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Tennis court renovations in Berlin resume after delay

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Work resumed last week on the Berlin tennis court renovation project, which has been beset by several delays. The Town Council in January approved spending about $300,000 to overhaul the four courts in Stephen Decatur Park. Included in that total was a contract with Terra Firma of Delmarva… Read more »

Experts weigh in on goose control

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) While some considered Ocean Pines’ resident Canada goose population to be unofficial mascots, outside-only pets or a welcome sight upon returning home, experts said maintaining such a population can stress systems that people spent a long time in getting just right. “The lawns, parks and golf courses we… Read more »

Berlin All Stars continue in playoffs

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Berlin Little League All Stars continue their winning streak, with three teams taking home district championships. One of them has already captured a state title, while two others are chasing Maryland championships. 11-12 League The 11-12 team won the district title on Friday, July 13, in Fruitland,… Read more »

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 »