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Tennis Pro explains program to Ocean Pines Kiwanis Club

OCEAN PINES–Tennis professional Ron Kerchner recently talked to the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City about the tennis programs and facilities in Ocean Pines. Many of the Kiwanians were not aware that the memberships and programs are open to the public. People from Delaware are members and drive to the Pines to use the… Read more »

OP Yacht Club Update

OCEAN PINES—An Ocean Pines’ landmark restaurant and banquet facility, The Ocean Pines Yacht Club, announces the closing of its doors for the season effective immediately. The building continues to have electrical and plumbing problems. In addition, issues of dampness and air quality continue to plague the facility. The culmination of all these issues with the responsibility… Read more »

Former paramedic sues Berlin Fire Company

BERLIN—A former paramedic and volunteer fireman on Aug. 27 filed a civil rights lawsuit in excess of $8 million against the Berlin Volunteer Fire Company and several of its current and former leaders for their alleged roles in a campaign of sexual orientation-based harassment and intimidation. Attorney James Otway, of the Salisbury firm Otway, Russo… Read more »

OPA board officers elected during meeting

OCEAN PINES—The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors re-elected Tom Terry as president during its Aug. 20 organizational meeting, the first official gathering of the group since the Aug. 12 elections. Sharyn O’Hare was elected vice president, Terri Mohr was elected secretary and newly-elected director Bill Cordwell was elected treasurer, during the meeting. The nominees… Read more »

OPA prepares to resolve storm water management problems

OCEAN PINES—The search is on for a contractor to map and analyze storm water drainage conditions in Section 3 of the Ocean Pines community, according to a request for proposal that is scheduled to close on Sept. 12. Meanwhile, one new director is proposing using the intellectual resources that may already exist in the membership… Read more »

Classic Car Show & Parade at OP Veterans Memorial Park

OCEAN PINES–To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Ocean Pines, the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce will host a Classic Car Show & Parade on Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Park located on the corner of Cathell and Racetrack roads. There will be several craft and business vendors, a radio remote from the WAVE, music by… Read more »

Comptroller Franchot presses for later start of Md. School Year

OCEAN CITY– Citing the benefits to Maryland families, small businesses and tourism overall, Comptroller Peter Franchot reiterated his desire for all state public schools to start classes after Labor Day. He released the economic impact report completed by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates regarding that issue last Wednesday. Alongside Ocean City Mayor Richard Meehan, Sen…. Read more »

Public Landing Pier reopens after 10-month closure

WORCESTER COUNTY–The Public Landing Pier reopened to the public last week, after a 10-month closure. The pier was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012. Rehak’s Contracting, LLC of Baltimore, repaired the pier at a total cost of $198,226.96, with Federal Emergency Management Agency funding of $44,395 and insurance settlement funds of $130,861.57… Read more »

Delmarva Power warns customers of 'Green Dot' scam

SALISBURY – Delmarva Power reminds home and business owners to practice safety when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone. Recently, Delmarva has been alerted to a “Green Dot” scam. As such, information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that “scammers” are now targeting commercial… Read more »

Projects will soon get funding through Program Open Space

ANNAPOLIS – Recreational projects in Allegany, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Prince George’s, Somerset and Worcester counties will soon receive funding for upgrades and additions through Program Open Space. Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Among the funding measures approved was a grant of… Read more »