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03.15.18 Pocomoke Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 15, 2018) The Pocomoke City Council discussed the following items during a public meeting last Monday. Beer and wine license The council unanimously approved a beer and wine license request for two events: The Great Pocomoke Fair on Aug. 4 and a Bike Week Block Party, Sept. 14. Downtown… Read more »

Cowger: Bullets flying everywhere

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) A shooting at the Pocomoke American Legion last month was apparently not an isolated event, based on discussion during a Pocomoke City Council meeting Monday night. According to a police report, Pocomoke Police were dispatched at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 18 and found multiple gunshots had… Read more »

Water problems starting to clear up

City manager demonstrates how far town has come, what still needs to be done By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 8, 2018) The Pocomoke City Council on Monday endorsed steps toward a small increase in water rates meant to offset the cost of solving a decades old water-quality problem. City Manager Bobby Cowger proposed a… Read more »

Annual ‘Death By Chocolate’ game in West OC, Saturday

By Kara Hallissey, Staff Writer (Feb. 22, 2018) During the popular “Death By Chocolate” game, participants will search for Mr. Pirate Potato Head pieces inside 15 West Ocean City businesses, this Saturday, Feb. 24. Those 18 and older are encouraged to find the Mr. Potato Head pieces before getting their game cards validated inside each… Read more »

02.22.18 Business Briefs

Licensees Jay Wise, team leader/Realtor, for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty, announces two new Delaware licensees to the Ocean City offices. Kimberly Heaney and Brenda Truelove have taken the class and passed the exam to receive their Delaware Real Estate licenses. In addition to Heaney and Truelove, the following agents from the Ocean City… Read more »

Former Snow Hill clerk sentenced to five years for theft

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (Feb. 8, 2018) Former Snow Hill Town Clerk Erica Holland, who was found guilty of embezzling from the town, was sentenced to 15 years in state prison, reduced to only five of active incarceration by Judge Newton Jackson, in Worcester County Circuit Court last Thursday. Holland also will serve five… Read more »

Firm specializing in elder law expands to Berlin

(Feb. 8, 2018) Procino-Wells & Woodland, LLC opened a third office in Berlin on Thursday to better serve clients on the Eastern Shore. “We have been serving clients in Maryland for the last two years,” Leslie Case DiPietro, a partner at the firm with Michele Procino-Wells and Amber Woodland, said. “We found to better serve… Read more »

Tennis court renovation approved

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 25, 2018) Several cost-cutting measures saved the Town of Berlin almost $100,000 on a tennis court renovation project at Stephen Decatur Park. Long in the works, the renovation was presented during budget hearings last year at an estimated cost of $372,000. On Monday night the Town Council unanimously approved… Read more »

Worcester Youth touts children’s programs

Young Berliners volunteered during town and nonprofit events, and went on trips By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 25, 2018) Nonprofit Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services continues to provide enriching programs for young people in Berlin. Worcester Youth Executive Director Stephen Taylor and youth program coordinator Austin Piccarreta gave a summary of recent activities… Read more »

Trendic still wants country club business plan

Director prioritizes getting deficit under control, says he anticipates budget cuts By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Jan. 18, 2018) Ocean Pines Association Director Slobodan Trendic on Tuesday emailed a statement regarding recent developments at the country club. The board voted 6-0, on Jan. 9 to hire Salisbury firm Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc. to amend… Read more »