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Williams weighs in on multipurpose building

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 17, 2019) Going hand-in-hand with a possible YMCA feasibility study related to Berlin Falls park is the potential for a new community center in east Berlin, Mayor Gee Williams said this week. Leaders of the Berlin Community Improvement Association, or BCIA, which controls the multipurpose building on Flower Street, appear… Read more »

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Worcester second lowest in state for ed. aid

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 17, 2019) Worcester County, during fiscal 2019, was not the lowest county in Maryland in terms of the per-pupil average for state aid. That honor went to Talbot County. Talbot, in getting $4,128 per student, was slightly worse off than Worcester, which got $4,217 – the second lowest in the… Read more »

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Oyster roast sellout leaves some shell shocked

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 17, 2019) The Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce last week took steps to smooth over relations with area residents who were upset with how ticket sales for the 9th annual Snow Hill Oyster Roast, scheduled Feb. 24, were handled. Tickets for the event, $45 and each year limited to 450,… Read more »

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Art opening Friday to get ‘Surreal’

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 10, 2019) The Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee on Friday will present its fifth annual collaborative art show and fundraiser at the Globe from 6-9 p.m. Both the subject and the title of the show is “Surreal.” Committee Chairwoman Heather Layton said Brian Robertson, who co-organized the event, comes up… Read more »

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Berlin Restaurant Week runs through Sunday

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 10, 2019) Fifteen local restaurants are taking part in the 2019 Berlin Restaurant Week, which began on Monday and will continue through Sunday. The event began in 2016 to encourage patrons to try new eateries and to dine during the offseason, as restaurants offer special menus and discounts in an… Read more »

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Business

Berlin business vacancies likely to fill in by summer

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 3, 2019) A few business vacancies were in downtown Berlin last year, but Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said she expects those all to be filled by next summer. For starters, Wells said a new clothing store would likely move into the 11 South Main Street space vacated… Read more »

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A Little Bit Sheepish opens in new location

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) After closing shop for about two months at her old location, owner Brenda Trice reopened A Little Bit Sheepish on Dec. 6 in its new location on 1 South Main Street in Berlin. She said the colorful yarn store, which moved across the street from its two-story shop… Read more »

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Gazette Editorial: Pines budget process confusing and messy

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The Ocean Pines budget process makes a traffic jam look coordinated and its blare of honking horns sound symphonic. The good intentions of everyone notwithstanding, this overly complicated procedure makes it difficult to understand who is accountable to whom. After the financial mess of a couple of years ago, along with the continuing desire to… Read more »

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