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Junior League receives heroes welcome home

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They didn’t roll out the red carpet, but the Red Knights did roll out themselves to escort Berlin’s Junior League baseball team back to town after their stint in the World Series in Michigan last week. In addition to members of the motorcycle club, fire trucks from Berlin led the team home from Salisbury Monday… Read more »

Berlin Little League returns home like heroes

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) The Junior Berlin Little League All-Star team returned home from the World Series, held in Taylor, Michigan, in style with a police procession and escort by the Maryland Red Knights Motorcycle Club on Monday. Several local officials including Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, Worcester County Commissioner Bud Church… Read more »

Town Hall ledgers, records showcase history

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) A ledger detailing Berlin’s mayor and council meetings more than 100 years ago shed light on the importance of keeping records within town. Berlin’s Managing Director Jeff Fleetwood, said town officials borrowed the ledger from the Calvin B. Taylor Museum while doing research on the town’s history. These… Read more »

Berlin praises town special events

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) Berlin’s Mayor and Council praised the outcomes of National Night Out and the Peach Festival at their meeting last week. Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said between 1,500 and 2,000 people attended the town’s National Night Out on Aug. 6 at Dr. William Henry Park on Flower Street…. Read more »

Second ‘Runaway Bride’ walking tour added

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) Residents and visitors have two more chances to take a free “Runaway Bride” guided walking tour in Berlin next week. Earlier this month, Ivy Wells, Berlin director of community and economic development, added a second tour to the weekly event because of the high demand generated by the… Read more »

Berlin revises stormwater priorities

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) To improve its chances of obtaining FEMA funding for storm water-control projects, the Berlin Town Council last Monday took one long-range plan off its list of priorities. Town Administrator Laura Allen said the town probably wouldn’t get to what’s known as “Project Five, Tier II, on Bottle Branch… Read more »

Derelict house will be razed in controlled burn

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) A derelict home that’s become an eyesore on Flower Street is scheduled to be razed via a controlled burn by the Berlin Fire Company, Berlin Planning Director Dave Englehart told the mayor and Town Council meeting last Monday. Engelhart said the burn is set for sometime in September,… Read more »

Berlin Town Council seeks grant funds for court lighting

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) The Berlin Town Council approved agreed last week to seek state funding to buy lights for the basketball courts at Dr. William Henry Park. Administrative Services Director Mary Bohlen said the town is seeking a $107,500 grant from the Community Parks and Playground Program of Maryland Department of… Read more »

Engine malfunctions at Berlin plant

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) When one of Berlin’s four electrical power generators went down on July 17, it was the result of a “major failure,” Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence told the Town Council last Monday evening. Lawrence said a piston connecting rod failed on the 16-cylinder engine at the William Street… Read more »

Pines residents elect trio to join OPA Board

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Ocean Pines Association members have every reason to expect good things out of the new board of directors, which will assume its duties officially next week. With the election of three candidates who have expressed their support for the board’s successful approach to business in the past two years — and especially in recent months… Read more »