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Police face recruiting difficulties

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By Greg Ellison National negativity causes number of job applicants to fall far below usual level (July 2, 2020) The Ocean Pines Police Department is facing mounting recruitment challenges at a time when demands on the department are rising as well. Police Chief Dave Massey said increased rates of domestic incidents have been evidenced since… Read more »

Roar at the Shore rally backs law enforcement


By Greg Ellison (July 2, 2020) Coordinated in under two weeks, the Hogs and Heroes 2020 Roar at the Shore ride held Saturday between Berlin and Ocean City received an outpouring of public support for allied law enforcement agencies, while raising money to support families of fallen police officers. Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter… Read more »

Tyndall files for Berlin race, second candidate for mayor

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Berlin Town Councilman Zackery Tyndall, 30, became the second candidate to file for the Oct. 6 Berlin mayoral election on Tuesday. “I really think there’s a better way forward,” Tyndall said. “I have a son. I think that one day if my son is going to be… Read more »

Todd files for Berlin mayor in 2020 election


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Globe general manager first to file for top post, wants to maintain town’s integrity (July 2, 2020) William “Bill” Todd, 35, is the first candidate to file for mayor in the Berlin 2020 election. Todd filed on June 18 for the position that has been held by Mayor Gee Williams… Read more »

OPA candidate forum explores backgrounds

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By Greg Ellison Hopefuls talk about their expertise and accomplishments (June 25, 2020) Although unable to stage a face-to-face debate because of covid-19 safety restrictions, the three OPA Board of Directors candidates vying for a pair of open seats addressed roughly a dozen questions during a virtual election forum last Wednesday. The 2020 Ocean Pines… Read more »

OPA Board vets short-term rentals in special meeting

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By Greg Ellison (June 25, 2020) While discussions focused on a property on Abbyshire Road, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on Tuesday opened the door to addressing the short-term rental situation. Board member Steve Tuttle, who convened the special session, said in his opening comments adjacent neighbors had sent multiple emails with concerns… Read more »

KKK literature distributed in communities


By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Residents of Ocean Pines, Berlin and West Ocean City found racially charged literature from the Klu Klux Klan on their property last Thursday, the Ocean Pines Police Department and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week. Ocean Pines Police Chief Dave Massey said the literature was a… Read more »

BLM march set for Saturday in Berlin


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Partially a response to Klan flyers in WOC, Berlin, Ocean Pines (June 25, 2020) In response to the reported distribution of KKK literature throughout Worcester County, a Black Lives Matter March through Berlin is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, beginning at Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street. Rosie Bean… Read more »

OP restaurants go to inside dining


By Greg Ellison No easy task for some, as money might not work out, or employees tough to find (June 18, 2020) As Maryland continues to ease covid-19 health restrictions, numerous Ocean Pines eateries are again providing indoor dining at half-capacity for the present time. Matt Ortt Companies cofounder Ralph DeAngelus said food operations at… Read more »

Still Rockin’ plays Windmill Creek

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By Greg Ellison Pines-based five-piece unit to perform variety of genres outdoors at winery, Friday (June 18, 2020) In another sign of life as covid-19 restrictions are rescinded, the Ocean Pines-based Still Rockin’ band will deliver a free live performance at Windmill Creek Winery on Friday, starting at 5 p.m. Still Rockin’ bassist Dave VanGasbeck… Read more »