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Easter events abound throughout Worcester

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) Easter and springtime celebrations are slated for numerous locations in Worcester County on Saturday, including Ocean Pines, Berlin, Ocean City, and Furnace Town in Snow Hill. Ocean Pines Twin Easter festivities are on tap at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines, including three rounds of covid-adjusted egg hunts. Three… Read more »

Berlin wins fourth for small town beer scene

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) While not taking top honors, Berlin placed fourth in the 2021 Best Small Town Beer Scene contest that concluded on March 26. The USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice contest ended with Berlin outpaced by top three finishers: Avondale Estates, Georgia, Maple Shade, New Jersey and Portsmouth, New Hampshire…. Read more »

Berlin Town Council debates timing for setting tax rates


By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) In addition to receiving a report from Mayor Zack Tyndall and updates on departmental activities, the Berlin Town Council last Monday mulled procedural steps for setting real property tax rates. Tyndall said town officials are investigating potential covid-relief funding availability through the American Relief Act. “We are following that… Read more »

Officials get inside look at Berlin Fire Company

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New council members get facility tour, update on why service costs what it does By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) Berlin Fire Company leadership provided recently elected town officials an in-depth facility tour, including an overview of equipment and staffing needs, at operation headquarters at 214 North Main Street on Monday evening. In addition to… Read more »

CraZy LadyZ! boutique moves to new location


By Jack Chavez (April 1, 2021) CraZy LadyZ! just keeps growing. Sixteen years, one expansion and two moves later, the women’s clothing boutique kicked off a week-long celebration today for the grand reopening of its West Ocean City boutique – about one mile east of the old location in the Ocean Gateway Center. “I’ve always… Read more »

Ocean Pines Board digs in for pending projects, repairs

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board agreed to investigate building a handicapped-accessible playground, while also approving maintenance repairs at the Racquet Sports Complex, and offering membership access to recent ethic reports during its March 20 meeting. President Larry Perrone said board members were emailed the day prior regarding a proposal to… Read more »

Ocean Pines Environmental Committee seeks geese solutions

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Ocean Pines environmental group continues research to reign in feathered fowls By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) Fresh approaches and continuing efforts to control geese populations at the ponds in Ocean Pines dominated discussions at the Environmental & Natural Assets Committee meeting last Wednesday. Committee Chairman Ken Wolf said data from several rounds of water… Read more »

Teacher of the Year awarded to Worcester Tech instructor

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By Jack Chavez (April 1, 2021) To win a Teacher of the Year award in any year is significant. But to win it after a year when little of the traditional learning experience applied is a distinguished honor. Such was the experience for Worcester Technical High School instructor Aarti Sangwan, who earned the Worcester County… Read more »

Program at PHS promotes careers in education field

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 25, 2021) Male students of color at Pocomoke High School have been participating in Men Achieving Dreams through Education (M.A.D.E. Men), which is a Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) program in partnership with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that focuses on promoting the education profession. Matt Hoffman, assistant principal of… Read more »

Main Street will close for market

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 25, 2021) A portion of Main Street will be closed for the fourth season of the Berlin Farmers Market every Sunday from May to September, town representatives announced this week after receiving approval from the Maryland State Highway Administration. “During the farmers market last year, there were safety concerns… Read more »