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Local Men Charged with Jacklighting

On Nov. 24, at 10:15 p.m., NRP charged three individuals with jacklighting after the vehicle they were riding in was observed shining the vehicle’s headlights onto fields and woodland along Newark and Williams Church Roads. NRP charged Michael Cori Cluster, 26, of Berlin, Franklin Timothy Brinker, 21, of Selbyville, Del., and Robert Howard Patterson III,… Read more »

Better Business Bureau Offers Cyber Monday Safety Tips

BALTIMORE – Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has officially replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays.  Shopping online means avoiding the crowds, but it also opens the buyer up to attacks from scammers and hackers. In order to fight these online grinches, Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland… Read more »

SHA is Ready to Keep Eastern Shore Roads Safe During Winter

ANNAPOLIS – The memory of mountains of snow piled along highways still lingers in the minds of Marylanders and those who drove through the region last winter. While no one wants a repeat of those paralyzing storms, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has tuned up equipment, stocked up on supplies and… Read more »

Fire Marshals Make Plea for Residential Sprinklers in Berlin

BERLIN – Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon along with a number of members from the public safety community appealed to the Town Council on Monday not to exempt the town from new construction standards that would require newly-constructed one- and two-family homes to have fire suppression sprinklers. McMahon showed a video promoting fire sprinkler use and… Read more »

Berlin grows greener with new trees on Main Street

BERLIN – Over the past week, the town of Berlin, in partnership with Grow Berlin Green (GBG) and Assateague Coastal Trust’s Coast Kids program, began the process of replacing the existing trees in and around the parking lot used by the Berlin Farmers Market. The first phase of this tree enhancement process involved replacing most… Read more »

Capital Improvement Plan for schools stagnant

SNOW HILL – Given lack of projected funding availability the Worcester County Board of Education’s annual Capital Improvement Plan remained unchanged for the fifth year in a row, according to Superintendent Dr. Jon Andes.  In a brief presentation Andes also thanked Commissioners Linda Busick and Bobby Cowger – both of whom will be replaced by… Read more »

Bayside Gazette changes website

We’ve just debuted our new website but there’s still some work to be done. Please stick with us as we work it out. If you have suggestions or are having trouble using the site contact Tony Russo tonyrusso@baysidegazette.com. Meanwhile, we look forward to continuing to improve the site in the coming weeks.

Town of Ocean City recognizes retiring employees

OCEAN CITY – The town of Ocean City paid tribute to four employees who have recently retired at the Oct. 12 work session. The Mayor and City Council recognized each employee with a proclamation.  Lance E. Collins retired July 31 after 26 years of service as a Firefighter/Paramedic in the career division of the Ocean… Read more »

No winners yet in State Senate and State’s Attorney races

BERLIN – The two most closely contested races in this year’s Mid-term Election appear as if they’ll remain so with more than 1,000 potential District 38 State Senate votes outstanding because of provisional, second round absentee, and military votes. District 38 covers Worcester, < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> Somerset and Wicomico counties…. Read more »

Show your support for veterans

OCEAN PINES – Last year, members of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation (WCVMF) engaged in their first real participation in the Wreaths Across America program, although many of them had been participating in the program for longer than that. WCVMF secretary Marie Gilmore helped to organize the drive that places nearly 300 wreaths on… Read more »