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Worcester Prep holds 50th annual graduation ceremony

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By Greg Wehner Worcester Preparatory held its 50th annual graduation on Friday morning, honoring the 46 students and their accomplishments at the private Berlin school. The air that morning was filled with drizzle as the sound of a solo bagpiper led the students, faculty and honorees to the commencement. For some, it may have been… Read more »

Town finances ahead entering final quarter

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Rescue Act money biggest contributor to fiscal health By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (June 2, 2022) The Town of Berlin’s finances are outpacing FY2021 at the third-quarter benchmark of FY2022. At the May 23 meeting of the Berlin Town Council, Finance Director Natalie Saleh broke down revenues and expenses through the first nine months of… Read more »

OPA directors mull 86-ing Janasek

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His yacht club confrontation has board asking whether to yank amenity privileges By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer After an altercation at the tiki bar at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club that allegedly saw former Ocean Pines Director Tom Janasek accost current Director Josette Wheatley, Director Larry Perrone introduced and tabled a motion during a special… Read more »

GM report talks up racquet upgrades, disc golf, T-docks

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer New business including racquet sports upgrades, disc golf and new mailboxes were covered in General Manager John Viola’s report to the Ocean Pines Board on May 25. “In the racquet sports, a lot’s happening down there,” Viola said. He said there’s a punch list on maintenance and other items that… Read more »

Worcester County set for Memorial Day events

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By Greg Wehner, Staff Writer (May 26, 2022) After two years tarnished by the covid-19 pandemic, folks living in and visiting Worcester County are ready to get back to normal. For some, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer season along the 10-miles of beaches in Ocean City, but for others,… Read more »

All referendum questions pass

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Software problem leaves election officials no choice but to hand-count ballots The 28 proposed amendments to the Ocean Pines Association by bylaws were overwhelmingly approved by Ocean Pines voters this week, although getting to that final tally involved counting votes the old-fashioned way. The vote count on the Ocean Pines bylaws referendum was supposed to… Read more »

Communications Committee promotes OPA meeting

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The Ocean Pines Communications Committee is looking at different ways to encourage residents to attend the annual meeting of the Ocean Pines Association in August. “We have had such poor attendance in the last number of years,” committee chair Cheryl Jacobs said at the committee’s meeting last Thursday. “We’ve learned that (this year) we will… Read more »

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

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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 »