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Town Council reviews general fund balance

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FY22 budget work session to take place on April 12, full schedule posted online By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 25, 2021) The Berlin mayor and Town Council reviewed the general fund budget during their meeting on Monday to prepare for the budget work session on April 12. “The general fund is the general operating… Read more »

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Berlin adopts Wor. hazard mitigation and resilience plan

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 25, 2021) The Berlin mayor and Town Council agreed on Monday to adopt the 2020 Worcester County Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan to remain eligible for funding from several sources, such as the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Funding is available for… Read more »

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OP approves drainage pipe, bulkhead repairs

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By Greg Ellison Board of directors agrees to spend more than $1.2 million for pair of projects (Feb. 25, 2021) Aiming to improve drainage and to continue annual bulkhead maintenance, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday approved spending more than $200,000 to address failing underground piping and just over $1 million for bulkhead… Read more »

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OP short-term rental work group finalizing proposals

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By Greg Ellison (Feb. 25, 2021) Board member Frank Daly updated the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors Saturday on efforts to establish guidelines for short-term rentals. The issue erupted last summer because of recurring problems at a few properties that were advertised on web-based platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO, Flipkey or Homeaway. Because of… Read more »

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Hearts for Heroes honors frontline workers

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Chamber campaign also recognizes Valentine’s Day for Berlin businesses By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 11, 2021) The Berlin Chamber of Commerce launched a Hearts for Heroes campaign to honor local heroes such as healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store clerks, firefighters, police, EMTs, food service and retail workers. “When my wife and I owned Victorian… Read more »

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Berlin in best beer scene contest

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 25, 2021) Berlin is competing in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2021 contest for the best small town beer scene against 19 other nominations, including Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Each nomination has a population less than 30,000 and were chosen by a panel of beer experts as having the… Read more »

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Berlin Auto Zone plan goes back for design tweaks

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Feb. 18, 2021) A site plan for an Auto Zone store that would replace the former McDonald’s building on Route 50 in Berlin was tabled by the Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday to give the developer more time to improve his project’s appearance. Applicant Kevin Murphy told the commission Auto… Read more »

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Gazette Editorial

Time to clear the air Transparency is an overused word to describe an underused concept. That’s how it has seemed ever since governing officials and their constituents began to demand more of it in recent years. Yet, despite these pledges of more openness, the flow of information from authorities to the public has been increasingly… Read more »

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