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Berlin Council briefs


By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) The Berlin Town Council approved adult tennis clinics at Stephen Decatur Park and replacement windows for Town Hall during its meeting on Monday. Tennis clinics Worcester County Recreation and Parks Program Manager Myro Small sought approval to hold a pair of adult “stroke clinics,” at the Stephen Decatur Park… Read more »



Taylor House hive of activity until it’s relocated so work on roof can get underway By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) Builders replacing the roof on the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum hit the pause button last Thursday so a decades-old beehive could be removed and relocated. Taylor House Museum President Melissa Reid said the… Read more »

We Heart Berlin revamps basketball courts


By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) The Berlin Town Council accepted the donation of basketball equipment from the nonprofit We Heart Berlin and approved an unveiling ceremony for a pending paint job at basketball courts in William Henry Park on Monday. We Heart Berlin members Adrian Bowen Sr. and Tony Weeg offered a donation of… Read more »

Forgotten 50 Distilling gets approved by Berlin Planning


By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) Berlin alcoholic beverage options are in line to expand after the Planning Commission approved site plans for Forgotten 50 Distilling on Old Ocean City Blvd. during its meeting last Wednesday. Planning Director Dave Engelhart said the new craft distillery is slated for a more than half-acre parcel previously occupied… Read more »

Berlin Planning gives nod for amps at commons

By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) Less concerned about the musician count than decibel levels, the Berlin Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to permit amplified music at Berlin Commons community space between Gay and Jefferson streets. The sole opponent during the meeting last Wednesday was commission member Newt Chandler. The Berlin Commons project proposed… Read more »

Flooding, traffic concerns pause Mapledale


Second housing project on Maple Avenue delayed to consider potential impacts (Aug. 26, 2021) Concerns about flooding and the possibility of worsening traffic congestion kept the Berlin Planning Commission from approving site plans last week for a proposed 33-townhome community on Maple Avenue. Maple Avenue of Berlin LLC and UTR Ventures LLC representatives presented the “Mapledale,”… Read more »

William Fry

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Berlin William “Spider” Fry, 92, of Berlin, Maryland, died on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, at his home.  Spider was born on March 14, 1929, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, but spent his early childhood living in Elkton, Maryland.  Spider graduated from the University of Maryland class of 1951. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity…. Read more »

Break apart lump crab meat, don’t shred

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I look at wholesale pricelists and I want to cry. Calamari is just about non-existent, or at least good squid is. Beef and seafood prices are through the roof, and even the lesser cattle cuts cost as much as tenderloin did a few years ago. But nothing breaks my heart… Read more »

Well-deserved award for community service

If there’s one thing that Ocean Pines has done and continues to do right — not to suggest that it doesn’t stand out in many other regards, aside from its frequent political controversies — it’s the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial. The memorial is one of this country’s finest examples of a volunteer enterprise built from… Read more »