Water Next Obstacle In Berlin

BERLIN – Water will be the next major improvement tackled by the town of Berlin after improvements to the Berlin sewage plant are completed in late 2010.“Water is the next big thing. We have to tackle the big things first. I don’t want to do Band-aids,” said Berlin Mayor Gee Williams.The town needs to build… Read more »

Romanians Touched Lives On Resort Stay

OCEAN CITY — There are countless musicians in Ocean City who play cover songs, but it’s pretty safe to assume that none of them are enlightening listeners to the works of Bach, Beethoven, or Mendelssohn in their nightly set lists.With that said, two Romanian students changed all that this past summer.When Fager’s Island General Manager… Read more »

Ocean City News In Brief

OCEAN CITY — In the brief this week, parking, pipelines and public auctions came up at City Hall this week. Here’s a recap of some matters discussed at this week’s Mayor and Council meeting.Comprehensive Study On Parking Pitched Councilman Joe Hall has historically not been a fan of sub-committees, as he’s criticized the Tourism Commission… Read more »

Local Students ‘Taking Action’

BERLIN – In an area well known for its charitable fundraising and public service, a handful of some of the youngest members of the community, a group of young children known as Kids Taking Action, are continuing to make a difference with a new effort slated for tomorrow more personal than their previous endeavors.Kids Taking… Read more »

Fiddlers Convention Returns This Weekend

BERLIN – The 17th Annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention gets underway this evening and runs through the weekend.The annual event, sponsored by the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and a number of local businesses, is annually the biggest special event Berlin hosts.Kicking off on Friday evening at 7 p.m. will be Berlin’s own Sarah Beth and Company,… Read more »

Fatal Bike Crash On Route 50

WEST OCEAN CITY – A Lansdowne, Md. man was killed in the motorcycle accident on Route 50 in West Ocean City last Saturday night, adding a somber tone to what was a decidedly loud and successful Bike Week 2009 around the resort area.Shortly before 8 p.m. last Saturday, Maryland State Police troopers responded to a… Read more »

County Tech School Dedicated

NEWARK – “If you build it, they will come,” said Ginger Gilliss, reciting the famous line from “Field of Dreams” to a crowd of 100 stakeholders at Worcester Technical High School’s Sept. 19 Building Dedication.“They came and exceeded all expectations! This building reflects caring, nurturing individuals who believe,” added Gilliss, a School Improvement Advisory Committee… Read more »

‘Preventable’ Drowning In OC

OCEAN CITY — A 52-year-old Maryland man lost his life in an apparent drowning just 50 yards off Ocean City on Monday evening, leaving the town’s beach patrol telling an all too familiar cautionary tale.Richard Robert Wagner of Boyds, Md. and his 16-year-old son reportedly got caught in a rip current near 35th Street just… Read more »