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Online petition for Pines’ S&W Club

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) A new group calling itself Concerned Citizens of Ocean Pines has started an online petition to remove construction materials from the community association’s swim and racquet club park. The area was used as a staging ground for bulkhead repairs for about a decade up until 2016, when materials… Read more »

Pines’ forensic auditors working with WCBI

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) Work on a forensic audit of Ocean Pines Association financials recently included discussions with the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations and has cost about $87,000 so far, according to Finance Director Steve Phillips. Phillips, providing an overview of the Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates forensic audit during a board… Read more »

Hope4Recovery could open in Nov.; Grace Center to stay


By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) A new nonprofit recovery home on 10226 Old Ocean City Boulevard in Berlin could be open by the end of the year, according to Hope4Recovery Executive Director Patrice Ottey. In a phone interview Tuesday morning, Ottey said she recently met with the fire marshal and was told the… Read more »

Berlin Electic recognized by AMP

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 30, 2018) In the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, three members of the Berlin Electric Utility traveled to Orlando, Florida last September to join a multistate effort to restore power there. On Monday, the Berlin Town Council announced the utility had received an American Municipal Power Mutual… Read more »

Worcester students heading back to school

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 30, 2018) More than 6,700 students are expected to return to Worcester County’s 14 public schools on Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the 2018-19 school year is scheduled to begin. “We’re excited to welcome all 6,700 back on Tuesday,” Lou Taylor, superintendent of Worcester County Public Schools, said. “It’s a partnership… Read more »

ReStore ribbon cutting scheduled next Thurs.

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its ReStore in Berlin, on Thursday, Aug. 30, at noon. Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing organization which seeks to help eliminate poverty… Read more »

Citizen goose group marks debut

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Public vitriol, at least in some flocks, remains high based on comments made during the initial meeting of a citizen group formed following the June 29 elimination of about 300 resident Canada geese in Ocean Pines. The group, “The Ocean Pines Geese and Ecology Brain Trust Initiative: Securing… Read more »

Jeep Week, Jeep Jam return

By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Aug. 23, 2018) Hundreds of Jeeps have taken over Ocean City for the ninth annual Jeep Week, which kicks off today, Thursday, Aug. 23. “There’s a whole new group of Jeep followers,” Live Wire Media Owner and Event Coordinator Brad Hoffman said. “In the end I’ve always loved and had a… Read more »

Tucker: two-year delinquent collections totaled $376,00

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Aug. 23, 2018) Collections and contract negotiations were among the major tasks assigned to law firm Lerch, Early & Brewer of Bethesda, Maryland during the previous fiscal year, according to a presentation by attorney Jeremy Tucker during the Aug. 11 Ocean Pines annual meeting. Tucker said his firm provided “a significant… Read more »