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Wells talks downtown facade, revitalization efforts in Berlin

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 19, 2019) Improvements to storefronts in Berlin are being aided by the town’s use of a state facade improvement program, Ivy Wells, Berlin’s community and economic development director, told the mayor and Town Council last Monday. “I have received approval for two facade grants this week,” Wells reported. She said… Read more »

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Art League’s Sand Castle Home Tour begins

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 19, 2019) The doors will open to 10 private residences during the Art League of Ocean City’s 15th annual Sand Castle Home Tour, today and Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour takes participants to residences ranging from private family, vacation and retirement homes, at their… Read more »

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Suicide prevention month noted

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 19, 2019) With September recognized as National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, the Worcester County Commissioners last week issued proclamations to that effect and heard from suicide prevention advocates. “I don’t think there’s an individual in here who hasn’t suffered the agony of knowing somebody that’s commit- ted suicide, and the… Read more »

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Purnell Crossing plan gets another change

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 19, 2019) Another modification to a planned unit development for a proposed housing project in Berlin received unanimous approval from the town’s planning commission during a meeting last Wednesday. Property owner and Councilman Troy Purnell asked the commission for permission to cut five lots from “phase four” of the site… Read more »

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Art League’s Sand Castle Home Tour begins

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Sept. 19, 2019) The doors will open to 10 private residences during the Art League of Ocean City’s 15th annual Sand Castle Home Tour, today and Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The self-guided tour takes participants to residences ranging from private family, vacation and retirement homes, at their… Read more »

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Berlin’s HDC approves plans for commercial space project

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) A vacant one-story building on William Street is in line for a facelift, following the Berlin Historic District Commission’s approval last Wednesday of its exterior remodeling plans. Samantha Pielstick, who represented property owner Jack Burbage, said plans for the property include an authentic brick front exterior and a… Read more »

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Berlin jewelry store to help Dorian victims

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) The public can help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas by purchasing a simple bracelet at Beach Memories Jewelry on Main Street in Berlin. Michele Krempa, owner of Beach Memories Jewelry and Seachelle Designs, began offering the $10 bracelets last week as a way to donate to… Read more »

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Editorial

Series of unfortunate events bedevils Berlin

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This has not been the Town of Berlin’s year. Although everyone generally accepts the principle that nothing stays positive forever, as the laws of the universe dictate, no one could have foreseen or expected that so many negatives would arrive one after the other on Town Hall’s doorstep. This is especially so considering the town’s… Read more »

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Junior League receives heroes welcome home

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They didn’t roll out the red carpet, but the Red Knights did roll out themselves to escort Berlin’s Junior League baseball team back to town after their stint in the World Series in Michigan last week. In addition to members of the motorcycle club, fire trucks from Berlin led the team home from Salisbury Monday… Read more »

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