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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 »

OPA signs point toward celebration

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 11, 2018) With many of the surrounding streets and sidewalks still covered in snow and ice, Ocean Pines officials on Tuesday unveiled a new entrance sign on Cathell Road commemorating the 50th anniversary of the association. The ceremony was rescheduled from its original date of last Saturday. The sign… Read more »

Berlin Restaurant Week starts this Sunday

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By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Jan. 4, 2018) The third annual Berlin Restaurant week kicks off Monday and runs until Sunday, Jan. 14, with more than a dozen restaurants offering discounted prices on select menu items. “It is a great opportunity to sample the offerings of the different restaurants,” said local realtor Cam Bunting, creator… Read more »

Hardwire helping to raise money for Pocomoke mayor

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 4, 2018) Pocomoke-based Hardwire LLC is leading fundraising efforts to help the family of Mayor Bruce Morrison pay for medical costs, following his traumatic brain injury in late November. Morrison was rushed to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury on Nov. 29 with an apparent subdural hematoma, and then… Read more »

Cement no match for freezing temperatures

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 4, 2018) Several construction projects in Berlin suffered from weather-related snags last month and should resume shortly, if Mother Nature cooperates. Town Administrator Laura Allen said last Thursday the Baker Street repaving, the culvert installation on William Street and the installation of prefabricated bathrooms at Dr. William Henry Park… Read more »