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The Year in Review: Berlin, OPA celebrate milestone anniversaries

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 27, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association turned 50 this year, while the Town of Berlin celebrated its 150th anniversary. Each community celebrated in its own way, as the association held several events throughout the year, while the town’s observance was a low-key celebration during an Oktoberfest event on Oct. 13…. Read more »

Stormwater grant to help on Graham Ave.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Town of Berlin on Friday announced it had received a $75,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for stormwater improvements and a new community outreach program. According to its website, Chesapeake Bay Trust “awards more than $10 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits… Read more »

Northstar presentation well received by OPA Board, GM

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Following two extensive meetings with representatives from Northstar Club Management Software last week, Ocean Pines officials appear to be closing in on selecting the company to furnish new software to run much of the community’s operations. Northstar Sales Director Jim Wisniewski and Director of Product Development Imran Balkhi… Read more »

Fundraiser for family of man killed in crash

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A 36-year-old Berlin man was killed following a crash last Saturday afternoon in Wicomico County. The Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack received a call from a concerned citizen who passed by a vehicle in a ditch, according to reports, and police responded to the scene of the crash… Read more »

Promo video part of Comcast negotiations

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Town of Berlin officials last week met with Comcast Director of Government Affairs Chris Comer to discuss a new franchise agreement and to unveil a new promotional video for the town that the company created. According to the preliminary terms of the 10-year contract , the town would… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a Dec. 10 public meeting at Town Hall: Community assistance donations Finance Director Natalie Saleh said December utility bills would include a letter from the Town Council asking for donations to the Shore Up Energy Assistance fund. Saleh… Read more »

Passenger found dead in single-vehicle crash

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A single-vehicle crash on Route 589 on Monday claimed the life of a passenger and charges are reportedly pending against the driver, according to Maryland State Police. The crash victim was said to be a 25-year-old male, but his identity was withheld until next of kin could be… Read more »

Snow Hill business owners and council clash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Snow Hill Town Council and an attorney representing Toy Town Antiques said they’re working to resolve a dispute between the two, but the disagreement has ignited a firestorm among local business owners. At the center of the controversy is a 2016 memorandum of understanding signed by then… Read more »

SH dispute ‘about the whole town’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Toy Town Antiques owner Richard Seaton said the Snow Hill Mayor and Council are not telling the whole story when it comes to the controversy surrounding his store. Seaton was lured to Snow Hill from Berlin in 2016, when the town offered to deed a historic building in… Read more »

Police arrest suspect in Berlin vehicle thefts

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A 44-year-old Whaleyville man was arrested in connection with several vehicle break-ins in Berlin during the last several of months, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. Joseph Brian Moseley was charged with a host of offenses, including malicious destruction of property, theft between $100 and $1,500,… Read more »