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Board candidates face off

OCEAN PINES — The newest crop of would-be OPA directors made their cases for election this week as they prepare for for a month of campaigning for a three-year term on the association board. The forum began with the candidates responding to questions composed by the elections committee. The first question addressed to each involved… Read more »

No solution on Solid Waste Enterprise Fund Shortfall

SNOW HILL — While there is no question that the current situation at transfer stations around the county are logistically and economically untenable, the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday elected to put the problem on the back burner and take it up again in the fall. During the budget hearings over the last several months,… Read more »

WYFCS camp a huge hit

BERLIN —Monday’s rain forced a bit of change in plans for the kids participating in the Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) day camp, but they still found plenty of indoor activities to make their first day of camp enjoyable. The camp is the first major youth event run by the WYFCS as part… Read more »

V. Frank Hammond

 WILLIARDS — V. Frank Hammond, age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.  He was surrounded by his loved ones after complications from surgery.  Born January 6, 1935 he was the son of the late Clyde F. and Margaret (Maggie) Lewis Hammond. He graduated from Wi Hi… Read more »

Joane A. Lauman

OCEAN PINES — Joane Albright Lauman, age 81, died Friday, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Rockaway, New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Cathryn Albright. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard H. Lauman, sons;  Richard H. Lauman, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Tiburon,… Read more »

Virginia B. Nelson

SNOW HILL– Virginia Belote Nelson, age 94, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Harrison Senior Living in Snow Hill. Born in Rehoboth, Md., she was the daughter of the late William Belote and Mary Merrill Belote. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Charles Wesley Nelson, Jr., a son, Richard E. Nelson and… Read more »

Town partners with MCBP on Hudson Branch

BERLIN — Hudson Branch, the catchall for debris and pollutants that affect the health of the coastal bays, will get a major makeover through a joint project of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) and the Town of Berlin. Last week, Mayor Gee Williams called Hudson Branch the worst stream in the coastal bays system… Read more »

Council contracts overnight road work

BERLIN — People who live downtown might be in for a restless night or two next week, as Main Street will be completely overhauled from Baker to Bay Streets overnight rather than during the day. The Town Council elected to have the State Highway Administration’s contractor for the project to work overnight rather than have… Read more »

Toll hike hearing

BALTIMORE – Residents of the Ocean City resort area as well as the Lower Eastern Shore overall will have an opportunity on July 14 to comment at a hearing on the toll-increase plan proposed on June 2 by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA). The hearing from 5:30 to 8 p.m. was requested by Sen. James… Read more »