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KKK literature distributed in communities


By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Residents of Ocean Pines, Berlin and West Ocean City found racially charged literature from the Klu Klux Klan on their property last Thursday, the Ocean Pines Police Department and Worcester County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week. Ocean Pines Police Chief Dave Massey said the literature was a… Read more »

Summer schools limited to ‘at-risk’ students this year


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education has modified its summer educational opportunities so learning can continue after an unusual end to the school year. The county’s summer school program will begin on July 13 and will run for five weeks. “This summer, we’re going to focus really… Read more »

Worcester County first in state, new KRA data shows

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 25, 2020) Early Childhood Education Specialist Todd Hall and Coordinator of Instruction for Special Education Windy Phillips gave a presentation on state and local Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) to the Worcester County Board of Education at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 16. “I am very happy to announce that… Read more »

Berlin considers options for voting

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25,2020) Although Berlin residents were invited to participate in Monday night’s mayor and council public hearing on changes to absentee voting requirements, the absence of questions allowed the council to approve the election law amendment with a unanimous vote. Under the amendment, voters will not have to provide a… Read more »

Berlin requests to be KAB affiliate

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Town of Berlin is seeking to become an affiliate of the Keep America Beautiful program, the Town Council was told Monday night, as Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood read Mayor Gee Williams’ letter of request to the nonprofit organization. Established in 1953, Keep American Beautiful provides “a… Read more »

BLM march set for Saturday in Berlin


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Partially a response to Klan flyers in WOC, Berlin, Ocean Pines (June 25, 2020) In response to the reported distribution of KKK literature throughout Worcester County, a Black Lives Matter March through Berlin is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, beginning at Stephen Decatur Park on Tripoli Street. Rosie Bean… Read more »

OP restaurants go to inside dining


By Greg Ellison No easy task for some, as money might not work out, or employees tough to find (June 18, 2020) As Maryland continues to ease covid-19 health restrictions, numerous Ocean Pines eateries are again providing indoor dining at half-capacity for the present time. Matt Ortt Companies cofounder Ralph DeAngelus said food operations at… Read more »

Still Rockin’ plays Windmill Creek

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By Greg Ellison Pines-based five-piece unit to perform variety of genres outdoors at winery, Friday (June 18, 2020) In another sign of life as covid-19 restrictions are rescinded, the Ocean Pines-based Still Rockin’ band will deliver a free live performance at Windmill Creek Winery on Friday, starting at 5 p.m. Still Rockin’ bassist Dave VanGasbeck… Read more »

Pines recreation launches summer camps next week

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By Greg Ellison (June 18, 2020) Following the most recent easing of state level covid-19 restrictions, the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department has reopened White Horse Park amenities and is set to begin summer camp, with health mandates in place, on Monday. Recreation and Parks Director Debbie Donahue reported last Wednesday that Gov. Larry… Read more »

Pines sponsors online rain barrel seminar

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By Greg Ellison (June 18, 2020) Installing rain barrels or planting backyard rain gardens to aid stormwater runoff and lessen waterway pollutants or toxins was the message delivered during a virtual seminar sponsored by the Ocean Pines Association last Tuesday. University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Watershed Restoration Specialist Jennifer Dindinger, who conducted the Facebook… Read more »