Locals attend the DNC in Denver

Local residents Bill and Mary Ochse attended the Democratic Convention in Denver and related their experiences at the Democratic Women’s Club monthly meeting. Pictured, from left, are Bill and Mary Ochse; Arlene Page, President, Democratic Women’s Club of Worcester County; and Chuck Herbert, Worcester County Democratic Central Committee.

Worcester Prep School Board Committee

Worcester Preparatory School Board Development Committee meets monthly to guide the school’s development direction. It consists of parents, Board of Trustee members, alumni and Worcester staff members. Pictured, first row, Susan Beauchamp, Cathy Davies-Harmon, Dr. Merle Marsh and Laura Mears; second row, Kathleen Marshall, Chair Laura Jenkins, Steve Green and William Esham III; and third… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Further evidence of our little man growing up at a clip far too fast for his parents was his entrance earlier this month into the world of solids, or at least some mushy stuff resembling food.The first couple days of this new experience were not pretty. Rather than swallowing the oatmeal cereal-formula mix, he was… Read more »

Route 50 Repaving Project Kicks Off

BERLIN – The arrival of fall in the resort area typically coincides with the arrival of a maze of orange cones and barrels in the resort area and this year will be no different with a couple of substantial repaving projects underway along the busy Route 50 corridor.The State Highway Administration (SHA) this week began… Read more »

Federal Grant Hike Not A Big Help For Shore

BERLIN – A federal rural development grant to improve substandard housing in the tri-county area is nearly $10,000 more than the 2008 funds, but many homeowners will be left out.“It’s very little we get to address it,” said McKinley Tull, housing development director at Shore-Up! “It’s very hard.”The $35,378 grant will fund Shore-Up’s entire housing… Read more »

Energy Official Tells Berlin To Keep Power Plant

BERLIN – An official from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) encouraged Berlin to keep its electric power plant Monday night during a Berlin Town Council meeting devoted to the electric system and use the power plant to help make Maryland more energy self-sufficient.Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley pushed for more local, smaller scale power plants in… Read more »

Berlin Utilities Comm. Seeks Member

BERLIN – The Berlin Utilities Commission (BUC) has at least one vacancy after the departure of BUC chair Damian Preziosi, and is looking for someone with experience to fill that spot. Preziosi resigned from the BUC in late August, citing the lack of respect for the BUC by the town government.At their first meeting after… Read more »