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Letter to the Editor

Pines spending limit questioned Editor, As full-time residents of Ocean Pines for over 20 years, we have enjoyed the quiet pace of living and the wonderful amenities available to all property owners. Since some of our facilities were built before 2020 and even in the 1970s and ’80s, there is an understandable need to replace… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Supports OPA spending proposal Editor, After reading the OPA Board of Directors’ full page ad in your newspaper, I am compelled to respond. Contrary to what the board stated in the ad,  OPA Bylaws actually provide a flexible approach to handle repairs and replacements of facilities in phases if necessary. Meaning, the ongoing care of our… Read more »

New OP Academy features 20 educational segments

Ocean Pines

(April 8, 2021) The new Ocean Pines Academy is now active, featuring nearly 20 virtual educational segments about Ocean Pines operations, amenities and other aspects of the community, To view the academy, visit https://www.oceanpines.org/web/pages/ocean-pines-academy. The Ocean Pines Academy is a virtual, civic education course about the Ocean Pines Association. The academy includes an overview of… Read more »

Superintendent says work’s focus now on drainage

Justin Hartshorne

(April 8, 2021) Ocean Pines Golf Club Superintendent Justin Hartshorne recently supplied updates on conditions and maintenance efforts to several advisory committee members. General Manager John Viola helped facilitate the meeting, to address their questions and concerns. He engaged experts from the amenity, Hartshorne and General Manager of Golf John Malinowski, to present current plans… Read more »

Short-term rental town hall planned for April 17 in OP

Ocean Pines

(April 8, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board has scheduled a town hall on proposed short-term rental regulations, on April 17 at 9 a.m., upstairs at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club. Live capacity will be limited to 100 people because of covid-19 restrictions. Residents will be given priority to speak, and nonresidents will not be allowed… Read more »

‘Wall That Heals’ exhibit to recognize OP vet

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By Josh Davis Contributing Writer U.S. Army Col. Robert Adair, one of first community lot owners, among honorees (April 8, 2021) This April, the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation will host a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Washington, D.C. The traveling national exhibit, dubbed “The Wall That Heals” and run by… Read more »

‘Wall That Heals’ ceremonies planned in April

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(April 8, 2021) The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation is asking area residents to show their support during several historic events this April as part of the visiting “Wall That Heals” exhibit. The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and is sponsored by the national… Read more »

State balloon ban set for passage this year

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By Mallory Panuska Staff Writer (April 8, 2021) After some tweaks that slightly water down penalties, a bill that would prohibit the intentional release of balloons into the atmosphere should become law this fall. Del. Wayne Hartman (R-38C) co-sponsored the legislation, which in its current form would impose a $100 fine on anyone 13 years… Read more »

Opposition remains for revised Kirwan plan

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By Mallory Panuska Staff Writer (April 8, 2021) As revisions to the state’s Kirwan education funding plan await approval on Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk, local lawmakers are still bucking its overall passage because of concerns about fiscal impacts. The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, or Kirwan plan, is a broad education reform bill set to increase… Read more »