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CraZy LadyZ! boutique moves to new location

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By Jack Chavez (April 1, 2021) CraZy LadyZ! just keeps growing. Sixteen years, one expansion and two moves later, the women’s clothing boutique kicked off a week-long celebration today for the grand reopening of its West Ocean City boutique – about one mile east of the old location in the Ocean Gateway Center. “I’ve always… Read more »

Ocean Pines Board digs in for pending projects, repairs

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board agreed to investigate building a handicapped-accessible playground, while also approving maintenance repairs at the Racquet Sports Complex, and offering membership access to recent ethic reports during its March 20 meeting. President Larry Perrone said board members were emailed the day prior regarding a proposal to… Read more »

Ocean Pines Environmental Committee seeks geese solutions

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Ocean Pines environmental group continues research to reign in feathered fowls By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) Fresh approaches and continuing efforts to control geese populations at the ponds in Ocean Pines dominated discussions at the Environmental & Natural Assets Committee meeting last Wednesday. Committee Chairman Ken Wolf said data from several rounds of water… Read more »

Teacher of the Year awarded to Worcester Tech instructor

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By Jack Chavez (April 1, 2021) To win a Teacher of the Year award in any year is significant. But to win it after a year when little of the traditional learning experience applied is a distinguished honor. Such was the experience for Worcester Technical High School instructor Aarti Sangwan, who earned the Worcester County… Read more »

Program at PHS promotes careers in education field

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 25, 2021) Male students of color at Pocomoke High School have been participating in Men Achieving Dreams through Education (M.A.D.E. Men), which is a Teacher Academy of Maryland (TAM) program in partnership with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that focuses on promoting the education profession. Matt Hoffman, assistant principal of… Read more »

Main Street will close for market

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 25, 2021) A portion of Main Street will be closed for the fourth season of the Berlin Farmers Market every Sunday from May to September, town representatives announced this week after receiving approval from the Maryland State Highway Administration. “During the farmers market last year, there were safety concerns… Read more »

Pre-k literacy prioritized at school

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Young students participate in read-alouds, repetition of sounds and storytelling By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 25, 2021) Pre-kindergarten classrooms at Buckingham Elementary School in Berlin adopted curriculum resources for the 2020-21 academic year through a district initiative including American Reading Company 100 Book Challenge, Fundations and Fountas and Pinnell read-alouds to prepare students for… Read more »

Berlin nudges property tax up 1.5 cents

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By Greg Ellison Council says mayor’s plan to keep old rate won’t work (March 25, 2021) The Berlin Town Council spent two hours Monday night vetting a proposal from Mayor Zack Tyndall to keep property tax rates static for FY22 but eventually voted for a minor increase to 81.5 cents per $100 of assessed value…. Read more »

Berlin Town Council approves reserve policy

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By Greg Ellison (March 25, 2021) The Berlin Town Council voted unanimously this week to approve a previously rejected general fund reserve policy. Finance Director Natalie Saleh said no additional changes or adjustments were made to a draft version of the reserve policy discussed in detail during the mayor and Council meeting on March 8…. Read more »