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Cell tower to be constructed south of Berlin mid-May

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer Service will improve area along Route 113 to Newark (March 19, 2020) The southern Berlin area should see improved cell service, as plans for a 195-foot-tall cell tower were reviewed by the Worcester County Technical Review Committee during its meeting last Wednesday. The tower, to be constructed by Calvert Crossland… Read more »

Mayor Williams issues statement on coronavirus

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Town’s response will affect meetings, offices, events (March 19, 2020) Berlin Mayor Gee Williams issued a statement on Monday concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it will affect town meetings and events. To the Citizens and Guests of Berlin: The Town of Berlin is actively monitoring the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) by working closely… Read more »

OPA Board email voting process gets reviewed

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Committee looks into how it needs to comply with law By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) The Ocean Pines Association Bylaws and Resolutions Committee last Friday proposed amending language concerning the Board of Directors’ ability to vote on matters outside of a public meeting to comply with state regulations. Board member Dr. Colette Horn said… Read more »

Pines Executive Council vets advisory committee process

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) Outlining advisory committee board liaison responsibilities, establishing formalized procedures for posting meeting agendas and documenting actions proposed for board consideration were examined during the Ocean Pines Association Executive Council meeting on Monday. OPA President Doug Parks said the executive council is comprised of advisory committee chairs. In terms of… Read more »

OP spray irrigation town hall today March 12

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County officials have yet to make decision for funding feasibility study on effluent By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) In light of the proposal to irrigate the Ocean Pines Golf Course with treated wastewater effluent, the Ocean Pines Association and Worcester County officials will hold a town hall on March 12 to review the concept… Read more »

Viola highlights budget favorability

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Ocean Pines current fiscal year expected to finish out roughly $400,000 in black By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) In addition to reporting capital project figures are on course so far, Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola said Saturday that he the believes the budget year would close out more than $400,000 in the… Read more »

Gina’s Warriors fund running this month at Copy Central

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) Looking to educate the public and to provide financial support as younger women become increasingly affected by colorectal cancer, the proprietors of Copy Central in Ocean Pines, Linda and Michael Dearing, will be collecting donations this month for Gina’s Warriors Comfort Fund. The Ocean Pines couple launched the charitable… Read more »

Pines pending pool facility changes on tap for summer

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) The Ocean Pines Association Aquatics Committee was briefed on pool facility updates, rate increases for nonresidents, and food service changes slated for this summer in a report on Monday from Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips. Included in the association’s Fiscal Year 2020/2021 budget are daily rate… Read more »

Parks reports on committee changes, funding pursuits

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) OPA President Doug Parks reported on internal committee matters, county funding requests and infrastructure updates during the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors meeting on Saturday. After gathering dust in recent years, the OPA Strategic Planning Committee has just been kick started and had a meeting earlier that week,… Read more »

Record Md. Middle School Principal of the Yr.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer WCPS staff, community and commissioners to celebrate with ceremony on March 20 (March 12, 2020) Principal Matthew Record of Pocomoke Middle School has been named the Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Record was surprised by the Worcester County Board of… Read more »