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Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 29, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall on Monday: Traffic concerns Councilman Elroy Brittingham said he is still concerned about traffic patterns coming out of the new Ocean’s East apartment complex and onto Seahawk Road, near Stephen Decatur High… Read more »

Preconstruction has begun on new Showell Elementary

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2018) Bill Moschler of Oak Contracting, LLC presented an update on construction activities for the new $47 million Showell Elementary School at the Worcester County Public Schools Board of Education meeting, last Tuesday. “Work has been completed in the last 30 days,” Moschler said. “The perimeter construction fence has… Read more »

Public can weigh in during school board budget meeting

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2018) Those wishing to have a say in the fiscal year 2020 Worcester County Board of Education budget are encouraged to attend a public budget input meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Central Office in Newark. “The public budget input meeting… Read more »

Trader restaurant earns planning approval

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) John Trader’s pitch to the Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday was received about as well as first-rate barbecue and cold beer. Trader, the owner of Liquid Assets in Ocean City and Our Harvest in Fenwick Island, wants to put a 145-seat barbecue restaurant and bar on the site… Read more »

Ocean Pines releases legal opinion on drainage ditches

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association released a legal opinion related to drainage issues on Friday, and two board members offered slightly different takes on what it means. In a Nov. 16 press release, the association announced it had “received an opinion letter from its legal counsel addressing the maintenance… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The Berlin mayor and Council discussed the following items last Tuesday during a public meeting at Town Hall: Municipal Government Month Town Administrator Laura Allen read into the record a proclamation declaring November “Municipal Government Works Month.” Included in the proclamation, “municipal government represents the most responsive level… Read more »

Berlin announces $30,000 for five Worcester nonprofits

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) Five area nonprofits received a total of $30,000 in grant funding from the Town of Berlin at a public meeting last Tuesday. Recipients were: The Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee, $6,000 for a mural. The Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, $5,000 for “ongoing bi-weekly support group meetings for women… Read more »

Clubs committee annual report shows improvement

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) What a difference a year makes. In 2017, the Ocean Pines Clubs Committee concluded in its annual report, “This has been a trying year.” The committee reported that it was not able to meet with the yacht club manager and had little communication with the acting general manager…. Read more »

Two fires in two days on East, West Martin St.

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 22, 2018) Fires cinged two homes over the weekend on East and West Martin Streets in Snow Hill, but a bright spot in the blaze came with the rescue of a pit bull puppy. Lt. Michael Creech, of the Snow Hill Volunteer Fire Company, said several crews went to a… Read more »

Results in for Pines communitywide survey

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 22, 2018) The raw data obtained from an Ocean Pines membership survey of more than 1,700 homeowners late last summer was released by the Ocean Pines Association on Nov. 9 According to a press release, all property owners were invited to take the survey, which focused on community priorities and… Read more »