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Commissioners hear natural gas pitch

SNOW HILL— The Worcester County Board of Commissioners this week heard testimony from Stephen C. Thompson, senior vice president of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, who said the commissioners’ approval was necessary in order to get the expansion approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC). “We look forward for the opportunity to bring natural gas to Worcester… Read more »

Volunteers help Berlin clean up

BERLIN –Despite chilly temperatures and the threat of rain, more than 125 volunteers joined Grow Berlin Green (GBG) and the Town of Berlin on Saturday morning to make the third annual "Take Pride in Berlin Spring Clean Up Day" a major success.  After registering at the town’s Stephen Decatur and Henry Parks, volunteers of all… Read more »

Get in the Operation Medicine Drop ACT

BERLIN — Just as it took a little time to get the word out about the ecological and environmental dangers of dumping unused paint, used motor oil and other toxics into the area landfills, it’s likely to take a little bit of effort and public awareness campaigns to  begin to eliminate the chemicals from discarded… Read more »

Diakonia Asks Berlin Council for Donations

BERLIN — As the mayor and council begin budget preparation and deliberations, representatives from Diakonia presented a video showcasing the charity’s good works and appealing to the council for a donation. Diakonia provides transitional housing for homeless people and families as well as providing a food bank and other social services type functions. Among their… Read more »

School bomb suspect in custody

BERLIN – On April 7 at 8:40 a.m. Troopers of the Maryland State Police – Berlin Barrack were notified of a possible bomb threat to the Showell Elementary School. The school was immediately notified of the situation. After a search of the grounds nothing suspicious was found.  After completing the search of the school the… Read more »

County Considers Rezoning 589 Property

SNOW HILL — Opponents of the proposed rezoning of what’s come to be known as the Burbage property along Route 589 will have to wait another week or more to voice their objections. After extensive testimony and at the suggestion of the applicant’s attorney Hugh Cropper, the Worcester County Planning Commission continued the hearing until… Read more »

County Hears pros and Cons of Natural Gas Switch

The Price of Gas Likely cost by appliance for converting to natural gas, according to the engineers engaged by Eastern Shore Gas: Range: $85 50 gallon hot water tank: $1,100 Furnace (80,000 and 100,000 BTU): $120 Furnace (120,000 BTU): $400 Dryer: $85 Patio heater: $70 Gas logs: $85 House piping: $2,000 Swimming pool heater: $349… Read more »

Suplee Receives Coveted Culinary President’s Medallion

OCEAN PINES – Chef Paul Suplee of Ocean Pines was the recipient of a prestigious “president’s medallion” from The American Culinary Federation. Suplee received the award during the federation’s 2011 Northeast Regional Conference held at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio from March 20-23. “Our final recipient is a chef instructor, food writer… Read more »

Local woman wins Camaro at Casino at Ocean Downs

BERLIN – Brandi Zirckel hadn’t even really wanted the Camaro she won last week at the Casino at Ocean Downs, but she was certainly willing to take it. “We all joined just for fun, the boys really wanted the Camaro,” she said. “The Boys” are the guys in her group of friends who’ve been casino… Read more »

OPA Board to Establish Concerns Committee

OCEAN PINES – In an effort to and more layers to their already impressive bureaucracy, the Ocean Pines board of directors voted last week to establish a concerns advisory committee to better address community concerns. Charlie DiAmonti, the first appointed chair of the committee said the move was late but welcome. “I’ve been going to… Read more »