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Council adopts business license ordinance

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) An ordinance imposing harsher penalties on Berlin businesses that have not paid or renewed their license fee was adopted at the Berlin mayor and Town Council meeting Monday night. Town Administrator Laura Allen, who told the council that 14 businesses have yet to pay for their licenses,… Read more »

Berlin’s real property tax rate set

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Property owners will pay 12 cents more, based on new 80 cent per $100 structure By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) It’s going to cost 12 cents more per $100 of assessed value to own property in Berlin, after the Berlin Town Council on Monday adopted the real property tax rate for the… Read more »

Man sentenced for distribution

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) A 41-year-old man will serve five years behind bars after being found guilty of cocaine possession and distribution charges, the state’s attorney’s office said last Thursday. Monqual Sturgis of Berlin was sen- tenced last Tuesday to 12 years in prison, with all but five years were suspended,… Read more »

OPA BOD candidate Perrone touts financial experience

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) Larry Perrone, 63, who has made a home for himself in Ocean Pines for 36 years, and has decided to run for the board of directors. Perrone, who moved to this area from Pennsylvania, is a retired insurance claims adjuster whose work has led him to travel… Read more »

Candidates can still file without Search Committee

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) The Ocean Pines Association can still hold a board of directors election this year, despite the absence of a Search Committee or two more candidates than there are open seats on the board. Apparent lack of interest in serving on the committee and the resignation of the… Read more »

New countywide agency aims to prevent substance abuse

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 9, 2019) Officials, community members and representatives of agencies from across Worcester County discussed ways to prevent substance abuse at a community interest meeting Monday. “We really want to see all of Worcester County go purple,” said Debbie Smullen, coordinator of the Worcester Goes Purple movement. About 30 people attended… Read more »

BZA opts to deny variance request for Berlin property

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 9, 2019) Berlin residents Junior and Janet Fortney will need to find storage elsewhere for their cars after a variance request for a side yard setback was denied during a Berlin Zoning Board of Appeals meeting last Wednesday evening. The Fortneys originally sought ae variance to put a 20 x… Read more »

Pocomoke woman killed in weekend crash on Rt. 113

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Driver apparently crosses into other lane and hits car going in opposite direction By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 10, 2019) A 66-year-old woman was killed in a car crash that shut down a portion of Route 113 in Snow Hill for several hours last Friday evening, Maryland State Police said. Charlotte Sophia Teter, of Pocomoke,… Read more »

Crabbing pier will be removed, unanimously approved by board

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 9, 2019) A small audience of Ocean Pines residents applauded the board of directors vote last Saturday to remove the crabbing pier and elevated walkways in the Whitetail Sanctuary neighborhood. The pier, which has caused parking issues in that area, has fallen into disrepair over the years and is… Read more »