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Mailloux lawyers file brief affirming dismissal

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Appeals case about Knupp hit-and-run charges sees arguments over court code By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (Nov. 30, 2023) The appeals case of Tyler Mailloux, 23, of Berlin, continues moving forward with the filing of an appellee brief that argues the state’s attorney charged the defendant in the wrong court. On Nov. 17, the Appellate Court… Read more »

Berlin Council Briefs 

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 30, 2023) The Berlin mayor and Town Council discussed events, police pension funding and roads during their Monday meeting. Events A motion was approved for two changes to the 2024 town event schedule. The Fall Cruisers event was moved to Saturday, Oct. 12 to coincide with the Ocean City Fall… Read more »

Poll shows Berlin residents happy with town’s services

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 30, 2023) An overwhelming majority of residents are satisfied with the quality of life provided by the Town of Berlin, according to a survey of the public’s view of municipal services conducted by BEACON (The Business Economic And Community Outreach Network) at Salisbury University. The survey, which was mailed out… Read more »

Berlin pay structure to be reformed based on results of study

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 30, 2023) The Town of Berlin will revamp its wage scales based on a study conducted by PayPoint HR, an Anne Arundel County professional services firm, which found compensation of municipal employees lagging by an average of 8.5 percent across all departments. The economic development department was the lowest at… Read more »

Berlin Christmas parade could draw 5,000

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Nov. 30, 2023) Coming on the heels of the insanely popular Ice Ice Berlin event on Friday night is the Christmas Parade, set 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7. Santa will be riding high in a Berlin fire engine as he leads the parade, which will include participants from a variety of… Read more »

Pay studies find what officials already knew

For many people, it often seems that no matter who conducts a government pay study, the findings will show that the pay scales aren’t what they should be. Almost as frequently, the researchers conclude that the pay plan should be restructured. Skeptics might opine that the first conclusion arises out of the research firm’s desire… Read more »

Creaming integral part of coffeecake mix

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Reprint from Dec. 8, 2022 Recently I started my 15th year in teaching. Four years at Worcester Technical High School was followed by 10 years at Wor-Wic. Now, I find myself on the beautiful campus of University of Maryland Eastern Shore. It has been quite a journey, but I… Read more »

Melody Ann Johnson

Melody Ann Johnson Berlin Melody Ann Johnson, 70, passed peacefully into the hands of God on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, at Tidal Health in Salisbury. Melody was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Johnson Sr.; and her brother, Edward Johnson Jr. She is survived by her brother, Patrick L. Johnson and his wife… Read more »

Joe Wilford

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Joe Wilford Long Neck Mr. Joe Wilford, of Long Neck, passed away peacefully at home on Thanksgiving Day with the love of his life, Liz Lindsey, present. Joe was born to Roger Ferdinand Berte Leon Dequick in Brussels, Belgium, on June 3, 1935. After serving one year in the Belgian Air Force as a driver,… Read more »