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 »

Drafts Outline Berlin Capacity Issues

BERLIN – The public got its first look at the current wastewater capacity management plan, and other development related resolutions this week when the Berlin Mayor and Council released draft copies of the documents at the Tuesday’s meeting.The council did not discuss the documents, planning to schedule a work session to go through each of… Read more »

Flea Market License Fee Delayed Till July

OCEAN CITY – Discussions over a business license fee for the town’s flea market left the council divided this week, with several members agreeing that the flea market should be held accountable for the business license fee this year. The flea market, held on Saturdays and Sundays, was held in the Worcester Street parking lot… Read more »

Berlin Budgets Holds Tax Rate Steady

BERLIN – Berlin will operate on a $16.6 million budget in fiscal year 2009 if nothing is changed between now and the second reading, and the vote to accept the budget, in two weeks.The Berlin property tax rate remains the same as last fiscal year at 73 cents per $100 of assessed value.“It’s a conservative… Read more »

Grant Money Sought For Flower St. Building

BERLIN – Planning for a new building to replace the deteriorated Flower St. Multi-purpose Building could soon be aided by state block grant funds, after the Berlin Mayor and Council voted to apply for the grant Tuesday night.Unlike construction requests, community development block grant (CDBG) planning fund requests do not have to be in by… Read more »

Governor Appoints Adkins To High Court

BERLIN – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley on Tuesday announced the appointment of Judge Sally Denison Adkins to a seat on the state’s highest court, officially ending a bid by local attorney Joe Moore to replace Dale Cathell. Moore in December officially filed an application to replace Cathell as the Maryland Court of Appeals judge for… Read more »