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Reform on Tap Act ‘is very much still alive’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) While local support is strong for the Reform on Tap Act, which would loosen restrictions on craft brewers, proponents of the measure can only guess how the Maryland General Assembly will vote if it gets to the floor. Last Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners expressed unanimous support,… Read more »

Tuttle announces run for Ocean Pines Board

Candidate’s top concerns improving communications and audit follow through By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) Former Elections Committee Chairman Steve Tuttle on Friday announced his candidacy for the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors. Tuttle, 72, was born in Maine and earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Northeastern University, a… Read more »

Berlin gets creative to solve communication breakdown

UPDATE: Berlin Town Administrator Laura Allen said on Thursday representatives from American Tower agreed to remove the LED light and replace it with a softer, red, flashing light to be active during the nighttime. Allen said the light was necessary for air traffic safety. She said the new light “should alleviate any disturbances.”  The original… Read more »

Island Creamy to put cherry on top of old laundromat

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) After years of sitting dormant, the old Coin-Op Laundry on 4 Stevenson Lane in Berlin will get a much-needed facelift. The building has served as a commercial storage facility for ubiquitous ice cream shop Island Creamery since its opening last May. Owner Kelly Conklin, during a Historic… Read more »

03.15.18 Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall on Monday: Pray for Wendell Human Resources Director Jeff Fleetwood asked the mayor and council to “put Wendell Purnell in their thoughts and prayers.” Fleetwood said Purnell, the superintendent of public… Read more »

A&E Committee had busy year of benefitting Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) Members of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee presented the committee’s annual report to the Town Council Monday night, showing off activities that benefitted both the downtown and the greater Berlin community. Committee Secretary Stephanie Fowler said the group oversaw monthly 2nd Friday art strolls and outdoor… Read more »

Brews Up moves downtown, leaves Berlin for Snow Hill

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor March 15, 2018) Following Toy Town Antiques by about a year, beer- and wine-making business Brews Up recently moved from Berlin to downtown Snow Hill. Tony Hilligoss started the shop five years ago on Route 113 and later settled on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin. The store is now… Read more »

Pocomoke Fire Co. hosts Boat and Cash Bash

Second annual fundraiser to up ticket limit, raffle off money and Carolina skiff (March 15, 2018) The Pocomoke City Volunteer Fire Company will host its second annual Boat and Cash Bash on Saturday, March 24. The event has become the fire company’s major fundraising event and helps ensure the organization is equipped to provide adequate… Read more »

Nominations open for annual Jesse Klump scholarship

(March 15, 2018) The Jesse Klump Memorial Fund has announced the terms of its 2018 scholarship, and the nomination process has begun. The ninth annual scholarship has a potential value of $15,000 – $3,750 per year renewable for up to four years. “We grant a scholarship each year to a member of the graduating class… Read more »

Energy bill assistance from Delmarva Power

Customers can receive up to $1,500 in grants; March deadline in Del., June in Md. (March 15, 2018) Energy assistance is still available in Delaware and Maryland to help Delmarva Power customers pay for winter energy bills. Through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Delmarva Power customers can receive up to $1,500 in grant support… Read more »