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Boardwalk Celebration

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MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Stephen Decatur High School Principal Thomas Sites, left, and Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor congratulate graduate Alyssa Romano before the school’s drive-through graduation ceremony on the Ocean City Boardwalk on May 27.

Drive-through Graduation


MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Class of 2020 graduate Rylie Carey waves to the faculty and teachers celebrating during Worcester Preparatory High School’s drive-through graduation ceremony on May 21.

Worcester Prep Parade

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MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Vice President of the Worcester Prep Class of 2020, Quinn McColgan of Millsboro, Delaware, high fives the school’s mascot, Fighting Mallard, as she participates in the school’s drive-through graduation parade on May 21.

SDHS Graduation

SDHS Boardwalk parade

MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Nearly 250 cars participated in the celebration of 295 graduates from the Class of 2020 during Stephen Decatur High School’s drive-through graduation ceremony on the Boardwalk on May 27. In addition to families and teachers, members of the Worcester County Board of Education participated in the parade as well. The name of… Read more »

Hardwire Shields

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PHOTO COURTESY AGH Megan Klakring, left, a nurse tech, and Sarah Sharkey, a radiation tech, at Atlantic General Hospital demonstrate the use of the face shields provided by Hardwire LLC, a Pocomoke City manufacturer of protective armor used by the military, law enforcement and school systems, in March. The shields act as second layers of… Read more »


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PHOTO COURTESY WORCESTER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Worcester County Public School Board of Education reviewed the progress of the construction of the new Showell Elementary School off Route 589 in Berlin during a conference call on March 17. This picture from March 10 shows the installation of bulkheads in the cafeteria above the stage.

Principal of the Year

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PHOTO COURTESY JORDYN KUCZAK Matthew Record of Pocomoke Middle School, was named Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Record was surprised with the award by the Worcester County Board of Education, Superintendent Lou Taylor, Pocomoke Middle students and teachers, county commissioners on March 9. Record became… Read more »

Free Lunches

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MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Berlin residents came together to create bagged lunches at Baked Dessert Café in Berlin on March 16. Pictured, in front, from left, are Kyleith Powell, 13, Olivia Donovan, 15, Abby Melito, 14, and Sarah Reid, 17, and in back, Baked Dessert owner Robin Tomaselli, Pino Tomasello, Karen Bush- Purnell and Melissa Reid…. Read more »

Water Valve Repair

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PHOTO COURTESY THOM GULYAS Crews work well into the early hours of the morning on Feb. 2 to replace an aging water valve that failed on the intersection of Broad and West streets in Berlin.

Heron Park Cleanup

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MORGAN PILZ/BAYSIDE GAZETTE Staff from various Berlin town departments work on Jan. 29 to clean up residual debris following the discovery last year of a caustic soda spill at Heron Park and prepare to reopen the property to the public. Chesapeake Environmental Services handled the bulk of the cleanup for $283,000. Other work was done… Read more »