Berlin Scared To Support Tax Differential Concept

BERLIN – Citing the need to preserve Berlin’s good relationship with county elected officials, the Berlin Mayor and Council this week declined to support a tax differential for municipalities in Worcester County.“All those services again are provided at the county level so municipal taxpayers are taxed twice,” Carol Krimm, a resident of Frederick, who owns… Read more »

Chronic Shoplifter Nabbed

OCEAN CITY – A Brookhaven, Pa. woman was charged this week with felony theft and theft scheme after going to the same well too often in a shoplifting spree at a resort pharmacy dating back to April.On Aug. 3, OCPD officers responded to a reported shoplifter in custody at the CVS store on 120th Street…. Read more »

County Disputes Water Quality Report

SNOW HILL – A report that bacteria levels in the water at Public Landing have been too high several times in the last year due to septic system leaching into the bay has been disputed by Worcester County, which released a statement this week contending the at-times high bacteria levels are due to stormwater run-off.“I… Read more »

Engagements

Engagements

BERLIN – Spencer and Terry Rowe of West Ocean City have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Joy Rowe, to Keith Elliot Geiger, son of Frank Geiger of Del Haven, N.J. and Gail Stern of North Cape May, N.J.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Joyce Harrison and the late Harry Harrison of Ocean City… Read more »

Four New Faces Take Over Duties In Ocean Pines

OCEAN PINES – The Ocean Pines Association (OPA) Board of Directors saw major turnover last weekend when four directors finished their terms and four new ones took their places.Bill Rakow, Dave Stevens, Martin Clarke and Les Purcell replaced Glenn Duffy, Dan Stachurski, Heather Cook, and Tom Sandusky. All the newly elected directors will serve three-year… Read more »

AEDs Saving Lives On Ocean City Beach

OCEAN CITY – Imagine a 21-year-old collapsing on the beach during a football game. Friends and lifeguards rush to the victim only to find there is no pulse. CPR is virtually useless and the seconds pass with slow agony as everyone waits for the ambulance to arrive with the equipment needed to revive his heart…. Read more »

Berlin Signs Off On Mandatory Water Restrictions

BERLIN – With water pumps working 33 percent harder and water levels down by one foot, the Berlin Mayor and Council enacted mandatory water restrictions Monday night governing watering of lawns and gardens.“Personally, I think it goes without saying, we have a problem,” said Berlin Mayor Thomas Cardinale.The regulations restrict lawn and garden watering, including… Read more »