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Woman suffers severe injury in Berlin crash

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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

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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

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(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

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

Authors release children’s books

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 10, 2020) Two local authors have recently released children’s books that could make great presents or stocking stuffers this holiday season for young readers. Ocean Pines resident Ellen Krawczak has released her second children’s book, “Zo Zo Loses Her Stripes,” which is about a zebra who wakes up one… Read more »

Golf committee wants to involve larger community

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By Greg Ellison New clubhouse could be attractive to non-golfers (Nov. 19, 2020) Following prolonged inaction because of covid-19 restrictions and  with several resignations, a slightly reconstituted Ocean Pines Golf Committee reconvened last month with hopes to market the course to a larger audience. Golf Committee Chairman Fritz Lahner said the group met on Oct. 27 to… Read more »