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Downtown wall stabilized; Goobers still open

BERLIN — It was early December when Fred Fields, a subcontractor who often does work for local businessman Jack Burbage, got to work shoring up the wall in the property across from town hall. The work was the result of something Fields noticed during a regular inspection of the property and, as far as Fields… Read more »

Slots: Where does the money go?

BERLIN — While attendance has fluctuated at the Casino at Ocean Downs, the slots parlor is already emerging as a leisure destination for locals and, at the very least, a curiosity-satisfying stop for visitors. As the winter turns to spring then summer state lottery officials will be able to get a better estimate of the… Read more »

Town Plans to Lower Electric Bills

BERLIN – Two years ago the Town Council was told that there was no way to get a fair deal for the town electric company rate payers unless they committed to a long term power purchase agreement. This week the mayor and council voted to seek a new shorter term deal after two years of… Read more »

Worcester County Developmental Center Opens New Facility

NEWARK — The Worcester County Developmental Center has always been about self-sufficiency in their operations as well as their training programs. So in designing the new center, which opened this week, everyone involved wanted to make sure they could not only grow, but move toward a more self-sustaining model and train their clients to do… Read more »

Atlantic Hotel Vinyl Windows Controversy Still Open

BERLIN – While the state and the Berlin Historic District Commission are powerless to enforce their rules it is possible that a lawsuit by a resident or interested party could force the owners of the Atlantic Hotel to replace the recently-installed vinyl windows with windows that meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation…. Read more »

State record blue marlin display unveiling rescheduled for Feb. 18

OCEAN CITY – The Maryland state record blue marlin of 1,062 pounds, reeled in during the 2009 White Marlin Open by Bob Farris of Charlotte, N.C., will be unveiled as a permanent display at Ocean City’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 40th Street and Coastal Highway. On Friday, Feb. 18, Farris will be joined by… Read more »

Snow event parking

The town of Berlin issued the following message via Facebook:   SNOW EVENT PARKING – The Berlin Public Works Department wants to ask all Berlin citizens, in the event of significant snow accumulation, to make every effort to avoid parking on the street as this hinders and, in same cases, prevents the snow removal crews… Read more »

Slots pull in big crowds

BERLIN – Ocean City resident Beckie Jolliff was on line for the Casino at Ocean Downs’ grand opening at 9 a.m., a full four hours before the scheduled opening. She’d bonded with Salisbury resident Jo Siminski, who rolled in at 9:30 but despite the cold the locals were happy to wait. It was an opening… Read more »

Todd to join Wicomico County State’s Attorney office

BERLIN – Lifelong resident and former Worcester County State’s Attorney Joel Todd announced this week he’d accepted an offer from the Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew Maciarello to join the county’s prosecutorial team.  “I’m looking forward to it,” Todd said of his new position. “I always said it was the best job I ever had.”… Read more »

Casino to open today

BERLIN – Gov. Martin O’Malley and several state and local dignitaries will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. today to help inaugurate the $45 million gaming facility on Route 589 in Berlin.  The casino features more than 700 video lottery terminals (slot machines), nearly 34,000 square feet of gaming space and new food… Read more »