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Body of man found in ditch on Old OC Blvd.

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 29, 2019) A 41-year-old man was found dead this past Friday afternoon on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin, the Berlin Police Department said Tuesday. Jonathan Michael Driessen, of Berlin, was found in a ditch on Oct. 25 behind Rite Aid on 10119 Old Ocean City Blvd., according to police…. Read more »

Berlin’s 2020 calendar of events approved

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Wells also gets nod from Town Council for alcohol permits at several outings By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Berlin’s 2020 social calendar is booked solid, following the Town Council’s approval last Tuesday of multiple events. In presenting the list to the council, Ivy Wells, Berlin community and economic development also requested permission to… Read more »

No masking fun in Berlin on Halloween

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Town celebrates in big way that just keeps growing By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Thousands of children are expected to come ready with costumes and candy bags to celebrate Halloween next Thursday in Berlin. “This truly is the Lollapalooza of Halloween,” said Washington Street resident Sara Hambury, who added that the downtown should… Read more »

OP Town Hall meeting Saturday in Assateague Room


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Ocean Pines residents at home and traveling can pose questions to the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors during a town hall meeting Saturday in the Assateague Room of the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway. Communications Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Cropper Rines, who returns to oversee the proceedings after hosting… Read more »

Holiday donations for military drive spike for Foultz


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Approaching the final week of Star Charities annual “Holiday Gifts for Soldiers” collection, volunteers are shell shocked by the deluge of donations continuing to pour in, with the groundswell directly attributable to the passing of group co-founder Anna Foultz last month. Star Charities volunteer Sue Walter, who… Read more »

Prost! Berlin to hold seasonal Oktoberfest day


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) Prost! Beer lovers can savor a pint during Berlin Oktoberfest this Saturday afternoon in downtown Berlin. “This is the one day of the year where we spell Berlin with an extra “E”: Beerlin,” said Ivy Wells, Berlin’s community and economic development director. Berlin Oktoberfest will take place from… Read more »

Downing advises parking restrictions

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing advised the Town Council Tuesday night to impose parking restrictions on two narrow streets after firefighting apparatus had to negotiate parked cars to respond to a garage fire earlier this summer. Downing endorsed having no parking on Grace Street and limited parking on… Read more »

OPA board split vote rejects legal fee collection

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) The OPA Board of Directors voted 4-3 against a motion to have attorneys develop language for collection of legal fees tied to court actions for non-collection matters after cost-benefit questions were raised during its meeting earlier this month. The proposal was among a handful of recommendations discussed… Read more »

OP Community Health Fair on Saturday

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) A host of free medical screenings are available during the ninth annual Ocean Pines Community Health Fair on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at the community center. The Ocean Pines Association sponsors the event in conjunction with Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center to provide community… Read more »

Recent rabid raccoon marks 16th rabies case in county


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) A rabid raccoon was captured last month at Decatur Farms, making this the 16th rabies case of 2019 in Worcester County. The raccoon was caught in a trap on Sept. 28 on Schooner Lane in the Decatur Farms neighborhood off Route 113 in Berlin, according to the Berlin… Read more »