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Election results validated during OPA annual meeting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Ocean Pines election results unveiled last Friday showed Steve Tuttle and Frank Daly had each earned three-year terms on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors. Also elected were Ted Moroney and Esther Diller, each to one-year terms. Tuttle was the leading vote-getter, with 2,322, and Daly finished… Read more »

Inaugural Soundwave Festival dubbed success

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville. He estimated the festival of rock, blues and jazz acts including G-13, Blue Miracle, Joey… Read more »

Library branch gets grand opening

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Just about a month after its July 10 soft opening, the new $6.25 million Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library on Harrison Avenue had its official grand opening ceremony Tuesday. With the threat of rain looming, a crowd of close to 100 people moved indoors to an… Read more »

Votes counted Friday, annual meeting on Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Results of the 2018 Ocean Pines Board of Directors Election are scheduled to be announced Friday, immediately after ballots are counted, and those results will be validated during the annual membership meeting Saturday morning. Ballot counting will start at 9 a.m. in the Marlin Room of the community… Read more »

Protestors flock to Pines meeting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Some Ocean Pines residents continued to express outrage last week over the recent removal of several hundred resident Canada geese, while others applauded the decision. Outside a regular board meeting Friday morning about half a dozen women held up signs reading “SECRET Slaughter,” “SHAME ON YOU” and “A… Read more »

S&R Club remains bulkhead staging ground

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Heavy construction equipment and materials used for bulkhead repairs will remain, for now, left in the area behind the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club. Residents had complained of unsightly and unsafe conditions in the waterfront area adjacent to a park that’s often used by fishermen and dog… Read more »

Residents to OPA: Convert crab pier to nature preserve

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Residents of the Whitetail Sanctuary in Ocean Pines delivered a series of recommendations to the board regarding the crab pier last Friday, although the directors decided to delay any decision. During an April board meeting, General Manager John Bailey read from a report from Snow Hill firm J…. Read more »

Berlin 11-12 All-Stars take home state title

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 2, 2018) The 11-12 Berlin Little League All-Star team won the state championship last week and is now in the hunt for a regional title. The squad captured the state championship on Saturday, July 28, in Hagerstown, shutting out Chesapeake City Little League, 6-0. “It’s a huge accomplishment for… Read more »