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Court hits pause button on OP election

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Farr’s candidacy will turn on how judge sees property ownership by family trust By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors election entered unchartered waters on Tuesday when Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Beau Oglesby issued a temporary restraining order to stay the election until after a hearing on whether disqualified… Read more »

Kennedy sources father for children’s book


Authors first youth reader harkens back to memories of yesteryear with parents By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) Ocean Pines resident Maureen Kennedy, who operates the My Backyard store in the Manklin Creek Shopping Center, has realized a lifetime goal after recently publishing her first children’s book, “A Wonderful Day with Gilly Gilay.” “It was… Read more »

Pines Bylaws Committee vets language changes

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) The Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee considered several language changes to association governing documents during its meeting on Friday. The first matter was related to the percentage of votes required to pass a referendum. Committee chairman Jim Trummel said the bylaws work group examining potential updates to the… Read more »

Pines Board splits vote to continue election


Special meeting held on Monday quickly negated after court intervention  By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) A motion to rescind the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ decisions last week to declare then board candidate Rick Farr ineligible to run but to continue with the nearly completed election ’s was voted down during a special… Read more »

OP/Berlin Police Briefs

By Greg Ellison Juvenile car theft Berlin Police were led on a brief pursuit early Sunday morning after seeing a vehicle doing “doughnuts” near Church Street. The incident, which took place around 3 a.m., concluded after the 16-year-old behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle wrecked the car in a yard in the 200 block… Read more »

Berlin Briefs 08/12/2021

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) Berlin Town Council approved a grant application for basketball court lighting at Henry Park, along with a special use request for a school supply and movie night at the site, as well as reviewing timelines for dispersing federal covid relief funds during its meeting on Monday. ARPA timelines Mayor… Read more »

Berlin Community Center Committee details set

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) After opting against paying for a feasibility study for a proposed community center on Flower Street in June, the Berlin Town Council on Monday voted to create a committee to vet the topic. During the discussions in June, Councilman Jack Orris proposed forming a Community Center Development Committee to… Read more »

New initiatives to be pursued against geese

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) The Ocean Pines Environmental & Natural Assets Committee continued working on several initiatives to preserve wildlife and habitat during its meeting last Wednesday. Committee Chairman Ken Wolf said final edits were approved for improved signs to discourage people from feeding the resident Canada geese at the South Gate Pond…. Read more »

Peach Day spreads out around Berlin

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum is sponsoring Peach Day in Berlin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, with the 13th annual event again spread throughout downtown to widen the scope of the seasonal festival. Taylor House Museum President Melissa Reid said the focus would again shift… Read more »

Directors disqualify candidate Farr

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With ballots already cast, late tip to board calls into question home ownership By Greg Ellison (Aug. 5, 2021) With scarcely two weeks remaining before the end of voting in the Ocean Pines Board of Directors election, candidate Rick Farr was declared ineligible to run by the board following a special meeting Friday. The board’s… Read more »