‘Who Loves You Baby?’ Long-Time Buckingham Elementary Fixture Terry Smith Reflects On Final Days At School

Buckingham Elementary Assistant Principal Terry Smith has a collection in her office of all her former classes she led as a first-grade teacher.  Photo by Charlene Sharpe

BERLIN – Terry Smith was hurrying into the gym at Stephen Decatur High School when, above the sounds of the crowd gathered for a basketball game, she heard a phrase that stopped her in her tracks. “Who loves you baby?” called a voice from the top of the stands. It’s a sentence Smith knows well,… Read more »

Curing Our Coast: Community Rallies Together To Talk Drug Addiction; New Group Pledges To Remain Active With Sharp Focus

A former heroin addict, Corey Hassett, now a counselor at a recovery center in Florida, addressed a room full of citizens at Tuesday’s Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction group meeting. Photo by Bryan Russo

BERLIN — A community coming to grips with the harsh realities of heroin and opiate addiction came together in a big way on Tuesday night and became local warriors fighting side by side against America’s greatest epidemic. “I don’t want to hear about one more child dying from heroin abuse,” said Jackie Ball, one of… Read more »

Q&A With Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Chair Of State’s Task Force On Heroin, Opioid Abuse

1 Lt. Gov Boyd Rutherford Official Portrait

BERLIN — In February of 2015, just months after being elected to office, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order to create the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. That task force was chaired by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, and after months of research and deliberation with health officials, law enforcement and experts across… Read more »

Fatal Balcony Fall In OC Saturday Night

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating a fatal fall from an eighth-floor balcony at a 21st Street hotel. On Saturday, May 21, 2016, at approximately 7:20 p.m. Ocean City police responded to the Stowaway Grand Hotel, located at 2100 Baltimore Avenue, to assist Ocean City EMS after… Read more »