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 Designated Opportunity Zone

BERLIN – Berlin is one of 149 communities in Maryland that has been designated an Opportunity Zone by the state.Ivy Wells, the town’s economic development director, advised municipal officials this week that the town was now an Opportunity Zone. The designation, according to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is part of… Read more »

Building Demo Option Weighed For Berlin Falls Park; Amphitheater Concept Under Consideration

Building Demo Option Weighed For Berlin Falls Park; Amphitheater Concept Under Consideration

BERLIN – Plans to demolish an existing building and explore amphitheater possibilities highlighted a report from the Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee this week.On Monday the committee, which was created late last year, provided the Berlin Town Council with an update on plans for the new park. Highlights of the report included the committee’s decision… Read more »

Showell School Reconstruction Bids Total $39M; Timetable Firmed Up Likely After County’s Review

Showell School Reconstruction Bids Total $39M; Timetable Firmed Up Likely After County’s Review

NEWARK – School system officials approved bids totaling slightly more than $39 million for the new Showell Elementary School.The Worcester County Board of Education last week approved bids totaling $39,045,266 for the new school. Design of the facility, which will replace the existing 40-year-old Showell Elementary, was completed earlier this year.“We’re anxious to see it… Read more »

Berlin Police Remains Committed To Youth Club Partnership

Berlin Police Remains Committed To Youth Club Partnership

BERLIN – Local children continue to benefit from the growing relationship between Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services and the town’s police force.Whether it’s by chaperoning a field trip or providing funding for school supplies, staff at Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services (WYFCS) say the Berlin Police Department is always willing to help. Steve… Read more »

Commissioners Question Ongoing Radio System Problems

Commissioners Question Ongoing Radio System Problems

SNOW HILL – Officials voiced concerns with ongoing issues related to the installation of the county’s new emergency radio system as they considered a consulting proposal this week.After reconvening following an abrupt closed session meeting Tuesday, the Worcester County Commissioners tabled a decision on hiring a consultant to analyze the interference problems currently plaguing the… Read more »