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Town Considers New Street Closure Parameters

BERLIN — Over the last several years as the various events and street fairs have become popular enough to draw hundreds or even thousands to town regular street closures have become commonplace and Berlin has settled into a pattern for cordoning off specific streets for designated amounts of time. The process has become nearly automated… Read more »

Paul Suplee is a Tough Mudder

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. — Ocean Pines resident Paul Suplee woke up really sore Monday morning. The day before he’d run 12 miles through an obstacle course that included live electric wires that couldn’t be navigated without “mild electrocution” and a burning field. And he can’t wait to do it again. Suplee was among the more than… Read more »

Beer May Flow in Berlin

BERLIN — Major events may get a new look and the Berlin Chamber of Commerce a new revenue source after the Town Council on Monday agreed to consider an ordinance that would allow events a one-day suspension of the open container laws. In the most technical sense, it is illegal to wander off the Atlantic… Read more »

Shore Up! Can Help with Heating Bills

BERLIN — In the coming weeks, the temperature will drop for good and the high cost of heating will put the bite on many area residents. For those who struggle to keep up with their energy bills, Shore Up! administers two state energy assistance plans aimed at helping keep the lights on and the house… Read more »

OPA Golf Woes Continue

  OCEAN PINES — Getting the golf course in shape is no longer merely a priority of OPA General Manager Bob Thompson. This week the board of directors officially gave Thompson license to prepare a detailed plan for fixing up the course and pitching it to them. Thompson caused a bit of a stir last… Read more »

Todd wins Berlin Award

BERLIN — Joel Todd, this year’s Berlin Award Winner, started choking up a little when he realized the party was for him. Unlike most Citizen of the Year awards, the Berlin Award is run something like a surprise party. The person to be honored never knows the party is for them until part way through… Read more »

Little Dresses for Africa

BERLIN — What was originally a fun Girl Scout project has become something of a mission for local amateur tailors who have come upon a fascinating recycling program of sorts with international implications. More than a dozen women have been coming together recently to convert pillow cases into dresses to be sent to clothe children… Read more »

OP Youth Theater takes the show on the road

OCEAN PINES — One of the major strengths of the Ocean Pines Players Youth Theater is that the group has been around for long enough that, even though the kids continue to grow and leave, there is a core group of volunteer adults that have plenty of practice working with children. So when the troop… Read more »

Solar could come to Berlin

BERLIN — Less than six months ago, the Maryland State Legislature enacted a bill calling for the state to have at least 20 percent of its power generated by renewable energy in the next 10 years. Next week, Berlin will be on the road to participating in providing some of that renewable energy as LS… Read more »

Harris comes to Berlin

 BERLIN — The campaign season got under way this weekend as Rep. Andy Harris stopped by the Berlin Coffee House for a meet-and-greet with about 50 constituents. As Harris moved around the room, people talked politics among themselves and prepared questions. The recent redistricting in Maryland, he said, would likely benefit him in his re-election… Read more »