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Berlin unveils new police station

Ribbon cutting last Friday, tours on Saturday were well attended; officers move in By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) With the new Berlin Police station celebrating a ribbon cutting and well-attended open house last week, Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing joked Monday night that every member of the force had moved into the… Read more »

Ocean Pines BOD crunches numbers, but fee still $951

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) The projected basic annual assessment for fiscal 2019 in Ocean Pines remains at $951, a $30 increase, following three days of deliberation by the community association’s board of directors. Board members met Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last week and produced more than $326,000 in cuts from the… Read more »

Fourth Friday to return on April 27

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) The Pocomoke City Council, last Monday, approved a beer and wine license for Fourth Friday art strolls, good for the remainder of the year. Fourth Fridays run April through September, from 5-8 p.m. Marc Scher, president of the downtown Pocomoke Association, said there were an increasing numbers… Read more »

Pocomoke water gets experimental

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) Pocomoke City Public Works on Friday installed a pair of experimental water purifying units designed to improve water quality in the Heights neighborhood. If successful, the units, designed by Korean-based company IOREX, could be installed in several other locations and save the town about $1 million, not… Read more »

Korean BBQ: sweet meat you can’t beat

By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 So another Valentine’s Day is in the books, and for me that means that spring is just around the corner. As far as my job goes, the day marks a point in the semester where classes are well underway, my star students are shining and other students are either… Read more »

Table set for new dishes during 8th S.H. Oyster Roast

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) New twists on several classic oyster dishes will highlight the 8th annual Snow Hill Oyster Roast on Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1-5 p.m., downtown. Tickets, which went on sale Jan.1, sold out in six days. Sponsored by the Snow Hill Chamber of Commerce, the event was limited… Read more »

Gay Street renovation plans moving forward

Engineers brief public and business owners; one-way conversion appears unlikely By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) A larger-than-expected crowd came away mostly satisfied with plans for waterline, road and sidewalk improvements on Gay Street at a meeting on the project last Wednesday night in Berlin. Josh Taylor, a senior engineer with Davis, Bowen… Read more »

Deficit ‘worst financial hole Ocean Pines has ever been in’

Director says $2M budget shortfall more than 27-year total from 1990 to 2016 By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) The projected $2 million operational deficit accumulated during the last two years is “the worst financial hole Ocean Pines has ever been in,” Ocean Pines Association Director Ted Moroney said in a public meeting… Read more »

Troast trying to bring back ‘gas tax’ road funding

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) Pocomoke City Councilwoman Esther Troast is seeking support to help #FixLocalRoads. Troast attended a recent Mayor’s Association Conference in Annapolis on behalf of ailing Mayor Bruce Morrison, and said she came back with a many new contacts and information. The most important, she said, was the Maryland… Read more »

Joe Reinhart, Matt Ortt in food mix

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Feb. 15, 2018) Management of the Ocean Pines Association yacht and beach clubs is reportedly down to just two contenders: the Matt Ortt Companies, which run establishments such as Rare & Rye in Ocean City, and a group led by former Ocean Pines Food and Beverage Director Joe Reinhart. The… Read more »