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Viola reveals positive trends for budget, looks to next FY


(Nov. 26, 2020) Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola shared revenue and expense totals through October, while also previewing the forthcoming fiscal year budget process during the Board of Directors’ meeting on Wednesday. Viola said the finalized September financials showed a positive net operating variance of more than $148,000. “The bottom line is it’s approximately… Read more »

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OPA Board approves buying equipment, looks at bylaws

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 26, 2020) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors approved two capital purchases for grounds equipment and reviewed the formation of a work group to update association bylaws during its meeting on Wednesday. General Manager John Viola presented a pair of capital purchase requests from OPA Public Works for a John Deere… Read more »

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Communications resumes pursuit of new OP signs


By Greg Ellison (Nov. 26, 2020) Reconvening for the first time since the covid-19 outbreak, last week the OPA Communications Committee resumed discussions about upgrading community marquee signs to electronic versions, contingent on approval from Worcester County. Committee Chairwoman Jenny Cropper Rines said despite the lack of recent gatherings, the group remains committed to the… Read more »

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Surge of coronavirus in area leads to virtual tree-lighting

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By Greg Ellison (Nov. 26, 2020) After assessing the state of the spread of coronavirus in this area, Ocean Pines officials have decided to stage the annual Ocean Pines Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting in White Horse Park virtually without participants this Saturday. In the meantime, the inaugural Thanksgiving “Family Gobble Wobble” stroll around the South… Read more »

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Bid accepted for fuel tank removal


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 26, 2020) The underground fuel storage tank and dispenser will be removed and replaced at the Worcester County Board of Education office in Newark, following the board’s award of a bid to Delmarva Petroleum Services last Tuesday. “Due to the aging underground fuel tank, our insurance company as of… Read more »

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Letters to the editor


KKK-related print material found Editor, It is hard to believe we live in a community where recent KKK-related print materials were left in driveways of local residents of Berlin, Ocean Pines and West Ocean City. This is an affront, not just to those who received these hate-filled, scare-mongering missives, but to all of us who… Read more »

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Sad summer with no Berlin Little League

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Just when we really needed a feel-good diversion from the extremely upsetting difficulties of our times, the one thing we normally could count on to unite our communities and give us something to cheer about has fallen victim to covid-19. To borrow from “Casey at the Bat,” there will be no baseball joy in Berlin… Read more »

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