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Library branch gets grand opening

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Just about a month after its July 10 soft opening, the new $6.25 million Berlin branch of the Worcester County Library on Harrison Avenue had its official grand opening ceremony Tuesday. With the threat of rain looming, a crowd of close to 100 people moved indoors to an… Read more »

Inaugural Soundwave Festival dubbed success

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Organizer Brad Hoffman said he was pleased with attendance during the inaugural Soundwave Music and Arts Festival, held over three days last weekend at the Mid Atlantic Youth and Sportsplex (MAYS) in Pittsville. He estimated the festival of rock, blues and jazz acts including G-13, Blue Miracle, Joey… Read more »

Votes counted Friday, annual meeting on Saturday

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 9, 2018) Results of the 2018 Ocean Pines Board of Directors Election are scheduled to be announced Friday, immediately after ballots are counted, and those results will be validated during the annual membership meeting Saturday morning. Ballot counting will start at 9 a.m. in the Marlin Room of the community… Read more »

Hill, Moroney have different recollection on bulkheads

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Former Ocean Pines Director and interim General Manager Brett Hill took credit on Friday for attempting to move the bulkhead staging area away from the association swim and racquet club, although Director Ted Moroney in an email exchange said that was not the whole story. Hill, speaking during… Read more »

Vote mandates town hall meetings

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Based on a recommendation from the Ocean Pines Communications Committee, the association board of directors voted 5-0 on Friday to require three town hall meetings per year. Director Colette Horn, in introducing the motion, said the members consistently appeals for improved communication and more interaction with the board…. Read more »

Financial software decision delayed

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) The Ocean Pines Board is likely to put off the purchase of new financial software until after the Aug. 11 election, based on an extensive discussion last Friday. The delay of several months in making a decision has apparently affected the association’s bottom line. Treasurer John Viola said… Read more »

Protestors flock to Pines meeting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Some Ocean Pines residents continued to express outrage last week over the recent removal of several hundred resident Canada geese, while others applauded the decision. Outside a regular board meeting Friday morning about half a dozen women held up signs reading “SECRET Slaughter,” “SHAME ON YOU” and “A… Read more »

Sheriff’s sale could impact suit against OPA

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) A sheriff’s sale of 3 Windward Court in Ocean Pines, scheduled Aug. 20, could play a role in the Brett Hill lawsuit against the Ocean Pines Board of Directors. Hill, who listed the property as his home address in a petition for writ of mandamus filed June 6… Read more »

S&R Club remains bulkhead staging ground

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 2, 2018) Heavy construction equipment and materials used for bulkhead repairs will remain, for now, left in the area behind the Ocean Pines Swim and Racquet Club. Residents had complained of unsightly and unsafe conditions in the waterfront area adjacent to a park that’s often used by fishermen and dog… Read more »