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Police Torch Run keeps pace for Special Olympics

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) A brigade of volunteers and police officers on foot, on horseback, in cars and buses, even some on motorcycles, made their way through Ocean City and Berlin on Monday during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland. The group of perhaps several hundred started… Read more »

Western Night to benefit wounded Marines, July 12

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) Tickets are on sale now for the 21st annual Country Western Night at the Ocean Downs Casino on July 12. The event, which will start at 5 p.m., was created by 92-year-old Anna Foultz and hosted each year by Ocean Pines nonprofit Star Charities for the benefit of… Read more »

McGuffey Club benefits thousands of students

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Showell Elementary School students were among the thousands of Worcester County children on Monday to receive bright orange McGuffey Bookworm Club backpacks filled with books for summer reading. Now in its 13th year, McGuffey is a countywide program of the Worcester County Commission for Women and Friends of… Read more »

Town of Berlin remembers PW Superintendent Purnell

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 7, 2018) Residents and town officials gathered last Friday at Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin to remember former Public Works Superintendent Wendell Ennis Purnell. Born Feb. 16, 1948 in Berlin, Purnell passed away on May 14 at Genesis HealthCare in Salisbury, according to his official obituary. He graduated from… Read more »

Over 200 graduate from Decatur

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 8, 2018) Family, friends and loved ones showed roaring support for the 286 graduates of Stephen Decatur High School, Wednesday, May 30, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City. “This is a very special graduation class to me,” Principal Thomas Zimmer said. “When I… Read more »

Law Enforcement Torch Run, Monday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 31, 2018) Law enforcement officers representing Worcester County and beyond will take part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics Maryland, on Monday, June 4. Participants are encouraged to wear a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt, which costs $15 and are available for purchase at the… Read more »

Berlin Bikeways proposal backed by council

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) A proposed new $950,000, 1.8-mile Berlin Bikeway adjacent to the old railroad tracks was peddled successfully to the Berlin Town Council Monday, as concept of the bike path received its unanimous support. The council also voted 5-0 to approve an application for a grant from the Maryland Department… Read more »

New pup ‘Josiah’ joins Cricket Center team in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) Josiah, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever raised and professionally trained by nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence, was introduced this month by the Cricket Center in Berlin. The dog will assist patients at the Cricket Center, which is the only child advocacy in Worcester County for sexually and physically abused… Read more »

Attendance swells for Memorial Day parade in Berlin

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 31, 2018) The annual Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade on Monday was a roaring success by all accounts, with record attendance of more than 3,000, according to organizer estimates. Several dozen veteran’s organizations, school and youth groups, car clubs, police and fire personnel, and others marched from Stephen Decatur Middle… Read more »