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County’s primary election certified

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Nothing changed but the numbers as the Worcester County Board of Elections certified the results of the June 26 primary earlier this month, leaving all of the previously announced winners in place, as voters chose a new sheriff and top prosecutor, and narrowed the field for November’s Election… Read more »

Chamber Music by the Sea returns in August

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) The third annual Chamber Music by the Sea series returns next month with four concerts scheduled in Snow Hill and Berlin, as well as a day of educational activities planned for student musicians. Festival Artistic Director Elena Urioste, a Philadelphia native, attended the Curtis Institute of Music in… Read more »

Tenth annual Jesse’s Paddle, Sat.

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (July 19, 2018) The Pocomoke River in Snow Hill will be overrun with canoes, kayaks and paddleboards in support of suicide prevention during the 10th annual Jesse’s Paddle fundraiser, this Saturday. The event, which is organized by the Friends of the Jesse Klump Memorial Fund, will take place at the Pocomoke… Read more »

Tinus launches write-in campaign

By Brian Gilliland, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Ed Tinus, who just this year filed to run for State Senate in District 38, dropped out of that race and then launched a successful campaign for Worcester County Republican Central Committee and an unsuccessful one for District 38C Delegate has filed, once again, to run as a… Read more »

Gazette Editorial: OPA too hospitable for Canada geese to resist

The Ocean Pines goose flap that has taken flight since association authorities had the resident flock of 290 Canada geese removed and, presumably, destroyed, reflects the national debate over how to respond to the surge in nonmigratory waterfowl in populated areas. In the past 20 years, according to a University of Nebraska study, the number… Read more »

Berlin motoring forward with plans for new parking study

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) In an online post, the Town of Berlin recently requested information for a multifaceted parking study. According to an online description, the town “is seeking consultant qualifications for pro-active solutions to its mobility challenges, such as a lack of bikeways, inconsistent pedestrian access and limited parking to continue… Read more »

Depot lends brushes to Legion post repainting

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) American Legion Post #231 on Saturday got a makeover by volunteers from the veterans’ organization with the help of a donation of paint and labor by Home Depot. “We’ve been trying to get this project started for three years. To get people to volunteer their time and with… Read more »

Study suggests OP reserves could run out within decade

By Josh Davis Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) No formal recommendation was made, but the consensus of the members of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors at last Friday’s meeting on the association’s reserves was more money needs to be set aside. Ocean Pines hired Richmond, Virginia firm Design Management Associates Inc. in 2015 to conduct… Read more »

Software vendor cancels Ocean Pines presentation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors has delayed a decision several times on whether to buy new financial and operational software, and it snow eems unlikely anything will be done before the August election. A technology workgroup, formed in 2016, spent significant time researching community needs and… Read more »

Berlin notification system still being refined

By Josh Davis Associate Editor (July 19, 2018) Town of Berlin officials continue to tweak communications with the public, especially those stemming from the CodeRED emergency notification system. Put into effect in 2014, CodeRED sends texts or emails and delivers phone messages during emergencies. On July 6, for example, an alert went out saying power was… Read more »