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Worcester County Government offices will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Worcester County Government offices, including all five Branch Libraries and  Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21.
The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers and the Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open Monday during standard hours of operation.
For more information on hours of operation, contact Kim Moses, public information officer, at (410) 632-1194.



January is National Mentoring Month

 January 7, 2020, the Commissioners present a proclamation to Erica Morton of Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Eastern Shore, Inc. recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. BBBS partners with County organizations to provide community-based mentoring programs that served 45 families last year. Those interested in making a positive difference in the life of a young person are invited to visit https://shorebiglittle.org/ to find out more.


Tourism Partners take home state award for “Eat. Drink. Buy Art.”

Worcester County Tourism (WCT) and area partners took home an award at the 39th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in November.

The multi-jurisdictional effort, which promotes main streets and arts and entertainment districts, earned the Leveraging Partnerships Award for the “Eat. Drink. Buy Art” (EDBA) campaign. The award was given for excellence and major contributions in expanding the market of Maryland tourism products, maximizing opportunities to generate overnight stays, leveraging partnerships, and showcasing Maryland as an exciting, must-see tourism destination.

Berlin Fatal House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that occurred on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The fire was reported at 6:11 p.m. at 10347 Trappe Road, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland 21811. Volunteer Fire Companies from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, and Newark responded to the fire. Firefighters reported heavy fire conditions upon arrival. The fire was placed under control at 7:33 p.m.

Worcester County offers Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through January 31, 2020. Area residents can drop off Christmas trees at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost. 

Annual Financial Report confirms Worcester County in solid financial standing

Worcester County Treasurer’s Office officials recently completed the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2019. This format, which adheres to the guidelines recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association, provides full accountability to Worcester County citizens and others with an interest in government finances. The CAFR outlines County finances and reflects a long-established history of prudent fiscal management practices.