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City will assist, not fund anyone with FEMA issues

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Despite being lobbied heavily this week by those feeling both edges of the sword, the city continued to stay relatively neutral in the ongoing issues surrounding the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain re-mapping.…

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Board of License Commissioners Briefs 04/25/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

 

(April 25, 2014) The Board of License Commissioners discussed the following topics and took the following actions during their Wednesday, April 16, meeting.

Lazy Lizard

The board approved the request of attorney Hugh Cropper IV, …

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Sobering news given music festival set for Bike Week

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

 

(April 25, 2014) Plans for a major music festival during Bike Week near Berlin and Ocean Pines were dampened, but not destroyed April 16 when the Board of License Commissioners denied the request of a former Ocean City police officer …

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Shepherd’s Crook plans to open new OC facility May 1

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

 

(April 25, 2014) When the Shepherd’s Crook opens its door to offer food and fellowship to the needy, it will be at a new location.

The food pantry of St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is moving from the county-owned white building…

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OP board has new contracts with gen. mgr., Casper Golf

By: Nancy Powell on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) In addition to a pay increase, General Manager Bob Thompson could get a bonus if Ocean Pines amenities do well.

Thompson’s current salary of $150,000 per year increases to $165,000 per year for three years and he has the potential…

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City approves land swap, property purchase

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Despite public skepticism over whether or not the city was getting a fair shake in the deal, city council passed the final reading of two ordinances this week that will facilitate the land exchange for the new Ocean City Beach…

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Bus service may see change

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) Local residents and employees who depend on public transit may be receiving a one-two punch this summer, as the city’s planned hike of in-town bus fares will be accompanied by a change in Greyhound service.

Although the nation’s…

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City’s IT described as being in ‘tread water’ situation

By: Zack Hoopes on April 25th, 2014

(April 25, 2014) With final budget discussions slated for this coming Tuesday, and the first reading of a passage ordinance scheduled for May 5, the Town of Ocean City is still roughly three weeks out from finalizing its 2014-2015 fiscal plan.…

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Brewery sent back to council for addition

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The series of hurdles facing the Ocean City Brewing Company continues to lengthen, as the business will have to go back to city council to gain approval for an eight-by-ten-foot chiller housing.

Although the addition is below…

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County makes yet another school year modification

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) With 10 school days lost to snow this winter, Worcester County Public Schools have had to make a series of changes to the 2013-2014 school calendar.

In what it hopes is the last of those adjustments, the county Board of Education…

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From high school to heroin

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) By his own admission, self-proclaimed drug addict Connor “Wes” Bresnahan is fuzzy on the details of what transpired as he plunged ever downward into a world of needles, theft, dealing and, ultimately, jail time.

Convicted…

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School Board discusses PARCC field testing

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) In addition to approving a new version of the school calendar (see standalone story), the Worcester County Board of Education discussed the following during its April 15 meeting:

 

PARCC Field Testing:

With the full …

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Poor economy has impact on area recycling efforts

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Recycling revenue dropped dramatically for Worcester County in fiscal year 2013, rebounded this fiscal year and is expected to drop just slightly in the coming fiscal year. During the same time period, the amount of recyclables…

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Third graders go from students to teachers

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) This school year, third-grade teacher at Showell Elmentary School Juliana Bobik has taken her students into Kristen Pike’s kindergarten classroom to lead lessons and share social skills.

The monthly meetings have not…

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County rookie robotics team goes into fundraising frenzy

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) After earning top honors at two regional competitions, Worcester County’s rookie robotics team is in a fundraising frenzy for an international contest next week.

Team Titanium-Wrecks, comprised of 19 high school students…

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From high school to heroin

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

By Publisher Stewart Dobson

(April 18, 2014) Heroin and prescription drug addiction is no longer the distant affair it used to be, when murky people fed their habits on the dim outskirts of society. That, at least, is how once it seemed in middle-class…

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School Board discusses PARCC field testing

By: Clara Vaughn on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) In addition to approving a new version of the school calendar (see standalone story), the Worcester County Board of Education discussed the following during its April 15 meeting:

 

PARCC Field Testing:

With the full …

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Dispose of hazardous waste in county, Sat.

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Worcester County residents may dispose of their unwanted electronics and household hazardous waste, including batteries, at the West Ocean City Park and Ride tomorrow, Saturday, but are advised to not put 9-volt batteries…

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Police briefs 04/18/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

Libertytown Road assault

A woman went to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office on April 14 after being assaulted on Libertytown Road. Because of her injuries, she was taken to Atlantic General Hospital by ambulance.

Someone witnessed …

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County Briefs 04/18/2014

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners discussed the following topics and took the following actions during their Tuesday, April 15, meeting.

Abuse prevention cited

The commissioners presented a proclamation declaring …

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Weed possession decriminalized by state legislature

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

 

(April 18, 2014) When Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law Monday, Maryland became the 18th state in the country to decriminalize marijuana.

That removes the threat of jail for people possessing fewer than 10 grams of marijuana.…

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Measure removes interior limits on medical office business

By: Nancy Powell on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Worcester County Commissioners passed a bill Tuesday removing the limit on the number of businesses that may be in a medical office building in the neighborhood commercial district.

The current county code permits up …

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City will now be able to air sessions via FM frequencies

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) In somewhat of a reverse progression, residents and visitors will soon be able to keep up with City Hall not just via TV and the internet, but over the good old-fashioned airwaves as well.

Bob Dimaio, Electronic Services Manager…

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OCDC code revision calls for trash, stormwater planning

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) The Ocean City Development Corporation’s latest proposed revision of the city’s downtown design code, currently making its way through the Planning and Zoning Commission, would call for centralized plans for storm…

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City will charge for Play it Safe bus passes in ‘15

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Although it will not affect the program for the coming season, City Council voted unanimously at a budget hearing last week to begin charging $5 for week-long bus passes during the 2015 Play it Safe program.

Play it Safe, which…

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Council moves to cut BP PIO’s pay

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) City leaders’ apparent acrimony toward the Ocean City Beach Patrol’s public relations function reached some level of compromise last week, as the council voted to cut the allocation for the position from $8,800 to an …

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City, NASA partnership with eye on Wallops considered

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) A pitch by NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility to partner with the Town of Ocean City for rocket launch-based tourism met a warm reception from the city’s Tourism Commission this week.

“This would be a joint effort to promote…

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Market study to be done on OC streets–utilizing iPads

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Critical data gathering for the city’s upcoming strategic tourism plan will be done with a modernized version of the old-fashioned “feet on the street” method.

City officials this week pitched the idea of doing an in-person…

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Skate park saga ending

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Roughly a year after its fate was first called into question, the issue of cutbacks at the Ocean Bowl Skate Park seems on the verge of being put to rest.

“We’ll recommend to the council that it stays the way it is,” Councilman…

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City now back in budgetary black with parking boosts

By: Zack Hoopes on April 18th, 2014

(April 18, 2014) Following the problematic shortfall in the transportation fund earlier this month, the city is back in the budgetary black this week with an $85,000 surplus due to additional expense cuts and parking revenue boosts.

Although…

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