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Leo Albert Schneider, II

OCEAN PINES — Leo Albert Schneider, II, age 72, died Thursday, June 16 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Leo A. Schneider and Clara Nowakowski Schneider. Schneider was a United States Army Veteran. He had been the owner/operator of Chemical Systems for 35 years. He is survived by… Read more »

County hears proposal to harvest wind at the landfill

SNOW HILL — Over the next year, National Wind will conduct a study to see if Worcester County can combine two of the area’s more prevalent NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) projects — wind power and the county landfill — into one. Patrick Pelstring, co-chair of National Wind, on Tuesday presented the commissioners with a proposal to begin… Read more »

Maryland Costal Bays Program sees downward trend

OCEAN CITY – Although there was plenty to celebrate at last week’s 15th Anniversary party for the Maryland Costal Bays Program (MCBP), the health of the coastal bays wasn’t one of them. The annual MCBP Bays Report Card scored the bays’ overall grade this year a C, down from a C+ in 2009.  “We are… Read more »

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 »