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Berlin amends absentee voting to make it easier

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 11, 2020) Mayor Gee Williams and the Town Council amended the ordinance for absentee voting in Berlin on Monday, to allow for voters who may be reluctant to venture out in public because of the still-present coronavirus. Previously, absentee voting was permitted for “any qualified voter who may be… Read more »

OP pool facilities prepare to open for this weekend

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By Greg Ellison Swim club pool expected to reopen on June 12 (June 4, 2020) Plans are afoot to reopen pool facilities at the Ocean Pines Yacht and Beach Clubs this weekend, assuming that it meets with the approval of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors. Speaking on Tuesday, General Manager John Viola said… Read more »

Pines Yacht Club, Beach Club bring service outdoors


By Greg Ellison (June 4, 2020) After Maryland’s covid-19 phase one reopening plans expanded to include limited outside dining on Friday, the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, and to a lesser degree the Beach Club, witnessed patrons gradually returning for food, drinks and some sense of normalcy. Matt Ortt Companies cofounder Ralph DeAngelus said Gov. Larry… Read more »

Little League summer play not happening

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Season canceled because of health-safety concerns (June 4, 2020) Sadly for the many youth baseball fans in the area, the Berlin Little League board of directors has decided to cancel the baseball and softball seasons this year to protect players and fans from the spread of the novel coronavirus. Vice… Read more »

Berlin approves $5.9M general fund budget

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 4, 2020) Berlin officials approved the town’s $5.9 million general fund budget at its bi-monthly meeting at Town Hall last Tuesday, finalizing for the next fiscal year a financial package unchanged from when it was introduce on May 11. Mayor Gee Williams said the new budget is 4 percent… Read more »

Ocean Pines Farmers Market adapts to new situation

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By Greg Ellison Vendors, customers make changes to accommodate health safety guidelines (May 28, 2020) Although foot traffic at the Ocean Pines Farmers & Artisans Market was under par this Memorial Day Weekend, attendance has been strong overall despite the spread of covid-19. Market Manager David Bean said a small dip last week notwithstanding, head… Read more »

Town meetings still virtual in June

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Berlin will continue to hold sessions online; waiting on Hogan’s recommendations (May 28, 2020) After two months of holding mayor and Town Council and committee meetings via Facebook live, town officials have decided to continue the practice into the month of June. Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen said the town… Read more »

Gulyas retires from Berlin council after six years

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 28, 2020) Berlin At-Large Councilmember Thom Gulyas, 55, announced during the mayor and Town Council meeting on Tuesday night that he is resigning from his position after six years. Gulyas, who was first elected to the council in 2014, said he will leave the council because he and his… Read more »

Berlin meetings stay virtual in May

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Offices open to public with restrictions, as town seeks to limit number of visitors (May 21, 2020) Even though Gov. Larry Hogan lifted his stay-at-home order last week,  Berlin government will not have in-person public meetings for the remainder of May. All meetings, including those by the mayor and Town… Read more »

Berlin business reopening with sigh of relief


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 21, 2020) The town of Berlin is seeing several restaurants and small businesses tentatively reopen now that Gov. Larry Hogan has lifted his stay-at-home order and allowed some facets of normal life to resume. Excluding sit-down restaurants, gyms, playgrounds, theaters and large gathering events, many businesses are beginning to… Read more »