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Slots: Where does the money go?

BERLIN — While attendance has fluctuated at the Casino at Ocean Downs, the slots parlor is already emerging as a leisure destination for locals and, at the very least, a curiosity-satisfying stop for visitors. As the winter turns to spring then summer state lottery officials will be able to get a better estimate of the… Read more »

Maryland Wine Passports receive stamp of approval

WHALEYVILLE — In an effort to boost mutual tourism opportunities the Maryland Wineries Association has initiated a program to entice regular travelers to consider adding local winery visits to their itineraries. The Maryland Wine Passport is a book that looks just like a passport, with blank pages that can be stamped at each winery visited…. Read more »

Decatur rallies to take Washington

BERLIN – Stephen Decatur staged a furious fourth quarter comeback to beat Washington 52-50 last Thursday.  Washington pushed the lead to 45-36 to open the fourth quarter when Drakar Purnell hit a three-pointer, then Tre Foreman and Teron Tyre made layups to cut the lead to 46-45. After the Jaguars scored, Decatur’s Jesse Engle sunk… Read more »

Young whippersnapper at Frontier Town

BERLIN — Shane Karson stood in the dooryard of his childhood home at the center of Frontier Town admonishing his 3-year-old son, Clay, to pay attention. Clay was swinging his bull whip above his head and preparing to snap a target out of his father’s hands, pretty much as Karson had done in that very… Read more »

Ronald G. Gray

BERLIN – Ronald Gray, 76, died Jan. 17, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital.  He was born in Williamsville, Del., to the late William Edward Gray and Elsie May Evans Gray.   Ronald was a lifetime member of Showell Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Salisbury Moose Lodge 654. He is survived by this… Read more »

Seared tuna and scallops with a mélange of vegetables

A nice short trip to the mountains always seems to put things back in place for us.  Sometimes I think that I should get a couple of jobs in the summertime so that we can save enough for nice winter vacations.  I imagine that a typical predicament for those of us who live at the… Read more »

Williams may need to better finesse the bureaucracy

Berlin Mayor Gee Williams’ success has been his ability to bring business acumen to the office. But this same administrative skill could turn into a liability for two important reasons. First, in the private sector it is the business owner who pays for errors in judgment. When an elected official does so, no matter how… Read more »

Mallards go down in Flames

BERLIN – Worcester Prep used its tenacious defense to stymie Greenwood Mennonite in the first half and led 13-11 at the break. But the second half was a different story.  “We came out flat, I don’t know why, but we did,” said Worcester Prep coach Page Watts. “We struggled defensively. We have some struggles offensively… Read more »

Helen Frances Tyler

BERLIN – Helen Frances Tyler, 85, died on Dec. 30, 2010. She was born in Leominster, Mass., to the late Carl and Gertrude Donahue Tyler.    She is survived by her sister, Margaret Mazzilli; niece Kathy Humphrey; nephew Michael Mitchell and his wife Christine; nephew Joseph Mitchell and his wife Regina; great-niece Francine Krivka and her… Read more »

Peter Kevin Donovan

OCEAN CITY – Peter Kevin Donovan, age 59, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at his home in  Ocean City. Born in Bethesda he was the son of the late Merritt Peter Donovan and Jacquelyn Webster Donovan.  He is survived by his sons, Christopher Ryan Donovan and Patrick Kevin Donovan both of Arnold and Ocean City;… Read more »