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NAACP hosts Berlin forum Editor, On July 19, the Worcester County Branch of the NAACP hosted a “Race Relations Forum,” which was held at the Duncan Showell American Legion Post 231 in Berlin. This was a very informative meeting and an important step in the ongoing process of understanding the importance of building good community… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

Elections Committee victim of semantics Suggestions that the Ocean Pines’ Election Committee  might be biased in this summer’s contest is another case of the political community’s tendency to see molehills as mountains in the making. More likely than not, this minor flap had more to do with semantics than anything else, as committee Chairman Steve… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

Good times roll again in downtown Berlin Like the Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney films of the late 1930s and ’40s and their inevitable line, “Hey, gang, let’s put on a show,” the Town of Berlin is at its best when it  takes to the streets to present entertainment. Whether that would be in the… Read more »

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Board should protect itself in ethics cases The most critical aspect of any ethics requirement is not its standards or how well they are applied, but is the governing body’s handling of a case no matter who it involves and whatever risk that might pose to friendships, associations and alliances. It’s a highly uncomfortable circumstance when… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

Democracy is messy, in OP and everywhere The Ocean Pines Association’s Strategic Planning Committee is overlooking one of the basic elements of the electoral process as its members wonder how to reduce the turmoil inherent in board of directors turnover. Ranking this turnover and occasional election campaign nastiness as one of the association’s greatest weaknesses,… Read more »

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Rental regs vs reality The question about to be posed to specific neighborhoods in Ocean Pines is whether their property owners are willing to include OPA short-term rental regulations in their declarations of restrictions. This follows the vote last week by the board of directors to give the association the authority to act on complaints… Read more »