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Berlin council considers four motions at Monday meeting

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 14, 2023) The Berlin Council agreed to enact a policy for naming and renaming public facilities such as structures, parks and recreational facilities Monday night. The motion to establish the policy, one of four to come before the council, called for gathering ideas and encouraging community participation in the… Read more »

Parks Commission prioritizes recreational needs in Berlin

Henry Park playground

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept.14, 2023) The Berlin Parks Commission reviewed its Open Space project priority list for next year on Tuesday and discussed the playgrounds at Dr. William Henry and Stephen Decatur parks. Kate Daub, the administrative assistant for the town of Berlin, told the commission that the purchase of defibrillators for the parks… Read more »

Signs, murals and restaurant expansion approved in Berlin

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 14, 2023) The Historic District Commission met on Wednesday and unanimously approved three applications. The first was a request from property owner William Esham to restore a mural on the side of the building at 11 Pitts Street. Ivy Wells, the town director of economic development, said the town obtained… Read more »

Park lot’s value shifts with council opinions

Whatever is going on with the Berlin Town Council’s decision-making progress vis-à-vis Heron Park and the council’s possible desire to do something with the property, Palmer and Sandy Gillis aren’t happy with it. Nor should they be after Monday evening’s debacle when the deal they believed was hammered out a week earlier on parcel 57… Read more »

Delicious Eastern Shore fried chicken

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I love a good steak, but let’s be honest for a second. If you know anything about me, you are aware that if I were stuck on a tropical island and only had one protein to eat for the rest of my life, I will hope that said island… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Donate to Relay for Life to help eradicate cancer Editor, The Relay for Life is a slogan but most important it is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This event is held yearly and gathers people from all walks of life, such as cancer survivors, caregivers, young, elderly, White, Black and every other… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Palmer and Sandy Gillis speak out on Heron Park deal (The following was sent to the mayor and Town Council of Berlin). Dear Mayor and Council members, Monday’s Town Council meeting resulted in yet another failed agreement after at least a couple previous failures. As everyone already knows we have been negotiating on the purchase… Read more »

Ocean Pines new board hosts Sept. 9 organization meeting

Ocean Pines

(Sept. 7, 2023) Materials for the Sept. 9 Ocean Pines Association Board Organization meeting are now available online for anyone who plans to attend.  According to a news release, the meeting will be held as an in-person and virtual hybrid, with seating available in the Clubhouse Meeting Room on 100 Clubhouse Drive. The meeting is… Read more »


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GOLFERS ONLY OP golf course reminder (Sept. 7. 2023) The Ocean Pines Golf Club is offering a friendly reminder to the community about course access and the importance of respecting the property. The Golf Club staff is focused on ensuring the safety of registered golfers, preserving the course’s integrity, and minimizing any potential damage or… Read more »