Berlin Seeks Resident Input During Community Listening Sessions

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If you live in Berlin, Maryland, you are invited to community listening sessions to share their opinions and ideas as the town plans for the future. Salisbury University’s Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) is seeking input from Berlin, MD, residents on a new strategic plan. BEACON is assisting the town through a three-phase…

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Pipe Repair Project Begins Monday on Section of MD 90 in Worcester County; Speed Limit Enforced in Work Zone

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For drivers in the Berlin area, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will begin a pipe rehabilitation and drainage improvement project along MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway) in Worcester County on Monday December 11th. The project is expected to be completed by mid-February, weather permitting. The project includes the installation of barrier walls to create a safe work zone, followed by the repair of a pipe…

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Project to Begin Next Week on MD 90 Bridge Over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Worcester County

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A project will begin Monday to clean and paint the structural steel beams on the Route 90 (Ocean City Expressway) bridge over the Norfolk-Southern Railroad (near the US 113 interchange) in Berlin. This project is expected to be complete by mid-September, weather permitting, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration. Beginning Monday, August 14th,…

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Worcester County Fire Marshal Investigating Vehicle Arson Fire

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The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a vehicle fire in Berlin that happened before 11:00 this morning at the intersection of Mary Road and Sinepuxent Road. Upon arrival, units observed the flames extending throughout the Ford Transit cargo van that was abandoned on the side of the roadway. Crews worked quickly to extinguish…

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Berlin Man Sentenced for Distributing Cocaine

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A 35-year-old Berlin, Maryland man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of cocaine. The charges resulted from an investigation in which an undercover officer purchased an amount of cocaine from Charles Lamar Johnson in Berlin. Detectives then obtained a search and seizure warrant for Johnson’s residence. They found…

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Several Eastern Shore Projects Awarded Revitalization Tax Credits

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The Maryland Historical Trust has awarded 16 projects over $19-million in revitalization tax credits to breathe new life into out communities and towns. Governor Larry Hogan says these awards will allow for refurbishments to revitalize sites in local communities across the state. Projects selected include the Woolworth building in Cambridge, 11, 15-19 North Main Street…

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Berlin Asks Local Customers to Conserve Electricity at Times of Expected Peak Demand Through Friday

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The Berlin Electric Department is asking customers to voluntarily conserve or limit use of energy each afternoon and early evening through this Friday. Temperatures and humidity are expected to soar this week. Prices to purchase electricity during these times are at their highest. Between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., customers are asked to consider postponing…

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2 Charged With Bringing Fentanyl-Heroin into Worcester Co.

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Two Berlin men are facing drug-related charges following their arrests in Worcester County.According to Ocean City Police, detectives began an investigation last month into apparent distribution of fentanyl-heroin in the Ocean City and Worcester County area. Detectives had a vehicle under surveillance last week, after determining that the suspects were traveling to the Philadelphia area…

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Salisbury Man Dies In Early Morning Crash

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A Salisbury man died early Wednesday morning at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Route 589 at Adkins Road in Worcester County, according to Maryland State Police. Troopers at the Berlin Barrack responded to the scene at about 3:20 a.m. A preliminary investigation indicates that the driver was going westbound and left the roadway,…

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Paying It Forward: Atlantic General Collects, Donates Medical Supplies For Ukraine

: Atlantic General Hospital’s Materials Management Department staff work with Ryan Nellans and other volunteers to load $30,000 worth of donated medical supplies bound for Ukraine.
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Atlantic General Hospital and Health System is paying it forward, sending $30,000 worth of medical supplies to Ukraine to help health care professionals there care for wounded civilians and soldiers.Many supplies, including hand sanitizer and hand-made masks, had previously been contributed to AGH and its front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.Locally-gathered isolation gowns and coveralls,…

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Update: Late-Winter Road Construction Picks Up in Sussex, Worcester Counties

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Update from the DRBA: “Freeman Highway construction start date delayed to Sunday evening, March 27, 2022.  Project completion date remains May 20, 2022.  The Authority’s contractor, Allan Myers of Malvern, PA, will begin milling and paving work to rehabilitate Freeman Highway, the main access route to the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. “ -The main route…

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Scooter Operator Dies After Being Hit By Car

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Maryland State Police are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a male who was riding a stand-up electric scooter in the area of westbound Route 50 and Riddle Lane in Worcester County. Troopers from the Berlin Barrack responded to the scene a few minutes after midnight (12:04 a.m. Tuesday). An investigation determined that…

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Expansion Project Underway At Stephen Decatur Middle School

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Construction is underway on an expansion of Stephen Decatur Middle School in Worcester County. Officials and members of the public gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday. About a dozen classrooms and other facilities are being built. Currently, several portable classroom trailers are in use. The goal is to have the expansion at Stephen Decatur Middle…

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Water Service Repairs for Areas of Bay Street in Berlin Tonight

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Berlin, Maryland residents – water service will be temporarily turned off for repairs overnight Monday, November 15 into Tuesday, November 16 from approximately 10:00 PM on Monday until approximately 5:00 AM on Tuesday. This will will affect addresses within the areas shown. The town apologizes for any inconvenience and will work to restore service as…

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Ocean Downs Qualifies For Sports Betting License

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Ocean Downs Casino in Worcester County has been approved for a sports wagering license. The action was announced Thursday by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission. Hollywood Casino in Perryville also received approval for a sports betting license. Since Maryland voters approved sports wagering and the General Assembly passed the relevant law, five licenses for…

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Md. Accepts Applications For Project Restore Grants

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Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that Project Restore, the State of Maryland’s $25 million economic recovery initiative to revitalize vacant retail and commercial spaces across the state, is now accepting applications. Applicants can apply on the Project Restore website now through Friday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. The application portal may close sooner if grant…

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Atlantic General Hospital Looks For New President / CEO

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Atlantic General Hospital is searching for a new President and CEO. Michael Franklin’s departure was effective last Friday and was announced Tuesday by AGH. The Atlantic General Hospital Health System Board of Trustees plans to retain a national search firm to find candidates to replace Franklin. Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Sally Dowling and…

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