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Town budget still leaves workers short


Council concurs it needs  to do better for employees By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) The Town of Berlin presented its FY2024 budget proposal at the mayor and Town Council meeting on Monday, and the hour-long discussion revolved almost entirely around what it does for the town’s employees. Or as some councilmembers might… Read more »

Police seek help with speeders

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Traffic cameras would be effective, but residents should still report persistent problems By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 11, 2023) It may seem like a futile act after the fact, but the Berlin Police Department is still urging residents to call its non-emergency line when they see vehicles speeding through their community. Mayor Zack Tyndall… Read more »

Motor vehicle crash claims woman’s life in Ocean Pines

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Ocean Parkway was closed near the South Fire Station Monday morning following a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian, according to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office reported Tuesday that around 9:23 a.m. Pamela Shellenberger was walking across Ocean Parkway at… Read more »

Snake buster

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Who you gonna call? Russ Lederman, that’s who, for snake removal By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Snake charmer? Snake whisperer? Russ Lederman prefers snake rescuer when you talk about what he does. Lederman markets his free services as a snake rescuer on the Nextdoor app. He knows there are many people who… Read more »

Mailloux charged in Knupp hit-and-run case

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Four felonies lead 17 total violations listed, summons issued in July ’22 incident By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) About 10 months after a dark Mercedes drove away after hitting and killing 14-year-old Ocean Pines resident Gavin Knupp on Grays Corner Road, 22-year-old Tyler Mailloux, of Berlin, was charged as the driver. Worcester… Read more »

Jazz, Blues, Wine, Brews Sat. in Berlin

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer Season begins with 16th edition of Main St. festival (May 4, 2023) Vivacious vintners and toe-tapping trumpeters converge once again this Saturday as the Berlin Chamber of Commerce’s Jazz, Blues, Wine and Brews returns for its 16th year. The Main Street corridor will be cordoned off to make way for… Read more »

Spring Just Walk Berlin back on Sat. at SD Park


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) The trees are budding and the flowers are blooming, making this the perfect time to step outside and take a stroll through town after a long winter. That’s what the Town of Berlin and the Worcester County Health Department are inviting people to do Saturday morning with… Read more »

Council going with slight tax increase

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Rate would be 1.25 cents higher than last year, but lower than first proposal By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) The Berlin mayor and Town Council agreed on a tax rate of 82.75 cents per $100 of assessed property value following a public hearing Monday night, so will this be the tax rate… Read more »

Berlin delays decision on how to raise business license fees


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) Businesses in downtown Berlin could pay a little more for their business licenses than a business on Flower Street. Or, perhaps, a Main Street small florist won’t pay as much as their restaurant neighbor. The Berlin mayor and Town Council agreed to table a motion during their… Read more »

Berlin approves permanent disc golf for Decatur Park


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (April 27, 2023) The Berlin disc golf experiment is officially a success. The Berlin Mayor and Town Council on Monday voted unanimously to approve making the disc golf course at Stephen Decatur Park permanent with several enhancements. At the start of a presentation from Eastbound Disc Golf’s Shawn Johnson, he… Read more »