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Review expected of state’s struggling health care exchange

BALTIMORE, MD—There will be a review of Maryland’s struggling state health care insurance exchange website, but it won’t be the formal investigation some legislators hoped for—and it won’t be finished until well after the General Assembly session. Senate Finance Chairman Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton, D-Charles, said Friday that the troubles surrounding the state health insurance… Read more »

Resources available to help pay utility bills

(SALISBURY)–Delmarva Power wants to remind customers who are having trouble keeping their accounts current through these cold weather stretches and higher energy use periods that resources are available to them.   “We have a wide range of payment options that we offer customers and also offer to work individually with any customer on ways they… Read more »

Italian gun manufacturer Beretta chooses Tennessee

MARYLAND—In direct response to Maryland’s new gun law, executives from Beretta USA, which has operated a manufacturing facility in Accokeek since 1978 and affiliate operations in Pocomoke, announced on Jan. 29 the company has chosen Gallatin, Tenn., as the site for a new $45 million manufacturing facility for a needed expansion of its U.S. operations…. Read more »

Entrepreneurs may benefit from available loans in 2014

(Feb. 7, 2014) Some Worcester County entrepreneurs may benefit from more than $500,000 available in loans this year to create new jobs and support business expansion. In 2013, Worcester County’s share of VOLT (Video Lottery Terminal) funds for small, minority and women-owned businesses was $500,000. “We’re looking to get more than that this year,” Merry… Read more »

Like Denver, pizza business a bust for Sunday’s big game

Hours before the Seahawks trounced the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII last Sunday, workers at Domino’s Pizza on 64th Street prepared for the game day delivery rush, but the boom never came. On a day that’s historically a high point for delivery companies, drivers only answered 43 calls, the pizzeria’s general manager Joshua Price said…. Read more »

Deadline relief for health care enrollments signed into law

MARYLAND—Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) approved on Jan. 30 a bill (SB 134) that extends the enrollment deadline for the state-run Maryland Health Insurance Plan for so-called “bridge eligible individuals,” which are individuals who were eligible for subsidized health insurance coverage but were unable to enroll in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange by the Dec. 31… Read more »

AGH to offer Yoga classes and others through month

BERLIN–Atlantic General Hospital will offer an assortment of classes, programs and meetings in February.   Sunday, Feb. 9 •Overeaters Anonymous #169, 2:30-3:30 p.m. AGH, Conference Room 1. Our group is a for anyone struggling with a compulsive eating problem, whether it is weight gain, bulimia, anorexia, or if you are a parent of a child… Read more »

Worcester County seeks public participation with food drive

WORCESTER COUNTY–Worcester County Volunteer Services and Liquor Control are hosting a canned food drive for the Maryland Food Bank, Jan. 27-Feb. 7. All county employees and the public are invited to participate. Canned food items can be deposited in specially-marked Maryland Food Bank barrels at these participating locations:   •Worcester County Jail in Snow Hill… Read more »

Looking out for flood

While the rest of the state is still concentrating more on the possible snow and ice storms it faces in February, many Worcester County residents have their minds on a different issue. Oh, it has everything to do with storms, but instead of digging out of snow, we’re looking at how to dig out of… Read more »

Heroin trail just follows the money

Last weekend Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar award-winning actor, was found dead in his Greenwich Village home. He was 46 years old. Early word is that he died from an apparent heroin overdose. Hoffman had been, according to reports, “clean” for some 25 years. In July 2013, Cory Monteith, an actor on the TV show… Read more »