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Golfers get say in OP golf and country club renovation plans

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Members of the Ocean Pines golf community weighed in on the planned renovations of the second floor of the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club at a special board of directors meeting last Thursday. Apparently, it was the first time golfers have had a say in the project,… Read more »

New Berlin Gateway? Hotel, gas station, shops, planned

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The Berlin Planning Commission last Wednesday gave mixed reviews to proposed developments for an 18.65-acre parcel of land on the corner of routes 50 and 346. Ernie Gerardi, the property owner, said he views it as gateway into town necessary for growth, while some on the commission saw… Read more »

Four in hunt for 38C MD Delegate

By Greg Ellison, Staff Writer (June 21, 2018) Republican voters in Maryland’s House of Delegates District 38C primary election on June 26 will select their next representative from among four candidates, as no Democratic candidate is registered for a primary election challenge in November. Independent and third-party candidates have until July 2 to register. On the… Read more »

Pines special meeting set for Friday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) If all goes as planned, Ocean Pines General Manager John Bailey will host a special meeting at the community golf and country club on Friday to finalize renovations plans for the facility’s second floor. Those plans date back to 2016, when the Ocean Pines Board approved about $840,000… Read more »

Bernal’s tactical approach to Sheriff’s Office

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) Scott Bernal, a Marine, former Secret Service agent and retired OCPD detective, thinks that if Worcester County residents are seeking a sheriff based on his tactical ability, then he is the clear choice. “I have the determination of a young Marine — I’m ready to go. I don’t… Read more »

Pines Board again mulls renovation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) After a lengthy discussion with golf members, Ocean Pines Directors last Thursday weighed in on planned renovations for the second floor of the golf and country club that are, at this point, about two years in the making. Director Slobodan Trendic said more than $500,000 had already been… Read more »

Berlin Briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council last Monday discussed the following items during a public meeting at Town Hall: Budget adoption upcoming Finance Director Natalie Saleh said she is finalizing budget reports in anticipation of the budget’s adoption at the June 25 Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. in… Read more »

Berlin Pregnancy Center looks for new home

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) While news that a first-of-its-kind recovery house would soon open at 10226 Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin was good for some, it was less well received by inhabitants of the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center, which had operated there for close to 10 years. Jeff Failla, board chairman… Read more »

Calling it a Day: Econ director to retire next month

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (June 21, 2018) After helping resurrect downtown Berlin and then moving slightly southwest to try his hand at revitalization there, 71-year-old Michael Day has announced his intention to retire as Snow Hill’s economic development coordinator next month. Day was born in Salisbury and raised in Caroline County. He returned to Salisbury… Read more »

Early voting ending, primary Tuesday

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (June 22, 2018) Early voting for the 2018 primary ends today (Thursday) in Worcester, and early ballots can be cast at the Gull Creek Senior Living Center at 1 Meadow Street, Berlin between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The in-person date of the primary is Tuesday, June 26. There are several… Read more »