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Trendic wins lawsuit against OP

By Greg Ellison (Oct. 29, 2020) The Worcester County Circuit Court ruled in favor of Slobodan Trendic last Wednesday in his suit against the Ocean Pines Association over a previously rejected petition drive regarding unauthorized spending limits. Trendic stepped down as a director after abstaining from a vote on April 6, 2019 to approve expansions… Read more »

Berlin set for modified Oktoberfest

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Annual beer fest will occur but with social distancing practiced throughout area By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) “Oans, zwoa, drei, g’suffa!” as the Bavarians say during Oktoberfest. It’s also an expression local beer lovers might employ — “One, two, three, drink!” —  during the ninth annual Oktoberfest in Berlin this Saturday from… Read more »

Tyndall begins by honoring predecessor

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New mayor and council sworn into office in Berlin By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 15, 2020) New Berlin Mayor Zackery Tyndall honored his predecessor, Gee Williams, on Tuesday with a proclamation and a shadow box presenting a gavel and sound block. Gary Moore of Anchor Wood Creations said the shadow box was built with… Read more »

Tuttle to step down after next board meeting

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 8, 2020) After selling his home in barely a week’s time, Director Steve Tuttle informed the OPA Board this week he would resign after the group’s next meeting on Oct. 17. OPA President Larry Perrone said selecting a replacement for Tuttle, who was elected in 2018 and is up… Read more »

Pines oyster gardening group keeps harvest levels growing


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 8, 2020) Since starting an oyster gardening campaign in 2014 to reduce pollutants in the St. Martin River, Joe and Gail Jankowski have witnessed the program grow and now hope to establish productive oyster beds in the region. Joe Jankowski, who helped found the Protectors of the St. Martin River volunteer… Read more »

Tyndall wins mayor’s race

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Knerr, Nichols, Orris join Town Council in major changing of guard in govt. By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 8, 2020) With a strong campaign and favorable feedback from many townspeople, District 2 Councilmember Zackery Tyndall was elected as the mayor of Berlin on Tuesday in a landslide victory against four candidates. “I think that… Read more »

Bd. of Ed. election in three districts on Nov. 3 ballot

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Candidates set in contests in District 2 and District 3 By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 8, 2020) Worcester County voters will elect three members of the Worcester County Board of Education on Nov. 3, when they go to the polls in the general election. On the ballot will be candidates for school board District… Read more »

Director Steve Tuttle places home on market

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 2, 2020) OPA Board member Steve Tuttle put his house up for sale this week, opening the door for a potential replacement to be appointed. Tuttle, who was elected in 2018 and served as vice-president last year, is up for reelection in 2021. Director Frank Daly said Tuttle has informed the… Read more »

Hazmat team summoned to Ocean Pines

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 1, 2020) What began as a welfare check at a residence in Ocean Pines on Sunday afternoon grew into a three-hour response involving multiple agencies, including the Worcester County Hazmat team. Police Chief Leo Ehrisman said the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department was alerted for a medical emergency just after 4… Read more »

Berlin council candidates discuss goals

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 1, 2020) The candidates running for Berlin Town Council provide their opinions and plans to improve the town’s finances and transparency with the community before the Oct. 6 election. Can you briefly provide your professional background and your connection to Berlin? Jay Knerr for at-large council seat: My name… Read more »