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Home maintenance a virtue

The Ocean Pines board of directors was absolutely correct to authorize attorney Joe Moore to continue action against owners whose properties have simply not been maintained for years. There are nine such properties. One has a box trailer sitting on it. Its owner already has an injunction calling for the owner to remove the box…. Read more »

All Stars make us proud

Last winter, we celebrated the accomplishments of becoming America’s “coolest small town.” This summer, it looks like Berlin has among the hottest two Little League baseball teams anywhere. At this writing, the Berlin Intermediate All Stars, who had defeated Commack, N.Y. last Friday, were now know as team “East,” in the Little Baseball World Series…. Read more »

Reason, dialogue over polarization is what’s needed in Ocean Pines

This year’s election in Ocean Pines has brought out more candidates than in recent years, which is a good thing.  Over the past 10 years the community has become ever more diverse, and having a wider array of candidates typically allows for a broader spectrum of viewpoints and ideas more representative of the community. However,… Read more »

Yes, it’s summer, a time to rebuild a great school

So, we’re well into summer, and perhaps our children would tell us it’s way too early to have any thoughts about school. Yet there are some positive vibes that came out of a recent tour of the Snow Hill High School renovation and addition construction site. The building is in its first phase of construction… Read more »

Never doubt power of one’s election day vote

So you think your vote doesn’t count? You wonder what difference does it make if you do or don’t show up at the polls? Well think again, and know that it makes a huge difference. Ted Elder won the District 4 GOP County Commissioner’s seat through a never-done before tie-breaker by the Worcester County Republican… Read more »

It’s going to take time to get used to June voting

So we think if anything, the June 24 scheduling of state primary elections is pretty much a work in progress. Moving it from September was intended to give the winners from each primary more time to campaign for the November general election. The earlier schedule was also meant to give Americans serving the country or… Read more »

Accolades for Yacht Club

Certainly there are hot-button issues motivating those who choose to join a crowded field competing for two Ocean Pines Board of Directors seats. Issues such as spending, the lighting of Ocean Parkway, OPA compensation packages, water backup after storms and certainly the future of its golf course are difficult issues that hopefully will be candidly… Read more »

Enjoy, but remember

We look to welcoming our seasonal visitors back to the Berlin, Ocean Pines, West Ocean City, Ocean City and the Worcester County region. While you were away, we celebrated, as Berlin became America’s “coolest small town.” But we also grieved as two brothers were struck along Rte. 113 in Berlin, killing one and seriously injuring… Read more »

Impact of single branch

Sometimes, one of the most important issues concerning a community can come down to a single item. In this case, a tree. Berlin’s Town Council discussed one particular tree on private property and how it seems to be leaning further and closer to power lines. Berlin has apparently been in touch with the home owner,… Read more »

Cannery Village approval was correct decision

We think The Berlin Planning Commission’s approval of the 44-unit Cannery Village housing development to be a good decision. For those who don’t know, this project is different for Berlin. It’s a rental community where each unit will be made available for the tenant to purchase after 15 years of occupancy. Andrew Hanson, vice president… Read more »