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Ocean Pines budget deficit balloons

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 8, 2018) Near the end of budget discussions Tuesday in Ocean Pines, Director Ted Moroney said deficit projections for the current fiscal year had ballooned to $1.5 to $1.8 million. With a $370,000 shortfall during the previous fiscal year, Moroney said the two-year operational deficit is now close to… Read more »

Revenue component likely at park

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 1, 2018) The sky is the limit to what Berlin Falls park can become, although the reality is development will almost certainly be limited by available funding. Town Administrator Laura Allen, last Thursday, told the dozen members of the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee to dream big, but also… Read more »

Winter Quarters could get mulligan

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 25, 2018) Pocomoke City officials are expected to consider a lease agreement that could reopen the Winter Quarters golf course. City Manager Bobby Cowger on Tuesday said the agreement would likely come up during the next City Council meeting, Feb. 5. Earlier this month the council voted 3-1 to… Read more »

Retrospective of Patrick Henry to open this Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 25, 2018) A new retrospective exhibition, “Delmarva Visions: The Works of Patrick Henry,” opens this Friday at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury. Henry, 65, a Berlin resident, will display primarily oil paintings from throughout his distinguished career. He reflected on the experience of gathering work for… Read more »

What will 2018 look like in Berlin?

Mayor Gee Williams lays out his vision for projects town could tackle this year By Josh Davis, Associate Editor This is part one of a two-part interview. The second part will be released in the Jan. 25 edition of the Bayside Gazette. (Jan. 18, 2018) In the next 11 months, according to Berlin Mayor Gee… Read more »

Blizzard of 2018 blankets county in foot of snow

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Officials said last week’s blizzard and deep cold spell combined to produce was one of the worst winter storms in decades, and perhaps since the 1970s. Heavy snow last Wednesday night and Thursday morning left more than a foot of snow in some areas locally causing dozens… Read more »

Pocomoke building ordinance change would add ‘teeth’

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Proposed building code changes could give Pocomoke City officials more authority to enforce standards on blighted and abandoned properties. “The city manager and staff have initiated an effort to try and contact and reach out to many of our downtown property owners,” Planning Director Dan Brandewie said… Read more »

Esther Troast files for reelection in District 5

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Pocomoke City Councilwoman Esther Troast on Monday filed to run for re-election in District 5. Troast, 64, is a Pocomoke native and is seeking a third term in office. She’s retired, but remains an avid photographer and prolific volunteer. Serving in office, Troast said, is an extension… Read more »

Snow Hill mourns pair of policemen

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Snow Police this week mourned the passing of PFC. Harold (Buddy) Taylor, 52. Police Chief Tom Davis said Taylor was at home on Dec. 26 enjoying a family gathering when he collapsed and was taken to Peninsula Regional Hospital in Salisbury. “He wound up having surgery a… Read more »

Morrison transported to Pa. rehab

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) Pocomoke Mayor Bruce Morrison was moved to a rehabilitation facility last week and friends of the family said signs for his recovery are encouraging. Morrison was rushed to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury on Nov. 29 with an apparent subdural hematoma, and then transferred to Christiana… Read more »