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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 »

Berlin LL All-Star team has a ball in Bristol

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) It took a perfect game to keep the Berlin All-Stars from a return trip to the Little League World Series, and that’s exactly what the Mid Island Little Leaguers from Staten Island, New York got from their starter during the Mid-Atlantic championship game on Sunday in Bristol, Connecticut…. Read more »

Historic District Commission rejects Mariner porch request

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Garrett Neeb and Reggie Mariner of Bay Four LLC were not warmly greeted by members of the Berlin Historic District Commission and its audience last Wednesday, and were denied approval for a freestanding porch at their property on 201 William Street. Mariner said the structure, described as a… Read more »

Election results validated during OPA annual meeting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Ocean Pines election results unveiled last Friday showed Steve Tuttle and Frank Daly had each earned three-year terms on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors. Also elected were Ted Moroney and Esther Diller, each to one-year terms. Tuttle was the leading vote-getter, with 2,322, and Daly finished… Read more »

Library branch gets grand opening

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Just about a month after its July 10 soft opening, the new $6.25 million Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library on Harrison Avenue had its official grand opening ceremony Tuesday. With the threat of rain looming, a crowd of close to 100 people moved indoors to an… Read more »

Inaugural Soundwave Festival dubbed success

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville. He estimated the festival of rock, blues and jazz acts including G-13, Blue Miracle, Joey… Read more »

Votes counted Friday, annual meeting on Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Results of the 2018 Ocean Pines Board of Directors Election are scheduled to be announced Friday, immediately after ballots are counted, and those results will be validated during the annual membership meeting Saturday morning. Ballot counting will start at 9 a.m. in the Marlin Room of the community… Read more »