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Mid-Atlantic seafood boil summer treat

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 What is it about the Mid-Atlantic that is just so amazing? Well, the list is long and varied, but for starters we can be in the mountains in the morning and in the ocean in the afternoon. When I lived in Southern California, we made it a practice on… Read more »

Berlin Planning approves Athena Plaza for Rt. 818

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Fairfield Inn, 7-Eleven will go on newly annexed land (June 18, 2020) A Fairfield Inn and a 7-Eleven will be coming to Athena Plaza on Route 818 across from Berlin Main Place near the intersection with Route 50, having earned site plan approval from the Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday…. Read more »

Berlin celebrates National Pollinator Week June 22-28

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Berlin will observe National Pollinator Week from June 22-28, Mayor Gee Williams proclaimed at the June 8 meeting of the mayor and Town Council. The declaration reflects the town’s effort, begun in May 2018, to create sustainable habitats to preserve pollinators as a Bee City USA affiliate…. Read more »

Berlin Town Council Briefs

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) The following was discussed during the June 8 Berlin Mayor and Council meeting: Elections board Nicky Chavis and Steve Frene, who serve on the Berlin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, were sworn in as members of the Board of Supervisors of Elections. They will replace Lou… Read more »

Petition to bring justice to car crash victims

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Tyheim Bowen, whose brother, Tymeir Dennis, was struck and killed by a Maryland State Police car in 2013, has started a petition on to reopen the court case about the crash on Route 113 that November. On Nov. 8, 2013 at about 8:02 p.m., brothers Bowen… Read more »

i.g. Burton dealership plan tabled


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission’s review of a site plan for the i.g. Burton Chevrolet dealership last Wednesday resulted in no action, as the commission awaits to see a final version of it before passing judgment. The new dealership building on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin is… Read more »

Library film series displays creativity during quarantine

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Worcester County Library is hosting a film series called Seclusion Cinema that invites people to explore a new medium during their time in isolation. “We thought this idea might encourage people to try something new and share their creativity,” said Worcester County Library Director Jennifer Ranck. All… Read more »

At 108, Munro gets parade for his birthday

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer He still sings bass harmony as chorus members deliver some of his favorite songs (June 18, 2020) Snow Hill resident Leslie John Munro had a big day Monday, complete with a parade, honors, and recognition for having accomplished what most people can’t even contemplate: he celebrated his 108th birthday. About… Read more »

Berlin museum to archive covid-19 stories

By Morgan Pilz Calvin B. Taylor House will reopen in beginning of July; online activities still offered (June 18, 2020) Having skipped its traditional Memorial Day weekend opening because of statewide health-safety restrictions, the Calvin B. Taylor Museum will reopen to the public at the beginning of July. The restored 19th century house-turned-museum has been… Read more »

Oceans East second phase to start

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission unanimously approved the proposed second phase of Oceans East apartment complex on Seahawk Road last Wednesday. During the first phase of construction, 180 garden-style apartments were built. The Phase 2 site plan features 154 additional units, including 132 apartments in five buildings, 22… Read more »