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.

Berlin Officials Review Audit

Berlin Officials Review Audit

BERLIN– The town is in a solid financial position according to its latest audit.The Berlin Town Council last week reviewed the FY 2023 audit with representatives of PKS & Co.“The town is in a healthy financial position and the books and records are in good order,” said PKS & Co.’s Alyssa Revell.Leslie Michalik of PKS… Read more »

Town Agrees To Address LEOPS Costs

BERLIN– Town officials committed this week to finding a way other than casino revenue to fund law enforcement pensions.The Berlin Town Council voted unanimously this week to acknowledge the Local Development Council’s request that the municipality phase out the use of casino funds for the Law Enforcement Officers Pension System (LEOPS). Instead, the town will… Read more »

Berlin Officials Approve Transfer For Stormwater Project

BERLIN – Town officials approved a funding transfer to allow a stormwater project to go forward.The Berlin Town Council this week voted unanimously to adjust the budget for stormwater improvements to Pine Street, Franklin Avenue and Nelson Street. The change will allow crews to address infrastructure issues uncovered once the project was already underway.“We actually… Read more »

County Increases Reserve Fund To 15%

SNOW HILL – Worcester County will boost its reserves following an increase in fund balance.The Worcester County Commissioners last week voted unanimously to move forward with adjusting the county’s reserve fund from 12% of budgeted general fund expenditures to 15%. The jump was made possible with a $9.6 million increase in fund balance in FY… Read more »

Local School System Joins Lawsuit

NEWARK – An Eastern Shore school system has filed a lawsuit against several major social media companies for their role in the youth mental health crisis.Somerset County Public Schools announced late last week that it has filed suit against Meta, Google, ByteDance, Snap Inc. and TikTok. The effort, part of a nationwide movement to hold… Read more »