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New Berlin Gateway? Hotel, gas station, shops, planned

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday gave mixed reviews to proposed developments for an 18.65-acre parcel of land on the corner of routes 50 and 346. Ernie Gerardi, the property owner, said he views it as gateway into town necessary for growth, while some on the commission saw… Read more »

Pines special meeting set for Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) If all goes as planned, Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey will host a special meeting at the community golf and country club on Friday to finalize renovations plans for the facility’s second floor. Those plans date back to 2016, when the Ocean Pines Board approved about $840,000… Read more »

Bernal’s tactical approach to Sheriff’s Office

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Scott Bernal, a Marine, former Secret Service agent and retired OCPD detective, thinks that if Worcester County residents are seeking a sheriff based on his tactical ability, then he is the clear choice. “I have the determination of a young Marine — I’m ready to go. I don’t… Read more »

Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council last Monday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: Budget adoption upcoming Finance Director Natalie Saleh said she is finalizing budget reports in anticipation of the budget’s adoption at the June 25 Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. in… Read more »

Pines Board again mulls renovation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) After a lengthy discussion with golf members, Ocean Pines Directors last Thursday weighed in on planned renovations for the second floor of the golf and country club that are, at this point, about two years in the making. Director Slobodan Trendic said more than $500,000 had already been… Read more »

Berlin Pregnancy Center looks for new home

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) While news that a first-of-its-kind recovery house would soon open at 10226 Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin was good for some, it was less well received by inhabitants of the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, which had operated there for close to 10 years. Jeff Failla, board chairman… Read more »

Calling it a Day: Econ director to retire next month

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) After helping resurrect downtown Berlin and then moving slightly southwest to try his hand at revitalization there, 71-year-old Michael Day has announced his intention to retire as Snow Hill’s economic development coordinator next month. Day was born in Salisbury and raised in Caroline County. He returned to Salisbury… Read more »

Heiser eyes political homecoming

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Kris Heiser has spent the past seven years in the State’s Attorney’s Office in Wicomico, after her time in Joel Todd’s administration in Worcester ended in 2011, and now she’s hoping to make a full-time return to her home county to prosecute offenders. She said her approach is… Read more »