Resort Finances In 3-Year Funk

OCEAN CITY – The “budgetkeeper” says that regardless of how things on a global or national level play out, Ocean City’s economic recovery is about three years away.Councilman Jim Hall called City Manager Dennis Dare the “budgetkeeper” on Tuesday, as Dare’s main responsibilities is the budget. What was interesting, however, was Dare’s reply to another… Read more »

Decatur Middle Utilizing Wind Turbine

BERLIN – On a windy, cool morning, Stephen Decatur Middle School science teacher Doug Romano points proudly to an unassuming pole topped with a gently spinning wind turbine, the first school-based wind turbine in Maryland.The wind turbine, after months of planning, is ready to take up its place as part of a school initiative to… Read more »

County Pulls Waiver, Easing Schools Strain

BERLIN – The County Commissioners’ clandestine decision Friday morning to no longer pursue a waiver of Maryland’s minimum school funding levels does not mean that the county school system will be assigned minimum funding, also known as Maintenance of Effort. The commissioners met on Friday morning in an emergency meeting, ostensibly open to the public… Read more »

Cannery Village Hopeful For June Start

BERLIN – The Cannery Village workforce housing project should be under construction by the end of June if all goes well.Frank Gunion, president of the Berlin Community Development Corporation, said he would know more about the next step at the end of next week when he expects a decision from the state on a necessary… Read more »

Berlin Suspects Sewage Disposal Double Standard

BERLIN – Fears that Berlin is being held to a more strict sewage disposal standard than other local plants are unfounded, according to Worcester County.Berlin’s elected officials expressed concern this week that spray irrigation effluent disposal has been mandated for Berlin’s wastewater treatment plant expansion, but not for the new Mystic Harbor and Snow Hill… Read more »