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Still Trying to Quit After 65 Years of Smoking

BERLIN – Jack Galbraith started smoking near the end of WWII. He would make a weekly trip to town with one of the farmhands and meet up with Dutch immigrants hanging around the potbelly stove in the general store and enjoy a weekly cigar. If the setting and the date don’t suggest the attitude change… Read more »

Residential Sprinklers Drown in Unnecessary Regulation

Upcoming votes by the Berlin Town Council and Worcester County Commissioners will decide whether the area opts out of regulations requiring sprinklers in newly-built single family homes. Those for the measure argue this may help save lives and make fighting fires safer, something that everyone can certainly get behind.  Unfortunately, this is another unnecessary regulation… Read more »

Learn Some Ocean City History on Sunday

OCEAN CITY – One of the great advantages to year-round residence is the ability to take advantage of tourist attractions in the relative peace and quiet of the winter months, especially those experiences enhanced by quiet and the space to enjoy them at your leisure. With the goal of increasing locals’ access to and familiarity… Read more »

Local Men Charged with Jacklighting

On Nov. 24, at 10:15 p.m., NRP charged three individuals with jacklighting after the vehicle they were riding in was observed shining the vehicle’s headlights onto fields and woodland along Newark and Williams Church Roads. NRP charged Michael Cori Cluster, 26, of Berlin, Franklin Timothy Brinker, 21, of Selbyville, Del., and Robert Howard Patterson III,… Read more »

Better Business Bureau Offers Cyber Monday Safety Tips

BALTIMORE – Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has officially replaced Black Friday as the most popular day to shop for the holidays.  Shopping online means avoiding the crowds, but it also opens the buyer up to attacks from scammers and hackers. In order to fight these online grinches, Better Business Bureau | Greater Maryland… Read more »

SHA is Ready to Keep Eastern Shore Roads Safe During Winter

ANNAPOLIS – The memory of mountains of snow piled along highways still lingers in the minds of Marylanders and those who drove through the region last winter. While no one wants a repeat of those paralyzing storms, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has tuned up equipment, stocked up on supplies and… Read more »

Fire Marshals Make Plea for Residential Sprinklers in Berlin

BERLIN – Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon along with a number of members from the public safety community appealed to the Town Council on Monday not to exempt the town from new construction standards that would require newly-constructed one- and two-family homes to have fire suppression sprinklers. McMahon showed a video promoting fire sprinkler use and… Read more »

Students Speak Poetry Out Loud

BERLIN – Jacqueline Saldana took the Poetry Out Loud contest her English class was holding just seriously enough to win it, but once she did she tapped into an aspect of her personality that surprised even her. So when she took the stage last week to win the right to represent Stephen Decatur High School… Read more »

Two Rooms Opens at The Globe

BERLIN — The Brown Box Theater Project will return to the Globe on the heels of it’s very successful performance of Belly Full of Stones in September for a limited engagement of Lee Blessing’s politically charged, two-act drama “Two Rooms.” The success of their first performance — Septembers production of Kimberly Barrante’s absurdist “Belly Full… Read more »

Berlin grows greener with new trees on Main Street

BERLIN – Over the past week, the town of Berlin, in partnership with Grow Berlin Green (GBG) and Assateague Coastal Trust’s Coast Kids program, began the process of replacing the existing trees in and around the parking lot used by the Berlin Farmers Market. The first phase of this tree enhancement process involved replacing most… Read more »