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Removal of Pines BOD president?

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Ocean Pines Directors on Friday will consider removing Association President Doug Parks. Director Slobodan Trendic emailed board members last Friday to request a special meeting for that purpose. He said the reason for removal was related to Parks’ conduct and defamatory remarks made in his capacity as… Read more »

Bathtub Races getting international spotlight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Berlin’s annual Bathtub Races went international this year as the subject of a two-minute TV spot on Voice of America. The network, begun in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda, is a U.S. government-funded international broadcast service sent out in more than 40 different languages and with an estimated… Read more »

Klapholz vows to protect homeowner dollars

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Arie Klapholz is running for the Ocean Pines Board based on his record of fiscal conservatism. The 71-year-old grew up on a farm in southern New Jersey and lived and worked in Philadelphia for about four decades. He worked for the City of Philadelphia as a project manager… Read more »

Ocean Pines Association Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last Saturday discussed the following items during a public meeting at the community center: Agenda additions The directors added several new items not on the published agenda. Colette Horn asked to add a motion “related to the 401K plan” and discussion… Read more »

WHP Boat Launch: Pines puts out call for help

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) For those concerned about parking at the White Horse Park Boat Launch, the Ocean Pines Board has issued a call for volunteers to help collect data to determine the extent of the problem. Director Colette Horn, during a June 23 public meeting, discussed a marine advisory committee effort… Read more »

Five take part in candidate forum

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Five of the seven remaining candidates for the Ocean Pines Board participated last Wednesday in the only scheduled public forum. Held at in the upstairs ballroom of the yacht club and hosted by the elections committee, it included Steve Tuttle, Frank Daly, Greg Turner, Paula Gray and Ted… Read more »

Clubs Committee mostly upbeat on Ortt Co. oversight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) Members of the Ocean Pines Clubs Committee last Thursday related several recent experiences, good and bad, at the association yacht and beach clubs. It was the first time the committee had met since Matt Ortt Companies took over management of those facilities. “It’s all been good that I’ve… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council last Monday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: Construction update Water Resources and Public Works Director Jane Kreiter said mill and overlay work would soon be done on William Street, Cedar Avenue and Maple Avenue. The roadwork is… Read more »

Election unlikely to be delayed by Hill lawsuit, clerk says

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 5 2018) In an amended complaint filed with the Worcester County Circuit Court June 27, Brett Hill again disputed the ruling by Ocean Pines Association officials that he is ineligible to run in this year’s election. Hill requested a temporary restraining order to halt election proceedings, but that was apparently… Read more »