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County not Getting a Square Deal from Annapolis

BERLIN – As part of her town meeting presentation, Judy Boggs invoked an Internet meme purportedly of Cicero’s rant against the dole and how to best rectify Rome’s financial troubles. Boggs said, that according to the famous Roman politician, “The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the… Read more »

Johns Premium Cigars to Hold Grand Opening March 11

  Where: 14 Broad Street, Berlin Phone: 410-513-4560 Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday noon-7 p.m. Grand opening 4 p.m. March 11.   BERLIN – The popular image of the cigar smoker has evolved from a symbol of decadence to a symbol of degradation to, and probably finally, symbol… Read more »

Student Determined to Win Poetry Out Loud

BERLIN – When Stephen Decatur High School student Jacqueline Saldana selected the poems that would eventually win both the local and countywide Poetry Out Loud contest, she hadn’t really counted on making it all the way through to the state competition. So when her name wasn’t called as a finalist in Baltimore last weekend, she… Read more »

OPA board approves $10 million budget

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association board of directors succeeded in passing a budget that reduces the assessment increase by $10 while retaining the contributions to reserves. The $35 increase supports a $10 million budget that retains several of General Manager Bob Thompson’s revenue-driving plans while reducing or eliminating others. “It’s a long road… Read more »

Sports Core pool has re-opened

OCEAN PINES – Working nonstop with the Public Works Department, the aquatics staff has completed repairs to three ladders, an underwater light, acid- washed the pool and refilled it with 161,000 gallons of fresh water in less than 48 hours. Sports Core indoor pool is open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. for open swim. There is… Read more »

AAA Mid-Atlantic: Will gas prices peak to $5 per gallon?

TOWSON – The national average price for a gallon of gas shot up four cents overnight, while Maryland’s average rose three cents, raising fears that pump prices will continue to escalate in the wake of the ongoing turmoil in Libya. Political unrest in the region is unnerving traders in future markets across the globe. Current… Read more »

Sally D. Bunting

  OCEAN CITY – Sally Crisfield Dennis Bunting, age 91, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, quietly at her home with her family. Born at “Beverly” in Pocomoke, she was the daughter of the late Philip C. Dennis and Margaret Harmonson Dennis.  She was the last Dennis to live at Beverly. She was preceded in death… Read more »

James Edward Lynch

BERLIN – James E. "Snooks" Lynch, 86, died at his residence on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 surrounded by friends and family. He was born July 3, 1924 in Berlin to the late Lee and Katie Holland Lynch. After attending Buckingham High School he entered the United States Army and served during World War II in… Read more »

Mary Rose Laroche

BERLIN – Mary Rose Laroche, age 91, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Lyndonville, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine St. Pierre Ouellette. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Laroche. She is survived by her son, Maurice Constant and his… Read more »

Catherine Bell Littleton

BERLIN – Catherine Bell Littleton, age 84, died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Berlin she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Daisey Dennis Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband Calvin B. Littleton in 1992. Mrs. Littleton had worked for Cargill Co. as… Read more »