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Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a Dec. 10 public meeting at Town Hall: Community assistance donations Finance Director Natalie Saleh said December utility bills would include a letter from the Town Council asking for donations to the Shore Up Energy Assistance fund. Saleh… Read more »

Passenger found dead in single-vehicle crash

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A single-vehicle crash on Route 589 on Monday claimed the life of a passenger and charges are reportedly pending against the driver, according to Maryland State Police. The crash victim was said to be a 25-year-old male, but his identity was withheld until next of kin could be… Read more »

Snow Hill business owners and council clash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Snow Hill Town Council and an attorney representing Toy Town Antiques said they’re working to resolve a dispute between the two, but the disagreement has ignited a firestorm among local business owners. At the center of the controversy is a 2016 memorandum of understanding signed by then… Read more »

Snow Hill recognizes act of kindness by delivery driver


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) While the Dec. 11 Snow Hill Town Council meeting had its share of controversy, it did have its lighter moments, including the public recognition of an act of kindness by a local business. Mayor Stephen Mathews presented a commendation to Four Seasons Pizza owner Mustafa Ozgan for helping… Read more »

SH dispute ‘about the whole town’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Toy Town Antiques owner Richard Seaton said the Snow Hill Mayor and Council are not telling the whole story when it comes to the controversy surrounding his store. Seaton was lured to Snow Hill from Berlin in 2016, when the town offered to deed a historic building in… Read more »

WCDC clients sell soaps for holiday season

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) Clients of the Worcester County Developmental Center in Newark, Maryland, are again making unique, scented and festive soap baskets for the holiday season. Different soap styles are available, including seashells, shorebirds, crabs, starfish, seahorses, sea turtles and sand dollars, ranging in sizes from 2-7 ounces. “Our classic green… Read more »

Police arrest suspect in Berlin vehicle thefts

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A 44-year-old Whaleyville man was arrested in connection with several vehicle break-ins in Berlin during the last several of months, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. Joseph Brian Moseley was charged with a host of offenses, including malicious destruction of property, theft between $100 and $1,500,… Read more »

GM Bailey on dos and don’ts of fire pits

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Following up on a November press release by the Ocean Pines Association, General Manager John Bailey, during a public board meeting earlier this month, sought to clarify the rules on having fire pits in the community. “Can one have a fire pit? Yes! Can one have an existing… Read more »

Community rallies around Jake Newcomer

Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – after a community rallied around 11-year-old cancer patient Jake Newcomer to give him a night he surely would not forget. Newcomer’s step-grandfather, Ocean Pines Police Department Lt. Greg Schoeph, said the boy’s illness prevented him from attending celebrations in… Read more »