New Child Seat Law Near

BERLIN – Larger and older children in Maryland not currently required to be secured in a child safety seat or booster seat will be required to do so starting Monday when a change in state law goes into effect.Currently, state law requires children to use safety seats until they reach age six and/or weigh 40… Read more »

Man Sentenced In Fed Racketeering Case

BERLIN – A Snow Hill man, who was one of dozens rounded up in a federal sting operation in Worcester County and across the Lower Shore last September for providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to undercover federal agents for illegal green cards and tax abatements, was sentenced this week in U.S. District… Read more »

GIS Provides New View Of Berlin

BERLIN – A new set of maps generated by GIS (Geographic Information Systems) graduate student Jim Garrity for his Master’s degree will allow Berlin to use mapping data in a way it never has before.“You have a lot of data not being used already sitting in storage,” Garrity reported to the Berlin Mayor Council this… Read more »

Berlin Visioning Meeting Targets East Residents

BERLIN – The second citizen visioning meeting for the new Berlin Comprehensive Plan will be held on July 23 at the Flower St. Multi-Purpose Building.The meeting “will help us to be a little more in tune with that neighborhood,” said Tim Bourcier, the planning consultant writing the new Berlin Comprehensive Plan.Census information shows that Berlin… Read more »

Berlin Alters Fuel Policy

BERLIN – Berlin will monitor its fuel consumption more closely under a new town vehicle fuel conservation policy.The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the new fuel policy and two other new personnel policies for Berlin employees at the second June meeting on Wednesday night. The meeting was pushed back two days, instead of being held… Read more »

33rd Street Property Rezoned

OCEAN CITY – Property located on 33rd Street and Coastal Highway was officially rezoned from residential to commercial last week, as the City Council voted unanimously to make the change. At a public hearing in early April regarding the parcel, the Planning and Zoning Commission agreed that the property should be rezoned, making a favorable… Read more »