Fatherhood Adventures

Setting high expectations with kids can be dangerous territory, but, in this case, Christmas morning exceeded all my hopes.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">As the big day approached last weekend, my excitement level was running high about all that would await the kids when they woke up. However, I found out on Christmas… Read more »

Funding Woes Slow Schools’ HVAC Work

NEWARK – Worcester County Schools officials last week approved funding for rooftop heating and air conditioning units at two schools, but not before lamenting the lack of funding to replace all of the aging systems at public schools across Worcester.The Board of Education last week approved expenditures for new rooftop HVAC units at Snow Hill… Read more »

No Major Storm Issues For Berlin

BERLIN – Even with the year’s second blizzard arriving on a holiday weekend, an immediate response and round the clock work had Berlin cleaned up and running in a short period of time.“We were prepared,” said Mike Gibbons, Director of Public Works, referring to the town’s level of readiness when heavy snowfall began Christmas evening…. Read more »

Mayor Hearing Support After Atlantic Hotel Decision

BERLIN – While some questioned Berlin Mayor Gee Williams’ decision to intercede in a Historic District Commission (HDC) ruling, it doesn’t seem likely, at this point, there will be any backlash from it, either legally or from residents.“I’ve never gotten so much support,” said Williams, claiming that several people have approached him with positive attitudes… Read more »

Resident Looks To Raise Lyme Awareness

OCEAN CITY – A local man’s New Year’s resolution is to find a solution in the prevention and the spreading of Lyme disease.Justin Michalski, a local businessman, wants to form support for a Lyme disease awareness campaign, “Lead and Lyme”, through schools in surrounding local communities to get some action off the ground.“I am hoping… Read more »

City Hall Open House Focuses On OCDC’s Efforts

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council’s Open House returns for its 15th year on Saturday with this year’s event featuring the Ocean City Development Corporation (OCDC).OCDC was incorporated in 2000 and is a non-profit organization aimed at revitalizing downtown Ocean City. The corporation’s efforts target the Inlet to 17th Street area.In the past,… Read more »