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DeAngelus: some info on OP beach club was inaccurate

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Ralph DeAngelus of the Matt Ortt Companies last Thursday responded in an email to some criticisms of operations at the association beach club. The email came after a the minutes of a recent clubs advisory committee were forwarded to Ortt and DeAngelus. At issue was a news story… Read more »

Infrastructure costs key concern for Purnell

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Real estate developer Troy Purnell, 55, is seeking a third term in office as the District 1 Berlin Town Councilman. A Berlin native, Purnell studied business law, accounting, drafting and architecture at the University of Denver and Florida Atlantic University. Purnell said he got into politics because he… Read more »

Crisafulli returns to duty, begins planning

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 6, 2018) Matt Crisafulli rejects all calls to use the term sheriff-elect for two reasons, one of which is that Reggie Mason remains in office until Dec. 4, and the other is the Worcester County Board of Elections hasn’t certified the primary yet. The board is expected to do that… Read more »

Hartman’s focus on resort until Nov.

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 6, 2018) Less than four years into his first term as an Ocean City councilman, Wayne Hartman was chosen by local Republicans to represent the northeastern parts Worcester and Wicomico Counties that comprise District 38 when the Maryland General assembly convenes on Jan. 9, 2019. “Right now, it’s back to… Read more »

Could Berlin election mirror four years ago?

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Four years ago the Town of Berlin election was canceled because the three council seats up for election were unopposed. That year, Troy Purnell and Dean Burrell held onto the seats for District 1 and District 4, respectively, and newcomer Thom Gulyas won the At Large seat vacated… Read more »

State’s attorney elect hits ground running

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 6, 2018) Kris Heiser doesn’t just have one plan heading in to the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s office — she has about eight — and has recently made for herself the time to achieve what she’s set out to do. “I’m really excited to get to work, but the transition… Read more »

Berlin library opens new chapter

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) It was supposed to be a soft opening for the Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library, but about 400 people showed up within the first hour and a half on Tuesday to welcome the new library to town, according to county library Director Jennifer Ranck. The $6.25… Read more »

Pines special meeting ends in handshakes

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) Doug Parks remains president of the Ocean Pines Association and he apparently apologized during a special meeting Friday to Director Slobodan Trendic for belittling comments made in this paper. The two men quarreled during and after a June 23 regular board meeting over a discussion about the resignation… Read more »

Gulyas eyes parking, parks, fire co. solution

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) At-Large Berlin Town Councilman Thom Gulyas on Monday filed paperwork to seek a second term in office. Gulyas, 53, was born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania and moved to the area in 1982. He is the owner of Ace Printing & Mailing in Berlin, His mother, the late Louise Gulyas,… Read more »

Seven candidates appear on ballots for board election

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 12, 2018) A delay of the Ocean Pines election remains unlikely, but Ocean Pines officials are taking seriously the lawsuit by former director and interim general manager Brett Hill, who aimed to block the balloting. Board members last Friday adjourned to a closed session to discuss legal matters believed to… Read more »