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Coastal Bays soldiers on for grant support


By Greg Ellison (Aug. 27, 2020) Since Worcester County was awarded only a portion of the Department of Natural Resources grant it sought to pay for drainage improvements around Bainbridge Park in Ocean Pines, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program continues to hunt for financial backing to complete the project. Executive Director Kevin Smith said his… Read more »

County tables grant decision on Bainbridge

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By Greg Ellison Bertino, Bunting want to be sure of costs, easements (Aug. 27, 2020) Because of comments by OPA President Larry Perrone and unanticipated land easement costs, the Worcester County Commissioners voted last week to table acceptance of a state grant for the Bainbridge Park drainage project. Commissioners Chip Bertino and Jim Bunting led… Read more »

Summer meal program extended

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) The Worcester County Public Schools’ Summer Meal Program has been extended to Monday. “The USDA extended the Summer Food Service Program waivers through Aug. 31, so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to provide more meals to our students,” said Odtis Collins, the coordinator of… Read more »

Berlin annual plein air event canceled for mid-September

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) The 11th annual plein air painting event in Berlin has been canceled because of coronavirus concerns and a lower-than-expected number of artists registered to participate. All artists who had paid for registration were refunded. Hosted by the Worcester County Arts Council, the outdoor painting affair was originally… Read more »

Maintenance lined up for tower on Rt. 346

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) Berlin residents experienced low water pressure on Aug. 9, presumably because of multiple valve issues in the water supply system. Berlin has two water towers, and the one on Route 346 is scheduled for interior and exterior painting, said Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood. “We’re mandated as to… Read more »

WCPS receives grant award for more broadband access

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) Worcester County is among 21 jurisdictions in Maryland to receive grant awards to expand broadband access for education. “Our administration is committed to expanding broadband to every corner of our state, and as many local school systems prepare for remote or hybrid learning models in the fall,… Read more »

WCPS Board of Education approves budget transfers

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education on Aug. 18 approved intra-category and inter-category budgetary transfers that had been submitted for the 2020 fiscal year. There were 10 intra-category budget transfers for the 2020 fiscal year, according to Chief Financial Officer Vince Tolbert. A total of $1,100 was… Read more »

Berlin takes another award

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And that makes 30 town has received since big one in ’12 By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) Main Street Berlin recently won the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor, which spotlights international destinations, attractions, restaurants, experiences and airlines based on reviews, ratings and saves that travelers share as part of the Best… Read more »

Book captures teacher’s legacy


Author uses Alice Davis’ story as cautionary tale of domestic violence By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) Stephanie Fowler, author and owner of Salt Water Media, a self-publishing company in Berlin, is set to release “Chasing Alice,” a book about the dangers of isolation and domestic violence through the focus of a beloved… Read more »

Construction almost complete at Showell


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) Worcester County Public Schools Facilities Planner Joe Price provided a monthly update on the Showell Elementary replacement school project for the board of education on Aug. 18. “In the past month, we’ve completed ceramic tile, finished painting, insulation and testing and balancing mechanical systems,” Price said. The… Read more »