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Engine malfunctions at Berlin plant

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) When one of Berlin’s four electrical power generators went down on July 17, it was the result of a “major failure,” Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence told the Town Council last Monday evening. Lawrence said a piston connecting rod failed on the 16-cylinder engine at the William Street… Read more »

Parking issues resurface after fire

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) A garage fire on Grace Street last month did more than destroy a building — it also revealed another serious problem with parking in Berlin. “It brings it back to the forefront,” Berlin Police Department Chief Arnold Downing said following a Town Council meeting Monday evening. The fire… Read more »

Berlin authorizes $26K to clean up town-owned park

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) The clean-up of toxic chemical at Heron Park – formerly known as Berlin Falls Park — continues after Berlin’s Town Council unanimously approved payment of two invoices totaling more than $26,000 during a meeting Monday evening. “What we’re doing is paying as we go,” said Mayor Gee… Read more »

Berlin Town Council approves name of space: ‘Heron Park’

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) Berlin Falls Park is no longer Berlin Falls Park. It is now “Heron Park,” as declared by the results of public poll. The Berlin Town Council unanimously approved the name change at its meeting Monday evening. Jack Orris, vice-chairman of the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee, addressed… Read more »

Berlin HDC approves sign requests


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) The Berlin Historic District Commission approved several sign requests during a meeting last Wednesday: Beach Memories Jewelry A specialty gift shop on 106 N. Main St. asked to hang a sign under a metal awning, which Berlin’s Historic District Commission unanimously approved. Commission member Laura Stearns said she… Read more »

Flower Street in Berlin to close for sewer repair, Mon.

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) Motorists who normally travel on Flower Street should seek alternative routes on Monday, as the road is scheduled to be closed for a sewer main repair, Water Resources Director Jamey Latchum told the Town Council Monday night. Latchum said the line in need of repair is located in… Read more »

Housing, retail project gets approval from Berlin HDC

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) A proposed housing and retail project in downtown Berlin cleared another hurdle after receiving unanimous approval from the town’s Historic District Commission last Wednesday. Property owner Ernest Gerardi addressed members of the commission to show renderings for his three-story property on 2 Stevenson Lane. The proposed project would… Read more »

Man sentenced for assault, illegal rifle possession offense

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) A 56-year-old man will spend seven years behind bars after threatening one of his tenants with a rifle at a home on Libertytown Road in Berlin, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office said last Friday. Circuit Court Judge Beau H. Oglesby initially sentenced Berlin resident Joseph Baker Sr…. Read more »

Parks spreads praise for economic turnaround


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) While highlighting a significant economic turnaround experienced during fiscal 2019, Ocean Pines Association President Doug Parks credited a variety of parties for assisting in flipping the script to take the net operating fuAssistant Treasurernd from a seven-figure deficit in 2018 to a six-figure surplus currently. “I think… Read more »

Trendic turns in petition drives at annual meeting

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 15, 2019) Former member of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors Slobodan Trendic presented a pair of petitions during the OPA homeowners annual meeting on Saturday that call for referendums on issues related to spending more than $3 million on improvement projects. Trendic, who resigned from the board… Read more »