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Berlin budget process needs to be changed Berlin Town Council members who say the budget timing is a little off, in terms of announcing the tax rate, have a good point. Declaring the rate before analyzing the expenses is like deciding how much gas to put in the car before taking a trip of undetermined… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Questions criticism of north fire station Editor, The following responds to Al Keeney’s inaccurate characterization of the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department North Station. In contrast to Mr. Al Keeney’s highly inaccurate statements about the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department North Station, the North Station is far from a storage unit. A little background –… Read more »

Butter-poached duck breast with jam

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 There is something just so special about being part of a chef’s dinner. For me, it’s the camaraderie of getting together with fellow cooks and getting back to our roots. There is also a nice feeling in the challenge of living up to your colleagues and at the end… Read more »

Preparations underway for referendum

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Vote will decide whether to restrict board spending By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday began to prepare for the referendum that will ask association members later this spring whether the board’s spending authority should be limited to $1 million or less without voter approval. The limited attendance… Read more »

Pines Strategic Planning begins plotting direction

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) The recently reformed Ocean Pines Strategic Planning Committee is beginning to plot long-term objectives with hopes of engaging community members in the near future. Co-Chairman Bernie McGorry, who shares committee leadership with Moe Delcher, said the group has met twice in recent months. “We’re just starting to get our… Read more »

Easter events abound throughout Worcester

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) Easter and springtime celebrations are slated for numerous locations in Worcester County on Saturday, including Ocean Pines, Berlin, Ocean City, and Furnace Town in Snow Hill. Ocean Pines Twin Easter festivities are on tap at White Horse Park in Ocean Pines, including three rounds of covid-adjusted egg hunts. Three… Read more »

Berlin wins fourth for small town beer scene

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By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) While not taking top honors, Berlin placed fourth in the 2021 Best Small Town Beer Scene contest that concluded on March 26. The USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice contest ended with Berlin outpaced by top three finishers: Avondale Estates, Georgia, Maple Shade, New Jersey and Portsmouth, New Hampshire…. Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Flag represents all Americans Editor, June 14 is a date that has always been special for me because of all the memories I have of America’s Flag Day. Our community had a celebration every year with picnics and presentations by troops of boy scouts and girl scouts of all flags associated with the history of… Read more »

Berlin Town Council debates timing for setting tax rates


By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) In addition to receiving a report from Mayor Zack Tyndall and updates on departmental activities, the Berlin Town Council last Monday mulled procedural steps for setting real property tax rates. Tyndall said town officials are investigating potential covid-relief funding availability through the American Relief Act. “We are following that… Read more »

Officials get inside look at Berlin Fire Company

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New council members get facility tour, update on why service costs what it does By Greg Ellison (April 1, 2021) Berlin Fire Company leadership provided recently elected town officials an in-depth facility tour, including an overview of equipment and staffing needs, at operation headquarters at 214 North Main Street on Monday evening. In addition to… Read more »