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Tyndall files for Berlin race, second candidate for mayor

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Berlin Town Councilman Zackery Tyndall, 30, became the second candidate to file for the Oct. 6 Berlin mayoral election on Tuesday. “I really think there’s a better way forward,” Tyndall said. “I have a son. I think that one day if my son is going to be… Read more »

Salt Water Media sponsors youth anthology

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Salt Water Media on Broad Street in Berlin is sponsoring an anthology of young Black and people of color voices called “Enough is Enough” set to release by early fall. “It was kind of a brainchild between myself and Amber Green,” said Salt Water Media founder Stephanie… Read more »

Little League receives grant from Honda

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Asks for and receives exact amount for new equipment (July 2, 2020) Berlin Little League was one of 18 Little League programs to receive a grant from the 2020 American Honda Motor Company Little League Grant Program. Honda is an official sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball. Since it… Read more »

Todd files for Berlin mayor in 2020 election


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Globe general manager first to file for top post, wants to maintain town’s integrity (July 2, 2020) William “Bill” Todd, 35, is the first candidate to file for mayor in the Berlin 2020 election. Todd filed on June 18 for the position that has been held by Mayor Gee Williams… Read more »

Berlin BLM march focuses on universal love

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) About 200 marchers chanted “Black lives matter,” “I can’t breathe,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police” as they marched through Main Street in Downtown Berlin Saturday to protest police brutality and racial injustice. The march was organized by Rosie Bean, Denise Meade-Cervantes, Dr. Roxie Dennis-Acholonu… Read more »

Pines new fire rescue boat boosts search capabilities

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By Greg Ellison (June 25, 2020) The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Departments offshore search and rescue capabilities are taking a major leap forward following the acquisition of a 21-foot vessel set to launch in early July. Fire Chief Steve Grunewald said the department’s new Carolina Skiff, which is already available for deployment via a boat… Read more »

OPA candidate forum explores backgrounds

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By Greg Ellison Hopefuls talk about their expertise and accomplishments (June 25, 2020) Although unable to stage a face-to-face debate because of covid-19 safety restrictions, the three OPA Board of Directors candidates vying for a pair of open seats addressed roughly a dozen questions during a virtual election forum last Wednesday. The 2020 Ocean Pines… Read more »

OPA Board vets short-term rentals in special meeting

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By Greg Ellison (June 25, 2020) While discussions focused on a property on Abbyshire Road, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on Tuesday opened the door to addressing the short-term rental situation. Board member Steve Tuttle, who convened the special session, said in his opening comments adjacent neighbors had sent multiple emails with concerns… Read more »

Hogs for Heroes ride through OC to support police


Group’s 2020 Roar at the Shore event held Saturday (June 25, 2020) Hoping to highlight support for law enforcement, regional members of Hogs and Heroes are staging the 2020 Roar at the Shore event this Saturday in Ocean City. Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter 8 President Steve Hannon said riders would convene at the… Read more »

Bowen seeks justice for his younger brother with petition

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Following the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Tyheim Bowen was inspired to start a petition to raise awareness about the Nov. 8, 2013 crash that killed his brother, Tymeir Dennis. “With everything that was going on in the world, I felt that maybe I could try… Read more »