Social Security Days Ending In Resort

OCEAN CITY – The Social Security days held at City Hall twice a week during the summer months may not be returning next year, raising concerns over the negative effects it could have on foreign students. Brooks Trimper, member of the Ocean City Task Force, which works to examine the problems faced by summer student… Read more »

OCPD’s Open Container Arrests On The Decline

OCEAN CITY – Open container laws were examined yet again this week as the Ocean City Police Commission reviewed statistics and discussed whether an open container violation should warrant an arrest. OCPD Corporal Glen McIntyre, who is currently performing the crime analyst duties for the police department, along with Captain Michael Colbert, presented the commission… Read more »

Md. Antes Up School Funds

SNOW HILL – The State of Maryland will come through with the rest of its share of the Worcester County Technical High School construction funds, the county school board learned this week, as well as most of the money for the Pocomoke High School (PHS) renovation.The Board of Education learned last Monday that the state’s… Read more »

Cosby Reappointed, Barrett Named To Commission

BERLIN – Berlin’s planning department and commission have seen some turmoil in recent months, and that trend continued this week with the surprise replacement of a well-respected appointed official who had asked for an alternate to be named while he dealt with health issues.Mayor Tom Cardinale appointed local businessman John Barrett to take resident Dave… Read more »

Berlin Told Expanding Existing Sewer Plant Is Best

BERLIN – One sewer plant or two, that is the question in Berlin this week.Observers at Monday’s Berlin Mayor and Council meeting were startled that a presentation by town wastewater consultant URS recommended expansion of the current wastewater treatment plant as the least expensive option.However, the two-plant scheme proposed by developer Troy Purnell and agreed to… Read more »

Berlin Considering Water Meter Change

BERLIN – A request by a single developer over a water meter requirement may lead to a change in Berlin’s water and sewer allocation standards.Developer Troy Purnell went before the Berlin Mayor and Council Monday night to ask for a change to the allocation agreement for that project to accommodate future plans for a planned… Read more »

Berlin Bike Giveaway Program Enters 4th Year

BERLIN – Twenty-five children who might otherwise not get any Christmas presents will receive new bikes this holiday season, as Berlin Mayor Tom Cardinale’s bike giveaway program continues.Now in its fourth year, Cardinale’s Christmas bike giveaway will bestow new bicycles and bicycle helmets on children nominated by Buckingham Elementary School (BES), Berlin Intermediate School (BIS)… Read more »