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DNR Announces 2011 Summer Flounder Regulations

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announces the 2011 recreational summer flounder regulations to include a three-fish creel limit, an 18-inch minimum size limit (an inch shorter than last year) and a season to run April 16 through Nov. 30. “Due to continued increases in the coastwide summer flounder stock… Read more »

Ocean Pines residents optimistic about natural gas option

OCEAN PINES – To say that Bud Shea was enthusiastic about the recent announcement that Chesapeake Utilities was more aggressively exploring bringing natural gas to Worcester County, doesn’t quite get at his level of satisfaction. After a not-insignificant amount of lobbying by Shea and his dozen or so friends the utility was convinced that Worcester… Read more »

Two Sides of the Road Debate Carrollton Lane Traffic

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association board of directors last week decided to begin resolving the question of whether or not Carrollton Lane, which connects Yacht Club Drive to Ocean Parkway, should be a one way street. As it currently stands, there is a sign delineating the street as one way, making the street… Read more »

Dew Tour coming to Ocean City in July

OCEAN CITY – The Dew Tour on Thursday announced Ocean City as a new host site. Ocean City will feature the tour’s first beachfront event and will mark the official start for the 2011 tour, July 21-24. The circuit will continue on to Portland, Ore. in August, Salt Lake City in September, and return to… Read more »

442-acre property along Ayers Creek to be conserved

BERLIN – The Trust for Public Land has conserved a large, forested wetlands property along a half-mile of Ayers Creek, the conservation group, Worcester County, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday. The property is within the 4,000-acre Holly Grove Swamp area, and will be the first large wooded area available for public… Read more »

Ocean City buses begin spring schedule April 4

OCEAN CITY – Town of Ocean City buses will operate on spring schedule beginning on Monday, April 4. Municipal buses will run on a 15-minute schedule from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and every 30 minutes from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Passengers can ride on Ocean City buses for just $3 a day or… Read more »

Burley Oak Brewery Another Step Closer to Opening

BERLIN – Although he might still be as much as two-months shy of his official grand opening, Bryan Brushmiller of Burley Oak Brewery is already making plenty of friends in the neighborhood. When he took delivery of additional brewing equipment this month he asked his across the street neighbors at Croppers Towing if they’d help… Read more »

Chesapeake Announces Plans for Worcester

Dover — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced today that it is exploring natural gas service to Worcester County, Maryland as a result of increasing community interest. “The people of Worcester County are asking for clean burning natural gas now because of its cost relative to alternative fuels, as well as its environmentally friendly features,” said Stephen… Read more »

Chesapeake Utilities may expand natural gas service to Worcester County

DOVER, Del. — Chesapeake Utilities Corp. announced Friday that it is exploring natural gas service to Worcester County as a result of increasing community interest. “The people of Worcester County are asking for clean burning natural gas now because of its cost relative to alternative fuels, as well as its environmentally friendly features,” said Stephen… Read more »

Windows Decision a Wash for Town Council

BERLIN – Councilwoman Lisa Hall called, unsuccessfully, for the Town Council to move on the Atlantic Hotel for violations when they replaced their wooden windows with vinyl late last year, saying they had made a mistake to allow the windows to remain. “We need to own them, correct them and move on,” she said. Hall… Read more »