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Viola updates financials, projects

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By Greg Ellison General manager reviews  capital expenditures, recent    amenities reopening details (June 18, 2020) General Manager John Viola provided a status report for capital projects, the recent golf course reopening and nearly completed bulkhead repairs during the OPA Board meeting on June 3. Viola said both the Golf Clubhouse and cart barn are finished… Read more »

Fresh air exercise, healthy eating still advisable habits

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By Greg Ellison (June 18, 2020) In light of pandemic-related self-isolation and less physical activity on the part of many residents, the Worcester County Health Department is espousing the merits of proper diet and ample outdoor exercise. Public Affairs Officer Travis Brown said the health department remains committed to encouraging healthy lifestyle choices through prevention… Read more »

Berlin celebrates National Pollinator Week June 22-28

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Berlin will observe National Pollinator Week from June 22-28, Mayor Gee Williams proclaimed at the June 8 meeting of the mayor and Town Council. The declaration reflects the town’s effort, begun in May 2018, to create sustainable habitats to preserve pollinators as a Bee City USA affiliate…. Read more »

Berlin Town Council Briefs

By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) The following was discussed during the June 8 Berlin Mayor and Council meeting: Elections board Nicky Chavis and Steve Frene, who serve on the Berlin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, were sworn in as members of the Board of Supervisors of Elections. They will replace Lou… Read more »

Petition to bring justice to car crash victims

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Tyheim Bowen, whose brother, Tymeir Dennis, was struck and killed by a Maryland State Police car in 2013, has started a petition on to reopen the court case about the crash on Route 113 that November. On Nov. 8, 2013 at about 8:02 p.m., brothers Bowen… Read more »

i.g. Burton dealership plan tabled


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission’s review of a site plan for the i.g. Burton Chevrolet dealership last Wednesday resulted in no action, as the commission awaits to see a final version of it before passing judgment. The new dealership building on Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin is… Read more »

Library film series displays creativity during quarantine

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 18, 2020) Worcester County Library is hosting a film series called Seclusion Cinema that invites people to explore a new medium during their time in isolation. “We thought this idea might encourage people to try something new and share their creativity,” said Worcester County Library Director Jennifer Ranck. All… Read more »

Berlin museum to archive covid-19 stories

By Morgan Pilz Calvin B. Taylor House will reopen in beginning of July; online activities still offered (June 18, 2020) Having skipped its traditional Memorial Day weekend opening because of statewide health-safety restrictions, the Calvin B. Taylor Museum will reopen to the public at the beginning of July. The restored 19th century house-turned-museum has been… Read more »

Order determined for OP candidate forum this Wednesday


The trio of entrants running in the Ocean Pines Association’s 2020 Board of Directors election convened on Friday for an arbitrary draw to determine final ballot order and seating arrangements for a Candidate Forum on June 17. The final order found incumbents Dr. Colette Horn and Doug Parks in first and second respectively, followed by… Read more »

Historic District approves façade after compromise

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (June 11, 2020) The Berlin Historic District Commission approved some major changes to several buildings in downtown after agreeing to some compromises it believes will benefit the town’s image. The commission looked over renovation plans for properties owned by Jack Burbage, which include storefronts on Pitts Street and Main Street…. Read more »