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Authors release children’s books

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Dec. 10, 2020) Two local authors have recently released children’s books that could make great presents or stocking stuffers this holiday season for young readers. Ocean Pines resident Ellen Krawczak has released her second children’s book, “Zo Zo Loses Her Stripes,” which is about a zebra who wakes up one… Read more »

Golf committee wants to involve larger community


By Greg Ellison New clubhouse could be attractive to non-golfers (Nov. 19, 2020) Following prolonged inaction because of covid-19 restrictions and  with several resignations, a slightly reconstituted Ocean Pines Golf Committee reconvened last month with hopes to market the course to a larger audience. Golf Committee Chairman Fritz Lahner said the group met on Oct. 27 to… Read more »

Berlin Mayor and Council Briefs

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Nov. 12, 2020) The following occurred during the Berlin Mayor and Council meeting on Monday: Maple Avenue property Town Administrator Jeff Fleetwood said Ingerman Inc. has agreed to install a concrete sidewalk from Elizabeth Street into the Willows at Berlin for the transfer of an 11,000-square-foot property on Maple Avenue. Ingerman… Read more »

WCPS Board of Education approves budget transfers

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Aug. 27, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education on Aug. 18 approved intra-category and inter-category budgetary transfers that had been submitted for the 2020 fiscal year. There were 10 intra-category budget transfers for the 2020 fiscal year, according to Chief Financial Officer Vince Tolbert. A total of $1,100 was… Read more »

Berlin receives ‘unmodified opinion’ in audit

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Despite a turbulent budget cycle, PKS & Company accountants presented the town with an “unmodified opinion” for its annual audit. “This is also known as a clean opinion, and it’s the highest level of assurance that we can provide as auditors,” Michael Klager, a partner in the… Read more »

Bylaws Committee examines election validation

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Oct. 17, 2019) The methods used to confirm election results were discussed during the Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee meeting on Oct. 4. Committee chairman Jim Trummel said Board of Directors President Doug Parks recently broached the subject of elections validation. “This doesn’t have to be settled in one… Read more »

Cricket Center celebrates decade aiding child victims

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) The Cricket Center, which provides child advocacy services in Worcester County, marked 10 years at its Berlin location this week, with plans percolating for an expanded footprint. Executive Director Wendy Myers said the Cricket Center marked the occasion with an open house celebration on Tuesday evening for… Read more »