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Toy Town Antiques officially open for business in Berlin

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Just weeks after Walt’s Train Shop rolled out of 8 Pitts Street in downtown Berlin, Toy Town Antiques has officially stationed itself there, starting with a soft opening last weekend and officially opening Monday. The move came after public quarreling with Town of Snow Hill officials last month… Read more »

Resilience series has good info, but lackluster crowds

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) The audience was smaller than expected, but those who did attend three recent public meetings hosted by the Town of Berlin on environmental and operational resiliency said they were pleased with the information presented. Meetings were held in three different locations last Thursday and Saturday, and on Monday…. Read more »

OPA Director Ted Moroney announces resignation

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) In an unexpected turn of events, Ted Moroney on Saturday announced his resignation from the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Moroney was appointed to the board in September 2017 to replace Brett Hill after his resignation. He was then elected to a one-year term last August. He emailed… Read more »

Pines Board crafts building compromise

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday approved a design concept and location for a new craft building to be used by the Pine’eer Craft Club. Plans call for the new building to be north of the bathrooms across from the administration building and adjacent to the… Read more »

NJROTC earns A-OK grade at inspection

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) An annual military inspection of several dozen Stephen Decatur High School students in Berlin last Thursday resulted in an outstanding report, according to Jennifer Miller. Miller is the booster club secretary for the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, or NJROTC. LCDR Dr. Robert C. Stewart, U.S. Navy… Read more »

Resident backlash hits Berlin Falls park

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Public park purchase questioned By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) In approving $124,000 to demolish seven small buildings and a digester at Berlin Falls park on Monday night, the Town Council gave an angry mob a focal point in its objections to town spending. The 5-0 vote came after months of research by town… Read more »

Council sets special budget meeting, March 26 at Decatur High School

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District 2 storms Town Council meeting By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) A crowd of Berlin District 2 residents showed up at the Monday night Town Council meeting to protest proposed property tax and utility rate increases. By the end of a lengthy public comment period, District 2 Councilman Zack Tyndall, who apparently encouraged… Read more »

Friends honor baseball legend Judy Johnson

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Judy Johnson, one of baseball’s greatest third basemen of all time, never achieved the universal reverence accorded today’s professional athletes, even though his enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975 reflected the respect he earned from his peers while playing in the Negro Leagues almost four… Read more »

Impeachment talk at library silenced over safety concerns

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Conservative groups had planned rallies, prompting cancelation on Wednesday By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Safety concerns have forced the cancellation of a lecture on impeachment at the Worcester County Library in Berlin that was originally scheduled this Wednesday. The program, part of a series on the U.S. Constitution presented by Howard Sribnick, drew… Read more »

Berlin adds Toy Town to downtown collection

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With Snow Hill shop closed by town officials, owners sought second location By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) The dispute between the Town of Snow Hill and Toy Town Antiques could lead the business back to Berlin, albeit in a smaller, satellite location. Storeowners Richard and Debbie Seaton were in Berlin on Monday, looking… Read more »