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Cars to rev engines as Fall Crusiers returns to Main St.


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) Car enthusiasts can travel back in time and see restored vehicles during the 15th annual Fall Cruisers on Main Street in downtown Berlin. Larnet St. Amant, executive director of the Berlin Chamber of Commerce, said Main Street typically closes around 6 a.m. for the event. She added… Read more »

Marlin Room to be renamed Foultz Room


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 10, 2019) The Marlin Room at the Ocean Pines community center will be renamed for the late Anna Foultz, with a dedication ceremony set for Oct. 24 , the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors agreed last Wednesday. The celebration of Foultz, 93, who died on Sept. 22, will… Read more »

Pines breaks ground on clubhouse


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Groundbreaking for the 7,200-square-foot clubhouse at the Ocean Pine Golf Course took place Tuesday, and by all accounts construction is slated to wind up in time for a grand opening in May. In April, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors approved the building project at a… Read more »

Bertino hosts active shooter training in Pines

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Helping residents understand how to counter random acts of violence is the intent of a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training class hosted by Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino, in conjunction with the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, Oct. 17. The CRASE training will… Read more »

Fleetwood takes on more responsibility in town

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Anyone looking for Berlin’s Managing Director Jeff Fleetwood would most likely find him in town around 6 a.m. After his morning walk and a cup of coffee, Fleetwood is at his desk by 6:30 a.m. starting his usual 12-hour day. “Quite frankly, the way I do my job… Read more »

‘They have nothing,’ Purnell says after trip to lend aid in Bahamas


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 3, 2019) Berlin Councilman Troy Purnell saw the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian when he traveled to the Bahamas last month to help victims rebuild their homes and lives. “More importantly, we came down to help the people that have lost everything, and I mean everything,” Purnell said. “Houses flattened…. Read more »

Star Charities contemplates next steps without Foultz

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 26, 2019) Following the passing of Ocean Pines community stalwart Anna Lucarello Foultz, 93, on Sunday, volunteers with Star Charities are pushing ahead with the annual “Holiday Gifts for Soldiers” collection, while also considering plans to memorialize the charity’s founder. Speaking on Tuesday, Sue Walter, who assisted Foultz with… Read more »

Pines Pickleball Pink Ribbon Classic takes off

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 26, 2019) The Ocean Pines Pickleball Club is hosting the second annual Pickleball Pink Ribbon Classic on Friday to raise funds in support of a larger campaign that has contributed roughly $34 million for breast cancer research over the last two plus decades. Tournament organizer Bobbie Corbett said the… Read more »

Worcester Prep raises funds for Hurricane Dorian relief

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 26, 2019) Worcester Preparatory School donated more than $4,000 to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Caribbean. “The thing[s] that people need immediately is clean water, food, shelter, and medical care,” said Mary Beth Herbert, president of the school’s parents’ association. “Those immediate things… Read more »

Park shut as money runs out


Spill clean-up takes funds for other work By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 26, 2019) Heron Park is closed, again, but this time until further notice. Given the park’s unexpected lack of money, the Berlin Town Council decided Monday night there is no other course of action to take, at least for now. Councilman Zack… Read more »