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Block party OK’d for Burley Street residents by town

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Burley Street residents got the nod from Berlin’s Town Council to hold a block party this weekend. Burley Street resident Alyssa Maloof addressed town officials during a meeting last Tuesday to request permission to shut down the road for the event. The block party is scheduled to take… Read more »

OP Town Hall meeting Saturday in Assateague Room

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Ocean Pines residents at home and traveling can pose questions to the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors during a town hall meeting Saturday in the Assateague Room of the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway. Communications Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Cropper Rines, who returns to oversee the proceedings after hosting… Read more »

Showell Park concession/bathroom project pending

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Worcester County officials are looking to boost the popularity and marketability of Showell Park on Racetrack Road with a permanent concession facility and handicapped-accessible bathrooms, per the Americans With Disabilities Act. Director of Recreation and Parks Tom Perlozzo said the upcoming project was facilitated through a Maryland… Read more »

Bat roost workshop blossoms from Bay Day

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Based on the buzz generated by a bat box-building station at the second annual Bay Day in Ocean Pines last month, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program is sponsoring its first “Bat Box Bash” next Tuesday in the White Horse Park Pavilion from 5-7 p.m. Chandler Joiner, who… Read more »

Holiday donations for military drive spike for Foultz

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Approaching the final week of Star Charities annual “Holiday Gifts for Soldiers” collection, volunteers are shell shocked by the deluge of donations continuing to pour in, with the groundswell directly attributable to the passing of group co-founder Anna Foultz last month. Star Charities volunteer Sue Walter, who… Read more »

Pines signs deliberations continue

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 24, 2019) Deliberations over upgrading community messaging signs dominated the discussion at the OPA Communications Committee meeting last Thursday. After broaching the subject of installing digital messaging signs to replace the current manual sign boards last month, the committee reconvened last week to consider research conducted by Brian Reynolds. Reynolds said… Read more »

Active shooter training class promotes awareness

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 24, 2019) Knowing whether fight or flight is the right response to an active shooter situation was the focus of a training class held by the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office last Thursday in Ocean Pines. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training class was hosted by Worcester… Read more »

County reviews OP police building

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) The Ocean Pines Association completed another step in the process of adding to the Ocean Pines Police building by passing through the county’s Technical Review Committee. Site plans state that it will be 3,640 square feet located at 239 Ocean Parkway on the west side of Ocean Parkway… Read more »

Year-round residents appeal seasonal zoning restrictions

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) The conflict at White Horse Park continues as local attorney Hugh Cropper will take five cases to the Worcester County’s Board of Zoning Appeals in an effort to overturn a decision by the Worcester County Commissioners.  After County Commissioner Jim Bunting at a June 18 meeting told full-time… Read more »

Windmill Creek plans reviewed

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) The Refuge at Windmill Creek, formerly known as the Evergreen Village Residential Planned Community, passed step two of the master plan review with the county Technical Review Committee. Copies of the revised master plan and narrative will be resubmitted to the Planning Commission to continue the review process…. Read more »