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Frontier Town owners seek camp law change

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New spots to offer greenery, off-site parking, space to recreate, and picnic tables By Greg Wehner Worcester County Commissioners will soon vote on changing the code surrounding campgrounds after the owners of Frontier Town in Berlin asked to allow features not permitted under the current code. Sun TRS Frontier, LLC, which operates Frontier Town, Castaways,… Read more »

Sports facility plan has town feeling left out


FILE PHOTO. The Berlin Planning Commission meets in 2021. Planning Commission wonders why Berlin not included in talks The Berlin Planning Commission convened on May 11 with one item on their docket — a revised site plan review for the West View at Purnell Crossing planned community, which was approved. Then, roughly three-quarters of the… Read more »

OPA Sec. Farr qualifies candidates


Farr replaces Wheatley, who steps down to seek regular seat on board of directors The Ocean Pines Association shook up its ranks on Friday when Josette Wheatley resigned her position as board of directors secretary ahead of her bid to join the board. “Although it’s not a requirement that she resign, she resigned her secretary… Read more »

Berlin’s Spring Cruisers take to streets Saturday

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Vintage wheels will be rolling down Berlin’s Main Street once again this Saturday for the annual Berlin Spring Cruisers event. For the second year in a row, the event will be at full force after previous renditions of cruising events had to accommodate covid-19 restrictions. Starting at 6 a.m., Main Street and adjacent streets, including… Read more »

Annual Ocean City Springfest celebration runs through Sunday


By Greg Wehner, Staff Writer (May 5, 2022) Ocean City will officially kick off its visitor season this weekend by celebrating the 31st annual Springfest, featuring an open-air layout for patrons to browse vendor tents, listen to music, play games, and partake of local flavors. The festival, which runs from Thursday through Sunday, will take… Read more »

Berlin Farmers Market kicks off 2022 season


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Berlin Farmers Market kicked off the spring and summer season last weekend with a few more vendors, now that covid-19 restrictions have eased to the point that they can squeeze in a few more booths. “(The turnout this weekend) was wonderful,” said Berlin Economic and Community Development Administrative Assistant… Read more »

OP leadership gives crash course to board hopefuls

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Ocean Pines Search Committee continued its engagement with residents on April 28 as it searched for more applicants to throw their hats in the ring for the three Ocean Pines Board of Directors seats up for grabs later this year. Much of the virtual discussion dealt with the nuts… Read more »

Jazz and Blues this Saturday


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Berlin Chamber of Commerce’s Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews festival comes back to Main Street at full strength on Saturday, a year removed from having to accommodate covid-19 restrictions to facilitate the event. The free, eight-hour event, from 2-10 p.m., will feature two alternating stages — one for… Read more »

Berlin approves smart water meters

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By Greg Ellison (April 28, 2022) In an effort to improve the accuracy of water bills, the Berlin Town Council on Monday agreed to spend about three quarter of a million dollars to acquire smart meters. Water Resources Superintendent Jamey Latchum said a report delivered in February by Jean Holloway, from Southeast Rural Community Assistance… Read more »

Berlin Council briefs

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By Greg Ellison (April 28, 2022) The Berlin mayor and Town Council weighed an event approval, while also considering revised flag designs and updating the walking path in Stephen Decatur Park during its meeting on Monday. Taylor House concert Council members voted unanimously in favor of a request from the Taylor House Museum to sell… Read more »