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Tyndall cancels Heron Park meeting with state

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) Mayor Zach Tyndall’s cancellation last week of a meeting with Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials about helping the town with Heron Park has outraged some town officials, who believed the gathering set for last Friday could have led to the state’s participation in the park’s development and big… Read more »

OP Effluent town hall meeting


By Greg Ellison (Sept. 16, 2021) If the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors agree, the Worcester County Commissioners are prepared to invest over $3 million to update the Ocean Pines Golf Course irrigation system so it can spray treated wastewater instead of drawing from the freshwater supply. Worcester County Public Works Director Dallas Baker… Read more »

Postponing vote tally safest call to make

That was a savvy call the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors made this week, when it decided not to count the ballots in this year’s board race until after a court hearing on Sept. 27. By postponing the count, the board hedged its bets a bit while it waits to see how Circuit Court… Read more »

Small Town Throw Down Saturday


Berlin will give downtown some twang with all-day country music concert By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Berlin will have its fourth annual “Small Town Throw Down,” concert Saturday, with a trio of Nashville-flavored musical acts for a full afternoon of hoedown tunes with food, drinks and vendors on hand from 1-6 p.m. The country… Read more »

Walk for Recovery lends aid Saturday on Boardwalk in OC

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Raising funding to support recovery and destigmatizing the disease of addiction are the goals for the 2021 Walk for Recovery slated for the Boardwalk in Ocean City on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. The annual event coincides with National Recovery Month during September and is being produced through a… Read more »

Longtime AGH CEO out, national search on horizon

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by Mallory Panuska (Sept. 9, 2021) After nearly 17 years, Atlantic General Hospital and Heath System is changing up its leadership. According to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, Chief Operating Officer and President Michael Franklin’s last day with AGH was Friday and members of the Board of Trustees will launch a national search to… Read more »

Charred peppers with chipotle mayonnaise

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 What is a chipotle pepper? Why am I studying Ockham’s Razor, and why did he foretell Wal-Mart in the 14th century? Was he a soothsayer as was Bradbury when he was penning “Fahrenheit 451?” Why did the Romans then bastardize the former’s name to ‘Occam? Was English not good enough… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Trendic concurs on counting Editor, I concur with your opinion titled: “Counting all ballots smart thing to do.” The issues surrounding this year’s OPA election are unfortunate for all parties involved. However, I would like to point out that the subject of counting all votes should not even be up for a debate or a… Read more »

Bylaws nears end point of work group review


Pines advisory committee continues charting progress on updates to send board By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee members discussed work group proposed language revisions tied to voting qualifications, committee membership and director removal during its virtual meeting last Friday. Committee Chairman Jim Trummel said revisions to bylaws section 3.01C… Read more »