UPDATED: Worcester Opts Against In-Person Instruction This Week; Health Department, Teachers Union Opposed Bringing Teachers, Students Back

UPDATED: Worcester Opts Against In-Person Instruction This Week; Health Department, Teachers Union Opposed Bringing Teachers, Students Back

NEWARK – Worcester County Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor reaffirmed his commitment to bringing students back to schools this week despite the latest delay in resuming in-person instruction.Though Worcester County Public Schools postponed a return to in-person learning that was set to begin Jan. 4 after input from the local health department and teachers union,… Read more »

Combined Toy, Food Drive A Success

OCEAN CITY — Hundreds of toys and non-perishable food items were collected and delivered by first responders to families in Worcester County this month.During the holiday season, the Ocean City firefighter union, IAFF 4269 typically adopts seniors at the Berlin Nursing Home as the beneficiaries of the union’s annual charitable event.However, because of COVID, that… Read more »

Winter Wellness Promotion Planned

OCEAN CITY – A new Winter Wellness promotion is encouraging locals and visitors alike to rest, relax and rejuvenate by the sea.Throughout the months of January and February, local hotels, fitness studios and organizations will offer packages and activities as part of a resort-wide Winter Wellness promotion.Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) Executive Director Susan Jones… Read more »

Some Area First Responders Get Shots

OCEAN CITY — Early COVID-19 vaccinations continued this week at hospitals, nursing homes and local health departments across Maryland, including first responders on the front lines of the pandemic.According to Governor Larry Hogan’s office, an additional 82,800 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were allocated this week around the state. Phase 1A of the… Read more »

Pines Officials Highlight Upcoming Drainage Efforts

BERLIN – As recent rains have highlighted drainage issues in Ocean Pines, officials are assuring residents improvements are being planned.General Manger John Viola told concerned residents during December’s Ocean Pines Association (OPA) board meeting that improvements, notably work at Bainbridge Pond, would be done in 2021.“For the Bainbridge area, that whole area all around the… Read more »

Prosecution Integrity Unit’s Work Underway In Wicomico

SALISBURY – An examination of Wicomico County’s criminal justice system is expected to bring forth measures to promote integrity and instill public confidence.Since August, members of the Prosecution Integrity Unit – a new division within the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office – have been hard at work reviewing misconduct allegations, working through wrongful conviction claims… Read more »