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Mathias vies for Sen. reelection

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) Politics could be considered a calling for 67-year-old Sen. Jim Mathias, who has been involved in them since his pre-teen years. Mathias spoke fondly of Election Day, 1960, when he handed out flyers for candidates as voters made their way to the polls. His fascination with politics followed… Read more »

Worcester County Commissioners candidates

(Nov. 1, 2018) With the Worcester County elections less than one weeks away, voters will see races in four districts. Profiles of the candidates in each district begin below: District 1 Merrill Lockfaw  Worcester County has been good to District 1 County Commissioner and lifelong resident 70-year-old Merrill Lockfaw. “It’s been very enjoyable working with… Read more »

Carozza eyes Sen. seat in election

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, 57, says it’s about public service, not politics. “I deliberately don’t call it politics because that sounds like a game, and I think when you talk about public service, you’re letting the voters know that you’re in it for the right reasons,” she said…. Read more »

Hartman has competition in race for Delegate 38C

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) Republican Wayne Hartman, 50, has no opposition on the ballot voters will see on Nov. 6, but he continues to actively campaign for the seat representing 38C in the Maryland House of Delegates. Hartman, who is currently serving as a member of Ocean City Council, said he hopes… Read more »

Register of Wills candidates

(Nov. 1, 2018) This person won’t set your tax rate, won’t fix the potholes in your street or pursue streetlights on your block. But she will be responsible for helping people get through a difficult time with the administration of a loved one’s will, or with someone who died intestate, or without a will. Political… Read more »

Hall challenges for 38A delegate seat

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) Dr. Kirkland Hall Sr., the Democratic candidate for District 38A Maryland Delegate, has deep Lower Shore roots and a legacy of civil rights advocacy and community activism that motivated constituents to spark his candidacy. Hall, a graduate professor and coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for… Read more »

Addressing the Epidemic: Heroin and Opioids

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor  (Nov. 1, 2018) The heroin and opioid epidemic has touched most communities in Worcester County – and in Maryland. By all accounts, the face of addiction is the face of your neighbor. They are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, veterans and star athletes. They are without a single race… Read more »

OPA Board finds compromise on new employee handbook

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 25, 2018) Several members of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on Saturday initially said they would not support an updated employee handbook, but then backtracked when a compromise was reached. Included in the board meeting-packet was a six-page breakdown of revisions in the latest edition of the handbook,… Read more »

Agreement reached to drop Brett Hill’s election lawsuit

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 25, 2018) Terms to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Ocean Pines Association and a member of the board of directors have apparently been agreed upon. Former director and interim general manager Brett Hill filed the suit in June, alleging a violation of association bylaws after he was rejected as… Read more »

Berlin Falls Committee, YMCA, talk rec center

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 25, 2018) Nearly one year ago, on Nov. 16, 2017, The Berlin Falls Park Committee met for the first time. Mayor Gee Williams said the initial meeting was a long time coming and that some had laughed at the notion of transforming a former industrial property into a multi-use public… Read more »