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Worcester Youth to assist Little Free Library

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Three years ago, then 7-year-old Ellie Zollinger asked the Berlin mayor and council for permission to open a Little Free Library at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street. The library, part of a national “take a book, leave a book” nonprofit campaign, officially opened in October 2015…. Read more »

Golfers get say in OP golf and country club renovation plans

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Members of the Ocean Pines golf community weighed in on the planned renovations of the second floor of the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club at a special board of directors meeting last Thursday. Apparently, it was the first time golfers have had a say in the project,… Read more »

Believe in Tomorrow Block Party, Bathtub Races on Saturday

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 22, 2018) Live music, pictures with costumed characters, vendors, food and games for adults and children will take place during the second annual Believe in Tomorrow Block Party, which will be held in conjunction with the 29th annual Bathtub Races, this Saturday on the streets of Berlin. “I truly believe… Read more »

New Berlin Gateway? Hotel, gas station, shops, planned

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday gave mixed reviews to proposed developments for an 18.65-acre parcel of land on the corner of routes 50 and 346. Ernie Gerardi, the property owner, said he views it as gateway into town necessary for growth, while some on the commission saw… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Our primary election recommendations

As the final countdown begins for next Tuesday’s primary elections in Worcester County, “balance” is the word voters should consider when they go to mark their ballots. With a couple of exceptions, ideology and personal alliances should have nothing to do with the positions up for election. That said, the ballots next Tuesday will contain… Read more »

Four in hunt for 38C MD Delegate

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (June 21, 2018) Republican voters in Maryland’s House of Delegates District 38C primary election on June 26 will select their next representative from among four candidates, as no Democratic candidate is registered for a primary election challenge in November. Independent and third-party candidates have until July 2 to register. On the… Read more »

Pines special meeting set for Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) If all goes as planned, Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey will host a special meeting at the community golf and country club on Friday to finalize renovations plans for the facility’s second floor. Those plans date back to 2016, when the Ocean Pines Board approved about $840,000… Read more »

Bernal’s tactical approach to Sheriff’s Office

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Scott Bernal, a Marine, former Secret Service agent and retired OCPD detective, thinks that if Worcester County residents are seeking a sheriff based on his tactical ability, then he is the clear choice. “I have the determination of a young Marine — I’m ready to go. I don’t… Read more »

Pines Board again mulls renovation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) After a lengthy discussion with golf members, Ocean Pines Directors last Thursday weighed in on planned renovations for the second floor of the golf and country club that are, at this point, about two years in the making. Director Slobodan Trendic said more than $500,000 had already been… Read more »