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Bruce James Coulbourne

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Bruce James Coulbourne Berlin Bruce James Coulbourne, age 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Milford Delaware, he was the son of the late James and Catherine (Truitt) Coulbourne. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy (Hearne) Coulbourne; and daughters, April Coulbourne of Whaleyville, Maryland,… Read more »

No easy solutions for short-term rental rule

Berlin, like many other municipalities, cities and counties, is trying to balance a scale that has property owners’ desire to earn income from short-term rentals on one side and traditionalists’ wish to preserve their long-held sense of community on the other. The fulcrum on which this debate teeters is what property law experts call the… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

OPA should adopt minimum wage This letter was sent to the Ocean Pines Association Board and forwarded to Bayside Gazette Members of the Board: On March 20, 2019, the Maryland General Assembly passed a new state minimum wage law. The law raises the state’s minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 by 2025. For example, in… Read more »

Ocean Pines survey highlights challenges

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Strategic Planning Co-Chair Bernie McGorry presented summary of data on Saturday By Greg Ellison (Dec. 16, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors received a preliminary summary of data compiled from the recently completed property owners’ survey during its meeting on Saturday. Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair Bernie McGorry said 1,838 survey responses were received by…. Read more »

Rental rules talk gets into property rights

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Main obstacle to ordinance regulating short-term units By Greg Ellison (Dec. 16, 2021) Concerns about limiting property rights were a key point during a discussion of regulating short-term rentals during the mayor and council meeting on Monday. Mayor Zach Tyndall said the intent was reviving earlier talks to ascertain what points council members feel should… Read more »

Berlin adds third parcel to Heron Park RFP


Interested parties inquire about additional property, so town makes it available By Greg Ellison (Dec. 16. 2021) After issuing a request for proposals for parcels 57 and 410 in Heron Park last month, the Berlin Town Council on Monday agreed to add a third section, parcel 191, to the package. Mayor Zach Tyndall said an… Read more »

Pines GM updates budget, capital projects, bulkheads

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By Greg Ellison (Dec. 16, 2021) In addition to discussing the 2022/23 fiscal year budget process, Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola also provided updates on bulkhead repairs, drainage work and audio system enhancements during the board meeting on Saturday. Viola said next fiscal year’s proposed budget figures have been reviewed and signed off on… Read more »

Berlin Briefs


By Greg Ellison (Dec. 16, 2021) the Berlin Town Council reviewed the following topics during its meeting on Monday. Arts and Entertainment Council members approved the establishment of a Berlin Arts and Entertainment Committee. Mayor Zach Tyndall said the entity will revive efforts undertaken in the past. “We have had an Arts and Entertainment Committee… Read more »

Enjoy hearty pot roast on cold, winter day

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Thank goodness it is so chilly outside. I can’t imagine what it would be like to celebrate Christmas in Florida or Costa Rica, although I do want to try it one of these years. Who knows? It might be fun after all. With the temperatures dropping (for the sake… Read more »