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No easy solutions for short-term rental rule

Berlin, like many other municipalities, cities and counties, is trying to balance a scale that has property owners’ desire to earn income from short-term rentals on one side and traditionalists’ wish to preserve their long-held sense of community on the other. The fulcrum on which this debate teeters is what property law experts call the… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

OPA should adopt minimum wage This letter was sent to the Ocean Pines Association Board and forwarded to Bayside Gazette Members of the Board: On March 20, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a new state minimum wage law. The law raises the state’s minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 by 2025. For example, in… Read more »

Viola set course, OPA needs to stay with it

Whether one agreed with the way he did things or questioned his decisions, John Viola’s performance as the top administrator of the Ocean Pines Association since March 2019 shows he has been the best general manager the association has had in years. If  his primary task as a quick replacement for his predecessor was to… Read more »

Berlin projects image other areas must envy

Berlin’s annual Christmas parade will march, roll, dance and twirl its way up Main Street for the 50th time tonight, demonstrating that even in middle age this event is just as fresh now as it was a half-century ago. But, of course, it’s not just the parade by itself that draws such huge crowds from… Read more »

Some understanding vital during holiday

As families prepare to reunite or are contemplating gathering for Thanksgiving during this continuing pandemic, the vaccination disagreement continues. Do the vaccinated Joneses invite unvaccinated family members who will be mingling with grandma and grandpa, who, despite having been vaccinated themselves, are still at risk because of age and underlying conditions? Do the Joneses welcome… Read more »

No-Scam November: be cautious, skeptical

It’s No-Scam November, Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser reminded the public this week, and that means extra scrutiny is being directed at the bogus offers many of us receive all year-round. Because of the Internet and highly advanced telephone techniques, the odds of getting ripped off have soared since the days of door-to-door salespeople… Read more »