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Worcester County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day September 22

The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Showell Elementary School on MD Rt. 589 (Racetrack Road). HHW and computers/laptops may be dropped off, but no other electronics will be accepted.

HHW includes pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Computers and laptops will be collected and later recycled.

Kitten tests positive for rabies near Girdletree - Residents who may have had contact should call the health department immediately

Snow Hill, Md. – The Worcester County Health Department confirms that a kitten has tested positive for rabies on August 29, 2018 on Snow Hill Rd (Rt. 12) north of Girdletree. The kitten was a female gray, black and tan striped tabby that was roughly eight-weeks-old. Residents of the property near where the kitten was found did not own the animal and the owners are unknown at this time.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, September 3

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries, the Central Landfill in Newark, Homeowner Convenience Centers, and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018, for the Labor Day holiday. WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, September 4. WCG staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Public invited to unveiling of Briddletown interpretive sign

The public is invited to join the Worcester County Commissioners as they unveil the Briddletown Interpretive Sign on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. on Flower Street beside Stephen Decatur Middle School (SDMS).

The new interpretive sign maps the development of the Briddletown community, which is located east of the Town of Berlin and dates back to 1866.

Vaccine Requirements for Students

Snow Hill, MD- Vaccines are vital to protect children from potentially serious diseases. Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s doctor to determine which vaccines are needed and schedule an appointment as needed.

New Foal Joins the Assateague Wild Herd

 Early Friday morning, August 17, 2018, N9BM-J (“Giggles”) gave birth to a pinto colt.  The new foal, N9BM-JQ, and band live most of the year in the very busy developed area and campgrounds.  For this reason, the National Park Service expressly reminds visitors that it is essential to remain a minimum of a bus length (40 ft) away from the wild horses at all times.

Community Alert Signals to Sound Saturday, August 4

Saturday, August 4, 2018, Worcester County emergency alert signals will sound from area fire sirens. A steady alert tone will sound at 10:00 a.m. for approximately one minute. 

The signals are tested the first Saturday of each month. In the event of an actual emergency, the sirens would be used as additional means to warn the surrounding communities of imminent danger and the need to tune to either radio, television or the internet for information.