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.

Things I Like – May 20, 2022

The Berlin Farmers MarketRainy day board gamesA one-hour fog delaySteak and asparagus on the grillThis spring’s temperature extremesThe south’s different takes on shrimp and gritsA day off from the computerSteamed crabs and corn on the cobFriday lunches with my wifeFreshly laundered shirtsA kid giggling in his sleep

Things I Like – May 13, 2022

Trying out a new roller coasterGetting away on a rainy weekendCautious young driversAsking a question when the answer is already knownA hotel with a heated poolWaterfront cocktails with friendsSenior citizens in a tie dyeMy teen overcoming adversityOvertime game emotionsDifferent takes on Osso BucoA talented young artist

County Right Not To Set Precedent

County Right Not To Set Precedent

The Worcester County Commissioners flirted with a dangerous precedent this week, but they did not make the mistake in the end.By a 3-4 vote, the commissioners opted against a motion to increase mileage and hourly pay rates for local bus contractors beyond what the Worcester County Board of Education approved in its proposed budget. The… Read more »

Things I Like – May 6, 2022

A lively live auction at a fundraiserHow the Ravens draftBreakfast made by someone elseThe Berlin Farmers Market’s growthGratitude from a kidParents who keep youth sports in perspectiveGrilled shrimp with anythingNot using an alarm clockUnique sea shell collectionsSmell of an old leather baseball gloveA hammock on a beach

Teacher Shortages A Growing Concern

Teacher Shortages A Growing Concern

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week across the country, and many local schools and parents showered educators with tokens to demonstrate their gratitude for all they do on a daily basis.These well-intentioned efforts seem to be appreciated by teachers who are in the last month of a long school year. It’s important to demonstrate support and thankfulness… Read more »