the purchase of body cameras and Tasers at a cost to… Read more »

Pedestrian Killed In OC Crosswalk Accident

OCEAN CITY — A Pennsylvania woman succumbed to injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle last Saturday.Around 8:50 p.m. last Saturday, Ocean City Police were dispatched to the area of 28th Street and Philadelphia Avenue for a reported pedestrian collision in the southbound lane. The pedestrian, later identified as Lorena D. Merris, 56, of… Read more »

Detailed Report Shows Airbnb’s Impact On Maryland Counties; $1.5M In Rental Income Collected In Worcester

Detailed Report Shows Airbnb’s Impact On Maryland Counties; $1.5M In Rental Income Collected In Worcester

OCEAN CITY — While Ocean City officials continue to grapple with the short-term rental issue, at least one of the companies providing the service in the resort and across Maryland this week reported a banner year in 2018.For well over a year, Ocean City has been monitoring the proliferation of short-term vacation rentals in the… Read more »