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Ocean Pines’ difficult goose problem

Editor, I have been living in the Pines for over 15 years and continue to love the area, the people and the environment (recent cold notwithstanding). Seeing the local fauna – the squirrels, rabbits, deer, occasional fox, and the various birds – are part of this enjoyment. However, when the animals/birds become a problem to… Read more »

Important opportunity

When Monday turned into Tuesday earlier this week, Berlin had become the winner of Budget Travel Magazine’s Coolest Small Town in America contest. Berlin collected 28 percent of the contest’s 137,819 votes for a total of 39,285 votes. Finishing second was Cazenovia, N.Y., a town located fairly close to Syracuse. It’s too early to tell… Read more »

Tim Lawrence honored to be of help

In later summer of 2003, my neighborhood was part of an area losing power as a result of Tropical Storm Isabelle.  It was still hot and sticky, and after about two days of outages, it was getting to us. We were just way too used to turning on the lights, opening the fridge, enjoying air… Read more »

Looking out for flood

While the rest of the state is still concentrating more on the possible snow and ice storms it faces in February, many Worcester County residents have their minds on a different issue. Oh, it has everything to do with storms, but instead of digging out of snow, we’re looking at how to dig out of… Read more »

Heroin trail just follows the money

Last weekend Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar award-winning actor, was found dead in his Greenwich Village home. He was 46 years old. Early word is that he died from an apparent heroin overdose. Hoffman had been, according to reports, “clean” for some 25 years. In July 2013, Cory Monteith, an actor on the TV show… Read more »

Leon? Another way to get us hyped

Leon? Really, the storm’s name was Leon? Leon? Are you kidding me? Leon could be anyone’s uncle; the never married accountant with the sebaceous cyst that always needs draining. I know Leon is Greek for lion. But the regal cat doesn’t apply to the Leons I know. Why not just go for Sheldon, Seymour, Fred… Read more »

Inquiries flood FEMA

FEMA came to Worcester County last Thursday and received quite a reception. Almost 250 citizens showed up, many of them property owners, to review preliminary flood insurance maps. The session was held at Stephen Decatur Middle School. It was such a robust meeting, that it seemed to take the FEMA officials by surprise. FEMA officials… Read more »

Helping parents begin next phase of life

When the time comes to help your parents begin the next phase of their life, they may come to you in search of a little guidance. The truth is that elder financial planning is a lot more complicated than it should be. Still the realities are what they are so it’s important that your parents… Read more »

Rockfish can ‘tell’ a complicated story

“Fishing is great,” is what you’ll hear from the charter captains around the popular striped bass sportfishing port of Tilghman Island in the mid-Chesapeake. But ask the fish and they’d tell a more complicated story. For years, Jim Price, a rare citizen-scientist in an era where Ph.Ds dominate Bay research, has been listening attentively. Mostly… Read more »

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 »