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.

Peninsula Cleaners Takes Over Venable’s Berlin Operation

Peninsula Cleaners Takes Over Venable’s Berlin Operation

BERLIN – A dry cleaning company with locations throughout Delmarva has taken over Venable’s Cleaners in Berlin.Venable’s Cleaners, which has operated in Berlin since 1924, will stay open but will now be known as Peninsula Cleaners. The William Street store will be Peninsula Cleaners’ seventh location.“This store has been here nearly 100 years,” said Nick… Read more »

Berlin Picks Parking Study Vendor

BERLIN – Town officials have selected a civil engineering firm to conduct a parking and mobility study for Berlin.The Berlin Town Council voted unanimously earlier this month to approve an agreement with Columbia-based Sabra and Associates Inc. for a parking and mobility study. The decision came after a staff committee recommended the firm out of… Read more »

Animal Control Changes OK’d

SNOW HILL – Changes to Worcester County’s animal control laws were greeted with applause from those in attendance at this week’s meeting of the Worcester County Commissioners.On Tuesday, the commissioners voted unanimously to update the county’s animal control regulations in an effort to promote animal welfare and make it easier for animal control officers to… Read more »

County Questions Tower Lease Deal

SNOW HILL – County officials opted to delay a tower lease agreement with Verizon Wireless in an effort to explore broadband Internet possibilities.When presented with a request from Verizon Wireless to lease tower space at the Ocean Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Worcester County Commissioners voted to approve the agreement only if it gave the… Read more »

Berlin Fire, EMS Contract Approved; Town Funds Increase $205K

Berlin Fire, EMS Contract Approved; Town Funds Increase $205K

BERLIN – Town officials approved a contract for services with the Berlin Fire Company this week.On Monday, the Berlin Town Council voted 3-1 to approve a contract with the Berlin Fire Company (BFC) for fire and rescue services and EMS services. The agreement, which mandates quarterly financial presentations from the fire company and subsequent quarterly… Read more »