BLL Blake Ludlam

Berlin Little League’s Blake Ludlam last week accomplished the rare feat of hitting for the cycle in a single game. Pictured above, Ludlam (center) shows off the game ball autographed by his teammates and coaches.

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Decatur’s Snyder

Decatur’s Curtis Snyder scrambles for a loose ball with Worcester goalkeeper Austin Gerachis and defenseman Zach Jacobs during a crucial point in the third quarter of the Seahawks triple-overtime win. Gerachis was called for a penalty and had to leave the game briefly, putting attackman Jake Emche in the net for the Mallards. Photo by Shawn Soper

Decatur Boys Edge Worcester in 3OT Classic

BERLIN- Wow is about the only word to describe Stephen Decatur’s varsity boys’ lacrosse team’s dramatic triple-overtime 8-7 win over cross-town rival Worcester Prep on Wednesday in a game that included amazing shots, great saves, big hits and even a heavy downpour in the first quarter. It’s always special when the Seahawks and Mallards face off in lacrosse and the … Continue reading

Mallards Top Seahawks in OT Thriller

BERLIN- After 50 minutes of knock down, drag out regulation, it took a fluke goal in overtime for Worcester Prep’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team to prevail over host Stephen Decatur in overtime in another classic episode in the neighborhood rivalry. The Seahawks and Mallards battled tooth and nail for two halves of regulation in the latest installment of the backyard … Continue reading

Rates Fall For Salisbury, Wicomico Health Consortium

SALISBURY – The city plans to come together with the county and Board of Education to amend the Memorandum of Understanding involving their health insurance consortium to reduce the entity’s rates. According to the Director of Internal Services Pam Oland, the city is in a consortium with the Wicomico County Board of Education and Wicomico County for health insurance. As … Continue reading

Election Change Brings Longer Spring Break

SNOW HILL — A change in date for next year’s Presidential Primary Election will have a ripple effect on Worcester County’s school calendar. Though traditionally held the second Tuesday in February, a recent bill passed by the Senate has moved the election to the first Tuesday in April. This change would be disruptive for students, as county schools are used … Continue reading

Ocean City Mayor Prefers Compromise Over Veto

OCEAN CITY – Rather than go the veto route again, Mayor Rick Meehan is hoping to reach a compromise with the City Council majority concerning town employee pension and benefits. In a 4-3 vote, the council voted to pass two proposed ordinances earlier this month involving the pension plan and health benefits for newly hired town employees through second reading. … Continue reading

Berlin Trail Pitch Gains Town Support

BERLIN — After being endorsed by the Berlin Planning Commission last week, Kate Patton’s proposal to install hiking and biking trails in the area was met with enthusiastic praise from the Mayor and Council Monday. Patton, town resident and executive director of the Lower Shore Land Trust, presented a general concept to the council on Monday night. While the project … Continue reading

Berlin Council Criticized As Anti-Business For New Regs

BERLIN — One local real estate professional criticized Berlin’s recently adopted stormwater regulations at Monday’s Mayor and Council meeting, warning the town was not being friendly toward development. While town officials promised to keep the complaints in mind, they do not feel that the new regulations are as restrictive or harmful to developers as Loewer portrayed them. Douglas Loewer, president … Continue reading

Local Jurisdictions Join $20M Suit Against Oil Companies

BERLIN — Worcester County, the town of Berlin and the city of Salisbury are among seven jurisdictions in Maryland listed as plaintiffs in a $20 million-plus civil suit against the nation’s major oil companies over a potentially harmful and perhaps deadly gasoline additive that has leached into the jurisdictions’ drinking water supply. The suit was filed in the Circuit Court … Continue reading