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May Day Play Day includes Off Main Street performances

BERLIN — This 2nd Friday Art Stroll will mark more than the inaugural May Day Play Day, it marks a coming out party of sorts for a small but enthusiastic contingency of the downtown merchants that promote themselves as the Off Main Street Shops. While they are also part of the Main Street Merchants Association,… Read more »

Route 90 lane closure next week

OCEAN CITY – Next week, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the eastbound lane of the MD 90 Bridge, work is scheduled 7 a.m-7 p.m on Tuesday, May 10.  Flagpersons will direct traffic to alternate flow in the westbound lane.   The temporary lane closure will allow crews to repair approximately 50 light poles… Read more »

Volunteers needed to assist with hurricane drill

Worcester County Emergency Services and Volunteer Services, in cooperation with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies, are seeking volunteers to assist with a hurricane preparedness drill in Ocean City on May 11. Those with Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) as well as others in the community are encouraged to participate in the… Read more »

GBG Seeks 'Walkable Berlin'

BERLIN — Lower Shore Land Trust Executive Director Kate Patton has petitioned the mayor and council to endorse Grow Berlin Green’s next big project: creating a master plan to make Berlin a “walkable” town. Grow Berlin Green is a partnership promoting a more eco-friendly town by providing people the tools and education to live in… Read more »

Berlin and Six Other Towns File Contamination Suit

BALTIMORE, MD — Seven Maryland jurisdictions have filed a lawsuit charging that the largest gasoline suppliers and manufacturers have conspired for years to “needlessly and recklessly” keep a known water contaminant in its formulations, posing a threat to their groundwater. The towns of Berlin, Sharptown, Aberdeen, Chestertown, Salisbury, Taneytown and the County Commissioners of Worcester County… Read more »

Berlin businesswoman Eunice Sorin Dies

WEST OCEAN CITY — At the Ocean City Visitor’s Center that bears her name, a shrine was laid out for Eunice Q. Sorin, who died April 16. Melanie Pursel, executive director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce was the first to place a message for the family on the table: a proclamation from Gov…. Read more »

Commissioners hear natural gas pitch

SNOW HILL— The Worcester County Board of Commissioners this week heard testimony from Stephen C. Thompson, senior vice president of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, who said the commissioners’ approval was necessary in order to get the expansion approved by the Public Service Commission (PSC). “We look forward for the opportunity to bring natural gas to Worcester… Read more »

Volunteers help Berlin clean up

BERLIN –Despite chilly temperatures and the threat of rain, more than 125 volunteers joined Grow Berlin Green (GBG) and the Town of Berlin on Saturday morning to make the third annual "Take Pride in Berlin Spring Clean Up Day" a major success.  After registering at the town’s Stephen Decatur and Henry Parks, volunteers of all… Read more »

School bomb suspect in custody

BERLIN – On April 7 at 8:40 a.m. Troopers of the Maryland State Police – Berlin Barrack were notified of a possible bomb threat to the Showell Elementary School. The school was immediately notified of the situation. After a search of the grounds nothing suspicious was found.  After completing the search of the school the… Read more »

County Considers Rezoning 589 Property

SNOW HILL — Opponents of the proposed rezoning of what’s come to be known as the Burbage property along Route 589 will have to wait another week or more to voice their objections. After extensive testimony and at the suggestion of the applicant’s attorney Hugh Cropper, the Worcester County Planning Commission continued the hearing until… Read more »