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Plein Air events hits Worcester on Sept. 20


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Worcester County will be invaded by a wealth of creative types for the plein air event, “Paint Worcester County,” which runs from Sept. 20-24. The Worcester County Arts Council is sponsoring the artistic competition, which is a reimagined version of its “Paint Berlin,” shindigs. Worcester County Arts Council Board… Read more »

Berlin Council OKs events, new committee


By Greg Ellison Beautification Committee during its meeting on Monday. Local nonprofits Hope4Recovery and Worcester Goes Purple received the go-ahead to hold a 5K run on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Patricia Ottey with Hope4Recovery said the agencies are putting together a “family fun” 5K run that begins and ends in front of… Read more »

Berlin FY21 budget closes with revenues over estimate


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Berlin Finance Director Natalie Saleh provided a FY21 overview of the town’s finances that showed revenues coming in better than expected and expenses beating budget estimates. Saleh reviewed financial details for the year ending on June 30 during the council meeting on Monday. General fund revenues for FY21, which… Read more »

White Horse Park welcomes Liberty Eagle

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) White Horse Park resident Patricia Kelly got the community to take notice last weekend after commissioning chainsaw artist Jason Swain to transform a tree stump in front of 289 Woodhaven Ct. into a patriotic “Liberty Eagle,” displaying an American Flag. “It’s in honor of front-line responders,” she said. Kelly… Read more »

OP racquet sports committee talks funding deal

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) The Ocean Pines Racquet Sports Committee highlighted a number of upcoming tournaments, considered potential court repairs and discussed a pickleball camp proposal during its meeting last Wednesday. U.S. Tennis Association instructor Terry Underkoffler said a proposal to repaint lines on eight dedicated pickleball courts took a step forward after… Read more »

Parks Commission inspects Stephen Decatur


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Berlin’s Parks Commission gathered at Stephen Decatur Park last Tuesday to review a site inspection report and update proposed projects and events. Berlin Deputy Town Administrator Mary Bohlen reported on the status of an application for a grant from the Maryland Natural Resources Program Open Space to cover of… Read more »

Berlin must make up for canceled meeting

Berlin Mayor Zack Tyndall’s late cancellation of a meeting last Friday with state officials interested in helping the town with its Heron Park financial problems requires a better explanation than he provided. Citing a scheduling conflict, as he did, fails to answer a question residents and state and other local officials are asking: why couldn’t… Read more »

Disc golf pitch gets delayed by Berlin Council

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Eastbound Disc Golf organizers will return next month to revive discussions with Berlin officials about a proposed 18-hole course at Stephen Decatur Park after the town council voted 4-1 on Monday, with Councilmember Dean Burrell opposed, to table the issue for four weeks. Local disc golf pro Austin Widdowson… Read more »

Berlin approves Flower Street parcel purchase


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Aiming to preserve a piece of land that is historically significant locally, the Berlin Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to spend $45,000 to buy the parcel on Flower Street. Mayor Zach Tyndall introduced a FY22 budget amendment to increase the general fund by transferring $45,000 from the Community… Read more »