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Route 113 to move to four lanes

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) Construction to make Route 113 a four-lane highway remains on schedule, though with an ambitious timeline, according to Bob Rager, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) liaison. By the end of December, the administration hopes to have all four lanes from Berlin to Snow Hill open for… Read more »

Brushmiller talks plans for building

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) Now that Bryan Brushmiller, owner of Burley Oak Brewing Company, has purchased the Globe Theatre on 12 Broad St., he’s figuring out his plans for the space. “We definitely plan to keep it a music venue, event space,” Brushmiller said, referring to the building’s more immediate past… Read more »

Berlin ordinance, bulk pickup policy tabled

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) An ordinance revising trash collection and policies governing bulk pickup in Berlin hit a roadblock after it was tabled during a Town Council meeting, Monday. The measure, introduced during a Nov. 12 meeting, would allow residents to discard three free items during bulk pickup periods, which happens… Read more »

Berlin receives ‘unmodified opinion’ in audit

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Despite a turbulent budget cycle, PKS & Company accountants presented the town with an “unmodified opinion” for its annual audit. “This is also known as a clean opinion, and it’s the highest level of assurance that we can provide as auditors,” Michael Klager, a partner in the… Read more »

Berlin Tree Lighting to kick off holiday season

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Berlin. Or at least it will, once the tree is lit on Friday evening. Around 1,000 people are expected to attend the annual tree lighting and open house, according to Ivy Wells, Berlin’s community and economic development… Read more »

Buckingham teacher highlights EL curriculum

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) Equip, empower and engage: it’s a mantra that Buckingham Elementary School English Learner teacher Karen Conner said she recites for her students and their families. Conner addressed members of the county’s board of education during Tuesday’s meeting “to bring awareness, to build empathy and to focus on… Read more »

County school board to hear budget requests during public input meeting

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Parents and the public can make their requests for the Worcester County Board of Education’s fiscal year 2021 budget during a public meeting on Tuesday. The forum will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the school district’s central office on 6270 Worcester Highway… Read more »

Fassett marker designated on Civil War Trails interactive map

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) History buffs and inquisitive minds can now find Cpl. Isaiah Fassett, of Berlin, on the Civil War Trail’s online interactive map. Fassett’s marker, which is on 229 Branch St. in Berlin, was installed in 2004, and the sign was updated in 2018, according to Drew Gruber, executive… Read more »

Town prepares for 49th annual Christmas Parade

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) More than 80 floats will travel through downtown Berlin next Thursday night as the 49th annual Berlin Christmas Parade sets the holiday mood for the town. The parade will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Main Street, beginning near the Berlin Welcome Center on South Main Street,… Read more »

Gudelskys contribute $4M to AGH

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) An appropriate tune to have played at Atlantic General Hospital’s Motown party last Friday night at the Aloft Hotel in Ocean City would have been the 1964 “Martha and the Vandellas hit, “Dancin’ in the Street.” That, most likely, is what the hospital’s leadership and supporters felt… Read more »