About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.

Testing Mandate Confirms Out Of Touch Claims

Testing Mandate Confirms Out Of Touch Claims

Among the many things confirmed over the last year has been education decisions are complicated because there are multiple layers to weigh in nearly all judgments. However, in nearly all cases, keeping convoluted matters as simple as possible should be the guiding force.An example would be there is no debate in-school instruction is superior to… Read more »

Things I Like – February 26, 2021

The movie, “Peanut Butter Falcon”When my son says something about his school dayWill Ferrell on ‘Saturday Night Live”Learning the features of a new phoneDays I see the sunrise and sunsetStiff animal abuse punishmentsA zero balance credit card statementSmell of fresh paint in a houseHelping someone pull off a prankBrick oven pizzaThe first shower after a… Read more »

Confidence, Industry Norms Key To New Contract

Confidence, Industry Norms Key To New Contract

Worcester County Superintendent of Schools Lou Taylor and the Board of Education formalized a second four-year contract this week. The new contract represents a significant increase – about 13% — over his current salary, but a little research shows his new salary of $210,000 effective July 1 is consistent with counterparts in Maryland and across… Read more »

Things I Like – February 19, 2021

Seeing kids smiling during a gameBeing full after splitting a dozen crabs with my wifeMoving snow around with my leaf blowerA blue sky day in FebruaryAn old photo albumSmell of fresh mulchLeaving a hospitalBikes that don’t rustWorking on a rainy dayHaving off on a sunny dayWhen karma does its thing

Reducing Park’s Size Wise For Berlin

Reducing Park’s  Size Wise For Berlin

It helps when weighing the future of Berlin’s Heron Park to realize it’s not really a park currently. It’s an industrial site with some green space on the outskirts.Back when Berlin purchased the 60-acre property – for about $2.75 million in 2015 – one of the reasons was to protect the land from being developed… Read more »