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Commission, residents pan Purnell pitch


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) For the second time in three days, Berlin residents stormed a public meeting at Town Hall. Last Monday, the furor during a Town Council meeting was about proposed tax and utility rate increases. Then, last Wednesday, members of the 27-unit condominium association at Purnell Crossing took to a… Read more »

BFP group hopes development quiets critics


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) While critics of the Berlin Falls park purchase believe development there should stop until town budgeting deficits are solved, members of the Berlin Falls Park Committee continue to work toward redeveloping the former industrial site. Committee Chairwoman Amy Field, in an interview last Thursday, said she was taken… Read more »

Toy Town Antiques officially open for business in Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Just weeks after Walt’s Train Shop rolled out of 8 Pitts Street in downtown Berlin, Toy Town Antiques has officially stationed itself there, starting with a soft opening last weekend and officially opening Monday. The move came after public quarreling with Town of Snow Hill officials last month… Read more »

Ranck praised for handling of library rancor


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (March 21, 2019) Worcester County Library Director Jennifer Ranck approached the podium during Tuesday’s county commissioner meeting in Snow Hill requesting funding to purchase audio-visual shelving for the county’s Ocean City Branch. Ranck said the old units were crumbling and added there was funding in the library’s budget to cover the… Read more »

Berlin PD promote prescription drug drop-off program


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Berlin Police are spreading the word about a free and anonymous prescription drug take-back program at the new station on 129 Decatur Street, near the corner of Flower Street and Assateague Road. Police Chief Arnold Downing said the drug drop-box inside the lobby has been a permanent fixture… Read more »

Berlin recognizes employees


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Town of Berlin officials last Friday honored workers for five, 10, 15 and 20 years of service at a fourth-annual employee-recognition ceremony at Town Hall. “We can’t tell you how much we appreciate the special work you all do,” Mayor Gee Williams said. “I know the mayor and… Read more »

Shaking off the dust while waiting for spring to spring

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By Paul Suplee The question remains, is spring ever going to come? We all know that it is, but we are in that two to three-week window where everyone is tired of the cold and just waiting for some good news from the weatherman. Of course, waiting on reliable, good news from the weatherman is… Read more »

OPA approves ad-hoc public works committee


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Ocean Pines Board members on March 9 authorized the creation of an ad hoc public works advisory committee. Before the formal vote, Director Frank Daly proposed a board-appointed to advise the board on construction and maintenance of roadways, bridges, bulkheads, ditches and other infrastructure, as well as new… Read more »

OP PD chief requests vehicle pgm.


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) The Ocean Pines Police Department is having a tough time retaining officers, according to Chief David Massey. Massey, during a March 9 board meeting, said the current job market is extremely competitive. “We’re losing our younger officers, the ones that just come into the department, the ones in… Read more »