Two Face Murder Charges In Berlin

BERLIN – More details emerged this week in the beating death of a Berlin teen last Thursday including the arrests of three local teens allegedly involved in the murder.According to police reports, a group of individuals including the victim, Michael Harry Mitchell, 19, of Berlin, and Daniel Edward Riley were sitting on a porch at… Read more »

A Lifeguard’s Beach Safety Tips

Sgt. Ed FisherOCEAN CITY – With water temperatures around the 60-degree mark, only the bravest of swimmers have been heading into the ocean. What lifeguards have been focused on in recent weekends are windswept umbrellas barreling down the beach at speeds of 20 mph and more. High winds and gusts are common on the shoreline,… Read more »

ACT Eyes Legal Route On County Rezoning

SNOW HILL – The Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) is saying it will take legal action if the Comprehensive Rezoning is not in place by the beginning of 2009, a process that’s still incomplete two years and three months after the new Worcester County Comprehensive Plan was approved in March 2006.“Assateague Coastal Trust is committed to… Read more »

Berlin Woman Charged With Attempted Murder

BERLIN – A Berlin woman is behind bars this week on attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a man with whom she had an on-again, off-again relationship.Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Berlin Police responded to a residence on Bay Street for a reported stabbing incident. The initial investigation revealed there had been a dispute between… Read more »

Area Projects Get Md. Funds

BERLIN – Several ongoing or proposed waterfront enhancement projects throughout Worcester County got a financial shot in the arm last week when the state’s Board of Public Works approved over $20 million in Waterway Improvement Fund expenditures for 130 projects across Maryland.The intent of virtually all of the projects is to improve public access to… Read more »

Berlin Juggles Staff Members

BERLIN – Interim Mayor Gee Williams wasted no time after taking over from the late Mayor Tom Cardinale in tackling the reorganization of town staff, which had been spoken of but not attempted.Williams said this week that he began the process the week after he took over as mayor, meeting with all department heads to… Read more »