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Hill candidacy still uncertain in Ocean Pines

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) Whether former Ocean Pines Association director and interim general manager Brett Hill will be allowed to run for election to the board this year has yet to be decided, as the outcome will depend on a battle of minutiae involving association bylaws and other governing documents. Multiple sources… Read more »

Beach Club to reopen this Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) What a difference a year makes. After record losses at the Ocean Pines yacht and beach clubs a year ago, the former facility opened last weekend to rave reviews and the latter will reopen this Memorial Day weekend. Both are under the new management of the Matt Ortt… Read more »

Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade, Monday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 24, 2018) For decades in the borough sometimes known as East Berlin, the Old Fashioned Memorial Day Parade was an important cultural event, akin to a second Christmas, according to co-organizer Gregory Purnell of the Berlin Community Improvement Association committee that sponsors the annual event. “For the last 60 years… Read more »

Berlin Council backs tattoo committee effort

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday voted 3-1 to approve a letter of support for the Tattoo Ordinance Committee as its next step is to approach the Worcester County Commissioners. The committee plans to ask the commissioners for an amendment in the county code allowing the Worcester… Read more »

New era at Pines Yacht Club starts tonight

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Just minutes prior to opening the doors for a restaurant stress test on Tuesday, Matt Ortt and Ralph DeAngelus gathered several dozen employees of the Ocean Pines Yacht Club – from chefs, busboys and line cooks, to front-of-house wait staff, hostesses and managers – for a last-second pep… Read more »

Ten filed, nine verified for OPA Board election

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 17, 2018) Ten candidates have filed for three vacancies on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, but only nine were verified as of Wednesday, according to board sources. One announced candidate, Brett Hill, apparently did not meet the qualifications as set forth in association bylaws and Resolution M-09, sources… Read more »

Tattoo group seeks public support

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Seeking to update Berlin’s decades-old tattoo laws, the town’s Tattoo Ordinance Committee is asking supporters to attend the next Monday’s mayor and council meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on 10 William Street. The committee was formed in response to discussion during a Town Council meeting… Read more »

Love story started on Flower Street

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (May 10, 2018) Just before former U.S. Air Force Airman First Class John Dale Smack was handed a microphone last Thursday during a ceremony honoring service members in Ocean City, his wife of more than six decades told him what to say: that it was a good experience and he learned… Read more »