OC Fire Chief To Retire This Spring

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Fire Department Chief Chris Larmore announced last week he will be retiring before the start of the upcoming summer season.Larmore was hired as fire chief in 2008 during a turbulent time when the town of Ocean City combined its career paid division and its volunteer division and had led the… Read more »

Family Displaced From Home After Fire

Family Displaced From Home After Fire

BISHOPVILLE — Three local residents were hospitalized after an early Monday morning residential fire destroyed a home in Bishopville.Around 3:30 a.m. on Monday, firefighters from Bishopville, Berlin, Showell, Ocean City and Ocean Pines along with several volunteer companies from neighboring Sussex County responded to a reported residential fire on Salt Point Road in Bishopville. First-arrivers… Read more »

OC Tourism Minds Kick Off Strategic Planning Talks

OCEAN CITY — Expanding tourism year-round, improving Ocean City’s “curb appeal” and enhancing the tourists’ experience were some of the the challenges outlined this week when resort tourism officials began strategic planning brainstorming sessions.The Ocean City Tourism Commission met on Monday for an extensive brainstorming session on how to maximize the existing summer season and… Read more »

Suspended Sentence For Growing Pot

SNOW HILL — One of two local men indicted last fall in a vast, sophisticated marijuana-growing operation pleaded guilty this week to one count and was sentenced to 18 months, all of which was suspended.John Harrison, 31, of Berlin, was indicted by a Worcester County grand jury on multiple counts including possession of over 10… Read more »

Berlin To Survey Citizens On Future Recreation Hopes

BERLIN –  Town officials agreed this week to begin searching for a firm to conduct a survey gauging community interest in recreation facilities.Berlin councilmembers instructed Town Administrator Laura Allen to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to identify firms interested in conducting a survey regarding local interest in recreation services and facilities.“We’re not aiming it… Read more »

Student Announcements – February 15, 2019

BERLIN – The following represents a collection of press releases submitted to this publication over the last month.•Urriah Johnson of Berlin has earned a $12,000 annual Founders Scholarship to Albright College, in Reading, Pa. A senior at Stephen Decatur High School,Johnson is interested in studying Biology, Spanish and Pre-Medical in college.•Worcester County Public Schools announced… Read more »

New Berlin Annexations Discussed; Commission Approves Restaurant’s Revised Site Plan

New Berlin Annexations Discussed; Commission Approves Restaurant’s Revised Site Plan

BERLIN –  Discussions are underway regarding potential annexations of property on Route 818 and Route 346.Planning Director Dave Engelhart told members of the Berlin Planning Commission this week that they’d likely be considering two annexation requests next month. Property owners are interested in annexing the I.G. Burton Chevrolet property on Route 346 as well as… Read more »