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Berlin approves Unity in the Community day

Posted On: 8/14/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– Still coping with the death of 16-year-old Tymeir D. Dennis and the severe injury of his brother Tyheim D. Bowen, the town approved plans for a Unity in the Community day during a Mayor and Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 11. A Berlin-based Maryland State trooper hit the brothers, crossing the street on foot, while he was driving an unmarked police car on a routine patrol on Nov. 8. Pastor Robert Brooks, Jr., senior pastor at Solid Rock Outreach Ministry, presented the event to the council. “Last year, as you’ll recall, Tymeir Dennis and Tyheim were involved in a serious, tragic accident,” Brooks said. “Tymeir lost his life and Tyheim lost his leg to his hip.” Brooks said the boys’ mother, Tynise Bowen, wanted to commemorate her sons. “Knowing that her son has interest in music and wants to do other things and financially it’s not there for them, we wanted to as a church body and as a community body put together an ev...
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Town of Berlin experiencing restaurant business boom

Posted On: 8/14/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– Anthony Bourdain has eaten his way through Brooklyn, Rome, Copenhagen, Madrid and Tokyo, but maybe the Travel Channel correspondent should consider stopping by America’s coolest small town next. A veritable restaurant explosion has hit Berlin, and the town of roughly 4,500 people now boasts more than a dozen noteworthy independent restaurants, cafes and bakeries in its historic downtown sector. At the heart of the town’s resurgence is the upscale American oasis of the Atlantic Hotel on 2 North Main Street. Built in 1895, the hotel was near structural and spiritual collapse before a group of business owners resurrected it, sparking a town-wide revival. “That’s what really turned Berlin around,” said owner John Fager. “The hotel is the heartbeat of the town.” As more and more restaurants have opened in Berlin, business, rather than becoming spread thin, has increased virtually everywhere. “Every time a new restaurant o...
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OPA Board wants action on properties

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Nancy Powell, Staff Writer/Ocean City Today

OCEAN PINES - Owners of several Ocean Pines properties are in continuous violation of required maintenance of them, the Ocean Pines board of directors decided July 29. In a unanimous vote, the board authorized attorney Joe Moore to continue action, including filing suit, on owners of nine properties until a resolution is reached. The nine properties are 14 Capetown Road, 61 Moonraker Road, 12 Brookton Lane, 58 Nottingham Lane, 8 Willow Way, 37 and 52 Battersea Road and 70 and 74 Crest Haven Drive. In the case of the Capetown Road property, there is already an injunction that calls for the owner to remove a box trailer on it. Moore said he will ask the court to find the man in contempt of that injunction and order him to remove it or the OPA will remove it and bill him for services rendered. An additional four properties were also found to be in continuous violation, but in those cases, the board authorized General Manager Bob Thompson to take appropriate action that could include ...
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ALMOST!

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After a storybook season, the Intermediate All-Stars ended their run in the Little League World Series on Sunday, Aug. 1, falling to the Nogales, Az. West All-Stars 6-5 in the U.S. Championship game in Livermore, Ca. Berlin, representing the East region, jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Kevin Beck drove in a run with a single, Kevon Wharton had an RBI groundout and Hayden Snelsire drove in two runs with a single. Tristan McDonough went six innings on the mound, striking out nine and giving up four earned runs. Snelsire threw a scoreless inning in relief. The team had the top of the order up in the bottom of the 7th with a chance to tie. Wharton hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop to start the inning, but was called out on a close play at first base. Snelsire and Ryan Duncan struck out to end the game. West went on to win the Intermediate World Series Championship game, beating Puerto Rico 11-4 on Monday. “We’re very, very h...
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Younger All-Star group struggles in regional play

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– After going 10-0 in district and state play, the 9-10 Little League All-Stars have struggled at the Regional Tournament, dropping their first two games in Cranston, R.I. Berlin, representing the state of Maryland, fell 10-1 to New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 3 and 13-1 against Delaware on Tuesday, Aug. 5. “I think the same thing happened in both games – we came out just a little bit flat and unprepared to really grind against good competition,” said Coach Eric Snelsire. “The other teams we’re playing up here are all going to be really good, so we have to be able to match that level of competition and we have yet to come out and really do that. “We’ve had moments when we’ve run into some silly outs,” Snelsire continued. “Our bats really haven’t come alive yet. I will say the pitchers we faced in both games have been really good pitchers and to their credit kept us off the bases really well. When we did get ...
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Berlin advertises for Day’s Econ. Dev. position

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– A formal search has begun to replace one of the faces of America’s coolest small town. Economic and Community Development Director Michael Day announced his impending retirement earlier this year. Berlin formally posted the job on July 25 on the town website and the Maryland Economic Development Association website. “Under the direction of the Town Administrator, the Economic Development Director will serve as the point person who interacts with all Berlin merchants; and represent the Town at state and regional business development meetings,” the post read. “The selected candidate will work closely with Worcester County Department of Economic Development and Department of Tourism. There will be frequent travel, evening meetings and weekend work. This selected candidate will facilitate and attend various meetings; mediate numerous issues with merchants; write and administer grants and work with (supervise) the Main Street Coordinator in coordina...
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Feline friend leaving food for cats around downtown area

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– A rogue cat lover has been plaguing area businesses for more than a year. Several shops in downtown Berlin complained that someone has been feeding stray cats in the area behind their stores, leaving cans of cat food and tuna fish and drawing unwelcome pests in the process. Church Mouse Coordinator Helen Wiley said the problem has been ongoing for at least 12 months. “It’s escalated to the point where a dead kitten – or some kind of animal – was in our alleyway three weeks ago,” she said. Wiley said she reported the incident to the police and Public Works came to remove the animal. “Two days later we found, coming out of the Church Mouse, a can of tuna fish with two maggots on it,” she said. “In the winter they had a cardboard box for the cats in our alleyway. I understand the humane part of it – wanting to take care of the animals – but when it gets into the fact that there’s maggots because of cann...
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County Fair returns Friday through Sunday in Snow Hill

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Clara Vaughn, Staff Writer/Ocean City Today

SNOW HILL—The Worcester County Fair is back with livestock shows, talent contests, a car show, cake auctions and classic Eastern Shore fare this weekend in Snow Hill. The free festivities for all ages kick off Friday and last through Sunday in Byrd Park. “It’s a family affair,” said Cindy Morris, Worcester County 4-H program coordinator, of the fair that’s been a county staple for more than 20 years. “There’s a little bit of something for the whole family.” The fair begins Friday with a horse show at 8 a.m. followed by Worcester Celebrates Safe Kids Day, a collaboration of local community organizations to provide information on safety as well as giveaways from at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Livestock judging also begins at 11 a.m. with more than 100 sheep, cattle, rabbits and chickens present for viewing on the fairgrounds. At 6:30 p.m., bidding starts at the benefit auction highlighted by the fair’s prize-winning cakes, helping offset t...
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Police adopt proactive way of reversing drug overdoses

Posted On: 8/7/14
Written By: Josh Davis, Staff Writer

BERLIN– Facing growing concerns over heroin and opioid abuse in the area, police have adopted a proactive approach in treating potential overdoses. Pfc. Jessica Collins received certification to administer the anti-overdose drug Naloxone last month. Also known as Narcan, the opioid antagonist is used to treat the life-threatening depression of the central nervous and respiratory system associated with overdose. “Naloxone will go toward the respiratory system and kind of release it,” Collins said. “It reverses the effects of the overdose and it does it very quickly, so it will give you time for the EMS to get there or to get them to the hospital where they can provide further care.” Developed in the 1960s, the nasally administered drug can treat a number of opioid-related overdoses including morphine, oxycodone and Vicodin. “EMS has been using this for a while,” Collins said. “Because Maryland has seen an uprise in heroin and other op...
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OP Chamber to host second annual Car Show & Parade

Posted On: 8/7/14
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OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Car Show & Parade on Saturday Aug. 23. The parade will start at White Horse Park at 10 a.m. and proceed down Ocean Parkway to the Car Show at Veterans Memorial Park located on the corner of Cathell and Racetrack Roads. There will be several food and business vendors and a radio remote from the Wave.  New this year, will be a free children’s bicycle parade around the south gate pond with prizes for the participants. There is no registration fee for the bicycle parade however organizers are asking for donations of school supplies to be given to Worcester County G.O.L.D. an organization that provides supplies for area school children. For more information on registering for the car show, the bicycle parade or becoming a vendor, call the Ocean Pines Chamber at 410-641-5306 or stop in the office at 11031 Cathell Road Berlin, Md. 21811. The Car Show will begin around 11 a.m. with trophie...
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