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Berlin prepares to implement stormwater management plan

BERLIN — The time line for fully implementing new stormwater management policies approved by the Berlin Town Council last week will probably be a year, Water Resources Director Jane Kreiter said last week. The process will be on two tracks: establishing the fees for commercial property owners in time for the July 1 effective date… Read more »

QA: Thompson details budget and priorities

OCEAN PINES — General Manger Bob Thompson left the relative comfort of a mortgage and insurance brokerage business to manage the eclectic and economically diverse community of Ocean Pines, the largest year-round community in Worcester County. He said wanting to be an impact player who could help by being connected with his community drew him… Read more »

Troupe prepares for ‘killer’ improv at murder mystery

OCEAN PINES — To paraphrase a famous quote, sometimes murder mystery dinners are like a box of chocolates – you never know what you are going to get. Get a Clue Productions, the brainchild of Ted and Maria Demetriou, will perform an audience interactive whodunit at the Woodlands of Ocean Pines on Feb. 8. The… Read more »

Town, fire co. call for investigation of crash response

BERLIN — Both the town of Berlin and the Berlin Fire Company have asked investigators from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems to review the emergency response to a fatal accident on routes 818 and 50 that occurred Dec. 26. Specifically, the parties are asking why a Berlin police officer had to drive… Read more »

Stormwater plan would cut fees with contingency funds

BERLIN — The work on a stormwater management system for Berlin took a different tack on Monday, as the Berlin Town Council directed town attorney David Gaskill to draft an ordinance instituting a fee structure that would charge homeowners $50 per year per residence, and non-residential property owners $25 per year per equivalent residential unit…. Read more »

Homeowners memorandum challenges rezoning approval

OCEAN PINES — Five Ocean Pines property owners filed a petitioner’s memorandum in the Worcester County Circuit Court on Jan. 2 to ask for a judicial review of the basis behind the Worcester County Commissioners’ 4 to 3 vote in September to approve reclassifying farmland so it could be used for commercial purposes by local… Read more »

Table games at Ocean Downs to be decided soon

(Nov. 30, 2012) The Casino at Ocean Downs may add table games, but no decision has been made about whether to do it. During Monday’s meeting of the Local Development Council in Snow Hill, Joe Cavilla, general manager of the casino, said he hopes to have an answer about table games by March. Table games… Read more »

Couple on expedition makes stop in OC

OCEAN CITY — After kayaking, canoeing and dogsledding for thousands of miles, David and Amy Freeman arrived in Ocean City last week. They would have arrived earlier, but they were pinned down in Barnaegat, N.J., during Hurricane Sandy. They stayed there an additional four days to help owners of a kayak shop clean up. “Their… Read more »

Parades, activities on tap for holidays

WORCESTER COUNTY — Parades and an assortment of activities are planned in and around the Berlin area to put residents and visitors in the holiday spirit.  Berlin: n An estimated 3,000 people line Main Street annual to watch Berlin’s annual parade. The 42nd installment is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6. Rain date is Dec. 13…. Read more »

Berlin expands energy trail program

BERLIN — Initiation to further test a pilot program that helps determine the efficiency of electricity and water utilities for commercial and residential properties was approved by the Berlin Mayor and Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting. "We’ve seen five presentations over the past nine months, and one thing that’s impressive is that you… Read more »