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Swimmers plunge in to help AGH

(Dec. 27, 2013) Philanthropists are diving headfirst into a fundraiser for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. The 20th annual Penguin Swim is slated for New Years Day, next Wednesday, and hundreds will take to the ocean off 91st Street for the event. New attractions mark the 20th year of the swim, including a 7-foot-tall ice… Read more »

Procedural clean-ups in Ocean Pines

OCEAN PINES—The Ocean  Pines Association Board of Directors were scheduled to consider two motions to provide “procedural cleanup” of two financial matters during their Dec. 18 meeting, President Tom Terry said on Dec. 17. According to an agenda that was released in advance of the meeting, OPA Treasurer Bill Cordwell was scheduled to propose a… Read more »

Assateague Coastal Trust files petition

WEST OCEAN CITY— Assateague Coastal Trust has filed a Petition For Judicial Review in the Worcester County Circuit Court to appeal the Oct. 10 Worcester County Board of Zoning Appeals Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area variance granted for the construction of a 190-foot elevated walkway across private and state owned wetlands adjacent to Old Bridge… Read more »

We have hope for future political leaders

BALTIMORE — As this column was being written, Thanksgiving Day was imminent, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are approaching and 2013 is coming to an end. The year 2014 appears over the horizon, but our vision of what it will look like is clouded by the events of 2013 as well as by societal and cultural… Read more »

Bethesda municipal lawyers’ group urging U.S. Supreme Court to save law

BALTIMORE ­– Saying localities need the money, a Bethesda-based municipal lawyers’ group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to save a law that bars Maryland residents from deducting, from city or county taxes, the tax they pay to other states when they earn money there. The International Municipal Lawyers Association has filed a brief supporting… Read more »

Sign the petition

Tuesday’s public meeting in Berlin was a good beginning. Obviously community members are still processing the horrible news of Friday night, Nov. 8, when two teenage brothers were struck by an unmarked police car at the intersection of Route 113 and Bay Street. Tymeir Dennis, 16, died of his injuries. His brother, Tynise Bowen, was… Read more »

In Tymeir Dennis memory, state needs to take the right route

Tuesday night was cold with a biting wind, the kind of weather that would suggest one stay within the warm comforts of home. Yet, finding a parking place behind or around Berlin Town Hall required some patience and parallel parking. It was just as difficult to find an empty seat in the crowded Town Council… Read more »

Md. Health Connection enrollment

 BALTIMORE — Maryland Health Connection is chugging along, despite continued reports of technical difficulties on the state-run health insurance exchange. As of Friday, there were twice as many households enrolled in one of those plans as a week ago, bringing the total number of enrollees to 2,393 — according to figures released Friday by Maryland… Read more »

Letters to the Editor

 OP Chamber of Commerce presents awards     Editor, The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce presented the annual Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year awards at a “roaring twenties” themed event catered by Galaxy 66 Restaurant which was held at the Ocean City Lions Club on October 18. Owner Bob Hammond of… Read more »

Shortage in wide range of occupations

BALTIMORE – If you’re a small-business owner who is having difficulty finding key talent, you’re not alone. Despite high unemployment, there is a shortage of qualified people in a wide range of occupations in the Baltimore area and across the country. Several key trends suggest these skills gaps are going to get worse. According to… Read more »