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Berlin Chamber Gets New Space

BERLIN – When the mayor and council last week decided to purchase the Dennison’s Trackside Hobby building downtown for the use of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce it was the culmination of months’ work of planning and negotiation. The chamber had been fast outgrowing its offices and was looking for a larger space that would… Read more »

Man shot while trying to run down Sheriff's Deputy

BERLIN — A Delaware man is under Maryland State Police guard at a Baltimore hospital where he is being treated for wounds he sustained when he allegedly drove his truck at a Worcester County deputy sheriff after he was caught in the act of theft from a Berlin business last night.   The accused is… Read more »

SHA to perform bridge maintenance in Pocomoke starting Monday

POCOMOKE CITY – Starting Monday, the Maryland State Highway Administration will have crews on site weekdays at the Route 13 Business (Market Street) Bridge in Pocomoke City, Somerset County for routine bridge maintenance.  Between Monday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 25 crews will replace the brakes that operate the bridge’s movable span. SHA flagpersons will direct… Read more »

Casino at Ocean Downs generates $3 million in one month

BERLIN – After paying out at least the legal minimum 87 percent per machine – some machines were set to a higher payout level according to Maryland Lottery officials – the gross revenue generated by the Casino at Ocean Downs exceeded $3 million in its first month of operations. Since its Jan. 4 opening the… Read more »

County to Abolish LCB

BERLIN – This week the Worcester County Board of Commissioners announced that they would be proposing state legislation disbanding the Worcester County Liquor Control Board (LCB) and replacing it with the Worcester County Department of Liquor Control. John Phoebus, attorney for the LCB, said that while the county has yet to release the details of… Read more »

Every Dog has its Day

BERLIN – Neither their friends, their kids or even John and Kim Holloway themselves would classify the couple as souvenir hunters or dog people for that matter. So the fact that the couple moved heaven and earth to fly a stray mutt in from Jost Van Dyke, in the British Virgin Islands, to their home… Read more »

Recycling Brands Helps Out Schools and Non-profits

BERLIN – The balance between keeping food affordable and keeping landfills from overflowing is one of the key problems to be overcome in the coming years. Terracycle, a company that recycles previously unrecyclable plastics has made a difference, not to mention a fortune, over the last seven or so years converting trash into treasure, as… Read more »

State Police Warn Against Wearing Cheese

  Maryland  state  troopers  have  important  traffic  safety  advice  for  drivers  this  weekend  which  includes:   -Do  not  wear  large  pieces  of  cheese  on  your  head  while  driving;   -Do  not  wave  terrible  towels  while  driving;     and  the  most  important  of  all  advice  which  is-  -DO  NOT  DRINK  AND  DRIVE.                     For  those  who  fail  to  heed … Read more »

County to Decide on Allowing Group to Bypass LCB

BERLIN – Earlier this month a collection of Worcester County businesses that hold liquor licenses petitioned the Worcester County Board of Commissioners to support proposed legislation that would allow them to opt out of making their liquor purchases from the Worcester County Liquor Control Board (LCB).   The Worcester County Alliance for Fair Markets (WCAFM)… Read more »

County Revenue Projection Shows $200K Shortfall

SNOW HILL – Worcester County assistant finance officer Phil Thompson presented the Worcester County Board of Commissioners with his department’s revenue projection for the fiscal year 2012. While the assessable base will only decline about $1 million this year, for the 2013 fiscal year the assessable base may drop more than $1 billion, according to… Read more »