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Malinowski named golf director of Ocean Pines

 OCEAN PINES – The search for a new director of the Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club is over, as resident John C. Malinowski III officially began overseeing the day-to-day operations on Tuesday. "I’m very excited to be here and meet our members. My professional and primary focus is to service our membership," Malinowski said… Read more »

'Just Walk Berlin' event this Sat., November 17

 BERLIN – To help residents become more active while also informing them of a free, countywide exercise program, the Worcester County Health Department has teamed with Berlin officials to organize the town’s inaugural “Just Walk Berlin” event, taking place Saturday, Nov. 17 at Stephen Decatur Park off Route 113. "We are trying to highlight where… Read more »

Berlin electric rates reduced

BERLIN – The Mayor and Council of Berlin received an order this week from Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) Public Utility Law Judge to allow an 11.48 percent decrease in the town’s non-residential rates effective Nov. 27, unless someone appeals the lowering of the rates 15 days from the state’s approval. Terry J. Romine, chief… Read more »

Henry Park court project now officially underway

BERLIN – Last week’s removal of the cracked basketball court surface in Dr. William Henry Park means the first phase of the park’s renovation project is officially under way. “Weather permitting, they’re ready to begin as soon as possible,” said Mary Bolen, deputy town administrator of Berlin. The job will be handled by Terra Firma… Read more »

Main Street Deli to award three Thanksgiving dinners

BERLIN – Tomorrow at 4 p.m., Berlin Mayor Gee Williams will name the winners of Main Street Deli’s Thanksgiving dinner giveaway after he draws three names out of a hat at Town Hall. Owner Ruth Koontz and her husband, Dave, have had a ticket box inside their store for more than a week, giving customers… Read more »

Berlin, Pines offer hurricane relief

 BERLIN/OCEAN PINES – Representatives from Berlin government and the Ocean Pines Association are providing relief in their own way to areas devastated two weeks ago by Hurricane Sandy. According to Tony Carson, town administrator of Berlin, Public Works Director Mike Gibbons led a team to Crisfield, about an hour away from town, on Thursday and… Read more »

Town of Berlin now leads local farmers market

BERLIN – The Berlin Farmers Market has cut its connection with the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and is now under the guidance of the Main Street Berlin program. The move comes as discussion continues about a long-term strategy for the market and how it might relocate elsewhere in the town’s center. "We … are looking… Read more »

New Yacht Club site plan OK'd by county officials

OCEAN PINES – Construction for the new Ocean Pines Yacht Club is expected to begin within the next two months, now that the Worcester County Planning Commission has approved the facility’s site plan. "We were able to significantly decrease the adjustment they were seeking," county Planning Director Ed Tudor said of the commission’s Nov. 1… Read more »

Socked by Sandy

BERLIN/OCEAN PINES – Despite heavy winds and rainfall from Hurricane Sandy throughout Monday evening, Ocean Pines and Berlin officials say there were no reports of significant structural damage or injury as a result of the storm. "We dodged a bullet on this one," said Mike Gibbons, public works director of Berlin, who reported that his… Read more »

Family-friendly Halloween events all weekend long

OCEAN PINES/BERLIN — Continuing a tradition going as far back as 1995, the Ocean Pines Association Recreation and Parks Department will once again hold its annual Halloween Fall Festival at White Horse Park on Saturday, October 27. From 1-4 p.m., a multitude of free, family friendly activities will be on premise while Doug Rupple, better known… Read more »