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Parks Commission in Berlin reviews equipment styles

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 10, 2020) The Berlin Parks Commission at its Sept. 1 meeting reviewed bench, picnic table and bike rack styles for its commemorative program. Individuals, families or organizations who wish to honor the memory of loved ones or memorialize a significant event can make a donation through the price of… Read more »

Windmill Creek Victory Gardens wind down


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 3, 2020) After kicking off the spring with more than more than five dozen 10-by-20 foot plots, the Windmill Creek Victory Gardens has provided a wealth of farm-to-table produce for an array of participants. Windmill Creek Vineyard & Winery proprietors Barry and Jeannie Mariner began the project to provide free community… Read more »

New players, new revenue for golf course

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By Greg Ellison Financial report shows play pushes income into black (Sept. 3, 2020) A rush of new players has kept Ocean Pines golf operations profitable, while other amenities in the community haven’t fared as well during this summer of covid-19. General Manager of Golf Operations John Malinowski said the Ocean Pines Golf Course has maintained… Read more »

Delmarva Chorus practices virtually


By Greg Ellison Group holds weekly  meetings online for members to tune up (Sept. 3, 2020) Looking to maintain their musical edge as covid-19 health restrictions limit social interactions, the Delmarva Chorus has adapted to a virtual format for weekly practice sessions. Delmarva Chorus Director Carol Ludwig said the 20-some member volunteer ensemble has been… Read more »

Contractors break OP water main


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 3, 2020) Water service in Ocean Pines took a momentary lapse on Monday after contractors installing Comcast service lines inadvertently stuck a 10-inch main, with Worcester County Public Works crews able to remedy the emergency in a matter of hours. Assistant Public Works Director John Ross said on Tuesday the temporary loss… Read more »

County, OPA confer about drainage project

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 3, 2020) Recent changes in funding for proposed drainage improvements in the area around Bainbridge Park in Ocean Pines brought Worcester County and Ocean Pines officials together last Tuesday to ensure both sides are charting the same course. County Commissioners Chip Bertino and Jim Bunting led a unanimous vote on Aug…. Read more »

Berlin candidate filing deadline Friday at 5 p.m.


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 3, 2020) The filing deadline for candidates in the Berlin municipal election this fall is Friday at 5 p.m. Candidates can file for mayor, District 2 council seat, District 3 council seat or the at-large council seat for the upcoming election. Currently, there are 10 candidates in the Oct…. Read more »

Hogan’s administration seeks thousands of election judges

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 3, 2020) Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is recruiting thousands of people to serve as election judges this fall to counter a statewide shortage. In a letter to David Garreis, the president of the Maryland Association of Election Officials, Hogan said last Wednesday that more than 11,000 Marylanders have expressed… Read more »

Homeowner plans to rebuild structure on Franklin Avenue

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 3, 2020) The homeowner of 205 Franklin Avenue in Berlin, who was notified in August of violating town code for leaving building materials, described as “junk,” outside on the property, has corrected the situation. Berlin’s town code states that is unlawful to maintain junk, including household-type appliances, paper goods,… Read more »

WCPS annual kick-off event goes virtual amid pandemic


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Sept. 3, 2020) “Better together” was the message delivered repeatedly by speakers Tuesday morning at the Worcester County Public Schools system’s virtual #WeAreWorcester Opening Kick-Off event. “I am excited for the fact that we will be back in school — hopefully, sooner than later,” Superintendent Lou Taylor said. Worcester County… Read more »