About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

AGH Seeks $100K Pledge From Berlin

BERLIN –  As it works to expand its services, Atlantic General Hospital is seeking a $100,000 commitment from the Town of Berlin. On Monday, representatives of Atlantic General Hospital (AGH) provided their annual report to the Berlin Town Council. They ended their presentation with a request for $100,000 over five years. “We’re bursting at our… Read more »

Area Addiction Concerns Remain Despite Deaths Declining

BERLIN –  Health officials say cooperative efforts among a variety of local entities are responsible for the recent drop in drug and alcohol deaths. This month, overdose figures released by the Maryland Department of Health showed a decrease in total drug and alcohol related intoxication deaths in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties. In Worcester County,… Read more »

OPA’s $11M Budget Features $30 Assessment Increase

OCEAN PINES –  Community officials outlined the Ocean Pines Association’s proposed $11.4 million budget at a public hearing last week. On Saturday, the Ocean Pines Association’s board of directors hosted a public hearing regarding the coming year’s budget. General Manager John Bailey provided an overview of the $11,423,018 budget proposed for the fiscal year starting… Read more »

Berlin Likely To Budget Funds For Parking Study

BERLIN – As residents continue to express concerns regarding parking and accessibility in Berlin, officials say they’re working to find a solution. At Monday’s meeting of the Berlin Town Council, Councilman Zack Tyndall told his peers he’d heard from residents worried about the accessibility of certain streets in town during special events. He said that… Read more »

Berlin Police Station Celebrated At Ribbon Cutting; Public Open House Set For Saturday

Berlin Police Station Celebrated At Ribbon Cutting; Public Open House Set For Saturday

BERLIN –  Dozens of community members and law enforcement officers from throughout the Eastern Shore celebrated Berlin’s new police station Friday. A crowd gathered at the new Decatur Street facility for a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of the $2.5 million facility. The modern-day building replaces the Berlin Police Department’s outdated and outgrown space… Read more »

Berlin Street Overhaul Planned

Berlin Street Overhaul Planned

BERLIN –  Officials outlined plans for an overhaul of Gay Street in a special meeting this week. Town staff and Josh Taylor of Davis Bowen & Friedel met with interested residents Wednesday to share information regarding street and sidewalk repairs as well as waterline upgrades planned for Gay Street.  Construction is expected to begin in… Read more »