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Berlin notification system still being refined

By Josh Davis Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Town of Berlin officials continue to tweak communications with the public, especially those stemming from the CodeRED emergency notification system. Put into effect in 2014, CodeRED sends texts or emails and delivers phone messages during emergencies. On July 6, for example, an alert went out saying power was… Read more »

Berlin gets AARP grant for new cafe tables and chairs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Town of Berlin events are about to get more comfortable, thanks to a new grant from the American Association of Retired Persons’ Community Challenge. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said the $5,000 grant, awarded on Wednesday, would be used for new café tables and chairs. “It’s… Read more »

Burbage Regional Cancer Care Center opens in Berlin

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin held a grand opening celebration for the new John H. “Jack” Burbage, Jr. Regional Cancer Care Center on Wednesday, July 11. The 18,000-square-foot center, which is the new home for radiation oncologist Dr. Manoj Jain, and medical oncology specialists Dr. Rabindra Paul and… Read more »

Tennis court renovations in Berlin resume after delay

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Work resumed last week on the Berlin tennis court renovation project, which has been beset by several delays. The Town Council in January approved spending about $300,000 to overhaul the four courts in Stephen Decatur Park. Included in that total was a contract with Terra Firma of Delmarva… Read more »

Worcester Youth back to school supply drive

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services in Berlin have begun its annual back-to-school supply collection for children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Last year more than 200 backpacks were given to schoolchildren at Buckingham Elementary School, Ocean City Elementary School and Pocomoke Middle School. Debbie Smullen, billing and… Read more »

Art Hansen Fishing Contest returns

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Ocean Pines Anglers Club will host the 22nd annual Art Hansen Memorial Youth Fishing Contest at the Ocean Pines South Gate Pond near the Sports Core Pool, on Saturday, July 21. Participants will compete in three age categories: 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16. There is no cost… Read more »

Berlin All Stars continue in playoffs

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Berlin Little League All Stars continue their winning streak, with three teams taking home district championships. One of them has already captured a state title, while two others are chasing Maryland championships. 11-12 League The 11-12 team won the district title on Friday, July 13, in Fruitland,… Read more »

Infrastructure costs key concern for Purnell

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Real estate developer Troy Purnell, 55, is seeking a third term in office as the District 1 Berlin Town Councilman. A Berlin native, Purnell studied business law, accounting, drafting and architecture at the University of Denver and Florida Atlantic University. Purnell said he got into politics because he… Read more »

Crisafulli returns to duty, begins planning

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 6, 2018) Matt Crisafulli rejects all calls to use the term sheriff-elect for two reasons, one of which is that Reggie Mason remains in office until Dec. 4, and the other is the Worcester County Board of Elections hasn’t certified the primary yet. The board is expected to do that… Read more »

Hartman’s focus on resort until Nov.

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 6, 2018) Less than four years into his first term as an Ocean City councilman, Wayne Hartman was chosen by local Republicans to represent the northeastern parts Worcester and Wicomico Counties that comprise District 38 when the Maryland General assembly convenes on Jan. 9, 2019. “Right now, it’s back to… Read more »