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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

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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. 

Tri-County area awarded grant to support a Crisis Stabilization Project

Snow Hill, MD - The Worcester County Health Department, in conjunction with Wicomico and Somerset County Health Departments, has received grant funding from the Opioid Operational Command Center, in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. This $532,109 award supports the Crisis Stabilization Project. 

Worcester residents urged to prepare for tropical storm conditions

Turn Around Don't Drown

September 5, 2019, the National Weather Service issued a tropical storm warning for the Worcester County area. Worcester County Emergency Services (WCES) officials are monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian, which is expected to impact the Eastern Shore now through Friday evening.

Expect prolonged periods of rain up to two inches, mild to moderate flooding, and winds of up to 45 mph inland and 55 mph along the coast. WCES personnel strongly encourage area residents and visitors to take precautionary measures at this time.

Commissioners proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple

Commissioners proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple

Photo w/caption: September 3, 2019, the Commissioners join with Debbie Smullen, the Worcester Goes Purple event coordinator for the Board of Education (BOE), and team partners from the BOE, Atlantic General Hospital, Health Department, Worcester County Warriors Against Opioid Addiction, and Senator Mary Beth Carozza’s office to proclaim September as Worcester Goes Purple as part of National Recovery Month and to echo the theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We are Stronger,” recognizing that mental and substance use disorders, including co-occurring disorders, can be overcome with

September is Suicide Prevention Month

 September is Suicide Prevention Month

Photo w/caption: September 3, 2019, the Commissioners join with Jesse Klump Memorial Fund President Kim Klump and Board Secretary Ron Pilling, Health Department Planning, Quality and Core Services Director Jennifer LaMade, Susan Schwarten of the Governor’s Commission on Suicide Prevention and other health professionals to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention Month in Worcester County and to invite the public to participate in the Out of the Darkness Walk to Prevent Suicide on September 21 at Caroline Street on the boardwalk in Ocean City.

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