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Paula Gray runs for OP board again

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Paula Gray, 72, who came within a couple of dozen votes of gaining a seat on the Ocean Pines Board of Directors last year, will try again this election, having filed for office on Monday. Gray grew up in Baltimore City, earned a bachelor’s degree from the… Read more »

Business license ordinance gets first reading in council

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Legislation would increase penalty fees for proprietors who have not paid, pay late By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) A new ordinance imposing penalties on Berlin businesses that have failed to pay their business license fees or have not renewed their licenses is working its way through the hearing process. Town Administrator Laura Allen… Read more »

i.g. Burton talks expansion plans for Berlin

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Car retailer outlines ideas for renovations to Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, creation of new Chevrolet dealerships By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Start your engines: Berlin has a new car dealership, and its ownership has plans to revamp it. The multi-dealership company i.g. Burton, based in Milford, Delaware, celebrated its acquisition of the former… Read more »

Berlin tax rate proposal falls a few notches

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Mayor, council present plan to go from 68 to 80 cents By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) After months of debate and presentations, members of the Berlin Town Council now appear to favor a tax increase much lower than the harshly criticized 29 percent. When next year’s budget was introduced last week, Mayor… Read more »

Input sought for name of ‘Berlin Falls Park’

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Residents and visitors can have their say in the naming of a former Tysons chicken processing plant turned “Berlin Falls Park.” The Berlin Falls Park Advisory Committee created a survey to gauge public opinion on what to name the park on Old Ocean City Boulevard across from… Read more »

Interim GM and directors disband management team

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Ocean Pines interim General Manager John Viola announced Friday that he and the OPA board of directors have disbanded the transition management team put in place following the departure of General Manager John Bailey in February. The group, comprised of the board of directors and Viola, was… Read more »

Delaware couple hurt in crash on Route 113 

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (April 26, 2019) Two people were seriously injured in a crash that shut down a portion of Route 113 in Berlin Saturday morning, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack said. Delaware residents William Odell Frazier, 71, and Mae B. Frazier, 79, were taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury following… Read more »

Trendic proposes referendum during town hall meeting

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 25, 2019) Former Ocean Pines Board of Directors member Slobodan Trendic continued his pitch for a referendum on certain capital projects Monday night, as he told a packed room of like-minded residents that at least two major undertakings would not survive if submitted for membership approval. About 100 residents… Read more »

Berlin Fire, EMS present quarterly report to council

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(April 25, 2019) Representatives from the Berlin Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services presented a quarterly report during the Town of Berlin’s Mayor and Council meeting Monday night. David Fitzgerald, president of the Berlin Fire Company’s board of directors, said there were 114 in-town fire and rescue call responses calls between July 1, 2018 and… Read more »

Golf committee refutes many town hall claims

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (April 25, 2019) Ocean Pines Golf Committee members were not thrilled with information shared about golf clubhouse operations during former board member Slobodan Trendic’s town hall meeting on Monday. On Tuesday, committee members shared their frustrations about what they saw as inaccuracies being distributed to homeowners. “All of this misinformation… Read more »