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The Year in Review: Berlin, OPA celebrate milestone anniversaries

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 27, 2018) The Ocean Pines Association turned 50 this year, while the Town of Berlin celebrated its 150th anniversary. Each community celebrated in its own way, as the association held several events throughout the year, while the town’s observance was a low-key celebration during an Oktoberfest event on Oct. 13…. Read more »

Stormwater grant to help on Graham Ave.

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Town of Berlin on Friday announced it had received a $75,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for stormwater improvements and a new community outreach program. According to its website, Chesapeake Bay Trust “awards more than $10 million in grant funding each year to hundreds of nonprofits… Read more »

On holiday parties and refined literature

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By Paul Suplee I stand in my kitchen breading Scotch eggs for a Christmas party, but my mind is not on these at all. It is lost in a book in which I am currently engrossed. Every now and then, a book that I have never considered crosses my path and broadens my horizon inexplicably,… Read more »

Hundreds trek to ‘Other Side of the Tracks’ art show

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Cold-weather art strolls in Berlin generally are not as well attended as their summertime counterparts, but that wasn’t the case last Friday when Jordan Pippin and Pete Mueller hosted a special 2nd Friday exhibition at Steel N Glory on Washington Street. The show featured a dozen artists, from… Read more »

A Little Bit Sheepish opens in new location

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) After closing shop for about two months at her old location, owner Brenda Trice reopened A Little Bit Sheepish on Dec. 6 in its new location on 1 South Main Street in Berlin. She said the colorful yarn store, which moved across the street from its two-story shop… Read more »

Northstar presentation well received by OPA Board, GM

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By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Following two extensive meetings with representatives from Northstar Club Management Software last week, Ocean Pines officials appear to be closing in on selecting the company to furnish new software to run much of the community’s operations. Northstar Sales Director Jim Wisniewski and Director of Product Development Imran Balkhi… Read more »

Fundraiser for family of man killed in crash

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A 36-year-old Berlin man was killed following a crash last Saturday afternoon in Wicomico County. The Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack received a call from a concerned citizen who passed by a vehicle in a ditch, according to reports, and police responded to the scene of the crash… Read more »

Promo video part of Comcast negotiations

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) Town of Berlin officials last week met with Comcast Director of Government Affairs Chris Comer to discuss a new franchise agreement and to unveil a new promotional video for the town that the company created. According to the preliminary terms of the 10-year contract , the town would… Read more »

Berlin briefs

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Dec. 20, 2018) The Berlin Mayor and Council discussed the following items during a Dec. 10 public meeting at Town Hall: Community assistance donations Finance Director Natalie Saleh said December utility bills would include a letter from the Town Council asking for donations to the Shore Up Energy Assistance fund. Saleh… Read more »

Passenger found dead in single-vehicle crash

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Dec. 20, 2018) A single-vehicle crash on Route 589 on Monday claimed the life of a passenger and charges are reportedly pending against the driver, according to Maryland State Police. The crash victim was said to be a 25-year-old male, but his identity was withheld until next of kin could be… Read more »