Berlin Mayor, Council Candidates Weigh In On Growth Issues

Berlin Mayor, Council Candidates Weigh In On Growth Issues

BERLIN – As the town’s growth continues to be a concern among residents, candidates in this fall’s municipal election agree that annexations need to be looked at carefully moving forward.Both mayoral and town council candidates were asked to share their thoughts on growth during this month’s virtual town hall sessions hosted by The Dispatch. Plans… Read more »

OC Downtown Park Complex Redesign Reviewed; Consultant’s Plan Would Close St. Louis Avenue

OC Downtown Park Complex Redesign Reviewed; Consultant’s Plan Would Close St. Louis Avenue

OCEAN CITY — Resort officials last week got an early glimpse of an independent consultant’s vision for a redeveloped downtown recreation complex, including a potential closure of St. Louis Avenue.During a Recreation and Parks Committee meeting on Friday, consultant Tom McGilloway of Mahan Rykeil Associates presented a pair of conceptual plans for the redevelopment of… Read more »

Internet Struggles Hamper Online Learning For Some Students

Internet Struggles Hamper Online Learning For Some Students

SNOW HILL – Two weeks into the virtual launch of the school year, parents are already sharing internet frustrations with elected officials.While the school system has provided mobile hotspots to those who need them, internet speed and rural connectivity issues continue to plague local students.“If you’re in one of the municipalities you have everything available… Read more »

Berlin Mayor Candidates Discuss Canceling Christmas Parade, New Year’s Eve Events

Berlin Mayor Candidates Discuss Canceling Christmas Parade, New Year’s Eve Events

BERLIN – Mayor Gee Williams stands by last week’s decision to cancel the Berlin Christmas Parade while at least one of his challengers has plans to reverse that decision if elected.In an online candidate town hall session hosted by The Dispatch Tuesday, mayoral candidates shared their reactions to last Friday’s news that the annual Christmas… Read more »