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Berlin Blues & Jazz Bash

Live, regional jazz & blues bands performing all day on two stages. Artisans & crafters; food vendors. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food will be available as well as arts & crafts vendors & children’s activities. Limited seating provided so bring a chair & enjoy this spring concert.

Saturday, May 08, 2010
Main Street, Berlin

410-641-4775
http://www.berlinchamber.org

Berlin Woman Can Keep Chickens

An Eastern Shore town has allowed a woman to keep backyard chickens, but not ducks, ruling against neighbors who complained about noise and dirt. The Berlin Town Council voted to allow up to six female chickens on the properties of single-family homes. Elizabeth Fisher was originally told by city officials that her chickens and ducks were not allowed, but she argued town law only prohibits the “business of keeping poultry,” and she was keeping the ducks and chickens as pets. Under the law, other birds such as waterfowl are prohibited, chickens must be kept in a pen, and their odor controlled. Material that could attract rodents must also be removed and the chickens must be registered with the Maryland Department of Agriculture.