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 Plans To Sell Former Liquor Warehouse

SNOW HILL – Worcester County will seek to sell the warehouse formerly used for liquor control.Though they were initially presented with a lease request at their last meeting, the Worcester County Commissioners were quick to tell staff they’d rather move forward with selling the immense building.Staff presented the commissioners with a lease request from Paul… Read more »

Commissioners OK Financing Plans

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners formalized their plans to go to the bond market in 2019 with a resolution last week.Last Tuesday the commissioners approved an intent resolution regarding plans to finance the new Showell Elementary School, as well as a few other projects, through general obligation bonds. Kelly Shannahan, the county’s assistant… Read more »

Berlin Proclaims ‘Year Of The Bird’

BERLIN – Town officials proclaimed 2018 the “Year of the Bird” in a ceremony this month.At the last meeting of the town council, Mayor Gee Williams presented Dave Wilson of Conservation Community Consulting with a proclamation marking 2018 as the Year of the Bird in Berlin.“The Berlin area is home to one of North America’s… Read more »

Berlin Awarded Stormwater Grant

BERLIN – A $75,000 grant is expected to help the town move forward with stormwater improvements in the area of Graham Avenue and Grice Street.The town received a $75,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to construct a submerged gravel wetland on Graham Avenue. Berlin partnered with the Maryland Coastal Bays Program to apply for… Read more »

Worcester’s OPEB Liability Staggering; Mitrecic Advocates For Payment Plan

SNOW HILL – Concerns regarding retiree health care costs dominated a review of Worcester County’s latest audit this week.During a presentation of the Worcester County Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the year ending June 30, 2018, the Worcester County Commissioners focused on rising OPEB (other post-employment benefits) costs. The county’s OPEB liability, between county employees… Read more »