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 School System’s Digital Progress Reviewed

NEWARK – Educators reviewed the county’s ongoing digital conversion efforts in a presentation to the school board this week.On Tuesday, Diane Stulz, the school system’s coordinator of digital learning, outlined the progress made with digital devices in recent years. She said that while challenges remained, Worcester County Public Schools had greatly expanded its technology use… Read more »

Free Talk Squashed At County Meeting

SNOW HILL – In spite of concerns from two commissioners, a derelict property in Ocean City was not discussed at this week’s meeting of the Worcester County Commissioners.Though Commissioners Joe Mitrecic and Jim Bunting wanted to talk about a run-down property on Madison Avenue that’s causing concern for local residents, a decision by the president… Read more »

Major Solar Project For OC, Utility Breaks Ground

Major Solar Project For OC, Utility Breaks Ground

BERLIN – Local officials celebrated the start of construction of a substantial solar array with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday.Elected officials joined representatives from Constellation, an Exelon company, as they broke ground on a 10 megawatt (DC) solar energy project that will account for nearly 25 percent of the Town of Ocean City’s annual energy use…. Read more »

AGH, Partners Launch Shore’s First Project SEARCH; Effort Aimed At Helping People With Disabilities Gain Employment

AGH, Partners Launch Shore’s First Project SEARCH; Effort Aimed At Helping People With Disabilities Gain Employment

BERLIN – A new initiative at Atlantic General Hospital is providing students with disabilities with job skills through hospital internships.Last week officials from Worcester County Public Schools, Atlantic General Hospital (AGH), the Worcester County Developmental Center and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Rehabilitation Services gathered at AGH to celebrate the Eastern… Read more »

School Safety Remains Top Priority

NEWARK – School safety remains at the top of the priority list for the Worcester County Board of Education as the start of the school year nears.Educators joined members of the law enforcement community last week for the school system’s sixth annual safety conference. Superintendent Lou Taylor and Chief Safety Officer Steve Price reviewed the… Read more »

Community Reflects On All-Star Run

Community Reflects On All-Star Run

BERLIN – Community members had nothing but praise for the Berlin Little League team that fell just short of reaching the Little League World Series last week.The Berlin Little League 11-12 All-Stars were the talk of the town this week after a tough loss in the Mid-Atlantic regional tournament in Bristol, Conn., on Sunday. Mayor… Read more »

Ocean Pines Election Results; Tuttle, Daly, Moroney, Diller Claim Seats

Ocean Pines Election Results; Tuttle, Daly, Moroney, Diller Claim Seats

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association’s elections committee announced the winners in this year’s board of directors election immediately after a ballot count Friday.After a not-quite two-hour ballot counting process, Steve Habeger, chairman of the elections committee, announced the four winners in this summer’s election. Candidates Steve Tuttle, Frank Daly, Ted Moroney and Esther… Read more »

Crabbing Pier Closed As OPA Mulls Repairs; Residents Want Pier Converted To Nature Preserve

Crabbing Pier Closed As OPA Mulls Repairs; Residents Want Pier Converted To Nature Preserve

OCEAN PINES – Residents who live near the Whitetail Sanctuary crabbing pier shared various concerns regarding the amenity with Ocean Pines Association officials last week.At a meeting of the association’s board of directors July 27, Whitetail Sanctuary residents cited traffic and safety concerns associated with the crabbing pier, which is currently closed and in need… Read more »