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Park clean-up costly project

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Estimates put total bill in $280K range as work continues By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) The bills associated with the clean-up of a caustic chemical at Heron Park continue to pile up. Berlin Mayor Gee Williams said during Monday evening’s Town Council meeting that the town has spent $244,433 so far on… Read more »

Berlin Historic District Commission Briefs

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) Members of Berlin’s Historic District Commission approved several requests during a meeting last Wednesday evening. New porch The Berlin Historic District Commission permitted residents Joe and Pat Pylypczuk to add a porch to the back of their home on 303 S. Main St. The addition would be 23… Read more »

Golf course review forthcoming

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) With the fall golf season about to begin, assessing turf conditions and ascertaining upcoming maintenance needs at the Ocean Pines Golf Course is on the agenda for Board of Directors member Frank Daly and members of the Golf Committee. Speaking from the road on Wednesday, Daly said… Read more »

Comcast brings service competition to Ocean Pines


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) Market competition for Ocean Pines internet and cable TV service became a reality this week when the OPA finalized a deal to bring an additional service provider to the area. OPA President Doug Parks said following Tuesday’s contract signing with Comcast that the roster of internet and… Read more »

Bylaws Committee talks resolution procedures


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) Finalizing possible updates to resolution procedures left dormant for half a dozen years dominated the discussion during the Ocean Pines Association Bylaws and Resolutions Committee meeting on Friday. OPA President Doug Parks attended the meeting as an association member. Bylaws Chairman Jim Trummel welcomed his predecessor Jeff… Read more »

Petition legal battle looms


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Sept. 12, 2019) The possibility of a legal battle over the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors’ rejection of a petition seeking to reduce its unapproved spending authority to $1 million has increased, with opponents to the board’s denial obtaining counsel of their own. Former Board member Slobodan Trendic introduced… Read more »

Berlin Little League praised by town’s mayor and council


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Mayor Gee Williams took a moment to acknowledge the success of Berlin Little League during the Town Council meeting last Monday evening. “This is unprecedented,” Williams said. “I don’t think this kind of achievement … continuing level of success has ever been experienced by a town of our… Read more »

Berlin police officer commended

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Lt. JD Lawson of the Berlin Police Department was recog- nized at the Town Council meeting last week for saving an infant’s life. “On behalf of the mayor and council, and the citizens of Berlin, thank you,” said Mayor Gee Williams. “We appreciate you and this very commendable… Read more »

Concert on the Lawn series to wrap up, Sun.

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Music lovers can take in a free performance by the Folk Heroes with Charlie Stegman and Robin Cockey during the final Concert on the Lawn this Sunday evening at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum. The group will play a mixture of Celtic and Cajun music starting at… Read more »

Youth get free haircuts and styles


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Sept. 5, 2019) Ten youth apparently got more than just a haircut Sunday in Berlin, they also received boost in confidence before heading back to school. “Hair is a cultural thing, so for the kids to be able to have a nice hairstyle to go back to school year, it’s starts… Read more »