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AGH associates discuss impact of covid-19

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Nettie Widgeon, a Berlin resident and charge nurse in the emergency department at Atlantic General Hospital, told the Berlin mayor and Town Council last Monday how unnerving it was to care for patients in the age of covid-19 last year. Her presentation was part of the overview… Read more »

Future use of Heron Park in Berlin uncertain

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) The Berlin mayor and Town Council heard a variety of ideas Monday night about the future of Heron Park, with some residents in favor of selling parcels 410 and 57, while others suggested transforming the property into an entertainment venue. Berlin resident Tony Weeg began the discussion… Read more »

Pocket park to open in downtown

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Flower cart will be part of what would be developed into small garden center By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) The Historic District Commission unanimously approved the concept of a pocket park with fresh landscaping and community seating at 2 Bay St. near Baked Dessert Café during its meeting on March 10. “I… Read more »

Tennis clinics offered in May at Berlin park

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Worcester County Recreation and Parks will offer tennis stroke clinics May 11 and May 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Stephen Decatur Park tennis courts, following approval from the Berlin mayor and Town Council. Kim Moses, public information officer for Worcester County, said tennis professional Bruzz Truitt is… Read more »

Berlin receives $50K in grants for facade fix-ups

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Program has given facelift to numerous businesses By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) Businesses in Berlin’s Main Street District will have access to more funding for façade improvements, following the town’s receipt last week of a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). “I apply for a community… Read more »

Historic District Commission OKs signs for future Berlin businesses

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (March 18, 2021) As downtown Berlin prepares to welcome The Mermaid Museum and The Rusty Anchor Seafood Market, the Historic District Commission approved exterior signs for the two new businesses during its meeting on March 10. Alyssa Maloof, owner of The Mermaid Museum at 4 Jefferson St., presented two choices… Read more »

Baker returns home after Hopkins surgery

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By Greg Ellison (March 18, 2021) Following life-saving surgery two weeks at Johns Hopkins Hospital to excise a large internal mass, Ocean Pines resident Dave Baker returned home on March 9 to begin a weeks’-long recovery. Speaking last Wednesday, Baker said surgeons at Hopkins removed an internal mass identified as pheochromocytoma, a rare tumor that… Read more »

Elections Committee weighs details of referendum

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Clock on ballot mailing will start ticking on March 27 By Greg Ellison (March 18, 2021) Sorting out details for an upcoming referendum on whether to limit the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ spending authority dominated discussions during the Elections Committee meeting last Friday. The board has scheduled a public hearing on Saturday, March… Read more »

Pines police seeking theft suspect in surveillance shot


(March 18, 2021) Ocean Pines Police are asking for public assistance to identify a suspect caught on bank surveillance footage cashing a check using a stolen driver’s license. In a March 8 Facebook post, Ocean Pines Police posted pictures of a woman accused of using a theft victim’s Maryland driver’s license to fraudulently cash a… Read more »

OP Yacht Club sets sail for ‘normal’ summer

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By Greg Ellison (March 18, 2021) After closing following its New Year’s celebration, the Ocean Pines Yacht Club reopened this past weekend with a slew of pre-St. Patrick’s Day specials in hopes that greener pastures are on the horizon. Matt Ortt Companies CEO Ralph DeAngelus said the Yacht Club returned to service at noon last… Read more »