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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 »

Town delays vote on rezoning for hospice care facilities

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – The Town Council held a public hearing on whether to change the definition of the R-1 residential zoning code to include nursing, hospice and other care facilities as Coastal Hospice looks to open a center off Broad Street near Purnell Crossing, but elected to put… Read more »

Local churches unite to build church in the Galapagos Islands

< ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"> BERLIN – Years ago, the beautiful Galapagos Islands were made famous by Charles Darwin, who introduced the idea of evolution to the world. In the wee hours, Wednesday morning Oct. 13, 37 Christians from two Berlin churches, The Worship Center and Sonrise Church, returned from a 10… Read more »