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Felony Child Abuse Charge Filed Against Former Berlin Daycare Worker; Woman Also Facing 14 Assault Counts

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 22, 2024

A Berlin daycare worker is facing assault and child abuse charges after an eight-month-old baby was brought to the hospital with a broken leg.While the investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely, on Feb. 20 Berlin resident Heather Lynn Ward, 39, was charged with 14 counts of second-degree assault and one felony count of... Read more »

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Proposed Wawa’s Site Plan Moves Forward; Planning Commission Seeks Design Improvements

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 15, 2024
Plans for a Wawa in Berlin got preliminary approval this week but developers will have to work elements of the town’s architecture into the design if they want the project to come to fruition.After nearly three hours of discussion and several failed motions, the Berlin Planning Commission voted 4-2 Wednesday to give preliminary approval to... Read more » The post Proposed Wawa’s Site Plan Moves Forward; Planning Commission Seeks Design Improvements appeared first on News Ocean...READ POST.

The Adventures of Fatherhood – Feb. 2

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
A new weekly segment in this space could simply be transcriptions of conversations with my son Beckett, 15.In the moment, they  can be irritating. After a few minutes and the benefit of hindsight, these simple chats are viewed with humor.For instance, here’s how a chat went last Saturday night over the course of about 45... Read more » The post The Adventures of Fatherhood – Feb. 2 appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Between The Lines

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
During the recent book ban discussions at the Worcester County Board of Education meeting as well as across the state and country, it seemed inevitable there may be some legislation introduced on the topic. A review of newly introduced legislation in the Maryland General Assembly this week shows at least one bill being weighed on... Read more » The post Between The Lines appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Bill To Eliminate Tipped Credit Worries Local Restaurant Operators

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
OCEAN CITY – Industry leaders are following a bill that will impact tipped workers in the local hospitality sector.In January, Maryland legislators introduced a bill that will, among other things, increase the minimum wage for tipped workers to $15 and eliminate the state’s tip credit model. While proponents believe the legislation will improve working conditions... Read more » The post Bill To Eliminate Tipped Credit Worries Local Restaurant Operators appeared first on News...READ POST.

Letters to the Editor

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
Watching And NotingEditor:I am one of those people who enjoys watching our elected officials in action. Unscripted and speaking from the heart is local politics at its best.So, for me it was a surreal moment during the Jan. 16 County Commissioners’ meeting when the commissioners began discussing the merits of encouraging more public input on... Read more » The post Letters to the Editor appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Obituaries

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
Charles F. EderOcean PinesCharles F. Eder, 79, known locally as “Captain Chuck” of Ocean Pines, passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2024, at Coastal Hospice of Ocean Pines.Capt. Chuck was born on Oct. 17, 1944, to Charles John Eder and Myrna (Machen) Eder in Baltimore.After serving three years in the US Army, Capt. Chuck was... Read more » The post Obituaries appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland Coast Dispatch Newspaper. ...READ POST.

Eagle Scout Project Completed To Service Caine Woods

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
OCEAN CITY – The construction of “little libraries” is expected to benefit an uptown community.Last summer, Caine Woods Community Association resident Finian Dudley,16, began an effort to construct “little libraries” for his Eagle Scout service project. With the boxes now installed at three public parks, he said he is hoping those in his neighborhood can... Read more » The post Eagle Scout Project Completed To Service Caine Woods appeared first on News Ocean...READ POST.

Ocean City Eyes Utility Rate Increases

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
OCEAN CITY – Proposed increases to Ocean City’s water and wastewater rates will advance following a presentation this week.On Tuesday, NewGen Strategies and Solutions Partner Eric Callocchia presented the Mayor and Council with the results of a five-year water and wastewater rate study. He said the report featured recommended rate increases that would support operations... Read more » The post Ocean City Eyes Utility Rate Increases appeared first on News Ocean City Maryland...READ POST.

Hospice says data breached; Security technicians secure information after incident in July, precautions taken

Posted by The Dispatch | Thursday, February 01, 2024
Coastal Hospice is notifying affected individuals following a 2023 data security incident.Late last month, Coastal Hospice began notifying affected individuals regarding a network disruption that occurred in July 2023.“This disruption did not impact our ability to provide care to our patients and families,” said Alejandra Lazcano, director of communications at Coastal Hospice. “Our IT team,... Read more » The post Hospice says data breached; Security technicians secure...READ POST.
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