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.

Worcester Officials Voice Many Concerns Over State Education Commission’s Recommendations

Worcester Officials Voice Many Concerns Over State Education Commission’s Recommendations

SNOW HILL – Inequities in the state’s funding formula and a potential increase in education costs highlighted concerns expressed by local officials regarding the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission.On Tuesday, local elected officials joined school system and county staff to talk about changes that could be coming to Worcester County’s public schools if recommendations from… Read more »

In 25th Year, Berlin’s Victorian Charm To See New Owners; Frene Reflects On Her Career As A Berlin Merchant

In 25th Year, Berlin’s Victorian Charm To See New Owners; Frene Reflects On Her Career As A Berlin Merchant

BERLIN – An iconic Berlin business will change hands this fall after 25 years on Main Street.Victorian Charm, which celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year, has been sold and will soon be operating under new ownership. Longtime shopkeepers Debbie and Steve Frene have decided to retire.“It was almost a spontaneous decision to even think… Read more »

Municipal Electric Utility Earns Safety Commendation

Municipal Electric Utility Earns Safety Commendation

BERLIN – Town officials recognized Berlin Electric’s commitment to safety with a commendation.Mayor Gee Williams last week presented the American Municipal Power Transmission/Distribution Safety Commendation to Berlin Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence.“That really is something for all of us to be proud of because staying safe means being vigilant and taking care of details every… Read more »