Worcester County Outsources Jail Mental Care

SNOW HILL — A growing prison population has finally exceeded Worcester County’s ability to provide mental health care to inmates, prompting officials to bring in a private agency.Currently, mental health services for the county jail are handled by the Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) and have been for many years. However, according to Health Officer… Read more »

Authorities Seek Sex Shop Burglar

WEST OCEAN CITY — Police this week are searching for an unidentified man who kicked in the door of an adult store on Route 50 and stole a single item, a sex toy valued at over $100.Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, an unidentified man broke into the Red Light District. The store’s video surveillance… Read more »

Berlin Legion Seeking To Grow With Open House

BERLIN — Hoping to spark interest in a younger generation, the Berlin American Legion post will be holding an open house on Saturday, Nov. 12.“Most people recognize the disconnection between people my age and young people,” said American Legion representative Ray Smith.Smith came before the Mayor and Council Monday to discuss raising general awareness about… Read more »

Berlin Council Okay With Outdoor Bar Request

BERLIN — Though some were skittish to further promote drinking during town events, the Berlin Mayor and Council decided Monday to allow The Globe to operate an outside bar during the next New Year’s Eve celebration, provided the business can acquire all the proper licensing.Jennifer Dawicki, co-owner of The Globe in downtown Berlin, approached the… Read more »

Councilwoman Questions Berlin Practices

BERLIN — Discussion over updating Berlin’s Town Standard Preface led one council member to harshly criticize some of her colleagues this week and to question how the town’s government operates.“It’s all smoke and mirrors,” said Councilwoman Lisa Hall.Many of those criticized, including Mayor Gee Williams and Coucnilman Troy Purnell, were dismissive of Hall’s accusations, asserting… Read more »

Salisbury OKs Study Of Stormwater, Too

SALISBURY — Salisbury will be joining Ocean City and Berlin in undergoing the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s (UMES) stormwater study.The City Council was also briefed on what the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will expect from Salisbury in terms of strategies to reduce nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay.“Ocean City is complete, Berlin is… Read more »