Gee Williams has won an overwhelming landslide in his reelection bid for another term as Mayor of Berlin.

Williams racked up 588 votes compared to his rival Lisa Hall’s 137.

WBOC reports that Williams began his involvement with town government with a seat on the city council in 2003.

He ascended to the Mayor’s office in 2008 with the death of then-Mayor Tom Cardinale.

Hall who decided not to seek another term on the city council has been succeeded by Zachery Tyndall who beat his rival Jack Orris 185 votes to 116 in District 2.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is making stops on the Lower Eastern Shore this week.

He will make an appearance at the Delmarva Poultry Industry’s annual Booster Banquet at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center tonight.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that tomorrow he is expected to make some announcements about transportation projects at the Red Lobster in Salisbury.

He is also expected to huddle with Wicomico County Executive Bob Culver and county council members.            

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There may not have been a big in $950 million Powerball this week but there was a million dollar winner for a ticket bought in Berlin.

The Maryland Lottery is now trying to find out who purchased the ticket at the Food Lion on Old Ocean City Blvd.

WBOC reports that the store itself will get a $25-hundred bonus.

The winner has 182 days to cash in his ticket.

For who didn’t win anything the next drawing will be for $1.3 billion.

But the odds are 1 out of 292 million. 

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The town of Berlin is kicking off the holiday season with its Holiday Arts Night this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

It will feature artists around the town and at local businesses.

In addition, The Salisbury Daily Times reports there will be live jazz music at the Visitors Center as well as a Santa and Mrs. Claus to greet the children.

Later in December there will be three Saturday afternoons with Christmas characters and free carriage rides, the paper reports, with a story time from Mrs. Claus.

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The Town of Berlin could be seeing some larger apartment units go up soon.

The town council has raised the number of units from 12 wide to 36.

But there were worries at Monday’s meeting that this could lead to bigger buildings and damage the small-town look of Berlin.

But Mayor Gee Williams assured those in attendance that Berlin would not become another Salisbury.

The vote revolves around a development by Rinnier Development Company on Seahawk Road that they say will allow for a better design.

Berlin Gets Another Award

Sep 28, 2015
Don Rush

Berlin has been bestowed another accolade.

This time Good Housekeeping Magazine has put the Worcester County town in the top “50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America”.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Mayor Gee Williams says this is the 17th award in the last three years.

Williams praised his town telling the paper that tourists may get the feel of a town that looks like a hundred years or more in the past.

The Mayor describes the town as having “a sprinkling of architectural and cultural whimsy, but always with a touch of class.”

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is leading a trade mission to Germany in hopes of drumming up business for Delaware.

Officials say a primary goal of the trip, which starts Tuesday, is to strengthen ties with small- and medium-sized businesses in Bavaria, and that Markell will meet with business and government leaders in Munich and Berlin.

Jeep Week has rolled into Ocean City and runs through August 30th.

One of the top attractions is the Jeep Jam which takes place at the old Tyson’s Plant in Berlin where jeeps will take a shot a mud pit and an obstacle course of rocks and logs.

Meanwhile, the Ocean City Convention will be the site of some monster truck rides as well as a Kid’s zone.

Today and tomorrow there’s the Beach Crawl where several hundred Jeeps move down the shoreline as part of a parade.

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Motorists may soon see some road closure signs in the town of Berlin.

Part of Main Street between Old Ocean City Boulevard or Route 346 and Route 50 will be shut down to through traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. over a number of weeks.

It’s the result of a sewage repair project which is now in its preliminary assessment stage.

A hard start has yet to be determined.

Local residents on Main Street will still be allowed to get to their homes during construction.


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Michael Day, who has been the economic development director in Berlin since 2009, says he is retiring at the end of the year.

He said that ideally he hopes to be able to work with his successor for around a month and is expected to have some input into who will be hired.

The town has already listed the position on its website and says the director’s responsibilities range from working with county officials and representing the town at state and regional meetings to working with merchants and writing grants.