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Freedom 5K, carnival and fireworks, July 4

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 4, 2019) Ocean Pines, like all communities in Worcester County, will celebrate Independence Day with a variety of activities. Here’s what Ocean Pines has scheduled for the July 4 holiday: Freedom 5K Ocean Pines will begin its July 4 celebration with its annual Freedom 5K run and walk. Families… Read more »

Berlin nursing home kicks off summer with fashion show

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) The first day of summer brought smiles to the faces of the residents of Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as they took to the runway during a fashion show. “I must say you guys look absolutely fabulous,” said Activities Director Jo Davis.” I wish I could get… Read more »

Roundabout way SHA deals with Route 589

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Agitating for or against highway projects can be a frustrating and angry business, because it so often appears that the government agencies involved shrug off the local insistence that urgent attention is needed. Protests, recommendations, expressions of concern and even years of cries for help seem to evoke no response, at least beyond the inevitable… Read more »

Activities planned throughout Wor. for July 4

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 28, 2019) From patriotic music to fireworks, games, a 5K run and a Declaration of Independence reading, Ocean City and surrounding communities offer many celebrations for Independence Day. Here are some activities planned throughout Worcester County: Ocean City: Uptown Fireworks: At Northside Park on 125th Street, a DJ will… Read more »

Mayor and council vote down Graham Ave. stormwater bids

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) The Graham Avenue submerged gravel wetland project hit a financial roadblock Monday evening after Berlin’s mayor and council rejected a contract when bids for the work came in well above what the town had budgeted. The town received a $75,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for the… Read more »

Town OK’s PD body camera policy

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) The Berlin Police Department officers will add a new accessory to their uniforms following the Town Council’s unanimous approval Monday of a new body camera policy. “We feel the policy is ready to go ahead and move forward,” said Chief Arnold Downing. Police aim to use these body… Read more »

Pines Fire Dept. finds volunteers tougher to recruit

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) The Ocean Pines Fire Department has seen a 17 percent decrease in volunteers since 2012, a drop that has left it with half the number of volunteers it needs for the summer. The fire department has roughly 45 employees and volunteers, including  firefighters, the auxiliary, fire police… Read more »

Berlin woman celebrates cancer milestone, attends CTCA conference

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) For June Lewis, a 67-year-old Berlin resident, her trip to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Celebrate Life earlier this month was special. “It was just wonderful. It was just perfect,” Lewis said. “Everything was grand.” Lewis, a Stage IV lung cancer patient, was one of 100 people… Read more »

Train makes tracks through Berlin

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After long hiatus, railroad resumes route between Delaware and Maryland By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) Berlin residents felt that once-familiar rumble of a train rolling down a track last Tuesday, as a diesel locomotive pulled a freight car of corn south to the Tyson Foods feed mill in Snow Hill. It was… Read more »