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Berlin Parks Commission Briefs


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) The Berlin Parks Commission discussed the following items last Tuesday: Spring, summer programs Two organizations inquired about access to the recreational courts at Stephen Decatur Park and Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin. Mary Bohlen, administrative services director for the town, said Worcester County Recreation and Parks… Read more »

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Allen gets four months for defrauding OPA residents


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) A 47-year-old man will spend four months in prison for defrauding Ocean Pines residents, the Tuesday, the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office reported following his sentencing in circuit court Tuesday. Pasco “Patrick” Allen, of Berlin, was initially sentenced to 18 months in prison by Judge W. Newton… Read more »

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Purnell Crossing homeowners show up to Planning Comm.


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) Purnell Crossing homeowners continued to express their frustrations over a proposed rental development on an adjacent property at the Berlin Planning Commission meeting last Wednesday. The item was not listed on the agenda, but Planning Director Dave Engelhart and members of the commission allowed people to speak… Read more »

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Cruisin’ OC returns to resort, Berlin

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 17, 2019) The 29th annual Cruisin’ Ocean City event rolled into the resort on Thursday and will continue until Sunday. This nationally-recognized show attracts more than 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and other vehicles from over 20 states, and Canada. “It’s just become a tradition,” Event Promoter… Read more »

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Worcester Tech students honored in ceremony


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) For the students attending Worcester Technical High School, last Wednesday’s 2019 National Signing Day was more than just a ceremony. “An event like this is important because it’s good for kids to get recognition for their skills, and it makes them feel like they’re appreciated,” said Di’Mond… Read more »

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Madison Avenue Boutique, Dusty Lamb open


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 28, 2019) Two new shops, Madison Avenue Boutique on 11 South Main Street and The Dusty Lamb on 12 William Street, opened with great fanfare in downtown Berlin Saturday. Family, friends and local business people gathered to welcome the boutique clothing store, which held a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by… Read more »

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DeNovo’s to open second location in downtown Berlin


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (March 14, 2019) Popular Ocean Pines pizzeria DeNovo’s Trattoria is opening a second location in Berlin, called “Pop’s Kitchen.” Owners Bob and Kelli Beck last Wednesday received approval from the Berlin Historic District Commission for new signs for the restaurant on 15 Gay Street. According to Bob Beck, “the focus would… Read more »

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Berlin at crossroads of preservation and cost

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Letter writer Jeff Smith makes a good point this week: no one wants to see a repeat of the money scramble Berlin officials and residents experienced during this year’s budget process. It’s certain that the mayor and council don’t want to go through that mess again, and property owners, who never like tax surprises, will… Read more »

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Low approval rates impacting elections

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When most people in Ocean Pines rate the current board of  directors’ performance as between fair and poor, it’s no wonder candidates aren’t lining up to vie for one of the three seats up for election this year. That’s according to the results of the community survey conducted last summer by the Communications Advisory Committee…. Read more »

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