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Springfest forecast of sunny skies

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By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Last year, a storm brought Springfest to an abrupt end, but the annual festival returns for its 32nd year at the inlet parking lot, today through Sunday. The celebration focuses on music, food and arts and crafts, with live music and free performances throughout the day and… 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 »

Filing of charges one of many steps to come

The news that charges were filed last Friday in the Gavin Knupp fatal hit-and-run case, might have some people expecting some form of commentary on what has just happened and what should happen next. The next steps in this process, however, are the responsibility of the local justice system, which doesn’t need any advice from… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Letters Community compassion Editor, What defines a community isn’t just geographic proximity, it’s a willingness to work together for the betterment of the whole. Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to witness the compassion of our community during a Stephen Decatur High School-sponsored Believe in Tomorrow beach supply drive. Our Believe in Tomorrow House By the… Read more »

Stone crabs with Paul-style mustard sauce

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Reprint from May, 21, 2020 Once again, Capt. Sonny comes through for the win! I know I write about the champions of the sea perhaps too much, but one of my favorite parts of living down here is driving to the commercial docks for dinner. Whether it is day-boat scallops, rockfish, sea bass, lobster or… 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 »