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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 »

Despite setbacks, town tattoo committee to continue

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 13, 2018) By opining that county laws can’t be tailored to just one community but must apply countywide, the Worcester County Commissioners have blocked the effort to allow tattoo businesses to operate Berlin. Nevertheless, the town’s Tattoo Ordinance Committee on Wednesday night vowed to keep pushing for change. The catch… Read more »

Community effort brings back ‘Briddletown’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Call it Briddletown (rhymes with “riddle”) or the more formal-sounding Brid-dell´-Town (rhymes with “well”). Either way, the re-designation of a portion of Flower Street in Berlin on Tuesday afternoon was clearly meaningful to a large segment of the population. According to new interpretive signs unveiled on Tuesday near… Read more »

Berlin LL All-Star team has a ball in Bristol

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) It took a perfect game to keep the Berlin All-Stars from a return trip to the Little League World Series, and that’s exactly what the Mid Island Little Leaguers from Staten Island, New York got from their starter during the Mid-Atlantic championship game on Sunday in Bristol, Connecticut…. Read more »

Experts weigh in on goose control

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) While some considered Ocean Pines’ resident Canada goose population to be unofficial mascots, outside-only pets or a welcome sight upon returning home, experts said maintaining such a population can stress systems that people spent a long time in getting just right. “The lawns, parks and golf courses we… Read more »