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Lakernick announces OP candidacy

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By Greg Ellison (April 16, 2020) The OPA Board of Directors 2020 election became competitive this week after Dr. Stuart Lakernick entered the fray to expand the field to three candidates. Lakernick, a chiropractic functional neurologist practicing in the Philadelphia area who is married to former OPA Board member Esther Dill, filed paperwork on Tuesday… Read more »

Pines volunteers form new Facebook group


By Greg Ellison (April 16, 2020) Despite collecting a host of warm memories over her 50 years of owning property in Ocean Pines, Pat Veitenthal experienced a high mark last week. “I’ve seen many acts of kindness in the Pines … but this has to be one of the pinnacles,” she said. Veitenthal, a retired… Read more »

OP residents volunteer to make face masks

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By Greg Ellison (April 9, 2020) Ocean Pines residents have banded together to provide face masks to bolster supplies for the Ocean Pines Fire Department and Coastal Hospice staff members, whose jobs come with an increased risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Neil Gottesman, a Coastal Hospice volunteer and lifetime member of the Ocean Pines… Read more »

OPA delays assessment date 90 days

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By Greg Ellison Those who can pay should, others will have more time (April 9, 2020) With the covid-19 pandemic hammering the economy, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors last Wednesday voted 6-1 to delay annual assessment fees due May 1 for 90 days until the start of August. Treasurer Larry Perrone, the dissenting board… Read more »

Berlin online meetings start Mon.

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Town services will continue amid coronavirus concerns; parks, playgrounds closed (April 9, 2020) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams issued his weekly statement on Monday with updates concerning covid-19 (coronavirus) and the town. The Town of Berlin continues to actively monitor the evolving situation regarding covid-19 (coronavirus). All town services continue to be provided. Town employees are… Read more »

Berlin meetings will be public, virtually

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 9, 2020) The first online Berlin mayor and Town Council meeting will take place on Facebook Live Monday starting at 5:30 p.m. with a budget work session. Following the work session, the regular session will begin at 7 p.m. “Town staff has explored our most readily available options for ensuring… Read more »

Masks, shields given to hospitals

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Hardwire, boutique change gears to provide protection to health care workers (April 2, 2020) Residents and companies in Worcester County are creating protective gear for  medical personnel and members of the community during the spread of covid-19 throughout the state. Hardwire LLC, a Pocomoke City manufacturer of protective armor used… Read more »

Coastal Bays promotes small farms

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By Greg Ellison (April 2, 2020) The Maryland Coastal Bays Program wants to promote small-scale farming practices and local agriculture producers through its new “Living Local: Small-Scale, Large Impact” project. The campaign includes a series of farm spotlight articles, with the first published tomorrow, along with community visits to small-scale operations at a still-to-be-determined date… Read more »

OP Rec & Parks suggests fun and safe activities

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By Greg Ellison (April 2, 2020) While families are sequestered at home during the COVID-19 pandemic response, and with playground facilities temporarily closed, the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks department is providing alternative inside activities to help parents keep their offspring entertained. Recreation Program Coordinator & Camp Director Brittany Jarman said the stay-at-home directive issued… Read more »

Horn announces OPA Board candidacy for 2020 election

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By Greg Ellison (March 26, 2020) Counting improved business operations and courteous meeting deliberations among her first-term accomplishments, OPA Director Dr. Colette Horn announced her intentions this week to seek re-election in 2020. Since winning a board seat in 2017, Horn said the directors have functioned productively to achieve a wealth of goals for association… Read more »