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Petition to bring justice to car crash victims

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Tyheim Bowen, whose brother, Tymeir Dennis, was struck and killed by a Maryland State Police car in 2013, has started a petition on to reopen the court case about the crash on Route 113 that November. On Nov. 8, 2013 at about 8:02 p.m., brothers Bowen… Read more »

At 108, Munro gets parade for his birthday

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer He still sings bass harmony as chorus members deliver some of his favorite songs (June 18, 2020) Snow Hill resident Leslie John Munro had a big day Monday, complete with a parade, honors, and recognition for having accomplished what most people can’t even contemplate: he celebrated his 108th birthday. About… Read more »

Order determined for OP candidate forum this Wednesday


The trio of entrants running in the Ocean Pines Association’s 2020 Board of Directors election convened on Friday for an arbitrary draw to determine final ballot order and seating arrangements for a Candidate Forum on June 17. The final order found incumbents Dr. Colette Horn and Doug Parks in first and second respectively, followed by… Read more »

Vote Berlin Best Small-Town Shopping


By Morgan Pilz Contest open until June 29, and winner announced July 10 (June 11, 2020) Berlin has been nominated as one of 18 candidates for “Best Small Town for Shopping” as part of the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice competition this month. USA Today has selected 18 small towns from across America that… Read more »

Pines pools reopening expands this Friday

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By Greg Ellison (June 11, 2020) Since opening pools at the Ocean Pines Yacht and Beach Clubs on a limited basis last weekend, plans now are to expand the list of aquatics facilities to include the Swim and Racquet Club on Friday, followed by Mumford’s Landing next week. Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby… Read more »

Crowd limits lead to delay of fireworks

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer They still could happen, but town celebration canceled (June 11, 2020) Berlin’s celebration scheduled for July 3, has been canceled and the fireworks display will be postponed, the mayor and Town Council decided Monday. Economic and Community Development Coordinator Ivy Wells told the council the town wouldn’t have been able… Read more »

Berlin amends absentee voting to make it easier

Mary Bohlen

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 11, 2020) Mayor Gee Williams and the Town Council amended the ordinance for absentee voting in Berlin on Monday, to allow for voters who may be reluctant to venture out in public because of the still-present coronavirus. Previously, absentee voting was permitted for “any qualified voter who may be… Read more »

OP pool facilities prepare to open for this weekend

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By Greg Ellison Swim club pool expected to reopen on June 12 (June 4, 2020) Plans are afoot to reopen pool facilities at the Ocean Pines Yacht and Beach Clubs this weekend, assuming that it meets with the approval of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors. Speaking on Tuesday, General Manager John Viola said… Read more »

Pines Yacht Club, Beach Club bring service outdoors


By Greg Ellison (June 4, 2020) After Maryland’s covid-19 phase one reopening plans expanded to include limited outside dining on Friday, the Ocean Pines Yacht Club, and to a lesser degree the Beach Club, witnessed patrons gradually returning for food, drinks and some sense of normalcy. Matt Ortt Companies cofounder Ralph DeAngelus said Gov. Larry… Read more »

Little League summer play not happening

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Season canceled because of health-safety concerns (June 4, 2020) Sadly for the many youth baseball fans in the area, the Berlin Little League board of directors has decided to cancel the baseball and softball seasons this year to protect players and fans from the spread of the novel coronavirus. Vice… Read more »