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OPA Board Should Re-Think Assessment Increase

Although the reason is suspect, it’s a good thing the OPA board of directors caved to the pressure of budget meeting attendees by deciding to re-think the $45 assessment increase. However, rather than focus too intently on reducing the operating costs the directors should consider cutting the contribution to reserves. While the operational increase is… Read more »

New Home for Chamber Will Benefit Local Businesses

The Town of Berlin met late Wednesday to consider a proposal by the Chamber of Commerce to help obtain a permanent home for itself and the town’s Visitor Center. The Chamber has an opportunity to relocate their offices to 14 S. Main Street with the assistance of a $125,000 Community Legacy Grant and $150,000 grant… Read more »

New events will benefit Berlin

Working in partnership with the Main Street Maryland Program, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce has put together an outstanding, innovative schedule for the coming year. By adding events, and considering adding even more and by re-tooling other events to make them more visible and practical, the town is all set to take advantage of the… Read more »

Williams may need to better finesse the bureaucracy

Berlin Mayor Gee Williams’ success has been his ability to bring business acumen to the office. But this same administrative skill could turn into a liability for two important reasons. First, in the private sector it is the business owner who pays for errors in judgment. When an elected official does so, no matter how… Read more »

Residential Sprinklers Drown in Unnecessary Regulation

Upcoming votes by the Berlin Town Council and Worcester County Commissioners will decide whether the area opts out of regulations requiring sprinklers in newly-built single family homes. Those for the measure argue this may help save lives and make fighting fires safer, something that everyone can certainly get behind.  Unfortunately, this is another unnecessary regulation… Read more »

Honor the ultimate sacrifice veterans have made

Today is a day we honor the service and courage of our surviving veterans and we also choose to honor their service by taking time out to recognize the service and loss of their deceased comrades. As the holiday season approaches the membership of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation are making a larger push… Read more »