Mixed Results In Worcester Health Report Card

SNOW HILL — While improvements have been made in areas like cutting down on smoking and increasing physical activity, Worcester County still lags behind state averages in several health categories, according to the Worcester County Health Department 2012 Report Card.Dating to 1997, the county health report card covers everything from depression rates to frequency of… Read more »

Berlin Horse Farm Provides Respite For Kids

Berlin Horse Farm Provides Respite For Kids

BERLIN — Several physical miles and a million symbolic miles away from sterile medical offices, needles and debilitating treatments is an idyllic horse farm in Berlin where dozens of kids battling life-threatening diseases have found a brief but joyful respite all summer, thanks to Believe in Tomorrow and two local girls who shared their love… Read more »

Voices From The Readers

Voices From The Readers

Poorly Handled Situation Editor: (The following letter was sent to the Mayor and Council and a copy forwarded to this publication.)I was denied parking on the Wicomico Street parking lot that has three spaces for motorcycles. Being I have a handicap sticker due to have a right knee complete replacement, my husband has bought a… Read more »

What Matters Most Here Is Public Safety

What Matters Most Here Is Public Safety

Berlin’s rolling tide of positive media exposure ebbed this week when the Mayor and Council yanked government funds from the long-esteemed Berlin Fire Company (BFC).Dating back to early this year, the BFC has been embroiled in controversy, largely surrounding allegations of in-house misbehavior by members toward each other and specific claims of harassment involving sexual… Read more »

Referendum Wording Presented For Fall Election

BERLIN — When local voters head to the polls this fall, in addition to the presidential election and a handful of important local elections, they will also be faced with a series of serious social issues through referendum questions including an expansion of gambling in the state, redistricting and same-sex marriage.Maryland’s electorate will be asked… Read more »