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Excepting write-in, Berlin incumbents assured of reelection

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Sept. 6, 2018) “At this point in time, it’s looking like we may not end up actually holding the election,” Administration Services Director Mary Bohlen said during a Berlin Board of Supervisors of Elections meeting Tuesday night. Three incumbents and no challengers filed for the Town Council election before the Sept…. Read more »

Orientation over, directors focus on work session, Sat.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) All seven members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors last Friday took part in a nearly 10-hour orientation meeting that included legal and financial presentations, a meet-and-greet with department heads, tours of three facilities, and an extended brainstorming session on goals and priorities. The directors met at… Read more »

Community effort brings back ‘Briddletown’

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Call it Briddletown (rhymes with “riddle”) or the more formal-sounding Brid-dell´-Town (rhymes with “well”). Either way, the re-designation of a portion of Flower Street in Berlin on Tuesday afternoon was clearly meaningful to a large segment of the population. According to new interpretive signs unveiled on Tuesday near… Read more »

Hope4Recovery could open in Nov.; Grace Center to stay

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) A new nonprofit recovery home on 10226 Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin could be open by the end of the year, according to Hope4Recovery Executive Director Patrice Ottey. In a phone interview Tuesday morning, Ottey said she recently met with the fire marshal and was told the… Read more »

Ocean Pines elects new officers

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Doug Parks will remain president of the Ocean Pines Association, following a 5-2 vote Sunday during the board of directors’ organizational meeting held annually after each election. It is the first time since 2013 an association president was elected during two consecutive organizational meetings. “Just wanted to share… Read more »

Berlin Fire Company contract talks go cold

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Talks between the Town of Berlin and Berlin Fire Company on a funding agreement for fiscal 2019 stalled earlier this week, with the town asking for more information and the fire company not responding until later. A major point of contention appears to be the fire company’s apparent… Read more »

New board members promise to address bulkhead staging

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Several new members of the Ocean Pines board of directors on Sunday promised to find a solution to reportedly unsafe conditions at the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club because of construction materials and vehicles left unsupervised there. The waterfront area, on 10 Seabreeze Road, has been used… Read more »

‘Berlin Gateway’ passes planning commission test

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) A proposed new gateway into Berlin took a crucial step forward last Wednesday night, as the town planning commission voted 5-1 to recommend adding two parcels of land at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Old City Boulevard to growth area three of the Town of Berlin… Read more »