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‘Wall That Heals’ exhibit to recognize OP vet

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By Josh Davis Contributing Writer U.S. Army Col. Robert Adair, one of first community lot owners, among honorees (April 8, 2021) This April, the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation will host a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Washington, D.C. The traveling national exhibit, dubbed “The Wall That Heals” and run by… Read more »

‘Wall That Heals’ ceremonies planned in April

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(April 8, 2021) The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation is asking area residents to show their support during several historic events this April as part of the visiting “Wall That Heals” exhibit. The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by the national… Read more »

State balloon ban set for passage this year

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By Mallory Panuska Staff Writer (April 8, 2021) After some tweaks that slightly water down penalties, a bill that would prohibit the intentional release of balloons into the atmosphere should become law this fall. Del. Wayne Hartman (R-38C) co-sponsored the legislation, which in its current form would impose a $100 fine on anyone 13 years… Read more »

Opposition remains for revised Kirwan plan

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By Mallory Panuska Staff Writer (April 8, 2021) As revisions to the state’s Kirwan education funding plan await approval on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk, local lawmakers are still bucking its overall passage because of concerns about fiscal impacts. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, or Kirwan plan, is a broad education reform bill set to increase… Read more »

Operation Ocean Hope for autistic, non-autistic youth


By Jack Chavez Staff Writer (April 8, 2021) Worcester Technical High School senior Brady Esham and Ocean Front Counseling will hold Operation Ocean Hope, an event for autistic and non-autistic children alike, at the Healing Arts Center in Berlin, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 10. The event is for children ages 6-12 and… Read more »

Bay Club sale impediment removed by commissioners

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(April 8, 2021) One more impediment to the sale of the Bay Club and an adjacent property outside of Berlin to the Department of Natural Resources was removed by the Worcester County Commissioners Tuesday, further clearing the way for the plan to turn the combined 673 acres into woodlands. Two minor hitches in the $4.2… Read more »

Rise in covid prompts town to close again

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Vaccinations now offered to those 16 years old and up By Mallory Panuska (April 8, 2021) With covid-19 positivity rates creeping back up in the county and state, Berlin town officials have stayed true to an early pandemic policy and closed buildings and meetings to the public until the numbers improve. Notice of the policy… Read more »

OPA finances stay relatively steady according to report

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(April 8, 2021) Ocean Pines Association finances remained relatively steady through February, coming in not quite $17,000 less than break-even for the month, as revenues missed the budget a little more than the savings realized by the continuing dip in expenses. In their report to the Budget and Finance Committee last Wednesday, General Manager John… Read more »

Preparations underway for referendum

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Vote will decide whether to restrict board spending By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday began to prepare for the referendum that will ask association members later this spring whether the board’s spending authority should be limited to $1 million or less without voter approval. The limited attendance… Read more »

Pines Strategic Planning begins plotting direction

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) The recently reformed Ocean Pines Strategic Planning Committee is beginning to plot long-term objectives with hopes of engaging community members in the near future. Co-Chairman Bernie McGorry, who shares committee leadership with Moe Delcher, said the group has met twice in recent months. “We’re just starting to get our… Read more »