Organist Honored for Ten Years of Service

Organist June Todd was caught by surprise when her friends and family showed up at services at Temple Bat Yam, a Reform Jewish Congregation, to honor her for her ten years of service as the Temple Bat Yam organist. Above, Cantor Cheryl Taustin, Rabbi Susan Warshaw and Organist June Todd, standing behind grandsons Zach and Josh Farnan, daughter Mary with husband Tim Price and daughter Martha Farnan.

Locals attend the DNC in Denver

Local residents Bill and Mary Ochse attended the Democratic Convention in Denver and related their experiences at the Democratic Women’s Club monthly meeting. Pictured, from left, are Bill and Mary Ochse; Arlene Page, President, Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County; and Chuck Herbert, Worcester County Democratic Central Committee.

Worcester Prep School Board Committee

Worcester Preparatory School Board Development Committee meets monthly to guide the school’s development direction. It consists of parents, Board of Trustee members, alumni and Worcester staff members. Pictured, first row, Susan Beauchamp, Cathy Davies-Harmon, Dr. Merle Marsh and Laura Mears; second row, Kathleen Marshall, Chair Laura Jenkins, Steve Green and William Esham III; and third row, Reese Cropper, Dr. Barry … Continue reading

Federal Grant Hike Not A Big Help For Shore

BERLIN – A federal rural development grant to improve substandard housing in the tri-county area is nearly $10,000 more than the 2008 funds, but many homeowners will be left out. “It’s very little we get to address it,” said McKinley Tull, housing development director at Shore-Up! “It’s very hard.” The $35,378 grant will fund Shore-Up’s entire housing rehabilitation program for … Continue reading

Energy Official Tells Berlin To Keep Power Plant

BERLIN – An official from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) encouraged Berlin to keep its electric power plant Monday night during a Berlin Town Council meeting devoted to the electric system and use the power plant to help make Maryland more energy self-sufficient. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley pushed for more local, smaller scale power plants in his keynote address at … Continue reading

Consultant Unable To Talk Electric Bill Details

BERLIN – Electric consultant Booth and Associates had good news for the town of Berlin Monday night after completing a preliminary survey of the electric generation and distribution system. The burning question, whether Booth can find a way to bring electric bills down, will be answered in detail at the Oct. 7 meeting. “I think the good news is we … Continue reading