Last Words of the 2018 Sussex County Council & Ode to George B. Cole

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Today marked the end of an era on the Sussex County Council – the departure of two council members – Rob Arlett after 4 years representing District 5 and George Cole after 32 years representing District 4.  At the end of today’s meeting both Cole and Rob Arlett were honored with proclamations, gifts and parting…

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Wicomico County School Open Houses Set

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The new school year is coming soon! Wicomico County Schools will hold open house events the week of Aug. 27 in preparation for the opening of the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4, for most students*. Students in grades 1-6 and grade 9 will attend school on Sept. 4. (Exceptions: All grades will attend…

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Sussex County Council Adopts FY 2019 Budget & Approves Holly Wingate to P&Z Commission

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The Sussex County Council has approved the proposed $177-million operating budget for FY 2019. The council has approved the operating budget, assessment rolls and established the annual service charges and assessment rates for teh county water and sewer districts. The vote was unanimous for each. During the public hearing on the operating budget, Dan Kramer…

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Worcester Has Highest DUI Rate

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During this year’s Maryland State’s Attorney’s Conference in Ocean City, Worcester County was honored for having the highest DUI conviction rate in Maryland.  The statewide average of DUI convictions is 78% – Worcester County has received a 91.1% conviction rate.  The county has won this award five times in the past 6 years.  

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UPDATED: Sussex County Council Hearing Comment on Special Events Ordinance

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UPDATED – 1-16-18 – 5:30pm – The public comment on the proposed Special Events ordinance before the Sussex County Council followed in the same path throughout today’s meeting. Of the 24 people who spoke to the council, no one thought the updated version of the ordinance was better than the original and told the council…

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Somerset County Snow Emergency Plan in Effect

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The Maryland State Police at the Princess Anne Barrack in Somerset County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration have implemented the Snow Emergency Plan.  This plan is to assist the State Highway Administration in snow clearing operations throughout the county. Effective on 1/3/2018 at 9:00 p.m. all vehicles on the roadway…

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