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Merchants get lowdown from Mayor Tyndall

•Steve Frene headshot

Concerns about changes alleviated during meeting By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 12, 2020) Berlin Mayor Zackery Tyndall has alleviated some of merchants’ concerns about marketing for activities during the ongoing pandemic. Last week, some Berlin merchants met with the mayor and Councilmember Jay Knerr at Sisters on North Main Street to ask about the… Read more »

Van Gasbeck offers ‘cozy’ venue for recording

•Matthew and studio

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 5, 2020) Berlin resident Matthew Van Gasbeck worked for a month to create a comfortable audio production studio for local musicians and podcasters, transforming the snug space on Old Ocean City Boulevard with charcoal painted walls, a soothing earth-toned rug and a plush, dark teal sofa. Cozy Recordings officially… Read more »

Mayor Tyndall decides ‘cool’ not that cool

Tyndall Headshot

Slogan has ‘run its course,’ will be eased out of use By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 29, 2020) Berlin Mayor Zackery Tyndall is gradually removing the “America’s Coolest Small Town” slogan, starting with letter heads and his business cards. However, it will remain as part of the town’s marketing, said Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood…. Read more »

Children’s books, novel sold locally

•Ellen and Pam 2

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 29, 2020) The Greyhound Independent Bookstore and Fine Arts Gallery, 9 S. Main St., welcomed three authors for book signings in conjunction with Oktoberfest on Oct. 17. Pamella A. Russell, who has lived in Berlin for over 20 years, has released her debut children’s book, “Adventures of the Sací… Read more »

Sign discussion turns testy over dumpster location

•The Globe Sign Design

Globe’s design approved, but subject gets changed By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) The proposal of a sign for The Globe at 12 Broad St. led to a heated discussion about the dumpster in the rear of the restaurant at the Berlin Historic District Commission meeting on Oct. 7. The commission approved a… Read more »

Baked, vendors offer Sunday market deals

•Jeffrey Smith

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) Although the Berlin Farmers Market ended on Sept. 27, regulars can still enjoy baked goods and local products downtown on Sundays. Baked Dessert Café, 4 Bay St., is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with market day special deals on sweet and savory… Read more »

Boxcar on Main to open in Berlin, DiFebo’s closes

•Paul Suplee headshot

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) The owner of Boxcar40, an American restaurant, is scheduled to open a second location in downtown Berlin in mid-December at 104 N. Main St, depending on permitting. “I’ve always wanted to own a restaurant in Berlin, and I love the town. I love the people,” said Paul… Read more »

Berlin Planning Commission reviews plat for Oceans East


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 20, 2020) Attorney Mark Cropper, Blair Rinnier of Rinnier Development Company and engineer Brock Parker met with the Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday for a preliminary plat review of the Oceans East subdivision off Seahawk Road. “We are reworking the lot lines around Oceans East Phase One now that… Read more »

Berlin apartment complex concept reviewed


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 20, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission reviewed a concept plan to develop a luxury apartment community at Arden Center on North Main Street in walking distance to the Berlin Town Center. Attorney Joseph Moore and John Salm, the engineer and co-owner of the 7.21-acre property on the east side… Read more »

Berlin mayor and council approve rezoning

•Former Harley Davidson property

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 13, 2020) The Berlin Mayor and Council agreed that rezonings were in order for two properties Monday, following findings by the Berlin Planning Commission that mistakes had been made in the original zonings. The first case was to rezone the property at 10712 Ocean Gateway from B-1 Town Center… Read more »