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OC looks to be mobile technology current

By: Zack Hoopes on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) Tourists who expect their smartphones to be able to do everything on their vacation – save physically taking them to the beach – were a recurring theme at City Hall budget hearings this week, as elected officials pressed…

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Police beat 4-11-14

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014

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A 21-year-old Salisbury man was charged April 3 with possession of a controlled dangerous substance after police found a single Vyvanse capsule in his pocket.

Dionte Kenhy Polk was the passenger in a vehicle stopped on Third Street…

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County eyes jump starting motor coach tour amenity

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014

 

(April 11, 2014) Worcester County could return to offering motor coach tours.

The county ceased offering the motor coach tours in 2009 after Sharon DeMar Reilly, the director of the Department of Recreation and Parks, recommended …

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Solid waste rates could increase

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014

 

(April 11, 2014) Worcester County property owners and residents who want to take their trash to either of the county’s homeowners convenience stations, formerly known as transfer stations, could be forking over more money for permits…

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County looking to replace leaky roof at Berlin Library

By: Nancy Powell on April 11th, 2014

 

(April 11, 2014) When it rains in Berlin, staff at the Worcester County Library go get buckets. Those buckets, six or seven of them, get placed on the floor beneath leaking areas of the slate shingled roof. Library staff and patrons walk…

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Wor. Tech students spark collaboration in U.S. classrooms

By: Clara Vaughn on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) A creative class project at Worcester Technical High School inspired collaboration in classrooms across the country when four Worcester students traveled to a Texas competition last month.

Rebecca Lederman, Chris Brown,…

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County robotics team ‘wrecks’ competition

By: Clara Vaughn on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) Worcester County’s fledgling robotics team “wrecked” the competition again at the Chesapeake Regional FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competition in College Park last…

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City finally approves Dew Tour dates

By: Zack Hoopes on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) After several weeks of delay earlier this year due to snow cancelling meetings, City Council has given final approval for the Dew Tour’s 2014 event permit on June 26-29.

Despite last year’s minor fracas over the Dew Tour’s…

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State OKs waiver plea

By: Clara Vaughn on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) Students should have something to celebrate next week, as the state superintendent of schools has approved Worcester County’s request to waive four of the 10 snow days they spent home this year.

If the county’s Board of…

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Students help bring back long absent swamp plant

By: Clara Vaughn on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) Lower and middle school students from across this county and Wicomico are helping restore a plant absent in Maryland’s swamps for decades.

The Atlantic white cedar, once a giant among the lower shore’s low-lying areas,…

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Obamacare sign ups over; state to scrap failed system

By: Zack Hoopes on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) Despite some late-breaking improvements, it appears that insurance providers across Maryland will be glad to see the state’s health exchange system bite the dust.

Six painful months after the system’s rollout in October,…

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State Senate gives approval to minimum wage increase

By: Zack Hoopes on April 11th, 2014

(April 11, 2014) As expected, the Maryland Senate gave final passage to a minimum wage increase this week that will see the state match the $10.10 wage promoted by the Obama Administration.

In a key concession to Republican lawmakers and business…

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City faces overhaul of OCPD detainment control system

By: Zack Hoopes on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) The city will be shelling out $116,700 to overhaul the Ocean City Police Department’s detainment area control system, after city staff have been unsuccessful in trying to restore the equipment since a “catastrophic failure”…

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County seeks info on hazard plan changes

By: Nancy Powell on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners scuttled a proposed May 20 public hearing on an update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan because they want to compare it to the existing plan.

The plan is a completely new one, so it would be very …

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Man dies after skateboard accident

By: Nancy Powell on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) A 20-year-old midshipman died March 29 of injuries suffered while skateboarding at Assateague Island National Seashore a week earlier.

Midshipman Third Class Hans Loewen of Hampstead, N.C., was camping at Assateague with…

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Brenna Johnson named Wor. County Teacher of the Year

By: Clara Vaughn on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) County educators and university professors crowned Stephen Decatur Middle School’s Brenna Johnson Teacher of the Year during the annual Worcester County Teacher of the Year banquet last Friday.

Amid hugs, tears and applause…

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Students meet in Ocean City to give PARCC test try

By: Clara Vaughn on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) A group of about 65 students from across the state met in Ocean City last week to test sample questions from the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test, which will roll out in Maryland schools…

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Rectory to be demolished

By: Nancy Powell on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) The rectory of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church that was ravaged by arson in November will be demolished.

Rev. Fr. Mark Cyr announced in the church’s online newsletter April 1 that the decision to raze the building…

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Cross-country effort must overcome early roadblocks

By: Nancy Powell on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) It was no April Fool’s joke.

Jeff Free started on his cross-country walk to California from Ocean City’s Boardwalk on Tuesday morning.

With a sign strapped to his back promoting his adventure, the 49-year-old Colorado …

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Analysis: taking a look at proposal

By: Zack Hoopes on April 4th, 2014

(April 4, 2014) With the city’s budget deliberations opening up this week, the question for most property owners is “how much are my taxes going to be, and why?”

For the straightforward answer, one can read the budget. For a more esoteric…

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Playing varsity sport of mind

By: PhilJ on April 4th, 2014

 

 

There were over 3,000 people at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. last Thursday through Saturday.

On the arena floor were some 50 high school robotics teams representing 10 states.

Most teams came with…

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City as close as ever been to secure skate park accord

By: Zack Hoopes on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) Ocean City is apparently as close as it’s ever been to securing a long-term agreement with Worcester County that will allow the town to expand the skate park and surrounding recreation areas.

Oddly enough, the tipping point…

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Sheriff’s office requests funding increases

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) Sheriff Reggie Mason is asking for a 12 percent increase for his fiscal year 2015 budget.

If the Worcester County Commissioners grant his request, his office would have a budget of $6.99 million, an increase of $752,041 over…

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Cross-country walker says trek involved bureaucracy

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) A man who started his cross-country trek in Ocean City in March 2010 has some advice for Jeff Free, who begins his trek April 1.

Davey Rogner, who picked up trash during his walk across the country that concluded in California …

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Cantina to get DJ; others see liquor license upgrade

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) The Board of License Commissioners on March 19 upgraded the alcoholic beverage license of two establishments and permitted a third to have a DJ.

Ryan James, owner of Mother’s Cantina on 28th Street, said the addition of a …

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Colorado man to start walk across U.S. in Ocean City

By: Nancy Powell on March 28th, 2014

 

(March 28, 2014) A comedian who cleaned up his act plans to raise awareness about cleaning up America as he picks up trash during his walk from Ocean City to California.

“I wish I could pick up everything I come across,” said Jeff Free…

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County schools use new program

By: Clara Vaughn on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) To help gear students toward college and careers, Worcester County Public Schools began using an interactive, online program this year.

Naviance starts in the sixth grade and helps students identify goals for high school…

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Latest snow won’t impact school calendar

By: Clara Vaughn on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) Despite another snowfall Tuesday evening that Wednesday closed the county’s schools, Friday, June 13, could remain the last day in the Worcester County Public School calendar.

The Wednesday closing marked the 10th snow…

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Who will be Teacher of the Year?

By: Clara Vaughn on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) Worcester County will announce its champion teacher for 2014 at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet tonight at the Clarion Resort Hotel on 101st Street in Ocean City.

One candidate from each of the county’s 14 schools is…

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Legion to host event honoring Vietnam veterans

By: Clara Vaughn on March 28th, 2014

(March 28, 2014) The American Legion Synepuxent Post #166 will again host its Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day tomorrow, Saturday, at 2308 Philadelphia Avenue.

The same date in 1973 marked the official departure of the last U.S. troops from…

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