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Burrell wants to see green development in Berlin

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) When asked what makes him the man to lead Berlin’s District 4, incumbent Councilmember Dean Burrell didn’t miss a beat. It’s his life experience. “My love and devotion to this town and my understanding of what this town needs, both residential and commercial,” he said. “We have… Read more »

Knerr to continue long career serving community

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) Barring unforeseen issues, Berlin Councilmember Jay Knerr will see four more years on the council. Knerr had been preparing to run against Adrian Bowen, but Bowen dropped out of the race suddenly last week. Knerr, who won the at-large seat that Thom Gulyas vacated in 2020, now… Read more »

Weeg wants to improve communication, government transparency

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) Tony Weeg’s passion for a skate park in Berlin has practically made his name synonymous with the term and now, the 49-year-old husband and father of three is hoping he can demonstrate to the residents of District 4 that his local passion and business acumen translate to… Read more »

Green running on integrity and insight from unique position

STEVE GREEN

By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) Residents of Berlin — and Worcester County — have been reading Steve Green’s reactions to what’s happening around town for years, and it is very likely, come Oct. 4, he’ll be given the power to be an agent of change instead of an observer. Green is running… Read more »

Berlin Fiddlers Convention this weekend

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) There will be plenty of loot on the line this weekend as the Berlin Fiddlers Convention returns for its 30th year. The three-day celebration of bluegrass music will feature both professional and amateur artists. The weekend will kick off with a locals’ party in front of the… Read more »

Worcester vet gets grant, trip to WWII museum

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) Lieutenant Dan is giving one Worcester County World War II veteran a leg to stand on. Morris Semiatin, 96, will receive $35,500 from the Gary Sinise Foundation, a charity and veterans service organization founded by the actor of the same name, who famously portrayed Lt. Dan Taylor… Read more »

Bylaws committee resolution review continues

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) The Ocean Pines By-Laws and Resolutions Committee settled on three resolutions to submit for first reading during its virtual meeting on Friday. The committee drafted changes for resolutions M-05, B-07 and F-03, which the Ocean Pines Board of Directors will now review. It will still be some… Read more »

Berlin elections around corner

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) With 12 days to go until residents head to the polls, the next iteration of Berlin Town Council already looks just about in place — save for one race in District 4. To be clear, there are four candidates on the ballot: incumbents Jay Knerr and Dean… Read more »

Berlin could change code on accessory dwelling units

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Sept. 22, 2022) The Town of Berlin will start researching the usage of accessory dwelling units in other communities, after the topic consumed nearly an entire Planning Commission meeting on Sept. 14. Planning Director Dave Engelhart said the discussion came at the behest of some commission members who saw the… Read more »