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Barbara Ann Bowers

BERLIN — Barbara Ann Bowers, age 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in McKeesport, PA. she was the daughter of the late Harry Griffith and Virginia Harrison Griffith.   Bowers is survived by her son, Eric Bowers and his wife Anna Maria of Berlin; two daughters, Melanie Botello of Germantown, and… Read more »

John William Merritt, Sr.

GIRDLETREE — John William Merritt, Sr., age 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Born in Nassawadox, Va. he was the son of the late Benjamin F. Merritt, Sr. and Annie Carpenter Merritt. He is survived by his beloved wife Mariella DeMomi Merritt. Merritt was a graduate of Snow… Read more »

Miss and Mister Berlin Peached Named

  BERLIN — The downtown was alive with activity Friday as kids from all over the area came to participate in the third annual Little Miss and Little Mister Peach Berlin contest. Sponsored by Main Street Berlin, this event chooses the children who helped open this year’s and will help open next year’s Berlin Peach… Read more »

Little Leaguers Honered

BERLIN — The sound of applause preceded even the bagpipes as the Berlin Little League All Stars made their way down Main Street during Sunday’s victory parade.  All of the town’s all-star teams placed well in the various tournaments and all were recognized for their accomplishments. Still, the primary attraction was the Under-10 All Star… Read more »

Landlord Licensing Likely

BERLIN — It took some doing, but the Town Council along with Mayor Gee Williams, town staffers and members of the public hammered out a framework that would require all landlords to be licensed.  The proposal will be fine-tuned in time for Monday’s council meeting, when it will have it’s first public hearing and likely… Read more »

Music Shop Scored Band Geek Coup

WEST OCEAN CITY — Lori Thompson and Gina Servant didn’t decide to open Around Sound Music blindly. As it turns out, the recently opened lesson-based music studio is almost four years late in opening. The couple decided to open their studio in 2007 but life had other plans. The upside was that the delay worked… Read more »

Rainy Peach Festival Successful

ERLIN — When he announced the winners of the Little Miss. and Little Mr. Berlin Peach contest Friday, Mayor Gee Williams assured attendees at that time that peaches taste just as good in the rain. He was acknowledging the fact that the forecast wasn’t friendly for Sunday’s Berlin Peach Festival and encouraging the 2nd Friday… Read more »

This Time it's Personal

BERLIN — When Jeffery Auxer walked into the Globe last month and began trash talking with Greg David about which of them would emerge victorious at the end of the Bathtub Races, he sparked what has become a heated rivalry. Although he was eventually eliminated, David bested Auxer in the bracket rounds of the race… Read more »

Local Beverage Options Abound

BERLIN — Man cannot live on bread alone, which is just as well, because getting locally ground wheat can be a bit of a problem. But wherever the bread comes from, there is no reason to wash it down with anything that isn’t produced on the Eastern Shore. Earlier this week, four of the people… Read more »

Town Could Save $4 Million on Sewer

BERLIN — Although there is much to be done in the coming months, the wastewater plant upgrade should come in at more than $4 million below the approved bond funding, according to Town Administrator Tony Carson. The mayor and council this week approved a bond measure to secure the next phase of the plant’s construction… Read more »