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Could Berlin election mirror four years ago?

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Four years ago the Town of Berlin election was canceled because the three council seats up for election were unopposed. That year, Troy Purnell and Dean Burrell held onto the seats for District 1 and District 4, respectively, and newcomer Thom Gulyas won the At Large seat vacated… Read more »

State’s attorney elect hits ground running

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 6, 2018) Kris Heiser doesn’t just have one plan heading in to the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s office — she has about eight — and has recently made for herself the time to achieve what she’s set out to do. “I’m really excited to get to work, but the transition… Read more »

Berlin library opens new chapter

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) It was supposed to be a soft opening for the Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library, but about 400 people showed up within the first hour and a half on Tuesday to welcome the new library to town, according to county library Director Jennifer Ranck. The $6.25… Read more »

Downtown getting new bookstore

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) The former home of Bungalow Love and current home to downtown Berlin shop Snapdragon will soon become The Greyhound Indie Bookstore, a place that promises to champion local authors. Susan Ayres Wimbrow, a Berlin native who will own and operate the space, said owning a bookstore has been… Read more »

Gulyas eyes parking, parks, fire co. solution

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) At-Large Berlin Town Councilman Thom Gulyas on Monday filed paperwork to seek a second term in office. Gulyas, 53, was born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania and moved to the area in 1982. He is the owner of Ace Printing & Mailing in Berlin, His mother, the late Louise Gulyas,… Read more »

Heather Layton returns to downtown Berlin for art stroll

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Heather Layton, former owner of Bungalow Love and current chairwoman of the Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, will be the featured artist at Baked Dessert Café during the July 2nd Friday art stroll this week. Her work will include several handmade seashell mirrors, as well as driftwood and… Read more »

Burrell known as calming presence

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Dean Burrell, the second-longest serving member of the Berlin Town Council, is running for reelection in District 4. Originally from Somerset County, the 67-year-old moved to the area because his wife was from Berlin. He’s been living in the town for more than three decades. “I married a… Read more »

Ocean Pines still negotiating with Mediacom on new deal

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) For Ocean Pines residents wondering what’s going on with Mediacom, administration officials last week said negotiations on a new franchise agreement are currently going back and forth between attorneys. Association President Doug Parks, during a public board meeting on June 23, said discussions were also held with other… Read more »

Removal of Pines BOD president?

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Ocean Pines Directors on Friday will consider removing Association President Doug Parks. Director Slobodan Trendic emailed board members last Friday to request a special meeting for that purpose. He said the reason for removal was related to Parks’ conduct and defamatory remarks made in his capacity as… Read more »