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911 Remembered

WEST OCEAN CITY — The horror unleashed that September morning echoes to this day in public speeches, airport security lines, and seemingly endless foreign conflicts. Those same attacks left children without parents, parents without children, and voids in thousands of families- including that of River Run resident Bob Dillon. Born in New York City, Dillon… Read more »

Staff visits developer

BERLIN — As the proposed 40-plus housing development on Tripoli Street continues to work its way through the town approval process, Town Administrator Tony Carson decided to combine his weekly staff meeting with a field trip so the department heads could get a sense of what type of work the town could expect from the… Read more »

Burley Oak opened in a hurricane

BERLIN — After what seems like an eternity, especially to the owners, the Burley Oak Brewery opened for business Friday to the relief of Bryan Brushmiller and the fans of the local brew who have been waiting more than a year to buy their first growler. Hurricane or no, when Brushmiller announced he was officially… Read more »

Berlin weathers storm

BERLIN — With the exception of the odd power outage from fallen limbs, town departments kept things running smoothly during the recent storm, according to Town Administrator Tony Carson. “I can’t say enough about the way the staff responded,” Carson said. Police, public works and the electric company all worked around the clock shifts to… Read more »

Landlord Licensing Likely

BERLIN — It took some doing, but the Town Council along with Mayor Gee Williams, town staffers and members of the public hammered out a framework that would require all landlords to be licensed.  The proposal will be fine-tuned in time for Monday’s council meeting, when it will have it’s first public hearing and likely… Read more »

Local Beverage Options Abound

BERLIN — Man cannot live on bread alone, which is just as well, because getting locally ground wheat can be a bit of a problem. But wherever the bread comes from, there is no reason to wash it down with anything that isn’t produced on the Eastern Shore. Earlier this week, four of the people… Read more »

Town Could Save $4 Million on Sewer

BERLIN — Although there is much to be done in the coming months, the wastewater plant upgrade should come in at more than $4 million below the approved bond funding, according to Town Administrator Tony Carson. The mayor and council this week approved a bond measure to secure the next phase of the plant’s construction… Read more »

Small Town Goes Big Time with the Berlin Peach Festival

BERLIN — The Berlin Peach Festival is like a party that has gotten out of hand in the best way. Inaugurated by the Harrison family and the Berlin Historic Society as a small get-together to celebrate the town’s near-forgotten agricultural history, the event has quickly morphed into the kind of day people keep marked on… Read more »

Paige Ruby Moves into Mixed Media

BERLIN — The only thing more satisfying than being good at something is getting good at something. Finding both the means and the reason to push yourself out of your comfort zone in order to reawaken your creative spirit is an act with which many are familiar.  But when your creative spirit is also your… Read more »

Happy Chickens Ley Better Eggs

LE — Bob Harrison’s chickens aren’t just pets, they are spoiled pets. It might be better to call them pampered rather than spoiled because spoiled suggests they might be poorly behaved or ill-tempered, which isn’t the case. Neither are they demanding or overbearing. In fact, spoiled gets less at their demeanor and more at Harrison’s… Read more »