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Yes, it’s summer, a time to rebuild a great school

So, we’re well into summer, and perhaps our children would tell us it’s way too early to have any thoughts about school. Yet there are some positive vibes that came out of a recent tour of the Snow Hill High School renovation and addition construction site. The building is in its first phase of construction… Read more »

Never doubt power of one’s election day vote

So you think your vote doesn’t count? You wonder what difference does it make if you do or don’t show up at the polls? Well think again, and know that it makes a huge difference. Ted Elder won the District 4 GOP County Commissioner’s seat through a never-done before tie-breaker by the Worcester County Republican… Read more »

It’s going to take time to get used to June voting

So we think if anything, the June 24 scheduling of state primary elections is pretty much a work in progress. Moving it from September was intended to give the winners from each primary more time to campaign for the November general election. The earlier schedule was also meant to give Americans serving the country or… Read more »

Accolades for Yacht Club

Certainly there are hot-button issues motivating those who choose to join a crowded field competing for two Ocean Pines Board of Directors seats. Issues such as spending, the lighting of Ocean Parkway, OPA compensation packages, water backup after storms and certainly the future of its golf course are difficult issues that hopefully will be candidly… Read more »

Enjoy, but remember

We look to welcoming our seasonal visitors back to the Berlin, Ocean Pines, West Ocean City, Ocean City and the Worcester County region. While you were away, we celebrated, as Berlin became America’s “coolest small town.” But we also grieved as two brothers were struck along Rte. 113 in Berlin, killing one and seriously injuring… Read more »

Impact of single branch

Sometimes, one of the most important issues concerning a community can come down to a single item. In this case, a tree. Berlin’s Town Council discussed one particular tree on private property and how it seems to be leaning further and closer to power lines. Berlin has apparently been in touch with the home owner,… Read more »

Cannery Village approval was correct decision

We think The Berlin Planning Commission’s approval of the 44-unit Cannery Village housing development to be a good decision. For those who don’t know, this project is different for Berlin. It’s a rental community where each unit will be made available for the tenant to purchase after 15 years of occupancy. Andrew Hanson, vice president… Read more »

Berlin’s success cool for entire region

So this is probably going to be the last week I’ll get to say the name “Cazenovia” as in the town finishing second behind Berlin in the Budget Travel Magazine coolest small town contest. Berlin and its Mayor Gee Williams wanted this win badly. Along with the County, the region and even Governor Martin O’Malley,… Read more »

Your votes could help make Berlin ‘coolest’

When Berlin Mayor Gee Williams attended a recent Maryland Mayors Conference in Annapolis, one of the last comments of the meeting came from Governor Martin O’Malley wishing Williams and Berlin well in its effort to win America’s Coolest Small Town of 2014 contest. Budget Travel Magazine sponsors the contest. According to the mayor, he was… Read more »

Assembly to consider quality county funding

County residents who love Worcester County’s environmental beauty such in its waterways, green spaces and parks, should be encouraged by state budget allocations coming out of the General Assembly. Worcester should receive over $300,000 from Program Open Space that will be used for land acquisition or infrastructure of existing local parks. Other expenditures include funding… Read more »