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OPA Sec. Farr qualifies candidates


Farr replaces Wheatley, who steps down to seek regular seat on board of directors The Ocean Pines Association shook up its ranks on Friday when Josette Wheatley resigned her position as board of directors secretary ahead of her bid to join the board. “Although it’s not a requirement that she resign, she resigned her secretary… Read more »

New kayak launches planned in OP


The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee is awaiting word to see if an old kayak launch recently discovered on the Route 90 walking trail can be brought back to life. Sharon Santacroce, Environmental Committee chair, stopped by the May 9 Recreation and Parks for an update on what her committee is working on. While… Read more »

Berlin’s Spring Cruisers take to streets Saturday

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Vintage wheels will be rolling down Berlin’s Main Street once again this Saturday for the annual Berlin Spring Cruisers event. For the second year in a row, the event will be at full force after previous renditions of cruising events had to accommodate covid-19 restrictions. Starting at 6 a.m., Main Street and adjacent streets, including… Read more »

OP Bylaws Committee identifies resolutions


The Ocean Pines Bylaws Committee looked at several Ocean Pines Association resolutions in need of possible review during its meeting on Friday. Before stepping out of the meeting for a family emergency, committee chair Jim Trummel pointed out concerns he had with resolution M-01, the resolution governing policy and compliance procedures for declarations of restrictions… Read more »

Pickleball surface work done at OP Racquet Center

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The Ocean Pines Racquet Sports Committee met on May 12 and discussed the status of various projects and upcoming sponsored events. “The committee is working on a ‘punch list’ of items (right now),” committee liaison Amy Peck said. “The big news is the pickleball surface work has been completed. That’s going on very well and… Read more »

Talkie celebrates Bishopville project despite lack of funds

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By Greg Wehner Broadband vendor Talkie celebrated the start of a project to install 30 miles of fiber-optic-cable in Bishopville with a ribbon cutting last week even though the company failed to obtain a grant that was expected to cover the project’s cost. The price tag on the installation of fiber in Bishopville is $77,000… Read more »

Worcester Commissioner protests private sportsplex talks

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By Greg Wehner A meeting between Worcester County Commissioner Joe Mitrecic, Chief Administrative Officer Weston Young, and a private investor about the proposed sports complex has some commissioners wondering how the public knew about the gathering before they did. Commissioner Chip Bertino said it was concerning that meetings were taking place with potential sponsors without… Read more »

Worcester County will begin job of balancing budget

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By Greg Wehner Worcester County officials anticipate being $11.3 million short of covering the $229.6 million spending budget proposed for FY23, versus $218.3 million in revenue being projected next year. Chief Administrator Weston Young presented the budget to the county commissioners on May 3, just before a public hearing on a proposed increase in real… Read more »

Berlin Farmers Market kicks off 2022 season


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Berlin Farmers Market kicked off the spring and summer season last weekend with a few more vendors, now that covid-19 restrictions have eased to the point that they can squeeze in a few more booths. “(The turnout this weekend) was wonderful,” said Berlin Economic and Community Development Administrative Assistant… Read more »

OP leadership gives crash course to board hopefuls

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Ocean Pines Search Committee continued its engagement with residents on April 28 as it searched for more applicants to throw their hats in the ring for the three Ocean Pines Board of Directors seats up for grabs later this year. Much of the virtual discussion dealt with the nuts… Read more »