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Purnell, Elder host town hall meeting

(April 16, 2015) Worcester County Commissioners Diana Purnell and Ted Elder invite area residents to join them for a town hall meeting Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building on Flower Street in Berlin. Chief Administrative Officer Harold Higgins will give a brief presentation on the FY16 Requested Worcester County Operating Budget…. Read more »

Nominations for awards sought

(April 9, 2015) Worcester County Tourism is accepting nominations through April 10 for the fourth annual Worcester Green Awards. Worcester Green celebrates excellence in promoting environmentally friendly practices, strategies and products. Awards will be granted to Worcester County businesses that demonstrate extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental practices, such as water conservation, wastewater management, the… Read more »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Benefits confusion  Editor, There seems to be a great deal of confusion concerning pharmacy benefits between existing United Healthcare commercial patients and the new United Healthcare Maryland Medicaid Program that is administered by the state. If you have United Healthcare Commercial Insurance be assured that this does not affect you at all … at least… Read more »

Letters To The Editor

A few suggestions for Landscapes Editor, To those among you who may be negotiating the contract with Landscape, I offer the following suggestion: Try to set the end point of the agreement such that, in the event there will be a competition for the next contract, the marketing of the golf course is minimally affected… Read more »

Letters To The Editor

OP amenities losing money   Editor, I read in [last] week’s Gazette that the Yacht Club has lost over $140,000 the last four months. I read last summer in the local papers the Yacht Club was on the upswing of things. They had so many bookings for weddings, private parties, etc. It doesn’t take a… Read more »

CMS gives Berlin facility five stars

(Feb. 26, 2015) Berlin Nursing & Rehabilitation, a 165-bed long-term care facility located at 9715 Healthway Drive in Berlin, was recently awarded 5 Stars, the highest rating, by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS). The CMS rating system, which ranks nursing homes from 1 to 5 stars, was designed to help consumers and their… Read more »

Assateague Nat’l Seashore turns 50

(Feb. 12, 2015) This year marks the 50th anniversary of Assateague Island National Seashore and the public is invited to celebrate. Activities are planned each month this year. Event highlights are listed at www.nps.gov/asis for highlights and also may be found by “liking” Assateague on Facebook at AssateagueNPS. Assateague Island was identified in a 1934… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

Punish, yes, but also embrace Editor, I takes a village to raise a child, Berlin. The recent acts of vandalism in our beautiful town, while costly and cruel, are rare.   The majority of our youth attend Blue Ribbon schools and grow up to be productive and enthusiastic members of the Berlin community. Many other… Read more »

Race still an issue in Worcester County

Editor, In 2015, can we have an honest conversation about race relations in Worcester County? In a recent letter to the editor (Bayside Gazette, Jan. 1) Ocean Pines Police Chief David Massey wrote, “America’s police are some of the most educated, professionally trained and highly regulated police officers in the world. I never cease to… Read more »

OC director gets ‘Stamp’ of approval

(Jan. 22, 2015) Hurricane Gloria in 1985 is where it all really started for Clay Stamp, the former emergency services director of Ocean City who late last week was appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan to run the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. “In 1984, Ocean City was really getting beat up in the press for not… Read more »