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Burley Oak gets proactive in reducing water consumption

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Following up on a meeting last month with Burley Oak Brewing Company representatives, Berlin Town officials toured the brewery last Friday to see new water-saving programs implemented by brewery owner Bryan Brushmiller. Last month’s meeting took place after town wastewater personnel noticed a spike in activity at… Read more »

BFC attorney files dismissal motion

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) An attorney representing the Berlin Fire Company has filed a motion to dismiss the $500,000 federal lawsuit that alleges discrimination in the workplace and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Jo Anna Schmidt of Baltimore law firm Schmidt, Dailey & O’Neill filed the motion last Thursday on grounds… Read more »

Southeast Asia, Berlin exchange made meaningful

Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 26, 2017) Two women from Southeast Asian countries where devastating floods occur regularly are in Berlin studying how the town deals with stormwater, wastewater and solid waste. The town introduced Pradnya Rahmani of Indonesia and Xyla Gualberto of the Philippines at the Berlin Welcome Center last Thursday and again at a… Read more »

Flawless Dry Cleaners fills void in downtown Snow Hill

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2107) Flawless Dry Cleaners opened on Sept. 20 in Snow Hill. Owner Regina Fletcher originally considered taking over the reins of Snow Hill Dry Cleaning & Alterations, on Pearl Street, which was run by Chung Kang for the last decade, prior to the business closing earlier this year…. Read more »

Snow Hill Council Briefs

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2017) The Snow Hill Town Council discussed the following items during a meeting last Tuesday at the Train Station on Belt Street: Town Clean Up Day Randy Barfield, public works director, said the annual Town Wide Fall Cleanup was scheduled for Oct. 23. “It’s giving residents an opportunity… Read more »

OPA Election Committee Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 19, 2017) The Ocean Pines Association Elections Committee discussed the following items during a meeting in the administration building last Friday: Tuttle nominated Current Committee Chairman Steve Tuttle was unanimously nominated to continue in that role. Director Slobodan Trendic, the board liaison to the committee, said Tuttle did a… Read more »

Election Committee hoping to cut down on voter error

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 19, 2017) Members of the Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Elections Committee are looking for ways to make sure each vote cast is counted. While the total number of ballots cast have stayed essentially the same during recent board of directors elections, the number invalidated appears to be increasing. According… Read more »

Long-lost siblings reunited in Ocean Pines

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Oct. 19, 2107) Ocean Pines resident Barry Wright celebrated a sort of homecoming last week, as his long lost sister, Brenda Moorhouse, paid a visit from across the pond in England. Born in Bolton, England in 1947, Wright was relocated to the U.S. as an infant by his maternal grandmother,… Read more »

Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 19, 2017) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a public meeting last Tuesday at Town Hall: Exchange scientists Kreiter said she would be picking up a pair of “exchange scientists” from Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The town announced last week it would host two environmental… Read more »

Town Council approves Baker Street repairs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 19, 2017) The Berlin Town Council last Tuesday approved a $139,364.57 contract with Goody Hill Goundwork Inc. to repair Baker Street. The contract was about $20,000 over budget, but included additional drainage improvements not part of the original scope of work. Additional funds will be taken from town reserves… Read more »