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Stormwater plan would cut fees with contingency funds

BERLIN — The work on a stormwater management system for Berlin took a different tack on Monday, as the Berlin Town Council directed town attorney David Gaskill to draft an ordinance instituting a fee structure that would charge homeowners $50 per year per residence, and non-residential property owners $25 per year per equivalent residential unit…. Read more »

EDITORIAL: Wait until MIEMMS reports its findings

The story on Page 1 this week concerning who did or did not do what at the scene of a Dec. 26 accident at routes 818 and 50 comes after a week of sorting through rumors, speculation and conjecture in search of facts. Although what was written was documented and double-checked, facts are at a… Read more »

Homeowners memorandum challenges rezoning approval

OCEAN PINES — Five Ocean Pines property owners filed a petitioner’s memorandum in the Worcester County Circuit Court on Jan. 2 to ask for a judicial review of the basis behind the Worcester County Commissioners’ 4 to 3 vote in September to approve reclassifying farmland so it could be used for commercial purposes by local… Read more »

Water, sewer connection leads to laundromat

BERLIN — When the town of Berlin expanded its water and sewer connections to Route 113 through annexation two years ago, John Derrickson saw it as an opportunity to use the former Sherwood Ford building he has owned since 2002. The building at 9040 Worcester Highway had been sitting vacant next to his John’s Autobody Repair… Read more »

Table games at Ocean Downs to be decided soon

(Nov. 30, 2012) The Casino at Ocean Downs may add table games, but no decision has been made about whether to do it. During Monday’s meeting of the Local Development Council in Snow Hill, Joe Cavilla, general manager of the casino, said he hopes to have an answer about table games by March. Table games… Read more »

Couple on expedition makes stop in OC

OCEAN CITY — After kayaking, canoeing and dogsledding for thousands of miles, David and Amy Freeman arrived in Ocean City last week. They would have arrived earlier, but they were pinned down in Barnaegat, N.J., during Hurricane Sandy. They stayed there an additional four days to help owners of a kayak shop clean up. “Their… Read more »

Parades, activities on tap for holidays

WORCESTER COUNTY — Parades and an assortment of activities are planned in and around the Berlin area to put residents and visitors in the holiday spirit.  Berlin: n An estimated 3,000 people line Main Street annual to watch Berlin’s annual parade. The 42nd installment is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6. Rain date is Dec. 13…. Read more »

Berlin expands energy trail program

BERLIN — Initiation to further test a pilot program that helps determine the efficiency of electricity and water utilities for commercial and residential properties was approved by the Berlin Mayor and Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting. "We’ve seen five presentations over the past nine months, and one thing that’s impressive is that you… Read more »

Berlin chamber awards still able to be voted on

BERLIN —Members of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce still have time to vote for three awards to be given at its awards and installation ceremony on[].  "We’ve sent an email asking all members to vote online," said Aaren Collins, executive director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. Links for all three awards — the 2012… Read more »