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New initiatives to be pursued against geese

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) The Ocean Pines Environmental & Natural Assets Committee continued working on several initiatives to preserve wildlife and habitat during its meeting last Wednesday. Committee Chairman Ken Wolf said final edits were approved for improved signs to discourage people from feeding the resident Canada geese at the South Gate Pond…. Read more »

Peach Day spreads out around Berlin

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum is sponsoring Peach Day in Berlin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, with the 13th annual event again spread throughout downtown to widen the scope of the seasonal festival. Taylor House Museum President Melissa Reid said the focus would again shift… Read more »

Directors disqualify candidate Farr

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With ballots already cast, late tip to board calls into question home ownership By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) With scarcely two weeks remaining before the end of voting in the Ocean Pines Board of Directors election, candidate Rick Farr was declared ineligible to run by the board following a special meeting Friday. The board’s… Read more »

Berlin Commons gains immediate popularity


By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) Since launching the Berlin Commons community green space several weeks ago, Buzz Meadery owners Brett and Megan Hines have enjoyed witnessing the concept gaining traction with neighbors. In May, both the Berlin Historic District Commission and the Planning Commission approved plans for the Hines to improve a triangle-shaped dirt… Read more »

Berlin Mayor Tyndall attacked by dogs off leash in Salisbury

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By Greg Ellison (July 29, 2021) Berlin Mayor Zach Tyndall is on the mend after being attacked by a pair of loose dogs last Thursday morning in Salisbury. Tyndall, who serves as an instructor at Salisbury University, was on campus after receiving a bi-weekly covid-19 test when tragedy struck. “I was outside and rounding the… Read more »

Berlin Fire presentation brings up questions

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Council members suggest detailed financial figures should be shared with town By Greg Ellison (July 29, 2021) Town Council members raised concerns over scant details for future funding assessments during a quarterly update from Berlin Fire/EMS companies on Monday. Berlin Fire President Dave Fitzgerald reviewed response times and budget highlights for Berlin’s emergency responders for… Read more »

OPA financial report shows major increases in revenue


Two months into new year, receipts, expenses come in much better than expected By Greg Ellison (July 29, 2021) Two months into its current fiscal year, Ocean Pines Association financials are ahead of budget estimates by more than $740,000. Finance Director/Controller Steve Phillips reviewed departmental budget figures for May and June during the board meeting… Read more »

Family flees fast-moving fire


By Greg Ellison (July 29, 2021) Two adults and two children escaped unharmed Monday evening, as Berlin firefighters took more than hour to extinguish a fire at 6 Stevenson Lane. A trio of felines was rescued later inside the structure. The incident, which was reported at 6 p.m., displaced Ocean Pines Marketing and Public Relations… Read more »

Berlin Historic District gives approval for fence, window

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By Greg Ellison (July 22, 2021) Berlin’s Historic District Commission approved extending fencing behind the Globe Theatre and renovating a drive-up window at Mother Flowers during its meeting last Wednesday. Globe fence Globe Gastro Theatre General Manager Joe McElroy was given permission to remove, update and extend existing fencing along Gay Street. Both safety and… Read more »

Committee seeks better turnout at annual meeting


By Greg Ellison (July 22, 2021) The Ocean Pines Communications Committee discussed its plans to publicize the current board election and next months annual homeowners’ meeting last Thursday, and previewed a tie-in with Worcester County History Week this October. Marketing and Public Relations Director Josh Davis told committee members an elections webpage has been added… Read more »