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H2Oi, Cruisin’: Officials weigh fines, other venues amid 'mayhem'

Susan Parker, Published 6:00 a.m. ET Jan. 18, 2018 | Updated 8:32 p.m. ET Jan. 18, 2018

In the wake of problems that occurred during the 2017 H2O International and Endless Summer Cruisin' events in Ocean City, the Motor Event Task Force was created to address some of the issues that increasingly come with the resort's car-themed events.

The first meeting in December established specific areas for members to investigate, primarily ways for the town to lessen some of the immediate impact of these events.

And by impact, officials mean disrespect for both the community and law enforcement, loud noises into the wee hours of the morning, law-breaking and general mayhem and disregard for everyone in the resort.

The task force met for the second time Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, to solidify a strategy.

Special Events

Special Event Zone Idea Advances With Legislation Planned In Annapolis


Special Event Zone Idea Advances With Legislation Planned In Annapolis
A vehicle is pictured spinning out on Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City during the H2Oi weekend. File Photo

OCEAN CITY — Legislation creating special enforcement zones to help stem some of the issues associated with the mobilized special events in Ocean City will be introduced in this General Assembly session.

After several troubling motorized special events in Ocean City, resort officials began exploring ways to curb some of the illicit activity associated with the events. Last November, it was standing room only in the Mayor and Council chamber as the elected officials got their first look at a list of recommendations from the police commission that included eliminating or at least curtailing some of the motorized special events.

Grants for Mental Health

Two Grants Totaling $250K To Expand Worcester Mental Health Care Services

The Dispatch   Dec 07,2017 by Bethany Hooper

Pictured, from left, are Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Chair Dr. Allan Anderson, Delegate Mary Beth Carozza, Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services Executive Director Steven Taylor and Maryland Community Health Resources Commission Executive Director Mark Luckner. Photo by Bethany Hooper

BERLIN – Two grants totaling $250,000 are expected to expand mental health services in Worcester County.

On Wednesday, officials with Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services announced the nonprofit had secured $250,000 in grants to fund two clinicians over the course of two years.

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Mary Beth Carozza for State Senate