Wrong Time For Annexation Talk

Wrong Time For Annexation Talk

The Town of Berlin should not be considering any future annexations until finances concerns are alleviated.Before the Berlin Planning Commission this week was a 57-home development concept on 45 acres of land off Evans Road. Connections to the property came before the commission to gauge members’ feelings on the project as well as the potential… Read more »

Fee Increases Can Wait For New Budget

Fee Increases Can Wait For New Budget

It seems a certainty fees for town services in Berlin will be heading up considerably soon, but we disagree they are needed at the start of the next fiscal quarter.Berlin property owners need to be keeping a close eye on how their elected officials are governing. The decisions ahead will hit their bank accounts. Last… Read more »

Sunfest Move All About Stacking Events

Sunfest Move All About Stacking Events

Decisions reflect the changing times. The pushing of Sunfest to late October is an example, and history tells us time will judge whether it’s the right move. One thing we do know is it’s controversial.The early consensus from the general residential and visiting public appears to be opposition to this change. New events – such… Read more »

The Best Hire At The Right Time

The Best Hire At The Right Time

It makes sense for Ocean City to promote from within for its next city manager.Barring any major curve balls, 31-year City Engineer Terry McGean will be officially announced as Ocean City’s sixth city manager next week. McGean is a sound pick. We figured the job would be offered to McGean and/or Public Works Director Hal… Read more »

In-School Instruction Dedication Laudable

In-School Instruction Dedication Laudable

With soaring positivity rates and increased hospitalizations, it often seems like we are regressing with the pandemic. Indeed, the last couple months have been frustrating for progress seekers, but there is one bright light in this ongoing journey with the coronavirus.Significant steps in the right direction have been made by many school officials when it… Read more »

Good Deeds For The Most Forgotten

Good Deeds For The Most Forgotten

Motorists driving by the Berlin Nursing Home last Thursday night might have been worried when they saw a ladder truck from the Ocean City Fire Department at the Berlin Nursing Home.In reality, good deeds were being carried out by the area’s first responders. The firefighters were delivering new blankets to nursing home residents in honor… Read more »

Demolition Grant Huge For Berlin

Demolition Grant Huge For Berlin

There is no overstating the importance of Berlin scoring a demolition grant from the state to raze existing buildings on the Heron Park property. In fact, it’s the best news to ever come out of this regrettable 2016 property purchase.It’s well known Berlin is in a pickle with Heron Park. There was blunt talk about… Read more »

Start Room Tax Increase Talks Soon

Start Room Tax Increase Talks Soon

The Ocean City Mayor and Council voted 4-2 this week to slightly increase the room tax distribution for marketing in phases.Over the last couple months, city officials have been discussing with tourism folks a phased plan to shift a bit more of the room tax revenue toward marketing and promotion expenses while continuing to allocate… Read more »

Shore Gives More’s Growth Impressive

It was a busy week of solicitations, starting on Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and finally Giving Tuesday. Though the commerce marketing was too robust to tabulate, more than 100 specific requests came into our inbox or through the mail on Giving Tuesday asking for donations to various causes, each of which have their own… Read more »