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Residents called on to join town’s yearly clean-up effort

BERLIN– In the spirit of Earth Day, the town of Berlin is asking residents to help clean up the streets.   Berlin will host its annual Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 26. The event is part of Take Pride in Berlin Week, which runs April 19-26. “The parks division has held the Clean-Up Day in… Read more »

Water service lines work concerns OPA board of directors

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Association board of directors wants to invite a county representative to its next meeting to discuss anticipated work to replace approximately 250 aging water lines along Ocean Parkway. “It doesn’t make one bit of sense,” Director Marty Clarke said during the board’s April 9 meeting. “We as a board ought to… Read more »

Police say couple was killed in apparent murder/suicide

BERLIN– Two elderly residents were killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Wednesday, April 16. The couple, identified as Lester and Ada “Midge” Wright, was discovered by family members at their home on 603 Williams Street in Berlin at approximately 8:42 a.m., according to police. “The Berlin Police Department responded to 603 Williams Street to do… Read more »

US 113 crosswalk complete, signs placed to alert drivers

BERLIN–Town Administrator Laura Allen announced that the State Highway Administration has finished the crosswalk on US 113 at Bay Street, along with the enhanced sidewalks requested by the Berlin Pedestrian Safety Committee. Variable message boards have been placed on US 113 in both directions to alert drivers to the change. “SHA staff worked late Friday… Read more »

Easter celebrations planned around county this weekend

WORCESTER COUNTY–From Easter egg hunts to sunrise services, Berlin and the surrounding area will celebrate Easter with activities for the whole family this weekend. Here are a few of the celebrations taking place: BERLIN: -The Town of Berlin will ring in spring with it’s annual Spring Celebration, a family-friendly event complete with workshops, face painting,… Read more »

Work with hospice earns Ocean Pines man state recognition

OCEAN PINES–Paul Gross of Ocean Pines has won the Salute to Senior Service contest for Maryland in recognition of his volunteer efforts with Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care on the Lower Eastern Shore. Gross received a $500 prize with the award that he will donate to Coastal Hospice. He was chosen as Maryland’s contest winner… Read more »

Berlin’s party packs Main Street

BERLIN– After postponing the party on March 29 due to heavy rains and thunderstorms, last Saturday’s Coolest Small Town Celebration take two was met with picture-perfect weather. Thousands flocked to Berlin to see Budget Travel’s 2014 “America’s Coolest Small Town” in person. “We’re absolutely delighted with the turnout,” said Berlin Mayor Gee Williams. “The fact… Read more »

Day announces plans to retire as Berlin’s promoter

BERLIN– One of the architects of the “Cool Berlin” campaign announced his intention to retire this week. Michael Day, Berlin’s Economic & Community Development Director, declined to give a specific date, but has begun the process of stepping away following more than a decade of public service in Salisbury, Pocomoke and Berlin. “I’m going to… Read more »

2013 Berlin Award presented to Doug Parks

BERLIN– From his work with the church to volunteering with secular service organizations like the Lions Club, Doug Parks has spent more than 50 years in service to his community. Parks is the recipient of the 2013 Berlin Award honoring area volunteers. Recipients of the award, now in its 49th year, are selected by a… Read more »

Terry memo gives OPA golf critics needed assurance

OCEAN PINES—Recent actions by members of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors appear to have slowed momentum that began building last month for a referendum to stop the financial bleeding of expenses on the golf course by converting it to open space or park land.   During a March 5 work session, the overwhelming… Read more »