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OP Bylaws considers Search Committee changes


By Greg Ellison (Dec. 23, 2021) Following a request from the Ocean Pines Board of Directors, the Bylaws and Resolution Committee began discussions last week about reconfiguring the candidate Search Committee. Director Colette Horn initiated the discussion of possible changes to the Search Committee, which is tasked with soliciting election candidates, during the board meeting… Read more »

Joseph William Latchford, Jr.


Joseph William Latchford, Jr. Berlin Joseph “Joe” William Latchford, Jr., 85, passed away on Dec. 8, 2021, after a short time with multiple health issues. He was born on March 5, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Joseph W. Latchford, Sr. and Eleanor Moan. After graduating from Mount St. Joseph High School, Joe… Read more »

OP Bylaws talks candidate criteria details


By Greg Ellison (Dec. 23, 2021) Potential tweaks to qualification criteria for Ocean Pines Board of Directors candidates were examined by the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee last Friday. Committee Chair Jim Trummel said member Keith Kaiser recently conducted research on comparable HOAs’ rules. “A couple of committee meetings ago … the issue of determining owner… Read more »

Lawrence directs assistance to Kentucky tornado victims


By Greg Ellison (Dec. 23, 2021) In addition to sending utility crews south next month to help  parts of west Kentucky recover after a series of tornadoes leveled parts of the state on Dec. 10, Berlin Electric Utility Director Tim Lawrence is organizing donations for displaced residents there. “I’m looking as far as both the… Read more »

OP mulls audio purchases for live streaming abilities

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 23, 2021) In hopes of live-streaming future meetings, the Ocean Pines Board of Directors debated investing in audio upgrades for either the Golf Clubhouse or the Community Center’s Assateague Room during its meeting on Dec. 11. Director Amy Peck introduced the discussion point during the recent board meeting held in the… Read more »

Ball drop rebounds in Berlin

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After covid-canceled NYE, kids, adult parties return By Greg Ellison (Dec. 23, 2021) In a return to form after canceling festivities last year because of coronavirus, the Town of Berlin will host a pair of New Year’s Eve celebrations next Friday. The end-of-year activities will begin at 5:20 p.m. with a laser- light show followed… Read more »

Suplee provides steps for smoking bluefish

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 With a glass of chardonnay in one hand and a smoked bluefish crustini in another, I reflect on what has happened in the last two years. Another year is just about to be over and the unique and sometimes hard-to-believe memories will be long for this world as we… Read more »

OP Recreation Parks Committee looks to 2022

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 23, 2021) After bringing two new members aboard, the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee reviewed top priorities for 2022 during its meeting last Monday. Committee Chair Patti Stevens said new members William Barnard and Roy Foreman were welcomed on Dec. 13. “Roy was introduced and Bill Barnard was on the… Read more »