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Bylaws nears end point of work group review

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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 »

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 »

Twin street signs enshrine Briddletown Road

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 9, 2021) A pair of Historical Area street signs on Flower Street in Berlin were dedicated Friday in an effort to preserve the legacy of Briddletown. That was the goal of Sharon Briddell-Fowlis, who helped organize the affair at a residence on Flower Street and Seahawk Lane where family reunions have… Read more »

Small Town Throw Down Saturday

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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 »

Counting all ballots smart thing to do

The Ocean Pines Board of Directors has a choice, as ballot counting begins. It can direct election officials to record every vote cast, or order it to restrict the count to candidates the board has recognized as legitimate and wait to see if the Worcester County Circuit Court agrees. That’s about the sum of Judge… Read more »

Man injured after being hit by car on Bay St. in Berlin

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(Sept. 2, 2021) Berlin Police reported a 74-year-old man was injured after being struck by a vehicle in the 500 block of Bay Street last Wednesday around 7:40 a.m. In a press release, Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said Berlin Emergency Medical Services were summoned on Aug. 25 to transport a pedestrian involved in the… Read more »

Taylor welcomes back WCPS teaching staff ‘with a bang’

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By Mallory Panuska (Sept. 2, 2021) Worcester County Public Schools teachers are going back with a bang — literally. With Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” playing and fireworks blasting into the sky, Superintendent Lou Taylor made a beeline Tuesday morning for his elderly mother to give her a hug commemorating his “first day of school” at… Read more »

Maple Avenue development concerns

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 2, 2021) Longtime residents on Maple Avenue in Berlin are concerned about the ramifications of current and future development on the small street dotted with single-family homes. Wallace Purnell, 89, said several rounds of heavy rains in recent weeks wreaked havoc on his home at the end of Maple Avenue. “Water… Read more »

Strategic Planning forming survey

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 2, 2021) While some adjustments remain, the property owners’ survey being developed by the Ocean Pines Strategic Planning Committee is closer to being finalized, with a date of distribution still undecided. “We’re kind of in this holding pattern with the survey,” Co-Chairman Bernie McGorry said of the online poll. Last conducted in… Read more »