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Dolle’s Candyland in Berlin opening delayed by covid-19


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Dolle’s Candyland co-owner Anna Dolle Bushnell hopes to expand the business by opening its first Berlin location soon at the former PNC Bank building at 1 S. Main Street Unit B. Rayne’s Reef owner Michael Queen owns the building and is renting to Dolle’s. Bushnell, who runs… Read more »

i.g. Burton dealership plan for redevelopment approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan for the redevelopment of the i.g. Burton Chevrolet dealership on  Old Ocean City Boulevard on June 24, with just one addition: a tree on the southwest corner of the lot. The meeting was a continuation from a June… Read more »

Rezoning classification of 26-acre property approved


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2,2020) The way has been cleared for the development of a shopping center on a 26-acre wedge of property between Route 50 and Route 818, following the approval of a zoning change at the Berlin mayor and Town Council on June. 22. The council’s decision to allow a change… Read more »

WCPS Board of Education budget increases approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education on Tuesday, June 16, approved its $116.2 million operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Of that total, $95.2 million is from the Worcester County Commissioners, for an increase in local spending of $2.8 million Of that increase, $633,000 is allocated… Read more »

Pines revises pool process, schedule for members use

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(June 25, 2020) Ocean Pines has announced updated schedule and procedures for the community’s pools. The revised schedule, which went into effect last Friday, follows Gov. Larry Hogan’s stage two recovery program standards. Ocean Pines Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips said the revised schedule and procedures will continue to limit capacity and… Read more »

Ocean Pines Golf Clubhouse grand opening


(June 25, 2020) Ocean Pines officials formally opened the new golf clubhouse last Wednesday morning with a grand opening ceremony. The celebration came a little more than a year after the Ocean Pines Board of Directors approved the project at a guaranteed maximum cost of $1.6 million. After agreeing to build a new clubhouse, the… Read more »

Museum gets grant for roof repair

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin received a $45,000 grant through the Historic Preservation Capital Grant Program for a construction project. “The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum had a competitive project proposal for urgent work to replace its wood shingle roof that has reached the… Read more »

Pop’s Kitchen to open on Gay Street


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Quick-service restaurant to offer pizza, salads and subs for outdoor dining, carryout (June 25, 2020) Robert and Kelli Beck received permission from the Berlin Town Council Monday night to place four picnic tables and a small bike rack on the front patio area of their Pop’s Kitchen restaurant on 15… Read more »

Berlin children’s clothing, toy store advocates change

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Heart of Gold Kids, 27 N. Main Street in Berlin, has donated 10 percent of  its online sales from June 13 to June 20 to The Conscious Kid to support its anti-racist children’s books education fund. “I’ve been looking for an organization to give back to during… Read more »

Berlin opens indoor dining, but outdoor service favored


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Berlin restaurateurs were excited to reopen indoor dining at 50 percent capacity, but some have experienced challenges with the new modifications over the last week and half. DiFebo’s on North Main Street reopened for indoor dining on June 12 at 5 p.m. with an operating staff nearly… Read more »