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Carozza topples Mathias in senate race

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor and Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 8, 2018) A changing of the guard took place Tuesday as Republican Delegate Mary Beth Carozza became Senator Carozza, besting incumbent Democrat Jim Mathias in the highly contested race for Maryland State Senate in District 38. According to the Maryland State Board of Elections,… Read more »

Addressing the Epidemic: Heroin and Opioids

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor  (Nov. 1, 2018) The heroin and opioid epidemic has touched most communities in Worcester County – and in Maryland. By all accounts, the face of addiction is the face of your neighbor. They are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, veterans and star athletes. They are without a single race… Read more »

BREAKING: Snow Hill Town Council responds to Dorman

(Oct. 15, 2018) Following a statement earlier today from former Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman, who announced his resignation last week, members of the Town Council of Snow Hill today emailed an editorial letter in response. The complete statement, dated Oct. 15, 2018, follows: “We, the Town Council of Snow Hill, wish to make a… Read more »

Berlin: The First 150 Years

In celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Town of Berlin, the Bayside Gazette this week compiled a timeline of important people and businesses, and landmark events, that helped to shape the town.  1677 – Burley Plantation was established 1683 – Burleigh Inn tavern opened 1683 – Buckingham Presbyterian Church opened. It burned down in 1904… Read more »

Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman resigns

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 12, 2018) Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman said no one knew he was planning to resign, but that’s what he did at the Town Council meeting on Tuesday. “All their mouths flew open,” Dorman said on Wednesday. “It’s just about time, that’s all,” he continued. “I made a statement and… Read more »

Mathias, Carozza spar over political ads

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) Call it “The Battle of the Caucuses.” Anyone with a mailbox in Senate District 38 has probably received campaign mailers about incumbent Sen. Jim Mathias and challenger Delegate Mary Beth Carozza. The most recent batch, mailed late last week, came from the Maryland Democratic Caucus Committee and the… Read more »

Yoga objections get mindfulness program pulled

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 20, 2018) Local religious groups who complained that yoga elements in a mindfulness program at Buckingham Elementary School were anti-Christian apparently contributed to the program’s removal this year. Students went back to the Berlin school this month, but “Mindfulness Moments” reportedly did not return with them. The program, which included… Read more »