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Tattoo committee still trying to reach county

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Having not yet heard back from county officials, members of the Berlin Tattoo Ordinance Committee on Tuesday opted to contact them again and report back next month. The Berlin Town Council in May voted 3-1 to send a letter of support on behalf of the committee to the… Read more »

Berlin 11-12 All-Stars take home state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) The 11-12 Berlin Little League All-Star team won the state championship last week and is now in the hunt for a regional title. The squad captured the state championship on Saturday, July 28, in Hagerstown, shutting out Chesapeake City Little League, 6-0. “It’s a huge accomplishment for… Read more »

Ocean Pines advisory group addresses critics

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 1018) Ralph DeAngelus of the Matt Ortt Companies last Thursday said there were no hard feelings following several news reports and commentary elsewhere regarding the Ocean Pines Clubs Committee and the Ortt Company’s handling of the association’s yacht and beach clubs. A July 5 article in the Gazette said… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Wild and wonderful Berlin

Something must be in the water in Berlin, although it’s almost certain that town water department would have a handle on that, but almost nowhere do the employees of any business, any government, or any other type of operation voluntarily go before their bosses each year and publicly thank them for their jobs. Neither do… Read more »

Goose group to meet on Aug. 16

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) A concerned citizens group has formed in the wake of the June 29 culling of about 300 Canada geese in Ocean Pines. Dubbed “The Ocean Pines Geese and Ecology Brain Trust Initiative: Securing a Balance,” the group plans to meet publicly for the first time on Thursday, Aug…. Read more »

Rec & Parks to be more aggressive

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) The new director of the Worcester County Recreation and Parks Department, Tom Perlozzo, vowed last week to end the department’s passive approach to managing its resources and to energize its pursuit of new possibilities. “We are changing the direction of Worcester County Recreation and Parks,” he said last… Read more »

Parke forum gives OPA voters another look at candidates

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Ocean Pines Board of Directors candidates participating in a forum last Wednesday issued a unified message – civility and transparency by leadership needs to improve and help is on the way. Last month, five of the seven candidates participated in the only forum sanctioned by Ocean Pines and… Read more »

Nonprofit grant deadline fast approaching

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 26, 2018) Nonprofits hoping to receive a grant from the Town of Berlin have until Wednesday, Aug. 1 to apply. The town budgeted $30,000 to give to local nonprofits and, as of Monday, only one organization had applied, according to Town Administrator Laura Allen. “That deadline is fast approaching,” Allen… Read more »

Worcester farmer’s markets fruitful

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 26, 2018) Worcester County offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables, as well as other homemade goods, at several area farmer’s markets. Berlin: The Berlin Farmer’s Market, on Artisan’s Way, reopened for the season on Sunday, June 17, two months after the original Friday market closed. “When… Read more »

Berlin Little League 11-12 team pursues title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 26, 2018) After another week of tournaments, one Berlin Little League All-Star team continues to pursue a state championship title. 11-12 League In state competition, the 11-12 team defeated South Maryland Little League in Hagerstown on Saturday, July 21, 12-1. Then on Tuesday, the Berlin team edged out Concocheague… Read more »