Day Care Provider Charged With Abuse

Day Care Provider Charged With Abuse

BERLIN – A Berlin woman was arrested on Friday and charged with child abuse and assault stemming from an alleged incident at a day care facility in town.On Jan. 18, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) investigators received a complaint of physical child abuse that had allegedly occurred at the Eastern Shore Early Learning Academy in… Read more »

Town, Firefighters Reach New Contract

OCEAN CITY – The Town of Ocean City and its firefighter-paramedic un-ion last week completed their first successful contract negotiation since the successful referendum for binding interest arbitration last fall.During the municipal election last November, the Career Firefighter Par-amedics Association of Ocean City, or IAFF Local 4269, was successful in its bid for potential third-party… Read more »

Town Of Berlin Hosts Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony

Town Of Berlin Hosts Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony

On Friday, March 15, the Town of Berlin hosted its annual employee recognition ceremony. Among those honored were, from left, Planning Director Dave Engelhart, senior accountant Rondell Wise, Town Administrator Laura Allen, spray site supervisor Megan Pfaller, water distribution technician Ryan Showell, assistant wastewater superintendent Keith Dukes and Mayor Gee Williams.

Citizen Tips Nab Fla. Man

Citizen Tips Nab Fla. Man

OCEAN CITY – Tips from citizens last week helped local law enforcement locate and arrest a man wanted in Florida on animal cruelty charges for allegedly stomping on a pelican.Responding to tips from citizens, Maryland State Police troopers last Friday arrested William Hunter Hardesty, 31, of Riva, Md., at an Ocean City hotel.Hardesty was arrested… Read more »

County Agrees To Room Tax Hike

SNOW HILL – County officials agreed to move forward with increasing the room tax rate at the request of the Town of Ocean City.On Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners voted unanimously to proceed with plans to increase the room tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent. The jump comes at the request of Ocean City… Read more »

County Strategic Plan Delayed

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners voted to delay adoption of a strategic planning report this week.On Tuesday the commissioners voted 6-0, with Commissioner Jim Bunting abstaining, to delay approving the project report that resulted from a two-day strategic planning work session held in January. They cited concerns with the document and said they… Read more »

Worcester CARES Event Next Week

BERLIN – Berlin is hosting the second annual Worcester Community Access to Resources Expo (Worcester CARES) event on Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m.-noon at Berlin Intermediate School (BIS).“This is a great family friendly event featuring nonprofit organizations throughout the county,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “All partners are essentially creating a one-stop shop for individuals… Read more »

Resiliency Meetings Yield Good Results

BERLIN – Despite low attendance, town officials report that the trio of public meetings hosted regarding resiliency yielded valuable information.The town of Berlin hosted meetings March 14,16 and 18 to gather public input for a new element for the town’s comprehensive plan designed to target resiliency. The turnout was low at the first two meetings,… Read more »

Things I Like – March 22, 2019

Optimistically putting away the snow shovelMy son’s red hair and blue eyesReading biographies of historic figuresVisiting a new placeWatching my kids play togetherWhen something happens that  you know you will never forgetReading about Autism and CBD OilSteamed crabs anytime, anywhereCharcoal grillingGetting a server I knowA bottle of wine and a movie with my wife