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Published On: 2/19/19
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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, B...
Published On: 2/19/19
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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 ...
Published On: 2/19/19
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‘We Want Resolution … As Badly as Students And Staff and Parents Do’

SALISBURY – School system officials are asking for the community’s patience and support following the criminal indictment of a James M. Bennett High School guidance counselor.At the start ...
Published On: 2/19/19
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Plans Outlined For Proposed Drug Treatment Center In Wicomico

QUANTICO – With plans to open a drug treatment center in a vacant correctional facility, officials in Wicomico County presented last week their visions of what could become of the space.Since l...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Snow Hill Mayor Mathews on serving again after controversy

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) Snow Hill Mayor Stephen Mathews, who replaced Charlie Dorman after his resignation in October, has had an interesting time on the job. No stranger to t...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Pines budget going down to wire

Board still looking for ways to cut assessments ahead of Saturday adoption vote By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) A basketball game was going on next door, with scoreboards buzzing and c...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Pines author publishes new book, sequel to ‘Onesies’

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 14, 2019) Ocean Pines author Diana McDonough recently published a sequel to her first book, “Stuck in the Onesies,” which will be available for purchase on Amaz...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Historic District Commission briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) The follow items were discussed by the Berlin Historic District Commission last Wednesday at Town Hall: Reelection Carol Rose was unanimously selected ...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Gazette Editorial: On ‘Y’ approach, town used common sense

The Berlin Town Council made the right decision this week, when members agreed to pursue a broader survey of the community’s needs and wants instead of financing one that focuses solely on whether a...
Published On: 2/14/19
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‘Substantial amount more being recycled’ with new pgm

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) The Town of Berlin last November changed its recycling program, from a traditional collection facility on William Street to a simplified “single-stre...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Trendic, Bierley provide OPA history lessons

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) While most of a four-hour budget discussion Saturday in Ocean Pines concerned lowering assessments, two men asked to speak about a slightly different t...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Meet new Wor. Youth program coordinator

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb.14, 2019) Tiffany Scott, newly hired youth programs coordinator with Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, introduced herself to Berlin Parks Commission...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Hundreds gather for ‘African-American Life in Another View’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) Berlin artist Patrick Henry’s restorations of scores of photographs – many more than a century old – were met with a strong community response la...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Berlin BZA tables case over county fire code concerns

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 14, 2019) The Berlin Board of Appeals last Wednesday tabled a requested setback reduction for a residential accessory building, although one of the main concerns...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Parking Fines Up, Revenue Down Slightly In Resort; Resort Officials Review New ‘Pay-By-Plate’ System

OCEAN CITY — Resort transportation officials this week reviewed the first year of the town’s new “pay-by-plate” parking system, which revealed revenue was generally down acros...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Resort Festival To Feature Film By Decatur Grads; ‘The Biggest Little Farm’ Scores Early Rave Reviews

OCEAN CITY — A highlight of the 3rd Annual Ocean City Film Festival is the Delmarva premiere of “The Biggest Little Farm,” a feature documentary directed and produced by two former ...
Published On: 2/14/19
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City Council Approves Nine More Small Cell Towers In Residential Communities

OCEAN CITY — After further contentious debate, resort officials this week approved the installation of nine new small-scale cell towers in north-end residential areas of Ocean City.In December,...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Decatur Swimmers Prep For Region Meet

BERLIN- Fresh of strong performances in the inaugural Bayside Conference championship meet, the Stephen Decatur varsity swim teams are set to make a splash in the state 3A-2A-1A East meet this weekend...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Voices From The Readers – February 15, 2019

Gym Worth SavingEditor:The gymnasium in Ocean City at 67th Street employs 15 people, six are full-time employees. The gym has 400 local members and attracts many more in the summer. Like most Ocean C...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Adventures Of Fatherhood – February 15, 2019

I came across a column this week about youth sports that I thought was worthy of sharing.Beckett, 10, has played multiple sports most of his life. If you ask him which sport he likes the best, he wil...
Published On: 2/14/19
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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 ...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Worcester Boys Split Two After Break

BERLIN- The Worcester Prep boys’ varsity basketball team’s season continued its season-long up-and-down trend this week with a split in two games on the road.Coming off winter break, the W...
Published On: 2/14/19
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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 su...
Published On: 2/14/19
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Criminal Activity Declines In Pines, Report Finds

BERLIN — A 2018 year-end report recently released by the Ocean Pines Police Department reveals that despite an increase in calls for service and traffic stops, the number of crimes, arrests and ...
Published On: 2/14/19
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We Remember Those We Have Lost – February 15, 2019

Tyler William BirchOCEAN PINES — Tyler William Birch, age 19, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend to many, sadly left this world and was called to heaven on Tuesday,...
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