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OP board to discuss holding new election

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Court still has to decide whether Farr was legally denied right to seek office By Greg Ellison (Sept. 30, 2021) Following a delayed motion hearing on Monday in Worcester Circuit Court for board candidate Rick Farr’s lawsuit against Ocean Pines, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors scheduled a special meeting today (Thursday) at 3… Read more »

OP to release property owner survey Monday

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 23, 2021) After gaining sign-off from the Board of Directors last week, a property owners’ survey created by the Ocean Pines Strategic Planning Committee is being released on Sept. 27. Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chairman Bernie McGorry presented survey specifics and related costs during the board meting on Sept. 15. “We feel… Read more »

OP Board candidate Farr court hearing Monday

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 23, 2021) Property ownership questions concerning Ocean Pines Board of Directors candidate Rick Farr could be decided next week when Farr and Ocean Pines representatives appear at a Worcester County Circuit Court hearing next Monday. On Aug. 30, Judge Sidney Campen, retired from the Talbot County Circuit Court bench, opted against… Read more »

Fiddlers will bow in Berlin this weekend

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Banjo, guitar players will share stage during town’s 29th annual convention By Greg Ellison (Sept. 23, 2021) After taking a pause in 2020, the annual Fiddler’s Convention returns to downtown Berlin this Friday through Sunday. Berlin Chamber of Commerce Deputy Director Steve Frene said the 29th year of the musical extravaganza will see a few… Read more »

Directors OK county plan for irrigation

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Project will use treated    effluent on OP Golf Course By Greg Ellison (Sept. 23, 2021) The Worcester County Commissioners got what they wanted from the Ocean Pines Board of Directors last Wednesday — unanimous support for a county plan to convert the Ocean Pines Golf Course irrigation system to one that sprays treated wastewater instead…. Read more »

Disc golf pitch gets delayed by Berlin Council

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Eastbound Disc Golf organizers will return next month to revive discussions with Berlin officials about a proposed 18-hole course at Stephen Decatur Park after the town council voted 4-1 on Monday, with Councilmember Dean Burrell opposed, to table the issue for four weeks. Local disc golf pro Austin Widdowson… Read more »

Berlin approves Flower Street parcel purchase

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Aiming to preserve a piece of land that is historically significant locally, the Berlin Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to spend $45,000 to buy the parcel on Flower Street. Mayor Zach Tyndall introduced a FY22 budget amendment to increase the general fund by transferring $45,000 from the Community… Read more »

Tyndall cancels Heron Park meeting with state

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Mayor Zach Tyndall’s cancellation last week of a meeting with Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials about helping the town with Heron Park has outraged some town officials, who believed the gathering set for last Friday could have led to the state’s participation in the park’s development and big… Read more »

OP Effluent town hall meeting

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) If the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors agree, the Worcester County Commissioners are prepared to invest over $3 million to update the Ocean Pines Golf Course irrigation system so it can spray treated wastewater instead of drawing from the freshwater supply. Worcester County Public Works Director Dallas Baker… Read more »

Small Town Throw Down Saturday

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Berlin will give downtown some twang with all-day country music concert By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Berlin will have its fourth annual “Small Town Throw Down,” concert Saturday, with a trio of Nashville-flavored musical acts for a full afternoon of hoedown tunes with food, drinks and vendors on hand from 1-6 p.m. The country… Read more »