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Pines Board splits vote to continue election

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Special meeting held on Monday quickly negated after court intervention  By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) A motion to rescind the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ decisions last week to declare then board candidate Rick Farr ineligible to run but to continue with the nearly completed election ’s was voted down during a special… Read more »

Court hits pause button on OP election

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Farr’s candidacy will turn on how judge sees property ownership by family trust By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors election entered unchartered waters on Tuesday when Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Beau Oglesby issued a temporary restraining order to stay the election until after a hearing on whether disqualified… Read more »

Berlin Community Center Committee details set

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) After opting against paying for a feasibility study for a proposed community center on Flower Street in June, the Berlin Town Council on Monday voted to create a committee to vet the topic. During the discussions in June, Councilman Jack Orris proposed forming a Community Center Development Committee to… Read more »

Kennedy sources father for children’s book

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Authors first youth reader harkens back to memories of yesteryear with parents By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) Ocean Pines resident Maureen Kennedy, who operates the My Backyard store in the Manklin Creek Shopping Center, has realized a lifetime goal after recently publishing her first children’s book, “A Wonderful Day with Gilly Gilay.” “It was… Read more »

New initiatives to be pursued against geese

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) The Ocean Pines Environmental & Natural Assets Committee continued working on several initiatives to preserve wildlife and habitat during its meeting last Wednesday. Committee Chairman Ken Wolf said final edits were approved for improved signs to discourage people from feeding the resident Canada geese at the South Gate Pond…. Read more »

Peach Day spreads out around Berlin

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum is sponsoring Peach Day in Berlin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, with the 13th annual event again spread throughout downtown to widen the scope of the seasonal festival. Taylor House Museum President Melissa Reid said the focus would again shift… Read more »

Directors disqualify candidate Farr

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With ballots already cast, late tip to board calls into question home ownership By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) With scarcely two weeks remaining before the end of voting in the Ocean Pines Board of Directors election, candidate Rick Farr was declared ineligible to run by the board following a special meeting Friday. The board’s… Read more »

Berlin Commons gains immediate popularity

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) Since launching the Berlin Commons community green space several weeks ago, Buzz Meadery owners Brett and Megan Hines have enjoyed witnessing the concept gaining traction with neighbors. In May, both the Berlin Historic District Commission and the Planning Commission approved plans for the Hines to improve a triangle-shaped dirt… Read more »

Berlin Mayor Tyndall attacked by dogs off leash in Salisbury

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By Greg Ellison (July 29, 2021) Berlin Mayor Zach Tyndall is on the mend after being attacked by a pair of loose dogs last Thursday morning in Salisbury. Tyndall, who serves as an instructor at Salisbury University, was on campus after receiving a bi-weekly covid-19 test when tragedy struck. “I was outside and rounding the… Read more »

Berlin Fire presentation brings up questions

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Council members suggest detailed financial figures should be shared with town By Greg Ellison (July 29, 2021) Town Council members raised concerns over scant details for future funding assessments during a quarterly update from Berlin Fire/EMS companies on Monday. Berlin Fire President Dave Fitzgerald reviewed response times and budget highlights for Berlin’s emergency responders for… Read more »