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New board members promise to address bulkhead staging

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Several new members of the Ocean Pines board of directors on Sunday promised to find a solution to reportedly unsafe conditions at the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club because of construction materials and vehicles left unsupervised there. The waterfront area, on 10 Seabreeze Road, has been used… Read more »

‘Berlin Gateway’ passes planning commission test

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) A proposed new gateway into Berlin took a crucial step forward last Wednesday night, as the town planning commission voted 5-1 to recommend adding two parcels of land at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Old City Boulevard to growth area three of the Town of Berlin… Read more »

New endoscopy center breaks ground in Pines

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 16, 2018) A new endoscopy building broke ground last Wednesday at the Delmarva Health Pavilion in Ocean Pines. Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury will oversee the first of two new buildings estimated to be built for the pavilion during the next two years. “We’re so happy that folks… Read more »

Pines lawyer moves to dismiss Hill lawsuit

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) An attorney representing Ocean Pines last Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss the Brett Hill lawsuit against the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Hill, alleging his application to run for the board was rejected in violation of Ocean Pines bylaws, filed a lawsuit in Worcester County Circuit Court… Read more »

Town Council kudos for All-Stars

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Members of the Berlin Mayor and Council on Monday congratulated the Berlin Little League All-Star team that last Sunday played in the regional championship game in Bristol, Connecticut. “We are obviously proud of their performance,” Mayor Gee Williams said. “They’ve been involved in the regionals pretty regularly since… Read more »

Berlin LL All-Star team has a ball in Bristol

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) It took a perfect game to keep the Berlin All-Stars from a return trip to the Little League World Series, and that’s exactly what the Mid Island Little Leaguers from Staten Island, New York got from their starter during the Mid-Atlantic championship game on Sunday in Bristol, Connecticut…. Read more »

Members pass motions during OPA annual mtg

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Ocean Pines homeowners present during the annual meeting Saturday overwhelmingly endorsed relocating a bulkhead staging ground, but only narrowly favored introducing a noise ordinance for dog barking and opposed increasing assessments to allow underprivileged children to use amenities. Homeowners introduced all three motions, said to be nonbinding, during… Read more »

Tables OK’d for Berlin sidewalks

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Berlin restaurants DiFebo’s and The Globe on Monday were granted approval for outdoor café tables by the Berlin Town Council. Globe owner Jennifer Dawicki asked for four high-top tables to be placed outside her restaurant on the Broad Street sidewalk. Previously, there were none and Dawicki also pointed… Read more »

Historic District Commission rejects Mariner porch request

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) Garrett Neeb and Reggie Mariner of Bay Four LLC were not warmly greeted by members of the Berlin Historic District Commission and its audience last Wednesday, and were denied approval for a freestanding porch at their property on 201 William Street. Mariner said the structure, described as a… Read more »

OP anniversary time capsule apparently was lost in time

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 16, 2018) There was good news and bad news about a time capsule buried in Ocean Pines 30 years ago, according Jenny Cropper-Rines, chairwoman of the association’s 50th anniversary committee. “The good news is, we do know where all the power lines and utilities are in the area of the… Read more »