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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 »

Dispensary to hold info session in Pines, Sat.

First medical marijuana site could open next week; mtg. will include consultant By Brian Gilliland Associate Editor (Jan. 18, 2018) With all signs pointing toward an opening next week, Worcester County’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Positive Energy, is set to hold an information session for prospective patients in Ocean Pines on Saturday. “I’m really excited… Read more »

SU to offer new courses in Pines

Topics to include changes in aging, bison genocide, global environmentalism (Jan. 18, 2018) Salisbury University will expand its lifelong learning program in Ocean Pines after a successful launch last semester, offering more lectures at the Ocean Pines Community Center, beginning Jan. 19. “We are delighted to introduce our many amazing Salisbury University faculty to the… Read more »

‘Colby Claus’ will lend hand to Santa


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Nov. 30, 2017) It’s a poorly kept secret that Santa and Ocean Pines Aquatics Director Colby Phillips are close friends. Because of that close relationship, Phillips, for the fifth year, is helping St. Nicholas send letters to children throughout the community. Anyone who sends an email with his or her… Read more »

Dorman clears air about inaccurate adult biz stories

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (Nov. 23, 2017) Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman criticized what he deemed inaccurate news coverage regarding the possibility of adult-oriented businesses opening in town during a council meeting last Tuesday. The controversy began during a council work session on Oct. 30 when the town reached an agreement with Annette Gibbons-Tarr… Read more »

AGH Women’s Health Center now offers 3D mammography

(March 16, 2017) Atlantic General Hospital and Health System announces that the Atlantic General Women’s Health Center in West Ocean City now offers 3D mammography, ultrasound and bone density screening, conveniently located in the same complex as lab services, minor surgical procedures and routine gynecologic services. Now women can save time and trouble by scheduling… Read more »