Dr. Francis Ruffo Scholarship Fund

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A new scholarship honoring the late Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Francis Ruffo will benefit graduating seniors of Pocomoke, Snow Hill, and Stephen Decatur High Schools. The Dr. Francis A. Ruffo Memorial Scholarship Fund, held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, will be awarded annually to a Worcester County Public School senior…

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WOC Harbor Commercial Parking Lot Renovation to Begin Nov 1

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Beginning November 1st, a portion of the West Ocean City commercial harbor parking lot will be temporarily closed to the public. It will serve as a staging area throughout the project to replace bulkhead, eight piers and one governor’s dock along with all associated bumper piles at the commercial harbor. The WOC boat ramp will…

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Worcester Co. Seeks to Fill Out Police Accountability Board

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The Worcester County Police Accountability Board has an opening on its Administrative Charging Committee. Under the Maryland Police Accountability Act, the five-member committee will review complaints and investigations of police misconduct, determine whether an officer should be charged with misconduct, and if charged discipline would be recommended from the State – created matrix. The Worcester…

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Maryland Primary Results: Worcester County Races

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Maryland Primary Election results as of now include turnout at the polls as well as early voting, with mailed-in ballots still to be counted. CLICK HERE FOR WORCESTER COUNTY RESULTS Democratic County Commissioner Diana Purnell held a comfortable lead over challenger Catherine Freeman in the 2nd District.In the 3rd District Republican primary, Eric Fiori held…

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Worcester Co. Invites Interested Applicants For Police Accountability Boards

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The Worcester County Commissioners are inviting local residents to come forward if they are interested in serving on three new civilian police accountability boards.Under a new state law, the Maryland Police Accountability Act replaces the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights as the system that guides police discipline, making it a more external process.The Police…

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Princess Anne Police Chief Injures In Crash

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Two people have been injured in a crash on Maryland Route 90 at Route 113, including the Police Chief of the Princess Anne police Department.Maryland State Police said a preliminary investigation indicates that a 75-year-old Ocean City man was attempting to make a U-turn Thursday in front of an unmarked Princess Anne Police patrol vehicle.The…

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Worcester Co. Adopts $227-Million FY ’23 Operating Budget

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The Worcester County Commissioners have approved a Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget of nearly $227-million.Spending grows by $10.4-million, or 5%, from the FY ’22 budget while reducing requested expenditures by $2.7-million. The budget contains no increase in the Worcester County real property tax rate and local income tax rate.Spending priorities include public safety, education and…

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS ON DELMARVA

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS FRIDAY, MAY 27 FENWICK ISLAND – 5:30pm – Town of Fenwick Island will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony following the regular Town Council meeting. Anyone wanting to recognize during this ceremony, family or friends who served in a military branch of service, past or present, should send those names along with…

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Worcester Co. Addresses Government Email Breach

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Worcester County has discovered a breach of the county government email account which contained limited personal information belonging to about 3,000 government and board of education employee and retiree accounts.Cybersecurity professionals discovered the breach while conducting a forensic investigation into a phishing incident that occurred between November 10th and November 20th, 2020.Worcester County Government said…

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Paying It Forward: Atlantic General Collects, Donates Medical Supplies For Ukraine

: Atlantic General Hospital’s Materials Management Department staff work with Ryan Nellans and other volunteers to load $30,000 worth of donated medical supplies bound for Ukraine.
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Atlantic General Hospital and Health System is paying it forward, sending $30,000 worth of medical supplies to Ukraine to help health care professionals there care for wounded civilians and soldiers.Many supplies, including hand sanitizer and hand-made masks, had previously been contributed to AGH and its front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Locally-gathered isolation gowns and coveralls,…

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National Agriculture Day: Maryland Honors Century Farms

Governor Larry Hogan took part in Maryland's Century Farm honors Tuesday (photo courtesy of the office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan)
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On National Agriculture Day, Maryland honored the families that have taken part in farming – sometimes for generations. Eight Maryland farm families were honored during the 2022 Century Farm induction ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. The program recognizes farms that have been owned and operated by the same family for more than 100…

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Del. State Police Seek 7 Suspects In “Operation Dawg House” Drug Investigation

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Delaware State Police continue to search for remaining suspects in connection with an investigation into a drug trafficking organization that began 16 months ago.40-year-old George Johnson, of the Bridgeville-Laurel area, was identified as the leader. He remains at large, as do six other individuals.Over the course of the investigation, 46 people were arrested. Two people…

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Scooter Operator Dies After Being Hit By Car

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Maryland State Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a male who was riding a stand-up electric scooter in the area of westbound Route 50 and Riddle Lane in Worcester County. Troopers from the Berlin Barrack responded to the scene a few minutes after midnight (12:04 a.m. Tuesday). An investigation determined that…

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Man Gets 35 Years For Drug Distribution Conviction

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A man has been sentenced to 35 years of incarceration for a drug distribution conviction. According to the Wicomico County State’s Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Dwight Woods was arrested in August 2019 at a residence that prosecutors say was being used by Woods and a drug trafficking organization. An undercover officer was able to buy heroin…

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UPDATED: Worcester County SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED

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UPDATED 1/31/22 – Effective Monday 01/31/2022 at 1345 hours, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack in Worcester County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration will be lifting the Snow Emergency Plan. Please use caution on roadways in and around the Worcester County area. Be mindful of black ice at night and…

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Atlantic General Will Open Walk-In Behavioral Health Center

Atlantic General joins community partners to celebrate the establishment of the new Crisis Center with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
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Atlantic General Hospital will soon open the first Walk-In Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Worcester County. It will serve as a sort of urgent care facility for people in need of treatment or evaluation of acute mental health issues or substance use-related illness. A grant-funded partnership with TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital and more than a…

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UPDATED: Snow Emergency Plan in Worcester County – LIFTED

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UPDATED: 1pm – Effective Saturday 01/22/2022 at 1300 hours (1 pm), the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrackin Worcester County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration will belifting the Snow Emergency Plan. Please use caution on roadways in and around the Worcester County area. Be mindful of blackice at night and try…

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Worcester Co. Accepts Applications For Nonprofit Grants

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Nonprofit agencies are invited to apply for a grant from Worcester County Government in 2022. Applications will be accepted through Monday, February 7th. Applying for a non-profit grant is not a guarantee that funding will be approved. Grant awards will be announced after the Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget is adopted in June. Applications are…

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Worcester County SNOW EMERGENCY Has been Lifted

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UPDATED: 1/4/22 3PM – Effective Tuesday 01/04/2022 at 1500 hours (3 pm), the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack in Worcester County in conjunction with local agencies and the State Highway Administration will be lifting the Snow Emergency Plan. Please use caution on roadways in and around the Worcester County area. Be mindful of blackice at…

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