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Budget guidance reviewed for next fiscal year


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) With the covid pandemic making revenue and expense projections especially challenging, Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Dick Keiling reviewed the group’s guidance for the next fiscal year operating budget during the board meeting on Saturday. Keiling said the budget committee has requested an updated accounting of Payroll Protection Program… Read more »

Coastal Bays bat box workshop size limited


By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) The Maryland Costal Bays Program will sponsor a Bat Box Bash next Tuesday in Ocean Pines’ White Horse Park from 4-6 p.m., even though the number of participants will be limited. Environmental educator Chandler Joiner said up to eight families, individuals or couples could register for the bat roost… Read more »

Casino tells OP growth plan

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By Greg Ellison Downs makes pitch  regarding rezoning and its expansion (Oct. 22, 2020) As Worcester County officials continue weighing the merits of a proposed text amendment for a Casino Entertainment District at Ocean Downs on Route 589, the potential facility expansion was also vetted by the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors during its… Read more »

Spooky Pines parade seeks more vehicular participants

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) Classic rides, Jeeps and fire engines will be frighteningly decorated for the first “Spook The Pines” community parade from noon to 2 p.m. on Halloween. Sponsored by the Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce, the parade will begin at Cathell Road before ending in White Horse Park. Chamber Executive Director… Read more »

Candidates under review for OPA seat

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By Greg Ellison Talks will take place during closed meeting of board *UPDATE* BROWN APPOINTED Following a brief closed session discussion on Wednesday, the OPA Board voted unanimously to appoint Frank Brown to serve out the remainder of departing Director Steve Tuttle’s term. Tuttle, who stepped down from his elected position at the conclusion of… Read more »

Seafloor Carpet expands footprint, offerings

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) Seafloor Carpet, Hardwood & More, while still located in the Manklin Station Shopping Center, recently moved into a newly constructed building with roughly double the square footage of its prior spot. It also has expanded services. Owner Don Robertson opened the Ocean Pines business nearly five years ago after… Read more »

Viola updates board on financials

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) Ocean Pines Association General Manager John Viola updated current year financials and improvements to golf operations during the Board of Directors meeting on Saturday. Viola said through this September golf remained favorable to budget for the current fiscal year, despite starting behind projections. “We lost an estimated $150,000 in… Read more »

Tuttle bids farewell, preaches involvement

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By Greg Ellison (Oct. 22, 2020) Director Steve Tuttle, before resigning his elected position at the close of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, stressed the importance of civic engagement and shed more light on his imminent departure from the area. “I decided in the summer that I would not seek… Read more »

Christina McQuaid recognized in MPT special broadcast

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Educator from Baltimore named Teacher of the Year By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Oct. 22, 2020) Worcester County Teacher of the Year Christina McQuaid was honored alongside all the 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year nominees on Oct. 8 during a 30-minute program on Maryland Public Television. “I love to build relationships with students by… Read more »

Commission resists resilience guidelines

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (Oct. 22, 2020) A heated discussion about the proposed addition of a resilience element marked the Berlin Planning Commission’s review of the town’s comprehensive plan last Wednesday. “What we thought we’d do is, in the comprehensive plan, is have whatever summary like what we’re working on now, the shorter version,… Read more »