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Memorial Day Parade, Monday

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) Berlin’s Old Fashion Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, and organizers are feeling good about the logistics and organization of the festivities. “It’s coming together really well,” said DJ Lockwood, chairman of the Berlin Community Improvement Association. “…We have about 40 units, which … I… Read more »

Proposed Berlin budget shows cuts

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) When Berlin town government’s departments put the knife to their budgets in the last few weeks, they apparently didn’t miss much, judging from the $15.6 million budget for fiscal year 2020 town officials reviewed last Monday. The proposed budget was reduced by 15 percent, or $2.6 million,… Read more »

Draft for police expansion released

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors has released the first draft of the architectural plans for the expansion of police department’s space in the  Ocean Pines Association administration. The addition, which will add 3,700 square feet to the police department’s current space of about 1,800 square feet,… Read more »

ACT allowed to use Berlin Falls Park

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Town Council approves org. for frog calls event at space By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) Assateague Coastal Trust was permitted to use Berlin Falls Park for an educational activity last Saturday, following unanimous approval from the town’s mayor and council at the beginning of the week. Verena Chase, “Coast Kids” director for Assateague Coastal… Read more »

Janasek focuses on drainage, management in OPA election

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) Ocean Pines resident Tom Janasek, 53, and a member of the community since 1984, has decided to once again run for the board of directors. Janasek, who installs beverage delivery systems in area establishments, when into real estate straight out of high school and started his own… Read more »

Rackliffe House story comes full circle with slavery exhibit

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) The surnames featured in the Rackliffe Plantation House’s newest exhibition, “The Enslaved at Rackliffe House and Worcester County, Maryland: A Local Story” will be familiar to many. Purnell, Ayers, Fassitt, Derrickson, and Henry, just to name a few. “Many people in this area have really deep roots… Read more »

Manklin dog park enforces key card access

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department established key card access to its dog park at the Manklin Meadows complex in the south end of the community on Monday, May 13. The dog park, which includes benches, a water station, and dog waste bags, features an enclosed space… Read more »

Saleh calls for award recognition

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Jane Kreiter, Keith Dukes previously honored by MD Rural Water Association By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 23, 2019) Two Water Resources Department personnel who received awards for their exemplary service were praised by members of Berlin’s Mayor and Council last Monday during a Town Council meeting. Keith Dukes was honored for Maintenance Specialist of… Read more »

Berlin Parks Commission Briefs

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 16, 2019) The Berlin Parks Commission discussed the following items last Tuesday: Spring, summer programs Two organizations inquired about access to the recreational courts at Stephen Decatur Park and Dr. William Henry Park in Berlin. Mary Bohlen, administrative services director for the town, said Worcester County Recreation and Parks… Read more »