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Berlin welcomes back Relay for Life


By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) After staging a successful event in Berlin for the first time last fall, the annual Relay for Life of North Worcester County is poised for a return visit on Oct. 2. Prior to 2020, the fundraiser for the American Cancer Society involved an overnight camping trip at Frontier Town… Read more »

Berlin phasing out single-stream recycling


Town officials plan to lobby at county level while noting curbside options available By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) Based on cost issues and improper usage, the Town of Berlin is planning to remove a single-stream recycling bin located next to Heron Park. In October 2018, town officials opted to relocate a recycling center located… Read more »

Berlin budget unveiled, with hearing set

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$6.8 million package up from $6.3M in current plan By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) The Berlin Town Council introduced its FY22 general fund budget by ordinance on Monday, with a public hearing scheduled on May 24. Mayor Zack Tyndall said the proposed $6.8 million budget is balanced and represents an increase of $532,879 or… Read more »

Berlin Commons proposal gains momentum

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By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) After hashing out details involving fencing, lighting and refuse containers, the Berlin Historic District Commission voted last week in support of establishing a community green space for special events and outdoor dining by the intersection of Gay and Jefferson streets. Buzz Meadery owners Brett and Megan Hines presented a… Read more »

OP has five board applicants

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David Hardy submits application ahead of deadline to enter race By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021)  The filing deadline for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors election arrived on Monday with a handful of applicants surfacing to compete for a pair of open seats. “We have five applicants,” board Secretary Camilla Rogers said Tuesday. Applying… Read more »

Berlin EMS may get funds directly

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Worcester Commissioners vote to bypass Berlin citing previous cash cuts by town By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) The Worcester County Commissioners voted against approving the Emergency Medical Services budget request for the Town of Berlin on Tuesday and are leaning toward taking $115,000 for Berlin’s EMS and giving it directly to the Berlin Fire… Read more »

Pines sanitation service area grows for development

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By Jack Chavez (May 13, 2021) The Worcester County Commissioners voted 6-0 last Tuesday to expand the Ocean Pines sanitary service area and provide public water and sewer service for a proposed commercial development that is slated to consist of 45 dwelling units along Route 589 and south of Ocean Pines. The motion was the… Read more »

Berlin’s 2nd Friday to include art, music, activities for kids

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By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) After kicking off the season last month, Berlin’s 2nd Friday returns tomorrow at 5 p.m., with downtown overflowing with artists, musical performers and children’s activities. Berlin Economic & Community Development Director Ivy Wells said this year’s inaugural run in April was a resounding success. “I was pleasantly surprised and… Read more »

Ocean Pines marinas open for 2021 season


By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) After opening boat slips earlier this month, Ocean Pines Marina Manager Ron Fisher is prepared for another busy season on the waterways. “We were exceptionally busy last year during the season,” he said. Fisher said marina slip rentals, which normally are available from May 1 through the end of… Read more »

Sterling Tavern harkens back to family roots

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By Greg Ellison (May 13, 2021) Opened last week just six months after it was conceived of, the Sterling Tavern at 119 N. Main Street in Berlin carries forward a family tradition for owners Matt and Brooke Borrelli. Selbyville native Matt Borrelli said the new venture got underway after he began to weigh a career… Read more »