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Downtown Berlin packed for event, anniversary bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The town of Berlin got a break in the weather Saturday, as the sun came out and people flooded the streets for a well-attended Oktoberfest event and to honor the anniversary of the town’s incorporation, 150 years ago. Thousands watched live music on four separate stages – from… Read more »

Berlin approves funding for parking study

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) Plans for a parking and mobility study moved forward last week as the Berlin Town Council agreed to award a $24,480 contract to Sabra & Associates Inc. of Columbia, Maryland. Town Administrator Laura Allen said the study amounted to “a very comprehensive review of the town’s parking situation,”… Read more »

Town of Berlin firms 2019 slate of events

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) Dates for more than 40 Town of Berlin events scheduled next year were set during a Town Council meeting last Tuesday. Councilmembers voted 4-1 to set the event schedule, with Councilman Thom Gulyas voting “no” because of his opposition to six events that allow for the public consumption… Read more »

Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The Berlin Town Council last Tuesday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: EDU agreements The councilmembers unanimously approved an EDU agreement for the Oceans East apartment complex, and an EDU transfer from the Berlin assisted living site to the Windy Way Farm. Developer… Read more »

BREAKING: Snow Hill Town Council responds to Dorman

(Oct. 15, 2018) Following a statement earlier today from former Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman, who announced his resignation last week, members of the Town Council of Snow Hill today emailed an editorial letter in response. The complete statement, dated Oct. 15, 2018, follows: “We, the Town Council of Snow Hill, wish to make a… Read more »

Berlin: The First 150 Years

In celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Town of Berlin, the Bayside Gazette this week compiled a timeline of important people and businesses, and landmark events, that helped to shape the town.  1677 – Burley Plantation was established 1683 – Burleigh Inn tavern opened 1683 – Buckingham Presbyterian Church opened. It burned down in 1904… Read more »

Historic District Commission delays decision on The Globe

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) The Berlin Historic District Commission last Wednesday delayed a decision on exterior alterations requested by The Globe restaurant on Gay Street so it could offer curbside pickup. Restaurant owner Jennifer Dawicki said the operation would start small and be “a little bit of an experiment.” Ideally, she said… Read more »

Mayor will deliver celebratory speech during anniversary

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Highlighting the 150th anniversary celebration of the Town of Berlin’s incorporation on Saturday is a man whose roots in the town go back three generations, Mayor Gee Williams. Williams is scheduled to deliver remarks on the historic occasion at 2 p.m. on Artisan’s Green. “It’s a big day… Read more »

Car show organizers remember ‘Candyman’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) While hundreds of people gathered in Berlin and thousands traveled to Ocean City last weekend for dueling classic car events, one vehicle and one longtime attendee was noticeably absent at both: Bud “Candyman” Morley and his bright red 1948 Ford Flathead V8. Morley died on Sept. 28 at… Read more »

Town Council votes to extend life of tattoo committee

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) In May, the Berlin Town Council voted 3-1 with one member absent to recommend forwarding regulations proposed by the Tattoo Ordinance Committee to the Worcester County Commissioners. While the commissioners decided not to act, the Town Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to allow the committee to continue… Read more »