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Mayor Williams issues statement on coronavirus

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Town’s response will affect meetings, offices, events (March 19, 2020) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams issued a statement on Monday concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it will affect town meetings and events. To the Citizens and Guests of Berlin: The Town of Berlin is actively monitoring the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) by working closely… Read more »

Viola highlights budget favorability


Ocean Pines current fiscal year expected to finish out roughly $400,000 in black By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) In addition to reporting capital project figures are on course so far, Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola said Saturday that he the believes the budget year would close out more than $400,000 in the… Read more »

Gina’s Warriors fund running this month at Copy Central

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) Looking to educate the public and to provide financial support as younger women become increasingly affected by colorectal cancer, the proprietors of Copy Central in Ocean Pines, Linda and Michael Dearing, will be collecting donations this month for Gina’s Warriors Comfort Fund. The Ocean Pines couple launched the charitable… Read more »

Property taxes could go up by three cents

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Mayor Gee Williams suggested raising the Berlin property tax rates by three cents at the mayor and Town Council meeting on Monday. Although Williams introduced the number as a possible tax increase, no decisions will be made until the general fund budget work session on Monday, April… Read more »

Towns ask for EMS and fire funding

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Representatives of Pocomoke City, Snow Hill, Berlin and Ocean Pines banded together to request increased funding for fire and emergency medical services in their towns, as well as for Ocean City, during the Worcester County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday in Snow Hill. Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, speaking… Read more »

Ocean Pines seasonal job fair this Sunday

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By Greg Ellison (March 5, 2020) The Ocean Pines Association will hold a job fair on Sunday starting at 9 a.m. to staff a number of fulltime seasonal positions, including lifeguards and swimming instructors. OPA Aquatics Manager Kathleen Cook said the hiring event will run until noon at the Sports Core Pool, 11144 Cathell Road…. Read more »

Anti-flooding tactics in development


Varying circumstances call for solutions that can be adapted for specific areas By Greg Ellison (March 5, 2020) While work to remedy numerous flooding and water retention problems throughout Ocean Pines continues to gain momentum, resident Katie Conforti, who lives directly south of Route 90 remains concerned about standing water in nearby yards and Ocean… Read more »

Comedy podcast created in Berlin


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 5, 2020) A comedy podcast by a mother and daughter that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer and the need to find humor in life has begun to gain a loyal following of listeners. Claudia and Kate Nicholls of Berlin decided to create a podcast called Stage 4… Read more »

OC Film Festival offers fourth day

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer More than 100 projects will be available for screening during March 5-8 event (March 5, 2020) The Art League of Ocean City has added a fourth day to the fourth annual Ocean City Film Festival, which will begin showing films today, Thursday, March 5, showcasing the work of local, regional… Read more »

OPA Clubs Committee raises function issue


By Greg Ellison (Feb. 27, 2020) Defining its roles and purposes dominated the discussion at the Feb. 20 OPA Clubs Committee meeting because of concerns involving food and beverage operations. Committee Chairman Gary Miller said his group wishes to be kept in the loop regarding promotions planned by food contractor Matt Ortt Companies at the… Read more »