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FOOD FIGHT: Farmers market stays put for now

BERLIN – The Berlin Farmers’ Market won’t be moving any time soon or at least until the end of December, following a great outcry Monday night from supporters and vendors who opposed the town’s attempt to relocate the market to the edge of town. When the subject was broached at the Town Council meeting, it… Read more »

Family-friendly Halloween events all weekend long

OCEAN PINES/BERLIN — Continuing a tradition going as far back as 1995, the Ocean Pines Association Recreation and Parks Department will once again hold its annual Halloween Fall Festival at White Horse Park on Saturday, October 27. From 1-4 p.m., a multitude of free, family friendly activities will be on premise while Doug Rupple, better known… Read more »

Dog attack leads to call for more penalties

BISHOPVILLE — A Bishopville woman is mounting a campaign to elicit stronger punishments for dog owners who allow their pets trespass on private properties, after two great danes owned by a neighbor entered her property and killed her dog earlier this month. “The attack just left us with such a loss,” said Carla Canakis, who… Read more »

Henry Park courts surface will be replaced

OCEAN PINES – Discussion of two major projects dominated last Wednesday’s town hall meeting, when Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson gave residents an opportunity to ask him questions about the future of the community. Thompson began with a report on the two meetings the OPA had with Worcester County officials earlier in the… Read more »

Town of Berlin taking control of Christmas parade

BERLIN –Planning and organizational responsibilities of the town’s annual Christmas parade are being handed to Berlin administration this year, who are working in concert with the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and other downtown establishments to stage the event. To be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., a press release from Town Hall announced Berlin’s… Read more »

Former Berlin Fire Company employee lawsuit dismissed

BERLIN – The EMS employee who sued the Berlin Mayor and Council in July for $200,000 after being fired by the governing body had his case dismissed on Monday by Worcester County Circuit Court Judge David Mitchell. Norris "Phil" Donohoe Jr. was acting as the EMS supervisor for the Berlin Fire Company when multiple complaints… Read more »

Ideas flow between OPA and residents

OCEAN PINES – Discussion of two major projects dominated last Wednesday’s town hall meeting, when Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson gave residents an opportunity to ask him questions about the future of the community.Thompson began with a report on the two meetings the OPA had with Worcester County officials earlier in the month… Read more »

County delays OPA Yacht Club project over parking area

OCEAN PINES – Construction for the new Ocean Pines Yacht Club will begin later than expected, as the Worcester County Planning Commission denied the Ocean Pines Association approval to initiate the project earlier this month. "They asked to reduce the parking spots," OPA General Manager Bob Thompson said at last Wednesday’s town hall meeting at… Read more »

Berlin Main St. church to celebrate 100th Year

BERLIN – The 100th anniversary of Stevenson United Methodist Church on North Main Street will be celebrated with a free day of worship, dinner and music and more this Sunday. "Three of our previous pastors will join us in a service in honor of this special event," the Rev. Ron Schatz said. Beginning at 2… Read more »

MDSHA announces Rt. 90 bridge lane closure

The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA) will be working on the Route 90 bridge over the Assawoman Bay to repair roadway lighting systems on the bridge. The work will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 17., weather permitting. MDSHA will close the eastbound lane toward Ocean City from 8 a.m. on Tuesday, until 4… Read more »