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Worcester students heading back to school

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) More than 6,700 students are expected to return to Worcester County’s 14 public schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the 2018-19 school year is scheduled to begin. “We’re excited to welcome all 6,700 back on Tuesday,” Lou Taylor, superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools, said. “It’s a partnership… Read more »

ReStore ribbon cutting scheduled next Thurs.

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its ReStore in Berlin, on Thursday, Aug. 30, at noon. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing organization which seeks to help eliminate poverty… Read more »

Tucker: two-year delinquent collections totaled $376,00

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Collections and contract negotiations were among the major tasks assigned to law firm Lerch, Early & Brewer of Bethesda, Maryland during the previous fiscal year, according to a presentation by attorney Jeremy Tucker during the Aug. 11 Ocean Pines annual meeting. Tucker said his firm provided “a significant… Read more »

Citizen goose group marks debut

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Public vitriol, at least in some flocks, remains high based on comments made during the initial meeting of a citizen group formed following the June 29 elimination of about 300 resident Canada geese in Ocean Pines. The group, “The Ocean Pines Geese and Ecology Brain Trust Initiative: Securing… Read more »

Jeep Week, Jeep Jam return

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Hundreds of Jeeps have taken over Ocean City for the ninth annual Jeep Week, which kicks off today, Thursday, Aug. 23. “There’s a whole new group of Jeep followers,” Live Wire Media Owner and Event Coordinator Brad Hoffman said. “In the end I’ve always loved and had a… Read more »

Donations needed to help Church Mouse in outreach

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) During the last six months, Berlin’s nonprofit Church Mouse Thrift Shop has provided monetary donations and services for local organizations such as Worcester Youth and Family Counseling, Meals on Wheels, Diakonia, the Spirit Kitchen and Operation We Care. “The Mouse,” as Helen Wiley often refers to it, is… Read more »

Statement from BFC President David Fitzgerald

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Berlin Fire Company President David Fitzgerald on Tuesday evening emailed a statement to the press on behalf of the organization. Fitzgerald was responding to an earlier statement from Mayor Gee Williams, which said talks on a new contract had stalled because the town was waiting for specific… Read more »

Viola: ‘lessons learned’ from historic losses

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) The numbers themselves were far from encouraging, but Ocean Pines Treasurer and Budget and Finance Committee Chairman John Viola was well received following a thorough financial presentation given at the association’s Aug. 11 annual meeting. Viola said total operating losses in fiscal 2018 were $1.247 million. He said… Read more »