About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.

Things I Like – September 23, 2016

A rainy Monday after a beautiful weekend Taking off work early to go paddleboarding Happy adoption stories That both my kids think school is fun Close youth soccer games Maryland flag bumper stickers Crab cake platter over a sandwich Having fresh fruit in the house Hot September beach days Big puffy clouds and a blue… Read more »

Finalists Named For Worcester Superintendent Post

BERLIN — One well-known internal candidate and a current West Virginia superintendent of schools were named finalists for Worcester County’s top school system position Thursday. The finalists are Dr. Michael J. Martirano, who is currently West Virginia’s State Superintendent of Schools but announced plans this week to resign his position effective June 30, 2017 to… Read more »

Conflicts Of Interest And Local Government


In small town government, conflicts of interest can seem apparent at nearly every turn, but locally most of the time problems do not arise. For example, take the Boardwalk street performer task force. It’s comprised of Boardwalk business owners and a street performer, among others. Surely, the Boardwalk property owners appointed to the body have… Read more »