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Commissioners celebrate success of PHS Principal Annette Wallace who was named the 2016 Maryland High School Principal of the Year

April 19, the Commissioners present a commendation to Pocomoke High School Principal Annette Wallace for being named the 2016 Maryland High School Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and for providing exceptional leadership while building and sustaining a school climate of academic excellence where student achievement abounds.

Waterline flushing schedule for area water systems

The Water and Wastewater Division of Public Works will begin its semi-annual program for flushing waterlines in Mystic Harbour, West Ocean City Area, Newark, Riddle Farm, Nantucket Point, Edgewater Acres, Oyster Harbor, Ocean Reef, Deer Point, Whispering Woods, and Bayside Landings in May.
The purpose of this program is to remove any accumulated sediment from the lines and to ensure the hydrants are operational. Below are the proposed dates for the flushing of the waterlines, and please be advised that these dates are subject to change. 

Commissioners Announce Interim Liquor Control Director

The Worcester County Commissioners announce the promotion of Laura Burns-Reinhart to the position of Worcester County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) Interim Director. She stepped into this new role with the DLC on April 1, 2016.

Burns-Reinhart began her career with the former Liquor Control Board (LCB) on April 3, 2009, and in July 2011 joined Worcester County Government when the LCB was dissolved and the DLC opened as a County department. She was promoted to the position of Administrative Manager on April 2, 2013.

Registration open for Worcester County Recreation & Parks youth swim lessons

Swimming is a great summer pastime. Since safety is key in and around water, Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) is offering youth swim classes at the Shad Landing pool in the Pocomoke River State Park in Snow Hill during summer 2016.

WCRP will offer three sessions of youth swim lesson, with each session lasting two weeks. Session One begins July 5, Session Two begins July 18, and Session Three begins August 1. Classes are designed for children ages three and up. The cost is $45 per child, per session, and financial aid is available to those that demonstrate the need.

April 23rd Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics with Worcester County

The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ocean City Park & Ride Lot in West Ocean City. 

Worcester County is hosting HHW and E-cycling to commemorate and extend the Earth Day celebration, which takes place the day prior to our event.

Nominations being accepted for 2016 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County awards

Volunteers make Worcester County a better place to live, work and visit. To honor volunteers whose contributions help improve the quality of life here locally, Worcester County residents are invited to nominate individuals, organizations and businesses for the 2016 Volunteer Spirit of Worcester County Awards. The deadline to submit nomination forms is May 16, 2016. A recognition ceremony for all nominees will take place in August.