Officials Continue To Solicit Input On Comprehensive Plan

SNOW HILL– County officials continue to encourage residents to share their thoughts on future growth as the update to the Worcester County Comprehensive Plan gets underway.More than 900 people have already responded to the online survey consultants are using to gather public input as Worcester County embarks on its 10-year comprehensive plan update.Jennifer Keener, the… Read more »

Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Begin; OCPD Launches Education Campaign

Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Begin; OCPD Launches Education Campaign

OCEAN CITY – With adult-use cannabis sales now in effect, local officials are reminding community members of new regulations involving possession and smoking.In November, Maryland voters approved a referendum to legalize adult-use marijuana. And last Saturday, the sale of recreational cannabis took effect, with many dispensaries across the state reporting higher demand and record sales.Throughout… Read more »

School Board Cuts $1.7M Budget After County Reduction; Compensation Renegotiations Planned

NEWARK – Outdoor graduation ceremonies, after-school programs and the annual kick-off event for teachers are among numerous items cut from the school system budget.Late last Friday afternoon, Worcester County Public Schools officials announced a series of budget cuts made to eliminate the $4.5 million funding shortfall the school system is facing. The Worcester County Board… Read more »

Decatur Teams Fall In State Semis

BERLIN – Tremendous seasons for the Stephen Decatur boys baseball and girlssoftball teams came to a close in the semifinals of the state tournament this week.Last Friday, Stephen Decatur boys baseball team advanced to the MPSSAA Class 3A baseball state tournament semifinals after defeating Marriotts Ridge, 9-3, last Friday at home. On Tuesday, the Seahawks’… Read more »

Fenwick Terminates Police Chief’s Employment Contract

Fenwick Terminates Police Chief’s Employment Contract

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in Fenwick Island are seeking candidates to fill the position of police chief after notifying the department’s current leader they are not renewing his employment agreement.Effective Aug. 31, the Town of Fenwick Island will terminate its employment contract with Police Chief John Devlin. After two-plus decades of service to the town,… Read more »

School Board Addresses County Budget Concerns

NEWARK – Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Lou Taylor will meet with county administration to address budget concerns following frustrations voiced by the Worcester County Commissioners this week.Just a few hours after the commissioners asked the school system to provide more detailed information regarding the proposed education budget, school board members discussed how they wanted… Read more »