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Berlin Council delays tax rate hearing

BERLIN — City officials have postponed a tax rate hearing until April 11 to better understand the budget. After a contentious discussion on Monday, the Berlin City Council voted unanimously to postpone the public hearing on the tax rate until April 11. This decision came after lengthy discussions over the $462,000…

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95-acre plot for the development of a sports complex

95-acre plot for the development of a sports complex

SNOW HILL — Citizens will have the opportunity to decide whether Worcester County should purchase land for a sports complex at a public hearing in April. On April 19 at 6 p.m. at Stephen Decatur High School, Worcester County Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding plans to purchase the adjacent 95 acres…

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Parking issues delay downtown project approval

Parking issues delay downtown project approval

OCEAN CITY — Parking issues forced resort officials this week to suspend approval for a planned mixed-use facility for the downtown police department. On Tuesday, the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC) made its annual presentation to the mayor and council. Out of this larger presentation came a discussion of a pair of…

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School system budget includes increases and new positions

School system budget includes increases and new positions

SNOW HILL– County education spending is expected to increase by nearly $4 million in the upcoming year’s budget. During a budget work session with Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday, Worcester County School Board officials reviewed the proposed spending plan for fiscal year 2023. With $1.8 million more in funding required for sustaining effort…

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