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County officials have yet to make decision for funding feasibility study on effluent By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) In light of the proposal to irrigate the Ocean Pines Golf Course with treated wastewater effluent, the Ocean Pines Association and Worcester County officials will hold a town hall on March 12 to review the concept… Read more »

Viola highlights budget favorability


Ocean Pines current fiscal year expected to finish out roughly $400,000 in black By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) In addition to reporting capital project figures are on course so far, Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola said Saturday that he the believes the budget year would close out more than $400,000 in the… Read more »

Gina’s Warriors fund running this month at Copy Central

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By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) Looking to educate the public and to provide financial support as younger women become increasingly affected by colorectal cancer, the proprietors of Copy Central in Ocean Pines, Linda and Michael Dearing, will be collecting donations this month for Gina’s Warriors Comfort Fund. The Ocean Pines couple launched the charitable… Read more »

Pines pending pool facility changes on tap for summer


By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) The Ocean Pines Association Aquatics Committee was briefed on pool facility updates, rate increases for nonresidents, and food service changes slated for this summer in a report on Monday from Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips. Included in the association’s Fiscal Year 2020/2021 budget are daily rate… Read more »

Parks reports on committee changes, funding pursuits


By Greg Ellison (March 12, 2020) OPA President Doug Parks reported on internal committee matters, county funding requests and infrastructure updates during the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors meeting on Saturday. After gathering dust in recent years, the OPA Strategic Planning Committee has just been kick started and had a meeting earlier that week,… Read more »

Record Md. Middle School Principal of the Yr.

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer WCPS staff, community and commissioners to celebrate with ceremony on March 20 (March 12, 2020) Principal Matthew Record of Pocomoke Middle School has been named the Maryland Middle School Principal of the Year by the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals. Record was surprised by the Worcester County Board of… Read more »

Berlin discusses rules for short-term rentals


By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Rules and regulations that could be put in place to govern short-term rentals were discussed by the Berlin mayor and Town Council during their Monday evening work session. Since last November, the council and Planning Commission have been looking into ordinances created by nearby municipalities and states… Read more »

Berlin approves two motions for electrical matters

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Berlin Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood received approval from the mayor and Town Council on Monday for two electric utility administrative matters. The first approved request was a resolution for wholesale electric purchase and authorizing the execution of schedules and confirmations with a master services agreement with American… Read more »

Property taxes could go up by three cents

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Mayor Gee Williams suggested raising the Berlin property tax rates by three cents at the mayor and Town Council meeting on Monday. Although Williams introduced the number as a possible tax increase, no decisions will be made until the general fund budget work session on Monday, April… Read more »

Towns ask for EMS and fire funding

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (March 12, 2020) Representatives of Pocomoke City, Snow Hill, Berlin and Ocean Pines banded together to request increased funding for fire and emergency medical services in their towns, as well as for Ocean City, during the Worcester County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday in Snow Hill. Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, speaking… Read more »