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Berlin’s generator scheduled to arrive sooner than planned

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Jan. 23, 2020) The Town of Berlin will receive its new electrical power generator much sooner than originally anticipated, Electric Unity Director Tim Lawrence told the Town Council Monday. “The new generator was supposed to be delivered sometime in May or early June, but I received a call … so… Read more »

Ocean Pines Police move to temporary trailer home base


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) Taking a momentary step back to fuel pending progress, the Ocean Pines Police Department is in the midst of temporarily relocating operations to an adjacent trailer as work progresses to renovate and expand the current facility located next to White Horse Park . Ocean Pines Police Chief… Read more »

Worcester awarded $250K by Rural Legacy

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) Land conservation efforts in Worcester County received a boost earlier this month after a quarter-million-dollar grant was approved for fiscal year 2020 through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Rural Legacy Program. Among more than $18 million in grants approved by the Board of Public Works on… Read more »

Fisher prepares OP marina for another successful year

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) Although still awaiting warmer temperatures, Ocean Pines Marina manager Ron Fisher is striving to match last year’s stellar performance. “Our revenue is driven by slip rentals and gas sales,” he said. “We were fortunate this past year to have good weather most weekends.” Fisher, who also serves… Read more »

OP drainage work to delay traffic on Watertown Road


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) Residents on Watertown Road in Ocean Pines may experience slight delays through next week due to a scheduled pipe replacement that will close portions of the road for through traffic until completed. Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips said work on the drainage improvement project… Read more »

OPA Budget and Finance Committee vets fiscal 20/21


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer Three-day session reviews operating accounts, capital projects, reserve balances (Jan. 16, 2020) Although it’s a work in progress, the Ocean Pines Association’s budget for next fiscal year came slightly more into focus last week following a three-day presentation to the budget and finance committee. General Manager John Viola closed the… Read more »

Synthetic ice rink successful, full schedule to be released

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) Worcester County’s synthetic ice rink is on the move, most likely to Berlin next. The rink had its debut at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill with on Friday, Dec. 20 with the “Elves on the Loose” event. While there, families had the opportunity to… Read more »

Commissioners consider new possibility for cell antennas

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) Ocean Pines might see another solution for improved cell service along Route 90. A discussion of that possibility arose after the Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a request from Public Works to open bids to repaint the north water tower in Ocean Pines. The project will… Read more »

Berlin house fire fatality identified, cause unknown

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Jan. 16, 2020) The woman who died as a result of a house fire in Berlin has been identified as Carol Handy, 81, according to Worcester County Fire Marshal Jeff McMahon. The cause of the fire that occurred on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 is still under investigation by the Fire… Read more »

County treasurer’s office to move

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer Wor. votes to use computer lab in OP library, but that action violates contract (Jan. 16, 2020) Although the Worcester County Treasurer’s Office intends to move into one of the two computer labs at the Ocean Pines Library, the county’s ground lease with the Ocean Pines Association suggests that can’t… Read more »