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Berlin Voters

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ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Berlin residents in Districts 1 and 2 arrive at Buckingham Presbyterian Church on South Main Street on Oct. 6 to vote in the municipal election from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There were five candidates on the ballot for mayor: Jennifer Allen, Ron Bireley, Bill Todd, Zack Tyndall and incumbent Gee Williams…. Read more »

Berlin Mayor and Council

New Mayor and Council

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Zackery Tyndall was sworn in as the new mayor of Berlin by Susan Braniecki, clerk of the Circuit Court for Worcester County, on Oct. 13. Then, Tyndall swore into office the three elected officials. Pictured, from left, are District 2 Councilmember Jack Orris, District 3 Councilmember Shaneka Nichols, Mayor Tyndall and At-Large… Read more »


thom and elroy

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Then-Mayor Gee Williams, center, recognized At-large Councilman Thom Gulyas, left, and District 3 Councilman Elroy Brittingham for their service to Berlin as elected officials during their last meeting on Sept. 28. Gulyas, 55, resigned from his position after six years because he and his family will be moving to South Point. Brittingham,… Read more »

Distance Learning

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PHOTO COURTESY CARRIE STERRS Worcester County Public Schools Superintendent Lou Taylor observes Joe Miller’s environmental science lesson being conducted via Zoom at Worcester Technical High School on Sept. 8.

Temperature Check

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PHOTO COURTESY WORCESTER PREPARATORY SCHOOL Worcester Preparatory School Director of Advancement Betsy Hornung takes freshman Sam Menendez’s temperature as he exits the bus on Sept. 1. Director of College Counseling Vickie Garner assists by logging any pertinent information.

Repaving Streets

Buckingham Road

ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Buckingham Road was repaved after a 2017 inspection of Berlin roadways by Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. determined it needed repairs. Other streets that required maintenance were Tingle Street, Harrison Avenue and Upshur Lane.

Ill Winds


ALLY LANASA/BAYSIDE GAZETTE This downed tree in Berlin is just one of many that toppled on Aug. 4 as Tropical Storm Isaias caused damage throughout the Eastern Shore, with some areas impacted more than others.

Welcome … at a Distance

new teachers

PHOTO COURTESY WORCESTER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor delivered welcoming remarks to new teachers on Aug. 17 at Worcester Technical High School in Newark, as they prepared to work under circumstances that no one could have anticipated and was illustrated by the spread-out seating arrangement. The schools have operated according to a… Read more »

Natural gas engine

new generator

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE The new natural gas engine was delivered to the Berlin power plant on William Street on May 15. In the future, town staff plans to convert all of the engines from diesel to natural gas at the power plant. The second engine out of four that run the generator was taken out… Read more »

Park Reopens

heron park

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Heron Park, on 10009 Old Ocean City Boulevard, officially reopened for public use on May 6 by then-Berlin Mayor Gee Williams following an address from Gov. Larry Hogan that broadened permitted outdoor activities under the Stay at Home order. All personal safety and social distancing requirements remained in effect at the time…. Read more »