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Comm. endorses ‘Heron Park’ as new name

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Survey reveals options for ‘Berlin Falls Park,’ members to make recommendations By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) Odds are the informal name, Berlin Falls Park, will be formally named Heron Park if the mayor and Town Council accept the recommendation of the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee. After reviewing the results of a… Read more »

Science teachers use new innovative program

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 28, 2019) Children’s education has been moving forward with innovative teaching and programs which actively engages students, as showcased during the presentation provided by three Worcester County science teachers to the board of education, June 18. The three educators along with Coordinator of Instruction Jen Sills, demonstrated the shifts… Read more »

OP candidates face off again in final forum

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) All seven candidates for the Ocean Pines Board of Directors participated in the second and final official candidate forum in the community center last Saturday. The candidates, in ballot order, Tom Janasek, Larry Perrone, Camilla Rogers, Paula Gray, Shawn Kotwica, Edward Solum and Greg Turner, took turns… Read more »

Council approves FY20 contract for Berlin Fire, EMS

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) The Town of Berlin’s Mayor and Council approved the fiscal year 2020 contract for the Berlin Fire Company Monday, with Mayor Gee Williams saying he’s pleased with the town’s “fruitful” discussions with the Berlin Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services. Williams added the two agencies have “ma[d]e recognizable… Read more »

Berlin Mayor and Council approve new review policy

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Plan would set town’s tax rate by second March mtg. By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 27, 2019) A policy designed to set the town’s tax rate further in advance was unanimously approved by the Berlin Town Council Monday night. Town officials cited community member comments during the fiscal year 2020 budget cycle “indicating taxes… Read more »

Wor. English programs successful

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 28, 2019) PreK-12 Literacy and Title I Coordinator Dee Shorts shared with the Worcester County Board of Education the successes and progress made in the PreK-12 programs, how they have evolved the past five years as well the initiatives for the future, last Tuesday. The new English programs first… Read more »

Berlin Council Briefs

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 20, 2019) Berlin’s Mayor and Council approved two requests to use town facilities for upcoming events last Monday. Elected officials also waived the park fees. Walk at park The Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health was permitted to use Stephen Decatur Park for a walk next month. The walk… Read more »

Petition seeks control over annexation

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Effort calls for referendum on recent Berlin addition By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 20, 2019) Berlin resident Jeff Smith is circulating a petition calling for a referendum on the mayor and Town Council’s approval of the annexation agreement for a proposed gas station and convenience store off Route 50 in Berlin. “This would be the opportunity… Read more »

‘Every Child Needs’ calls for donations

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 20, 2019) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services is calling for donations as part of its recently launched “Every Child Needs” campaign. The organization requests towels, hygiene products, as well as bedding essentials: pillows, blankets, sheets, and pillowcases. “We want to go forward as far as offering the basics, but… Read more »

Site plan OK’d for proposed Berlin property

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (June 20, 2019) After much debate and discussion, members of Berlin’s Planning Commission narrowly approved the final site plan of a proposed housing development project during a meeting last Wednesday. In a 4-3 vote, the commission backed the updated renderings for a project that has prompted months of objections from… Read more »