Close Menu
Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette Logo Berlin, Ocean Pines News Worcester County Bayside Gazette



OP Town Hall abruptly canceled

larry perrone newer

By Greg Ellison (April 15, 2021) On Wednesday evening the Ocean Pines Board abruptly canceled a town hall meeting regarding proposed short-term rental guidelines slated for Saturday. In a related statement, President Larry Perrone attributed the change in plans to ongoing discussions on the matter. “Frank Daly is withdrawing his motions after consultation with all… Read more »

Berlin Historic Commission approves business signage


By Greg Ellison (April 15, 2021) The Berlin Historic District Commission approved several sign requests, an outside dining area for a Williams Street eatery and a backyard playground at Buckingham Presbyterian Church during its meeting last Wednesday. Sterling Tavern Sterling Tavern proprietor Matt Borrelli received approval for a 32-inch carved wooden sign to hang outside… Read more »

Berlin Council Briefs

9 ivy wells headshots

By Greg Ellison (April 15, 2021) The Berlin Town Council approved a number of community events and grant applications during its meeting on Monday. Police vehicle grant Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing asked for approval to purse USDA funding to offset costs for a pair of replacement vehicles “We started the process in January and… Read more »

Bylaws review procedures detailed

Ocean Pines

By Greg Ellison (April 15, 2021) In a Good Friday video conference, the Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee hashed out the procedure for reviewing resolutions, while also reporting on the progress of a rules-related work group and discussing when it might return to in-person monthly meetings. Chairman Jim Trummel said the board of directors… Read more »

OP Director Daly pursuing second board term in ’21

Frank Daly headshot

By Greg Ellison (April 15, 2021) The candidate pool for the 2021 Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors election is slowly morphing into shape, with current Director Frank Daly seeking a second term. Daly, who is winding down an initial stint on the board after being elected in 2018, is seeking another three-year term to… Read more »

Berlin balances its budget with cuts in cap expenses

•jeff fleetwood

Emergency services funds remain to be determined By Greg Ellison (April 15, 2021) Differing views on emergency services funding and nominal raises for staff were discussed during the Berlin Town Council FY22 budget work session Monday night. Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood said the FY22 draft budget is balanced with revenue projection of $6.78 million. “This… Read more »

New OP Academy features 20 educational segments

Ocean Pines

(April 8, 2021) The new Ocean Pines Academy is now active, featuring nearly 20 virtual educational segments about Ocean Pines operations, amenities and other aspects of the community, To view the academy, visit The Ocean Pines Academy is a virtual, civic education course about the Ocean Pines Association. The academy includes an overview of… Read more »

Superintendent says work’s focus now on drainage

Justin Hartshorne

(April 8, 2021) Ocean Pines Golf Club Superintendent Justin Hartshorne recently supplied updates on conditions and maintenance efforts to several advisory committee members. General Manager John Viola helped facilitate the meeting, to address their questions and concerns. He engaged experts from the amenity, Hartshorne and General Manager of Golf John Malinowski, to present current plans… Read more »

Short-term rental town hall planned for April 17 in OP

Ocean Pines

(April 8, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board has scheduled a town hall on proposed short-term rental regulations, on April 17 at 9 a.m., upstairs at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Live capacity will be limited to 100 people because of covid-19 restrictions. Residents will be given priority to speak, and nonresidents will not be allowed… Read more »