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William Fry

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Berlin William “Spider” Fry, 92, of Berlin, Maryland, died on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at his home.  Spider was born on March 14, 1929, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, but spent his early childhood living in Elkton, Maryland.  Spider graduated from the University of Maryland class of 1951. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity…. Read more »

Woman suffers severe injury in Berlin crash


By Greg Ellison (July 1, 2021) Berlin Police are investigating a collision between a pickup truck and a parked car Sunday evening on Route 50 near Friendship Road that left two men with non-life threatening injuries, with a woman who was hit while outside the vehicle severely hurt and flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore…. Read more »

Berlin Mayor and Council Briefs


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Jan. 14, 2021) The following took place during the Berlin Mayor and Council virtual meeting on Monday: Hiring The Town of Berlin is hiring a superintendent for the Public Works Department, which handles maintenance, streets and sanitation, as Dave Wheaton is retiring. “The game plan is to do paper screening… Read more »

John Dale Smack, Jr.

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John Dale Smack, Jr. Berlin (Jan. 14,2021) John Dale Smack, Jr., 86, of Berlin, departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury. Born in Berlin, he was the son of the late John Dale Smack, Sr. and Rosie Henry Smack. The Town of Berlin’s first Black council member, Mr…. Read more »

Board of Education Briefs


(Jan. 7, 2021) The following took place during the Worcester County Board of Education meeting on Dec. 15: Principal of the Year Matthew Record, the principal of Pocomoke Middle School, was recognized by Superintendent Lou Taylor and the school board members for being named Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year. “One of the most… Read more »

Bulkhead Repairs


PHOTO BY GREG ELLISON Fisher Marine Construction crews inspect heavy equipment prior to undertaking bulk head repairs in February in Ocean Pines.