Harrison Ave. Paving Project Begins

 BERLIN – Berlin held its last town council meeting of 2009 Monday night, covering several items including public works topics and new playground equipment.Road Projects UnderwayHarrison Ave. was scheduled for paving this week with a temporary layer of asphalt, which should last four or five years. Previous attempts to cover the road with gravel or… Read more »

County Jobless Rate On Rise

BERLIN – At 14.6 percent, Worcester County has the worst unemployment rate in the state of Maryland for November, surpassing the next worst jurisdiction by 2.7 percentage points.County unemployment rates for last month, released this week, show that the local jobless rate has surpassed last year’s, with 14.6 percent out of work in November 2009,… Read more »

Berlin Sets Hen Limit At Six

BERLIN – No more than six hens per house can be kept under a proposed new law regulating poultry keeping within Berlin municipal limits.As many as six hens can be kept per single-family home under the ordinance presented for first reading at Monday night’s Berlin Mayor and Council meeting.A public hearing on the new chicken… Read more »

Friday, Jan 1–New National Angler Registry Begins

OCEAN CITY – Starting tomorrow, most anglers fishing in the resort area or practically anywhere else in the state will have to register with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) before wetting a line, thanks to the implementation of a new federal program designed to better manage saltwater fish populations.Federal officials have implemented the… Read more »

Friday, Jan 1–Mathias Eyes Md. Salvia Ban

BERLIN – Roughly four months after Ocean City, and then Worcester County, passed emergency bills to ban the previously legal over-the-counter hallucinogenic drug salvia in the local area, state lawmakers are preparing to resume the battle in Annapolis. In early August, after months of sometimes contentious debate, the Ocean City Mayor and Council passed an… Read more »