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Cricket Center celebrates decade aiding child victims

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) The Cricket Center, which provides child advocacy services in Worcester County, marked 10 years at its Berlin location this week, with plans percolating for an expanded footprint. Executive Director Wendy Myers said the Cricket Center marked the occasion with an open house celebration on Tuesday evening for… Read more »

Aquatics Committee talks future thoughts

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 29, 2019) Although hot, humid weather urging people to seek relief in the water is winding down, the Ocean Pines Aquatics Committee this week discussed potential projects at the Sports Core Pool and Mumford’s Landing Pool. Committee Chairwoman Kathy Grimes went into new business matters during the meeting on Monday by… Read more »

Farmer suicide prevention program expands impact

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 28, 2019) Since launching the “Save a Shore Farmer,” campaign last year, the Jessie Klump Suicide Awareness and Prevention Program has seen the approach resonate throughout the area, with renewed funding helping to finance an expanded approach in year two. Ron Pilling, treasurer for the Jessie Klump Memorial Fund, said the… Read more »

OPA new board members presented financial snapshot

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 29, 2019) Detailed explanations of financials, budget processes and long-term fiscal goals were presented to newly elected Ocean Pines Association Board of Director members Tom Janasek, Larry Perrone and Camilla Rogers as part of an informational session  Monday at the Beach Club on 49th Street in Ocean City. OPA General Manager… Read more »

New OPA Board members get HOA lesson

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(Aug. 29, 2019) Looking to hit the ground running, newly elected Ocean Pines Association Board of Director members Tom Janasek, Larry Perrone and Camilla Rogers attended an hours-long informational session at the Beach Club on 49th Street in Ocean City on Monday. OPA legal counsel Jeremy Tucker opened the session with a crash course in… Read more »

Improper recycling costly for environment and residents

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By Elizabeth Bonin, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Improper recycling in Worcester County is harming the environment and increasing the cost of recycling, Anthony Spirito, division manager for refuse hauler Republic Services said in response to questions regarding glass recycling in Ocean Pines. Spirito said company personnel frequently find non-recyclable items in recycling bins, such as… Read more »

AGH Goes Purple Kickoff offers resources, information

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Members of the public can take advantage of resources used in the fight against opioid abuse at the “AGH Goes Purple Kickoff” at Atlantic General Hospital this Friday. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital on 9733… Read more »

Heron Park clean-up racks up additional $30K invoices

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) The saga of the caustic chemical clean-up at Heron Park continued Monday evening after the Berlin Town Council unanimously agreed to authorize two more payments totaling $30,453.50. “This is an ongoing clean-up that we expect to be completed by the end of this week,” Berlin’s Mayor Gee… Read more »

Wor. children, educators to head back to class

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Thousands of students set to return to school as staff prepares for 2019-20 year By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Thousands of Worcester County students have not much more than a weekend of summer vacation left, as Tuesday marks beginning of the school year for the county’s educational institutions. Approximately 6,800 students will… Read more »

Another grant enables town to pursue wetland project

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Money from Coastal Bays eliminates need to borrow from Berlin’s water fund By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) A submerged gravel wetland project designed to reduce flooding on Graham Avenue took a step forward Monday evening after The Town of Berlin secured additional funding from the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. The Town Council… Read more »