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Berlin PD promote prescription drug drop-off program

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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 »

Ranck praised for handling of library rancor

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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 recognizes employees

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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

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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.

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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 »

Resilience series has good info, but lackluster crowds

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) The audience was smaller than expected, but those who did attend three recent public meetings hosted by the Town of Berlin on environmental and operational resiliency said they were pleased with the information presented. Meetings were held in three different locations last Thursday and Saturday, and on Monday…. Read more »

WYFCS participants plan park upgrades

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 21, 2019) Participants in the SABERS program of Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services hope to secure grant money to improve Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin. Worcester Youth’s Youth Programs Coordinator Tiffany Scott,​ during a March 5 Berlin Parks Commission meeting, said she was approached about attending the upcoming… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Public participation is the public’s job

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Public distrust of government has been around since the beginning of organized rule, and it is no worse now than it was 100 or even hundreds of years ago. In the 14th Century Florentine Republic, in what would become Italy some 500 years later, skepticism of government was so great that voters elected new rulers… Read more »