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Election Day 2018: Who’s running and where you can vote

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) Election Day: it’s less than one week away. Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast ballots for the representative of their choosing in several elections, including Worcester County Commissioners, Maryland House of Delegates and Maryland State Senate. Democratic Sen. Jim Mathias has competition… Read more »

OPFD, Beach Patrol help fulfill wish

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) The Ocean Pines Fire Department and Ocean City Beach Patrol worked together to fulfill a terminally ill woman’s wishes to see the beach, Oct. 13. Kim Eyler, 48, of Ocean Pines was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer earlier this summer. When her husband, Eric Morton Sr., heard her… Read more »

Delegate Otto seeks reelection in district 38A

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 1, 2018) Del. Charles Otto, a third-generation farmer native to Somerset County, hopes to preserve traditional Lower Shore industries and enhance educational and vocational training for area youth. A Republican, he’s running for a third term in District 38A. “We’ve got a lot going for us in the district, but… Read more »

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 »