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Berlin Farmer’s Market will swap locations, reopen in May

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) The Berlin’s Farmer’s Market will reopen May 5 in a new location, the corner of Pitts and William streets, where it will wrap around the parking area near J&M Meat Market. Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said the move from Artisan’s Green, where the market was… Read more »

DeNovo’s to open second location in downtown Berlin

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) Popular Ocean Pines pizzeria DeNovo’s Trattoria is opening a second location in Berlin, called “Pop’s Kitchen.” Owners Bob and Kelli Beck last Wednesday received approval from the Berlin Historic District Commission for new signs for the restaurant on 15 Gay Street. According to Bob Beck, “the focus would… Read more »

Resident backlash hits Berlin Falls park

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Public park purchase questioned By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) In approving $124,000 to demolish seven small buildings and a digester at Berlin Falls park on Monday night, the Town Council gave an angry mob a focal point in its objections to town spending. The 5-0 vote came after months of research by town… Read more »

Council sets special budget meeting, March 26 at Decatur High School

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District 2 storms Town Council meeting By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) A crowd of Berlin District 2 residents showed up at the Monday night Town Council meeting to protest proposed property tax and utility rate increases. By the end of a lengthy public comment period, District 2 Councilman Zack Tyndall, who apparently encouraged… Read more »

Music tech advancements aid Worcester Co. students

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 7, 2019) Technology is changing the way students learn performing arts, such as music. Tamara Mills, Worcester County Public Schools’ coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts and Snow Hill Band Director Matthew Haelig gave a presentation to the board of education, Feb. 19, on how music teachers are embracing technology… Read more »

Friends honor baseball legend Judy Johnson

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Judy Johnson, one of baseball’s greatest third basemen of all time, never achieved the universal reverence accorded today’s professional athletes, even though his enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975 reflected the respect he earned from his peers while playing in the Negro Leagues almost four… Read more »

Impeachment talk at library silenced over safety concerns

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Conservative groups had planned rallies, prompting cancelation on Wednesday By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Safety concerns have forced the cancellation of a lecture on impeachment at the Worcester County Library in Berlin that was originally scheduled this Wednesday. The program, part of a series on the U.S. Constitution presented by Howard Sribnick, drew… Read more »

Berlin adds Toy Town to downtown collection

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With Snow Hill shop closed by town officials, owners sought second location By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) The dispute between the Town of Snow Hill and Toy Town Antiques could lead the business back to Berlin, albeit in a smaller, satellite location. Storeowners Richard and Debbie Seaton were in Berlin on Monday, looking… Read more »

Worcester Library launches ‘Choosing Civility’ program

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (March 7, 2019) A small act of kindness can go a long way, or at least that’s what the Worcester County Library’s passport program hopes to accomplish as part of a Choosing Civility campaign that runs from March to May. The program offers separate passports for adults and children, each geared… Read more »