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Gazette Editorial: Impeachment lecture was misrepresented

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American patriotism is not threatening people who want to know how their government works. Neither is it defending one point of view to the extent that those who think otherwise risk physical harm. That’s tyranny, the prevention of which is the reason for our constitution’s existence and which it accomplishes by establishing the division of… Read more »

Live burn training unites fire companies

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Berlin, Ocean City, Showell, Girdletree and Ocean Pines firefighters participated By Victor Fernandes, Staff Writer (March 7, 2019) Firefighters at Berlin Fire Company don’t instantly leap into action after getting certain fire calls. Although every second matters in real structure fires, live burn training exercises, such as what Berlin and several other Worcester County fire companies… Read more »

Pines could forgo traditional GM

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Director says three models being considered, board to evaluate existing staff Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) In looking to find their third Ocean Pines general manager in four years, association board members may pursue a nontraditional approach in attempt to alleviate some prior mistakes. John Bailey, the most recent general manager, served from… Read more »

Berlin to consider commercial annexations


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Three upcoming annexation proposals could be headed to the Berlin Planning Commission and Town Council, and each could have an impact on the town economy, according to Mayor Gee Williams. Of the proposals, the lowest impact is said to be the IG Burton Chevrolet dealership on Old Ocean… Read more »

Berlin to host public meetings on resiliency


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) The Town of Berlin will begin a series of public meetings on environmental and operational resiliency next week, capping a nearly decade-long group of sessions designed to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including stormwater and community growth. According to a press release from the town,… Read more »

Lead tests at elementary school above normal levels


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Seven sinks at Buckingham Elementary School in Berlin have tested above normal levels for lead. According to a Worcester County Board of Education letter sent to parents last Thursday, sinks in six bathrooms and in one classroom tested above the “compliance action level” for lead of 20 parts… Read more »

Business owners speak out as downtown shop shuttered


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) Several Snow Hill business owners, including one who is running for mayor, spoke on behalf of Toy Town Antiques last week. The business is facing legal action by the State of Maryland for operating without an occupancy permit, with Snow Hill Code Enforcement Officer Jon Hill listed as… Read more »

Homeschoolers feature in WCAC exhibition, Friday


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 7, 2019) The Worcester County Arts Council in Berlin is recognizing Youth Art Month with an exhibition of work by local home-schooled students. Work went on display last week and an opening reception is scheduled this Friday from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition was produced through a partnership with the Little… Read more »

Demolition plans moving forward for old park bldgs.


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 28, 2019) Plans to demolish several of the smaller industrial buildings at Berlin Falls park continue to take shape, based on discussions during last Thursday’s parks advisory committee meeting. The 64-acre former chicken processing property is slowly being redeveloped as both a passive and active-use public park, with a current… Read more »