Ocean Downs Hands Out Annual Awards

BERLIN – The largest crowd of the summer enjoyed the Ocean Downs closing-night umbrella giveaway and fireworks show Saturday, Aug. 25.There were 3,625 fans on hand, which was the largest gathering at the Ocean Oval since closing night of 2005 when 4,175 filled the stands. In addition to 12 races, Ocean Downs presented a blanket… Read more »

Flower St. Sidewalk Meeting Scheduled

BERLIN – Sidewalks on Flower St. in Berlin will take another step closer to completion next week when the town holds a long promised informational meeting for residents.The meeting will take place on 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the multi-purpose building on Flower St.“We want to try to get all the questions answered… Read more »

County Encouraged By High School Test Scores

NEWARK – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) released 2007 High School Assessment (HSA) results this week.MSDE asked school systems across the state to simultaneously release HSA results for the class of 2009, the first cohort of students required to pass the four HSAs in order to earn a Maryland High School Diploma. “Our… Read more »

Council Reviews Upcoming Survey Questions

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City will be garnering the opinions and thoughts of local residents, voters and property owners through the town’s participation this year in a National Citizen Survey. Kathy Mathias, assistant to the City Manager, came before the Mayor and Council Tuesday to update them on the progress of the survey that they… Read more »

New Seasons, New Coaches for Decatur Soccer Programs

BERLIN- Stephen Decatur’s men’s and women’s varsity soccer teams have new head coaches at the helm with new seasons ready to open up next week, but the familiar faces have the programs headed in the right direction.Gone are longtime men’s and women’s varsity soccer coaches Steve Berquist and Amy Fenzel-Mergott, who both resigned their positions… Read more »