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Donations sought as Maryland Food Bank maintains mission


By Greg Ellison (March 26, 2020) The Maryland Food Bank of the Eastern Shore is seeking financial support and volunteers to maintain distribution services from Kent County to Worcester County in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eastern Shore Food Bank Director of Regional Services Jennifer Small said providing food for people on the Eastern Shore… Read more »

Stay in touch with elderly relatives

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 26, 2020) With the country practicing social distancing and trying to block the spread of the novel coronavirus by staying indoors and away from people, it can be easy to forget one of the most vulnerable populations: the elderly. As COVID-19 is considered the most threatening for people ages… Read more »

Berlin businesses come together during virus


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 26, 2020) With all but businesses and services classified as essential closed,  residents and groups in small towns like Berlin are doing what they can to help. Kathryn Gordon, director for Worcester County Economic Development, praised the Berlin Chamber of Commerce for its connection with the local businesses. “The… Read more »

Phillips promotes email contact for elderly assistance

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(March 19, 2020) Helping elderly community members acquire food, medicines and other necessities is the aim of a new email-based volunteer group formed by Colby Phillips. Speaking on Tuesday, Phillips said she launched the email campaign on Facebook the previous evening out of  concern for senior citizens becoming exposed to the coronavirus. Her effort is… Read more »

Parks onboard for next OPA board election

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By Greg Ellison (March 19, 2020) Looking to chart continued progress after four years as a member of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, President Doug Parks unveiled intentions this week to seek another term in the 2020 board election. “The first year, I was appointed to the board,” he said. “In 2017 I… Read more »

Pitching in to help school children

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer Businesses, volunteers see need and respond to loss of school meal program (March 19, 2020) Since Gov. Larry Hogan closed schools for two weeks by executive order last week, groups and organizations have joined to find ways to feed children who depend on school meals. Many students who benefit from… Read more »

Mayor Williams issues statement on coronavirus

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Town’s response will affect meetings, offices, events (March 19, 2020) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams issued a statement on Monday concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it will affect town meetings and events. To the Citizens and Guests of Berlin: The Town of Berlin is actively monitoring the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) by working closely… Read more »

Viola highlights budget favorability


Ocean Pines current fiscal year expected to finish out roughly $400,000 in black By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) In addition to reporting capital project figures are on course so far, Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola said Saturday that he the believes the budget year would close out more than $400,000 in the… Read more »

Gina’s Warriors fund running this month at Copy Central

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) Looking to educate the public and to provide financial support as younger women become increasingly affected by colorectal cancer, the proprietors of Copy Central in Ocean Pines, Linda and Michael Dearing, will be collecting donations this month for Gina’s Warriors Comfort Fund. The Ocean Pines couple launched the charitable… Read more »

Property taxes could go up by three cents

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Mayor Gee Williams suggested raising the Berlin property tax rates by three cents at the mayor and Town Council meeting on Monday. Although Williams introduced the number as a possible tax increase, no decisions will be made until the general fund budget work session on Monday, April… Read more »