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Nonprofit grant deadline fast approaching

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Nonprofits hoping to receive a grant from the Town of Berlin have until Wednesday, Aug. 1 to apply. The town budgeted $30,000 to give to local nonprofits and, as of Monday, only one organization had applied, according to Town Administrator Laura Allen. “That deadline is fast approaching,” Allen… Read more »

Hall sentenced to jail for theft, fraud

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) The bizarre saga of erstwhile Berlin Butcher Shop owner, Berlin council member and mayoral candidate Lisa Hall took another turn this week in Circuit Court in Snow Hill, as she was sentenced to two consecutive 18-month terms at the Worcester County Jail, followed by two consecutive three-year terms… Read more »

Vandalism stalls plans for Decatur Park restrooms

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Vandalism of several Town of Berlin public bathrooms has led to a revaluation of planned permanent restrooms at Stephen Decatur Park. The Town Council on Monday voted 4-0 to delay seeking a grant for the work and to hold off building the new bathrooms for at least a… Read more »

Berlin Falls plans moving forward

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) The Berlin Town Council on Monday welcomed a series of recommendations from the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee, the first to come from the group to the council. Included were endorsements to follow an interpretive plan for passive development of a portion of the park, to demolish all… Read more »

New development hearing Aug. 8

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) The first formal steps toward a so-called “Berlin Gateway” development could be taken by the Berlin Planning Commission meeting at its Wednesday, Aug. 8 meeting. at Town Hall. Planning Director Dave Engelhart on Monday said the 6 p.m. meeting would include a public hearing. “It’s for them to… Read more »

White Horse Park investigated for code violations

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 26, 2018) Worcester County and the White Horse Park community are working toward a solution after complaints emerged about residents using the campground as their primary residence despite a caveat in the zoning code preventing such use. Campgrounds in Worcester County are for seasonal use only, and not meant to… Read more »

Coming soon to yacht club: trivia night, events, specials

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Ralph DeAngelus of the Matt Ortt Companies used a portion of the Ocean Pines Clubs Committee last Thursday to discuss plans for promotions and events at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. DeAngelus said a trivia night has been penciled in for Thursdays, starting this fall, in the upstairs… Read more »

Seats, sponsorships available for Mary Mac

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Although tickets are sold out for the seventh annual Mary Mac Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament, Aug. 3 at the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club, the foundation continues to seek hole sponsors. Hole sponsorships for the tournament are $100. Additionally, space is available at the Aug. 3 luncheon… Read more »

Pines GM on geese, software and crab pier

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Bailey addressed goose control, buying new financial software and rebuilding the crab pier, in an interview Monday. He also talked about reports of unsafe conditions outside the swim and racquet club. On the removal of about 300 Canada geese last month, Bailey… Read more »

County’s primary election certified

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Nothing changed but the numbers as the Worcester County Board of Elections certified the results of the June 26 primary earlier this month, leaving all of the previously announced winners in place, as voters chose a new sheriff and top prosecutor, and narrowed the field for November’s Election… Read more »