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Berlin storm water management plan to be state-funded

BERLIN — As rain battered the outside the Town Hall building and many areas of the town were already well underwater, the Town Council accepted an offer from JoAnne Throwe of the Environmental Finance Center, a University of Maryland-based program that helps communities identify ways to deal with stormwater issues.  Throwe convinced town officials to… Read more »

Electric rates may drop for small businesses

BERLIN — On the heels of successful power supply contract negotiations, Dwight Davis, engineer for the town electrical consultants, Booth and Associates, on Monday presented the council with the option of taking the next step in producing a more equitable electric bill for small businesses. “One of the objectives we’ve had from early on is… Read more »

John Edward Meyers

John Edward Meyers Sr., 76, died June 14. He was born in Baltimore and served as a paramedic for the Baltimore City Fire Department. John was an active member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City.  He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Meyers; a son, John Meyers Jr., a son,… Read more »

Anne McCormack

OCEAN CITY — Anne McCormack, 69, died June 14. She was born in Baltimore. After high school, McCormack went into a convent and became a nun. She then achieved her nursing degree and worked with several hospitals in the Baltimore area. McCormack moved to Ocean City in 1968 and helped run her family motel, McCormack’s Burgundy Inn…. Read more »

Elizabeth Purnell White

BERLIN — Elizabeth Purnell White, 68, died June 15 at the James B. Barrett Medical Center. She was born in Berlin to the late Robert Wallace White Sr. and Sarah Purnell White. Elizabeth was a resident of the Worcester County Development Center and later lived with her caregiver family.  She is survived by her brother, Ken White,… Read more »

Jeanette W. Daye

BERLIN — Jeanette Wyatt Daye passed away on June 15, at Atlantic General Hospital. Born in Selbyville, she was the daughter of the late George H. Wyatt and Millie Mariner Wyatt. She is survived by her sister, Grace Anne Phippin, and her husband, Tommy, of Berlin and a brother, John Jeffrey Wyatt, and his wife,… Read more »

Antonie Tassie

OCEAN PINES — Antonie Tassie, age 87, died Wednesday, June 15 at Catered Living of Ocean Pines. Born in Germany she was the daughter of the late Johann Tovornik and Justine Schumer Tovornik. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Tassie. She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Betty Campbell… Read more »

Leo Albert Schneider, II

OCEAN PINES — Leo Albert Schneider, II, age 72, died Thursday, June 16 at his home. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Leo A. Schneider and Clara Nowakowski Schneider. Schneider was a United States Army Veteran. He had been the owner/operator of Chemical Systems for 35 years. He is survived by… Read more »

County hears proposal to harvest wind at the landfill

SNOW HILL — Over the next year, National Wind will conduct a study to see if Worcester County can combine two of the area’s more prevalent NIMBY (not-in-my-backyard) projects — wind power and the county landfill — into one. Patrick Pelstring, co-chair of National Wind, on Tuesday presented the commissioners with a proposal to begin… Read more »

Maryland Costal Bays Program sees downward trend

OCEAN CITY – Although there was plenty to celebrate at last week’s 15th Anniversary party for the Maryland Costal Bays Program (MCBP), the health of the coastal bays wasn’t one of them. The annual MCBP Bays Report Card scored the bays’ overall grade this year a C, down from a C+ in 2009.  “We are… Read more »