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Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing January as National Mentoring Month

January 8, 2019, The Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing January as National Mentoring Month to Robert McClure of Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) and encouraging those looking to make a difference in the community to become mentors. Studies reflect that youth who are mentored miss fewer school days, are 81% more likely to play sports, and are 55% more likely to attend college. They are less likely to abuse alcohol or other drugs.

Maryland Ensures Vulnerable Residents Receive SNAP Benefits In February During Ongoing Federal Government Shutdown

BALTIMORE, MD - As the partial federal government shutdown continues, the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is working to assist vulnerable Marylanders through this uncertain time. Today, the Department announced it will be able to provide February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to recipients in Maryland.

Referred to as the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, there are on average more than 650,000 Marylanders receiving approximately $75 million in FSP assistance each month.

Assateague Island National Seashore Accessible to Public during Government Shutdown

Berlin, MD – During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. Park roads, beaches, trails and the Over-Sand Vehicle zone at Assateague Island National Seashore, will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. 
 

Library Board Meeting Time and Location Changes

 The Worcester County Library Board of Trustees has changed two upcoming meeting locations.   The board will meet at the Berlin Branch Library (13 Harrison Avenue, Berlin), January 8 at 3:00 p.m.   The board will meet February 12 at the Pocomoke Branch Library (301 Market Street, Pocomoke City), at 9:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the public.

Information about upcoming board meetings and all other library events can be found on the library’s website, www.WorcesterLibrary.org.

Worcester County Commissioners honor Emergency Services Director Fred Webster

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the Worcester County Commissioners honored Emergency Services Director Fred Webster, who will retire later this month after leading the 911 Communications Center and all aspects of emergency management operations for the county for the past 17 years. Webster began his career in Emergency Services as the assistant director on July 17, 2002. In 2013 the Commissioners promoted him to direct the department.

Worcester County Government Christmas and New Year Holiday Schedules

The following Worcester County Government (WCG) offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24-25, 2018, and Tues., January 1, 2019, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays: the Worcester County Government Center and Cape Isle of Wight satellite offices, Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC), the County Library, Central Landfill in Newark, and the Home Owner Convenience Centers (HOCCs) in Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill. 

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 15, 2019. 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. 

Worcester County Commissioners elect president and vice president

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the 2018-2022 Board of Worcester County Commissioners took the oath of office. The new board includes incumbents Diana Purnell, representing the Central District – District Two; James C. “Bud” Church, representing the Sinepuxent District – District Three; Theodore J. Elder, representing the Western District – District Four; Anthony W. “Chip” Bertino, Jr., representing the Ocean Pines District – District Five; Madison J. Bunting, Jr. representing the Northern District – District Six; and Joseph M.

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