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Gazette Editorial: OPA ‘transition team’ a source of confusion

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By establishing a transition team to help replace departed General Manager John Bailey with a different management approach, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors risks confusing what should be a straightforward matter. Understandably, the board and Bailey parted company this week in the waning days of a budget struggle that frequently veered into left field… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Home values, OPA at large, doing just fine

Ocean Pines, whether it’s a matter of finance, lifestyle or desirability, is not going to hell in a handbasket. It might seem that way to a few people, but taking the opinions expressed at last Saturday’s Ocean Pines Association budget meeting as a reflection of the entire community’s thinking would be a big mistake. With… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Not quite yet time for pitchforks and torches

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As Ocean Pines property owners prepare for Saturday’s budget session, they might temper their outrage at the proposed $127 increase in assessments by accepting that this financial package is still in the preliminary stages. Considering the observations offered this week by Association President Doug Parks, it’s apparent that this level of increase will not stand… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: Pines meeting space also a consideration

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Faced with cleaning up prior neglect and the poor decisions of the past, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors has to make the tough decision to abandon the idea of renovating the County Club. Considering that solutions have been batted around for years as to the best course of action to take on the decaying… Read more »