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Council session cancelled, rental rules have to wait

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 27, 2020) Without enough Town Council members to establish a quorum Monday, the council cancelled its regular evening session and will reschedule both its work session on short term rentals and its bi-monthly meeting. According to Berlin’s bylaws, in order to hold a council meeting there needs to be… Read more »

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Treated effluent found effective to water golf greens

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By Greg Ellison (Feb. 20, 2020) Employing treated wastewater to irrigate golf course greens has become an increasingly popular and environmentally sound alternative to tapping ground water at clubs across the U.S., according to a national study of the practice. Glen Riddle Golf Course Superintendent Butch Howard said advantages have been noted since local courses… Read more »

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Choptank upgrades its infrastructure in Pines

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By Greg Ellison (Feb. 20, 2020) Aiming for improved service delivery in Ocean Pines, Choptank Electric Cooperative this week began several months of infrastructure upgrades to replace lines and equipment, which will piggyback on the golf clubhouse construction project. Valerie Connelly, Choptank vice president of government affairs and public relations, said contractor Tuckahoe Underground will… Read more »

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Sound investments for high fidelity

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By Greg Ellison (Feb. 20, 2020) After investing roughly $50,000 with Mid South Audio for high fidelity gear, vastly improved acoustics are anticipated at the Ocean Pines Association Yacht Club ballroom, along with superior sound at the still-under-construction golf course clubhouse. Marketing and Public Relations Director Josh Davis said the new budget includes approximately $32,000… Read more »

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Death by Chocolate in WOC, Sat.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 20, 2020) Participants will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chocolate treats during the 13th annual “Death by Chocolate” game taking place at 17 West Ocean City businesses, Saturday, Feb. 22. Players who are 18 and older are encouraged to find specific items, then get their game… Read more »

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Berlin infant competing in pageant

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Deadline to vote for Arabella, 4 months, Tuesday, Feb. 25 (Feb. 20, 2020) Berlin resident Arabella Pinkney-Gully is only 4 months old and already starring in a beauty pageant, the winner of which will be announced next Tuesday. Arabella’s parents, Tamara and Christopher, discovered the Little Miss Beauty pageant in… Read more »

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Business

Local dairy farm offering home deliveries

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 20, 2020) The old days of having milk delivered to your front door is no longer a piece of history, as Chesapeake Bay Farms has decided to bring back the tradition and then some by creating its own local grocery delivery system. Owners Daniel and Laura Holland are third… Read more »

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Peninsula Cleaners moves to Berlin Shopping Center

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Feb. 6, 2020) Peninsula Cleaners has moved from Williams Street in Berlin to the Berlin Shopping Center on Old Ocean City Blvd. The company, which has operated for 45 years and has six locations, had taken over Venable Cleaners in 2018. “We had a lot of our service being appreciated… Read more »

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Editorial

Support PIA update

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Lisa Kershner, the state’s public access ombudsman, and Maryland Public Information Act Compliance Board Chairman John “Butch” West, issued a joint statement last week declaring their support for legislation that would strengthen the state’s public information law. Since the law was instituted 50 years ago, most government documents have been available for inspection by any… Read more »

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Spray irrigation all about land, money

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Of the many questions regarding the application of wastewater spray irrigation for Ocean Pines or any other area, the least critical is whether public health will be adversely affected. Strict environmental regulation and monitoring of effluent used in spray irrigation have eliminated the public health concern, as has been evidenced all across the Eastern Shore…. Read more »

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