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Janasek files suit against OPA

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer A lawsuit filed by Tom Janasek in Worcester County Circuit Court Tuesday contends that the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors has no power to ban him from association amenities for three months as punishment for his verbal attack on board member Josette Wheatley last month. The board imposed the… Read more »

State issues $15M for Rt. 90 improvements

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Money will pay to complete planning for safety, access upgrades, lane dualization By Mallory Panuska, Staff Writer The light at the end of the tunnel of bumper-to-bumper traffic on Route 90 got brighter this week when state officials announced that a large chunk of cash is allocated for improvements to the major resort corridor. Gov…. Read more »

Mural in honor of Rev. Tindley to be unveiled Saturday

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer After months in the making, the painting of celebrated minister gospel composer Rev. Charles Tindley on the side of Bruder Hill in downtown Berlin is officially underway. Muralist Jay Coleman started the freestyle mural on Monday, just five days before it is scheduled to be unveiled on Saturday. “We’re just… Read more »

Berlin mural for pollinators, bees underway on Main Street

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer Berlin’s celebration of National Pollinator Week is right around the corner and this year, the town is completing a project that will raise awareness and educate children about the importance of bees, year-round. Late last month, Artist Jessica Hall, owner of Happy Now Creations, began working on “Pollinator Way,” an… Read more »

OPA directors yank privileges from Janasek

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Board’s 5-2 vote invokes suspension for 90 days By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer Tom Janasek’s privileges have been suspended. The Ocean Pines Board of Directors held a special meeting on June 9 to allow residents and board members to speak on whether the former director should be barred from Ocean Pines amenities and made that… Read more »

OP Racquet Sports looks at revenue and studies trends

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‘Maximizing’ money stream tops committee’s wish list By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Ocean Pines Racquet Sports Committee met on June 9 and discussed ways to better record and maximize the revenue streaming into its amenities. “Membership numbers are doing really well,” said board liaison Amy Peck. “The committee discussed (attendance) numbers. When people check… Read more »

Annual Bathtub Races dazzle crowds, TV cameras


Prized Rubber Duck Trophy goes to Ocean 98’s top tub as duo finishes undefeated By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (June 16, 2022) The 32nd annual and first-televised Berlin Bathtub Races did not disappoint on Friday. As usual, hundreds of spectators filled the Main Street corridor between Commerce Street and Stevenson Lane as a dozen-plus teams… Read more »

Route 90 access, kayak racks focus of rec committee

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Residents asked to attend, comment at SHA hearing By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (June 16, 2022) The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee is asking its members and Ocean Pines residents to provide input at the upcoming public hearing being held by MDOT-SHA on June 21, which will focus on the Route 90 bridge. “(Our)… Read more »

Peck responds to DeAngelus ‘threat’ accusation

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OPA Board of Directors member Amy Peck responded this week to the public letter written by Ralph DeAngelus concerning Peck’s email to him advising him that Tom Janasek should be banned from the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. She said her private email to him was leaked and she only learned of his response when she… Read more »

Ortt rep says OP Director’s e-mail a ‘threat’


By Stewart Dobson Editor The ramifications of a May 20 confrontation at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club between former Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors member Tom Janasek and current member Josette Wheatley continued this week with a board hearing scheduled, an ultimatum emailed and the yacht club management’s response to what it perceived as… Read more »