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County vetoes White Horse Park appeal cases


By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) The Worcester County Department of Review and Permitting rejected the five appeal cases from full-time residents of the seasonal White Horse Park campground subdivision before they could go to the Board of Zoning Appeals, effectively throwing another roadblock in the path of their movement to live at the… Read more »

i.g. Burton dealership annexation continues

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Town Council approves resolution to incorporate portion of land into Berlin By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) The annexation agreement that will allow the i.g. Burton car dealership to overhaul some physical aspects of its Berlin operation was approved by the Town Council at its Monday evening. There is roughly 6.0975 acres that… Read more »

Costs continue to rise to fix Berlin’s stormwater problem


Past, present and future projects outlined in talks concerning area flooding By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Mitigating flooding in Berlin has come with a hefty price tag, with $2.273 million spent so far on stormwater management projects, according to Darl Kolar, a consultant with E.A. Engineering, Science and Technology Inc. “We’ve made… Read more »

Frene couple to sell Victorian Charm in Berlin


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Victorian Charm owners Debbie and Steve Frene will soon say goodbye to their shop on Main Street in Berlin. The couple is in the process of selling the store, and they expect everything to go through next week. Debbie said it’s been a whirlwind, and that the process… Read more »

Budget committee receives strong numbers

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) The improved financial situation of the Ocean Pines Association continued through September, with overall positive budget numbers for the month, Ocean Pines Director of Finance Steve Phillips reported to the Budget and Finance Advisory Committee last Wednesday. Net operating costs for September, budgeted at more than $630,000,… Read more »

Foultz room dedication leaves nary a dry eye


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 31, 2019) Gone, but not forgotten, community volunteer Anna Foultz was lauded by family and friends for her decades of community service and charitable pursuits during a room rededication ceremony at the Ocean Pines community center on Thursday. Known as the world’s oldest serving Girl Scout, Foultz was an… Read more »

Body of man found in ditch on Old OC Blvd.

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 29, 2019) A 41-year-old man was found dead this past Friday afternoon on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin, the Berlin Police Department said Tuesday. Jonathan Michael Driessen, of Berlin, was found in a ditch on Oct. 25 behind Rite Aid on 10119 Old Ocean City Blvd., according to police…. Read more »

Wor. seniors settle into roles as student representatives

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Three Worcester County high school seniors are getting a look at the inner workings of the board of education during their terms as student representatives. “It’s nice to be able to represent, and be a voice for our school, and see where it actually count[s],” said Max Ewancio,… Read more »

Berlin’s 2020 calendar of events approved

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Wells also gets nod from Town Council for alcohol permits at several outings By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Berlin’s 2020 social calendar is booked solid, following the Town Council’s approval last Tuesday of multiple events. In presenting the list to the council, Ivy Wells, Berlin community and economic development also requested permission to… Read more »

WHP residents claim harassment, assault


By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Claims of verbal harassment and physical assault involving the seasonal and full-time residents of White Horse Park have only added to the drama of year-round occupants seeking permission to continue living in the seasonal community. The case of five full-time residents will go to the Board of Zoning… Read more »