Worcester Co. To End COVID-19 Local State Of Emergency

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Worcester County will lift the local COVID-19 state of emergency effective July 1st. With that, the executive order that allows expanded outdoor seating and carry-out and delivery of alcoholic beverage also will expire. Outdoor seating that was permitted solely through the executive orders shall be removed as required by the Worcester County Health Department, or…

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Worcester Co. Examines Pandemic Impact On Public Safety

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The Worcester County Commissioners have scheduled a special session this afternoon (Wednesday) to learn from some first responders who have served on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of fire and ambulance companies will explain how the pandemic has impacted their service. The special session takes place today at 4:00 p.m. at the…

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Worcester County President holds State of the County Address, highlighting response to coronavirus

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Worcester County Council President Joe Mitrecic held a State of the County Address on Wednesday where he discussed actions being taken by the County Commissioners in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis locally. Worcester County, like the rest of the country, faces a situation never before encountered, and the Commissioners are calling on residents and…

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Worcester County $190-m Budget Approved; Tax Rates Unchanged

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Worcester County Commissioners have approved the FY 2019 budget – and held taxes to the current tax rates.  This $190-million budget shows a decrease of 4.7% over the current budget and requested expenditures were cut by $21.5-million to balance the budget.  Tax rates will remain at 83.5 cents per $100 of assessed value for real…

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