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Assateague Island National Seashore Wild Horse Update – September 2019

(left) N2BHS-B “Little Dipper” and (right) M2EINR “Miss Priss” in September

Berlin, MD - The National Park Service has completed its September 2019 population census of the wild horses in Assateague Island National Seashore.  There are 76 horses in the Maryland herd, including 22 stallions and 54 mares.  One death was documented and there were no births.

Commissioners Announce New Economic Development Deputy Director

Commissioners Announce New Economic Development Deputy Director

Snow Hill, MD – The Worcester County Commissioners announce the hiring of Lachelle Scarlato to the position of Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) deputy director. She stepped into her new role with WCED on October 7. Scarloto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maryland. She is an accomplished entrepreneur who brings two decades of government and business management experience to her new position.

Worcester County Offices Closed Monday, October 14

Worcester County Government (WCG) offices, including all five Branch Libraries and Recreation and Parks, will be closed Monday, October 14, 2019, for the Columbus Day holiday.

The Central Landfill and Homeowner Convenience Centers and Shore Spirits Retail Liquor Store in Pocomoke will be open during standard hours of operation.

WCG offices will resume standard operating hours on Tuesday, October 15. Worcester County staff wish one and all a happy and safe holiday weekend.

Commissioners commend WTHS students and staff for SkillsUSA wins

October 1, 2019, the Commissioners and Board of Education officials commend Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) students and instructors for their outstanding performances at the 55th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from June 24-28, 2019.

Celebrate all things maritime during Harbor Day at the Docks October 19

Celebrate all things maritime during Harbor Day at the Docks. This free, family-friendly festival will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the West Ocean City commercial harbor. Bring your family and friends and get set for a day of all things maritime.

The Maritime Heritage Festival of Harbor Day at the Docks will take place along Sunset Avenue in the West Ocean City Commercial Harbor. A complimentary shuttle service will be available for convenient parking from the West Ocean City Park N’ Ride.

Worcester County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day September 28

Image depicting household hazardous materials

The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 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-based paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Computers and laptops will be collected and later recycled.