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Pork dish best prepared over open flame

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(Reprint from Sept. 7, 2017 ) By Paul Suplee,MBA, CEC, PC-3 St. Augustine of Hippo wrote quite some time ago – paraphrased – that people can’t help “but to watch a man crushed under a cart’s wheel, knowing the outcome, but not able to stare away nonetheless.” I remember having a senior honors class on… 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 »

OP Golf Committee reviews current, future needs

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 2, 2021) The Ocean Pines Golf Committee reviewed equipment upgrades, course conditions and budget needs during its meeting last Wednesday. Chairman Fritz Lahner revisited a number of equipment issues that had been discussed at the groups’ last meeting, and brought up some parking lot visibility problems. Lahner said members have found… 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 »

Phipps pens second murder mystery set in Ocean Pines

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By Greg Ellison (Sept. 2, 2021) Ocean Pines author Dana Phipps is promoting her second novel. “Pursuit in Ocean Pines,” which picks up where her earlier work, “Murder in Ocean Pines,” left off. Phipps, an educator for decades in the Baltimore region, published “Murder in Ocean Pines” in 2019 and for the latest installment revived… 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 »

Berlin Planning gives nod for amps at commons

By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) Less concerned about the musician count than decibel levels, the Berlin Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to permit amplified music at Berlin Commons community space between Gay and Jefferson streets. The sole opponent during the meeting last Wednesday was commission member Newt Chandler. The Berlin Commons project proposed… Read more »

Play it safe as new school year begins

Although the covid-19 pandemic feels like it’s over to many area residents, as shops, restaurants, offices and other indoor venues seem to be overwhelmingly populated by maskless individuals, this scourge isn’t finished with us yet — not by a long shot. As much as we want it to be done and gone, the coronavirus continues… Read more »

We Heart Berlin revamps basketball courts

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 26, 2021) The Berlin Town Council accepted the donation of basketball equipment from the nonprofit We Heart Berlin and approved an unveiling ceremony for a pending paint job at basketball courts in William Henry Park on Monday. We Heart Berlin members Adrian Bowen Sr. and Tony Weeg offered a donation of… Read more »