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Waiting for answers about condition of health site Editor, I have been curious (and concerned) about the condition of the MD Health Connection Web site, as well as the status of enrollments. Research on my part has unearthed the disturbing information that, as of May 31, 2014, only 72,000 persons have enrolled in qualified health… Read more »

Filling Lynch’s shoes will be difficult for Council

Berlin Town Council member Paula Lynch announced earlier this month that she would not seek re-election after 26 years of service. In this week’s Bayside Gazette edition, staff writer Josh Davis interviewed several of her Town Council colleagues. The consensus was that she will be missed with even comment that the membership does not want… Read more »

Gratitude to Berlin officers who pulled two from blaze

Town Council meetings can be an interesting place spanning the more mundane to sometimes-heated arguments to presentations to retiring civil workers. It’s not often that a Town Council meeting turns into recognition of true heroes. But that’s what happened at Monday’s Berlin Town Council meeting. There, Berlin Police officers Spo. Edward Carmean and Spo. Merle… Read more »

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 »