Coastal Hospice Presents Awards To Leading Volunteers

Coastal Hospice Presents Awards To Leading Volunteers

SALISBURY – Last year, more than 235 volunteers contributed in excess of 13,500 hours in roles spanning Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care’s mission across the Lower Shore. In honor of their extraordinary work, highly anticipated annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheons were held to recognize their contributions.“Our volunteers come to serve, and we could not be prouder,”… Read more »

Worcester Tech Students Participate In Signing Day Event

Worcester Tech Students Participate In Signing Day Event

NEWARK –  Worcester Technical High School celebrated students’ career intent with its first ever National Signing Day ceremony.On Wednesday, teachers, community members and employers applauded as dozens of students declared their intent to enter the workforce.“We couldn’t be more excited for the students in this room,” Principal Tom Zimmer said. “The students you will see… Read more »

Worcester Seeks Support Opposing State Sprinkler Mandate

Worcester Seeks Support Opposing State Sprinkler Mandate

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to seek help in their fight against the state’s fire sprinkler laws.The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to send a packet of information, including draft legislation, to Maryland’s other counties in an effort to drum up support for easing the state’s sprinkler requirements. The commissioners have called… Read more »

Funding Requests Outlined At Annual Budget Public Hearing

Funding Requests Outlined At Annual Budget Public Hearing

BERLIN – Funding requests for education, volunteer fire companies local nonprofits and the arts dominated a public hearing on the county’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget this week.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners asked for public comment on the county’s proposed $202.7 million budget. The commissioners will spend the coming weeks working to balance the… Read more »

Divided OC Council Approves Budget With Modest Tax Hike; Council Members Exchange Jabs Before Vote

Divided OC Council Approves Budget With Modest Tax Hike; Council Members Exchange Jabs Before Vote

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials this week approved the fiscal year 2020 budget on first reading, but not before a somewhat heated and philosophical debate about the property tax rate, which, depending on sematics, will go up for some this year.At the conclusion of a marathon budget wrap-up session last month, the Mayor and Council… Read more »