Berlin Juggles Staff Members

BERLIN – Interim Mayor Gee Williams wasted no time after taking over from the late Mayor Tom Cardinale in tackling the reorganization of town staff, which had been spoken of but not attempted.Williams said this week that he began the process the week after he took over as mayor, meeting with all department heads to… Read more »

Area Projects Get Md. Funds

BERLIN – Several ongoing or proposed waterfront enhancement projects throughout Worcester County got a financial shot in the arm last week when the state’s Board of Public Works approved over $20 million in Waterway Improvement Fund expenditures for 130 projects across Maryland.The intent of virtually all of the projects is to improve public access to… Read more »

Teen Killed In Attack Outside Graduation Party

BERLIN – Tragedy struck in an otherwise calm and peaceful Berlin neighborhood early yesterday morning when a local man was beaten to death, reportedly with a baseball bat, while attending a party for Stephen Decatur High School students who graduated earlier on Wednesday night.According to police, Michael Harry Mitchell, 19, of Henry Rd. in Berlin,… Read more »

Power Plant Concerns Mount For Berlin

BERLIN – Berlin’s electric plant cannot cover the entire town’s power needs during a blackout, and at times has trouble dealing with essential areas like schools, the Berlin Mayor and Council learned Tuesday night.“We no longer have enough generation to cover the town’s load,” Joe Davis, Berlin’s finance and operations manager, informed the council. “We… Read more »

OC Rape Suspect Remains At Large

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who violently attacked and raped a woman early last Saturday morning in the area of 49th Street.The attack and rape occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. OC police detectives are searching for a Hispanic male in… Read more »

Horse Options Outlined For Assateague Island

ASSATEAGUE – An environmental assessment of the plan to reduce the size of the herd of feral horses on Assateague discloses several options including doing nothing at all, but the favored option could remove some of the famous wild animals to new homes off the barrier island.National Parks Service (NPS) officials last winter announced they… Read more »

Town, Fire Company Make Accord Official

OCEAN CITY – Town officials and the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company (OCVFC) came to an official agreement over the town’s fire services this week, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that officially names former OCVFC Chief Chris Larmore the town’s first fire chief.The high points of the MOU were hashed out… Read more »