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.

Commission OKs Proposed East Berlin Annexation

BERLIN – The Berlin Planning Commission gave the proposed annexation of property on Route 50 a favorable recommendation this week.On Wednesday, the commission voted 5-0 to forward a request to annex the former McDonald’s property and the Myers Tool Rental property on to the town council with a favorable recommendation.“Our property is adjacent to and… Read more »

Worcester’s Concerns Over PMT Implementation Headed To State

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners agreed to send the state a letter outlining their continued concerns with phosphorous regulations.As Maryland prepares to move into the next phase of Phosphorous Management Tool (PMT) regulations, the commissioners agreed to send Gov. Larry Hogan a letter of opposition.“This has true fiscal implications for our farmers and… Read more »

Teacher Pay, Small Classes Top Budget Requests

NEWARK – Requests for competitive teacher salaries, small class sizes and the latest technology highlighted a budget input session hosted by the Worcester County Board of Education.On Tuesday, the school system hosted its annual public input session for the coming year’s budget. Budget priorities from each school were presented by parents, most of whom said… Read more »

County Approves EDU Policy With One-Year Review; Commissioners Worry Over Staff Deciding Reconsideration

SNOW HILL – After months of discussion, the Worcester County Commissioners approved a resolution establishing standard sewer flow calculations.The commissioners voted 6-1, with Commissioner Jim Bunting opposed, to approve the resolution but to revisit it in a year to see how it’s working out.“This is not something that’s exactly perfect,” Commissioner Joe Mitrecic said.The commissioners… Read more »