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Police, military honor terminally ill veteran


By Greg Ellison (July 9, 2020) More than 50 vehicles paid tribute to retired Anne Arundel County Police Cpl. Doug Juckett, 80, in a drive-by ceremony Monday at the Macky & Pam Stansell House Coastal Hospice in Ocean Pines. Charlie Dorman, past president with the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club, helped organize the gathering of law enforcement… Read more »

OP Kiwanis Club turns 40 during pandemic

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By Greg Ellison (July 9, 2020) After decades of sponsoring community enrichment campaigns, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City will mark its 40th anniversary this year, albeit in a subdued manner because of covid-19 concerns. Public Relations/Press Chairman Dave Landis said the group, which was originally designated as the Kiwanis Club Berlin-Ocean Pines,… Read more »

Berlin museum adds exhibit with narration for first time

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 9, 2020) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum on North Main Street in Berlin reopened to the public last Wednesday with a new exhibit about Cpl. Isaiah Fassett. “The new Isaiah Fassett exhibit has several pieces to it,” said Melissa Reid, president of the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum…. Read more »

Williams seeking to retain position as Berlin mayor

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Three-term incumbent will face two challengers in Oct. (July 9, 2020) Incumbent Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, 71, has filed for re-election for a fourth consecutive term this week and is emphasizing his experience. “The bottom line is that I have the experience necessary to do this job well,” Williams said… Read more »

Police face recruiting difficulties

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By Greg Ellison National negativity causes number of job applicants to fall far below usual level (July 2, 2020) The Ocean Pines Police Department is facing mounting recruitment challenges at a time when demands on the department are rising as well. Police Chief Dave Massey said increased rates of domestic incidents have been evidenced since… Read more »

Roar at the Shore rally backs law enforcement


By Greg Ellison (July 2, 2020) Coordinated in under two weeks, the Hogs and Heroes 2020 Roar at the Shore ride held Saturday between Berlin and Ocean City received an outpouring of public support for allied law enforcement agencies, while raising money to support families of fallen police officers. Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter… Read more »

Tyndall files for Berlin race, second candidate for mayor

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Berlin Town Councilman Zackery Tyndall, 30, became the second candidate to file for the Oct. 6 Berlin mayoral election on Tuesday. “I really think there’s a better way forward,” Tyndall said. “I have a son. I think that one day if my son is going to be… Read more »

Todd files for Berlin mayor in 2020 election


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Globe general manager first to file for top post, wants to maintain town’s integrity (July 2, 2020) William “Bill” Todd, 35, is the first candidate to file for mayor in the Berlin 2020 election. Todd filed on June 18 for the position that has been held by Mayor Gee Williams… Read more »

OPA candidate forum explores backgrounds

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By Greg Ellison Hopefuls talk about their expertise and accomplishments (June 25, 2020) Although unable to stage a face-to-face debate because of covid-19 safety restrictions, the three OPA Board of Directors candidates vying for a pair of open seats addressed roughly a dozen questions during a virtual election forum last Wednesday. The 2020 Ocean Pines… Read more »

OPA Board vets short-term rentals in special meeting

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By Greg Ellison (June 25, 2020) While discussions focused on a property on Abbyshire Road, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on Tuesday opened the door to addressing the short-term rental situation. Board member Steve Tuttle, who convened the special session, said in his opening comments adjacent neighbors had sent multiple emails with concerns… Read more »