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Berlin museum adds exhibit with narration for first time

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum on North Main Street in Berlin reopened to the public last Wednesday with a new exhibit about Cpl. Isaiah Fassett. “The new Isaiah Fassett exhibit has several pieces to it,” said Melissa Reid, president of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum…. Read more »

Lamb with basil puree, white BBQ sauce

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Is there anything better than a hunk of fresh fish or a freshly seared steak to bring a smile to your face? I mean, unless you are a vegan, something I greatly admire, there is something so satiating about a beautiful piece of meat adorning a simple plate. Last… Read more »

Historic District OKs design for detached garage

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The Berlin Historic District Commission unanimously approved the requests for an exterior renovation of a one-bedroom garage and guesthouse at 19 S. Main Street last Wednesday, with the window frames painted a different color. The meeting was a continuation of a June 3 session, when the commission… Read more »

New trash cans and recycling cans in Berlin

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) Four recycle cans and 26 trash cans were purchased for Downtown Berlin, according to Economic and Community Director Ivy Wells after the town received a grant through the Main Street Maryland Program. “We received $10,000 for the purchase of new trash cans and recycle cans for the… Read more »

Berlin audio tour features old script

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The audio walking tour of Berlin unveiled last month has its own background story, considering that it was almost lost to history itself. “The Globe had a cassette tape audio walking tour that I found in a file folder when I was going through some of the… Read more »

Berlin informs residents about pollination

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) Berlin might have observed National Pollinator Week from June 22-28, but the buzz in town was toned down somewhat by the distancing requirements necessitated by the efforts to curtail the spread of covid-19. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the town did everything it could safely do… Read more »

Ghost tours offer history of Eastern Shore

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The Chesapeake Ghosts Tours has resumed its tours in Ocean City and Berlin for the seventh year. “I started the tours because I wrote a book about the haunted Eastern Shore, and I did a Facebook page for it. It was just very, very popular,” said Mindie… Read more »

Williams seeking to retain position as Berlin mayor

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Three-term incumbent will face two challengers in Oct. (July 9, 2020) Incumbent Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, 71, has filed for re-election for a fourth consecutive term this week and is emphasizing his experience. “The bottom line is that I have the experience necessary to do this job well,” Williams said… Read more »

Pines Comcast installations remain on track

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By Greg Ellison (July 2, 2020) With two of eight sectors now completed, Comcast is continuing its infrastructure work to provide digital services to Ocean Pines. Comcast officials announced sectors one and two were completed last month, with properties in those areas now able to sign up for service. Looking to expand Internet and cable… Read more »

Police face recruiting difficulties

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By Greg Ellison National negativity causes number of job applicants to fall far below usual level (July 2, 2020) The Ocean Pines Police Department is facing mounting recruitment challenges at a time when demands on the department are rising as well. Police Chief Dave Massey said increased rates of domestic incidents have been evidenced since… Read more »