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.

Zoning Board Allows Special Events At Berlin Estate Despite Community Objections

Zoning Board Allows Special Events At Berlin Estate Despite Community Objections

BERLIN –  A Flower Street property will be able to host special events following approval from the Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals last week.After a lengthy hearing last Thursday, the board voted 5-1 to allow property owner Patrick Brady to hold special events at Brooklyn Estate on Flower Street. The approval, which is subject… Read more »

UPDATED: Berlin Terminates Town Administrator After Six Years; Chemical Spill’s Handling Among ‘Multiple Issues’

UPDATED: Berlin Terminates Town Administrator After Six Years; Chemical Spill’s Handling Among ‘Multiple Issues’

BERLIN – Berlin officials fired Town Administrator Laura Allen Monday morning.Mayor Gee Williams confirmed Monday that officials unanimously agreed to terminate Allen last week and that she was informed at 8 a.m. Monday morning.“This action was based on the best interests of the Town of Berlin and the property owners,” he said. “All of us… Read more »

New Convenience Store Planned For Route 50

SNOW HILL –  Plans for a 7-Eleven at the intersection of Samuel Bowen Boulevard and Route 50 are moving forward.On Wednesday, the Worcester County Technical Review Committee met with Eric McWilliams of Bohler Engineering to go over details of a 7-Eleven proposed for land at the intersection of Route 50 and Samuel Bowen Boulevard. Coincidentally,… Read more »

Speeding Concerns Reported In Berlin

BERLIN –  Police Chief Arnold Downing says his department needs input from the public to address safety concerns in town.In response to concerns from elected officials regarding speeding in Berlin now that school is back in session, Downing encouraged citizens to call the town’s police department to report suspicious or unsafe activity.“Help us,” Downing said…. Read more »

Berlin Housing Development’s Lot Sizes Tweaked; Purnell Crossing Plans Originally Approved In 2001

Berlin Housing Development’s Lot Sizes Tweaked; Purnell Crossing Plans Originally Approved In 2001

SNOW HILL –  A minor change to the Purnell Crossing development plan sparked concern among residents this week as they started to consider the project’s overall impact.Though the Purnell Crossing planned unit development (PUD) was approved in 2001, it’s attracted attention in recent months as property owner Troy Purnell has requested modifications to it in… Read more »

Planning Comm. Opposes Year-Round Mobile Home Park Occupancy

Planning Comm. Opposes Year-Round Mobile Home Park Occupancy

SNOW HILL –  The future remains unclear for permanent residents of White Horse Park as they continue their efforts to change county regulations.The Worcester County Planning Commission last week gave an unfavorable recommendation to a text amendment that would allow existing permanent residents of White Horse Park to stay year-round. The Worcester County Commissioners, however,… Read more »