Berlin Mayor, Council Candidates Talk Issues At Political Forum; Election Set For Oct. 4

In attendance at this week’s Coastal Association of Realtors Berlin Candidates Forum were, from left, Councilwoman Lisa Hall and Mayor Gee Williams and District 2 Council candidates Jack Orris and Zack Tyndall. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – As the municipal election approaches, candidates shared their views on everything from annexation to economic development at a forum this week. The town’s candidates for mayor, Gee Williams and Lisa Hall, and candidates for the District 2 council seat, Jack Orris and Zack Tyndall, participated in a forum hosted by the Coastal Association… Read more »

Local Group Observes International Overdose Awareness Day With OC Gathering

Jessica Noyola is joined by her children on the beach in Ocean City holding up a board of photos of her deceased fiancé, Wayne, who was 32 years old when he overdosed.  Photos by Bethany Hooper

OCEAN CITY – Attendees started gathering on the beach between 2nd and 3rd streets Wednesday night. More than 40 people were in attendance and no one was alike. In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction members and newcomers gathered around to represent loved ones, deceased and living, who… Read more »

Governor’s Executive Order Mandates Post-Labor Day Start; Education Association Critical Of ‘Another Gov. Hogan School Cut’

Gov. Larry Hogan signs the executive order on the Boardwalk Wednesday. Photo by Charlene Sharpe

OCEAN CITY – Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Wednesday mandating a post Labor Day start for schools in Maryland. Amid chants of “let summer be summer,” Hogan announced that the executive order would require that schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15 each beginning with the 2017-2018 school  year. “Most… Read more »