Three Indicted For Bank Fraud By Federal Grand Jury

SALISBURY — Three Salisbury residents were indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury in a massive bank fraud scheme allegedly carried out over a three-year period.U.S. District Attorney Rod Rosenstein announced on Wednesday a federal grand jury had indicted Christopher Andre Devine, 33, Quanishia Williamson-Ross, 31, and Lenee E. Williamson, 22, in connection with… Read more »

Senate Approves Tamed Septic Bill

BERLIN — A slightly less onerous, but no less controversial, bill that would let the state dictate if and where septic systems would be allowed for development in rural areas of Maryland was passed by the Senate this week and now moves on the House for what will likely be another battle.Last year, Gov. Martin… Read more »

Councilman Seeks New Sister City For OC In Canada

OCEAN CITY – Councilman brent Ashley questioned this week Ocean City’s lack of involvement with Canada’s tourism market.Last week Councilman Brent Ashley had asked for an update on Ocean City’s Sister City Program, which began with President Eisenhower in 1956.Sister City International is a non-profit organization that creates and strengthens partnerships between the U.S. and… Read more »

Alcohol Sales Request Passed With Concerns

BERLIN — Despite having several events under the town’s belt with no problems, the Berlin Mayor and Council once again hesitated to approve outdoor alcohol sales during two special events that would take place within a week of each other.“I don’t think we need two booze selling events in Berlin in six days,” said Councilwoman… Read more »

Burglary Suspect Nabbed In Tennessee

BERLIN — One suspect wanted in connection with a string of burglaries in Worcester County late last year and early this year is in custody in Tennessee after he was found in possession of a handgun allegedly swiped during one of the break-ins, while his alleged partner in the crimes remains at large.Back on Nov…. Read more »

Council Updated On Berlin Trails Effort

BERLIN — Plans to create a network of trails in Berlin and beyond are moving faster than expected, according to town officials.“It’s just got so much potential,” said Mayor Gee Williams.Though Williams asserted that he “did not have low expectations” for the project when it was first suggested last fall, he admitted that more progress… Read more »

Sides In Hudson Case Unable To Reach Settlement

BERLIN — Despite a lengthy settlement conference on Wednesday, there was no resolution this week in the ongoing legal battle between a Berlin family farm and an environmental watchdog group over alleged pollution runoff violations.In March 2010, the New York-based Waterkeeper Alliance, along with the Assateague Coastkeeper and the Assateague Coastal Trust, filed suit in… Read more »