Tom Horton: Images of the Bay Country

Combing the beach, I stoop to pick up an essay for my upcoming college nature writing class. It’s a reddish, roundish pebble, tumbling in the clear lapping waves during a campout to the vanished community of Holland Island. For a couple of centuries, before erosion forced Holland’s people to the mainland, my pebble was a […]

Wicomico to place flooding concerns before public

County residents concerned about ongoing flooding can attend public meetings where they will hear presentations, be shown drainage maps and have the opportunity to share their concerns. Meetings will be at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Department, at 6 p.m. March 8 in the Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Department, at 6 […]

Wicomico to study neighborhood flooding

As plans continue to resolve flooding problems across Wicomico County, the County Council this week directed Public Works Director Dallas Baker to determine the cost of a feasibility study examining the situation. The council decided the study is needed after Baker, meeting with them at the Tuesday meeting to update progress made on stormwater drainage, […]

Wicomico will address storm flooding problems

County officials will use “The Three E” approach to work on solving flooding problems in the county: education, engineering and enforcement. The public will be educated regarding proper swale maintenance, inlet maintenance, homeowners’ association responsibilities, lot selection and how to spot a clogged pipe. Engineering solutions will involve public swales, area-wide drainage projects, Urban Service […]