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South Moon Under Goes Solar

BERLIN — When Frank Gunion of South Moon Under first contacted solar energy company Flexera, it was just part of his company’s environmentally friendly thinking. South Moon Under has been a supporter of sustainable practices since long before the notion came into vogue.  From the site work upon which their local offices rest to their… Read more »

Berlin Gets Proactive with Storm Water

BERLIN — People who will or have taken photos of flooding around town are running out of time to enter them in the photo contest sponsored by the Town of Berlin and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center (UMEFC). The photo contest, which ends 5 p.m. Friday, was designed to raise awareness about and… Read more »

New NYA Rules considered

BERLIN — The Globe may be able to serve alcohol at an outside bar during this New Year’s Eve celebration if all goes well with the liquor board. And if all goes well on New Year’s Eve, the event might eventually gain traction as a legitimate street fair. Against the wishes of Councilman Dean Burrell… Read more »

Little Change Starts Big Fight

BERLIN — On the face of it, the update of the preface to the town standards appeared to be a borderline housekeeping issue but before it was over it had turned into a heated argument that revealed a deep mistrust by one council member and an outburst and full-fledged storming out by a member of… Read more »

Washington Street Work May Be Postponed

BERLIN — The residents of Washington Street could have to wait months or even years to see the scheduled road repairs, but many of those who turned out for this week’s council meeting on the matter said they didn’t have a problem with an indefinite delay. One resident who was not in favor of the… Read more »

Berlin gets new B&B

BERLIN — In the most technical terms, the Waystead Inn took about 15 months to renovate and open, but the reality is that last week’s opening was the culmination of an exhaustive search that took years, not months. I Mark Kauffman, who owns the town’s newest bed and breakfast said he and his wife, Dr…. Read more »

Area remembers

OCEAN PINES — Residents and visitors from all over the region on Sunday held a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States. Dozens of people gathered around the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines to witness the remembrance and pay homage to those who lost their lives on… Read more »

Windows remain a historic district sticking point

BERLIN — If you thought the historic district’s window troubles were over with last winter’s resolution of the Atlantic Hotel window replacement debacle, it is time to revisit that assumption. During discussion about how to prevent blight by banning homes and businesses from boarding windows for extended periods of time, it was revealed that many… Read more »

Rental licensing measure passes unanimously

BERLIN — Landlords and people who have rooms to let will have to register with the town following the council’s approval this week of legislation aimed at making sure rentals are up to code. Since most landlords have business licenses, it won’t be necessary to pay the $10 fee that accompanies the registration but, in… Read more »

Junk cars banned

BERLIN — As part of a continuing effort to put some teeth in the town’s property maintenance rules, the Town Council on Monday held a public hearing on junk vehicles and presented the first reading on brush, grass and weed maintenance rule changes. Junk, inoperable or unregistered vehicles will no longer be tolerated within the… Read more »