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Steamed clams with chorizo, roasted garlic

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 This weekend at the shop, I am hosting the First Annual boxcar40 Clamdemic. I am looking forward to cooking clams every which way, as I truly adore clams. As a young child in a highchair, I would fend off my older siblings who would terrorize me by pretending to… Read more »

Stephen Decatur gives Class of 2020 parade

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 4, 2020) Since traditional graduation ceremonies could not take place this year because of covid-19-related health concerns,  administrators of the Worcester County Public Schools and Stephen Decatur High School seniors celebrated their achievement with a Boardwalk drive-through parade last Wednesday. More than 250 cars participated in the Class of… Read more »

Berlin approves $348,740 street resurfacing project

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 4, 2020) Berlin town officials approved a $348,740 street resurfacing project to ECM Corporation last Tuesday. The company will resurface several streets throughout the town. According to Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood, streets identified for the multi-street project are Tingle, Middle, Purnell, Upshur, West Germantown, East Burley, Cape Circle, East… Read more »

Sad summer with no Berlin Little League

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Just when we really needed a feel-good diversion from the extremely upsetting difficulties of our times, the one thing we normally could count on to unite our communities and give us something to cheer about has fallen victim to covid-19. To borrow from “Casey at the Bat,” there will be no baseball joy in Berlin… Read more »

Little League summer play not happening

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Season canceled because of health-safety concerns (June 4, 2020) Sadly for the many youth baseball fans in the area, the Berlin Little League board of directors has decided to cancel the baseball and softball seasons this year to protect players and fans from the spread of the novel coronavirus. Vice… Read more »

Christina McQuaid 2020 Teacher of the Year

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 4, 2020) Pocomoke Middle School teacher Christina McQuaid has been named the 2020 Worcester County Teacher of the Year, Worcester County Public Schools announced Monday evening. McQuaid, an English-language arts teacher, has been teaching at Pocomoke Middle School for eight years and is currently in her 17th year of… Read more »

Berlin approves property’s request for EDUs

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Rental company receives additional three units from town council last Tuesday (June 4, 2020) The Town of Berlin granted three additional Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) for M&G Rental Properties on Stevenson Lane at its meeting last Tuesday. Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood acted on the company’s behalf in asking for the… Read more »

Organizations join to support rehabilitation

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 4, 2020) The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t just sent people to the hospital and closed businesses, it also has disrupted the routines of recovering addicts who were already to stay on the path toward a healthier lifestyle. Hope4Recovery Executive Director and Founder Patrice “Tish” Ottey said the recovery house has… Read more »

Berlin approves $5.9M general fund budget

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 4, 2020) Berlin officials approved the town’s $5.9 million general fund budget at its bi-monthly meeting at Town Hall last Tuesday, finalizing for the next fiscal year a financial package unchanged from when it was introduce on May 11. Mayor Gee Williams said the new budget is 4 percent… Read more »

Board of License Commissioners Briefs

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (May 28, 2020) The Worcester County Board of License Commissioners granted several new liquor licenses and transfers during their meeting on Wednesday, May 20. The Globe The Globe, located on 12 Broad Street in Berlin, was granted a license to serve beer, wine and liquor. The property was purchased by… Read more »