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.

New Contract To Bring In Same Revenue For OP

OCEAN PINES –  The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved a new contract with Mediacom on Saturday.According to officials, the new contract will allow the association to move forward from the month-to-month agreement currently in place.“The new contract provides the same standard services but also addresses several important issues including compliance with federal law… Read more »

Berlin Planning Comm. Backs Annexation

BERLIN –  The Berlin Planning Commission voted 6-0 this week to provide a recommendation in support of the annexation of the I.G. Burton Chevrolet property.The commission on Wednesday agreed to forward the town council a favorable recommendation regarding the annexation of the I.G. Burton Chevrolet property on Old Ocean City Boulevard. The vote came after… Read more »

Restart Program Offers Summer Work For Students

Restart Program Offers Summer Work For Students

NEWARK –  A new program through the Worcester County Board of Education is providing local students with the opportunity for summer work.Students in the county’s Restart program, formerly known as alternative school, were given the chance this year to take part in a six-week work experience program at the school system’s central office.“The summer program… Read more »

OPA Board Approves Compensation Study

OCEAN PINES –  The Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Board of Directors agreed to spend up to $100,000 on a compensation study.At a meeting Saturday, the board voted 6-0 to authorize the general manager to negotiate a contract not to exceed $100,000 for a full compensation study. The study is expected to include an analysis of… Read more »

Berlin Stormwater Project Nixed Again; Council Not Willing To Raise Utility Fee To Cover Expense

Berlin Stormwater Project Nixed Again; Council Not Willing To Raise Utility Fee To Cover Expense

BERLIN –  Town leaders agreed not to move forward with a stormwater project in the Graham Avenue neighborhood.In spite of a request from staff, officials opted not to raise stormwater fees this fall to help cover the cost of a submerged gravel wetland on Graham Avenue.“There’s no way in hell I’m going to vote to… Read more »

Commissioners Question Sewer Flow Estimates, Plan To Meet With Committee

SNOW HILL –  Heated discussion surrounded recommendations for standard sewer flow calculations at a meeting of the Worcester County Commissioners this week.During a work session on Tuesday, staff presented the commissioners with a draft resolution establishing standard flow calculations. They said the resolution, which was developed by the county’s sewer committee, would streamline the sewer… Read more »

More Community Help Programs Eyed

SNOW HILL –  The Worcester County Local Management Board will seek proposals for four new programs following approval from the Worcester County Commissioners this week.On Tuesday, the commissioners approved the management board’s plan to issue request for proposals for four new programs. The programs, according to Jessica Sexauer, director of the board, would address needs… Read more »

Berlin Planners To Hear Annexation Request

BERLIN –  The Berlin Planning Commission is expected to consider the annexation of the I.G. Burton Chevrolet property next week.On Wednesday, July 10, the commission will review the proposed annexation of I.G. Burton Chevrolet on Old Ocean City Boulevard.“Their function is to look at the site plan and come up with recommendation to pass along… Read more »