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AGH Goes Purple Kickoff offers resources, information

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Members of the public can take advantage of resources used in the fight against opioid abuse at the “AGH Goes Purple Kickoff” at Atlantic General Hospital this Friday. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital on 9733… Read more »

Heron Park clean-up racks up additional $30K invoices

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) The saga of the caustic chemical clean-up at Heron Park continued Monday evening after the Berlin Town Council unanimously agreed to authorize two more payments totaling $30,453.50. “This is an ongoing clean-up that we expect to be completed by the end of this week,” Berlin’s Mayor Gee… Read more »

Wor. children, educators to head back to class

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Thousands of students set to return to school as staff prepares for 2019-20 year By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Thousands of Worcester County students have not much more than a weekend of summer vacation left, as Tuesday marks beginning of the school year for the county’s educational institutions. Approximately 6,800 students will… Read more »

Another grant enables town to pursue wetland project

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Money from Coastal Bays eliminates need to borrow from Berlin’s water fund By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) A submerged gravel wetland project designed to reduce flooding on Graham Avenue took a step forward Monday evening after The Town of Berlin secured additional funding from the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. The Town Council… Read more »

Free Shakespeare production to come to Berlin, Worcester

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Residents and visitors can have a night out at the theater for free this Saturday at the production of William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” on Pitts Street in Berlin. The Brown Box Theatre’s seventh annual performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main and Pitts… Read more »

Berlin town clerk gets municipal certification

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Aug. 29, 2019) Kelsey Jensen blazed her own trail to become not just Berlin’s town clerk, but a certified municipal clerk with the credentials to back it up. Jensen, 30, of Ocean Pines, came to Worcester County nearly nine years ago after graduating from Frostburg University in 2011 with a… Read more »

OPA board finds petitions invalid

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Effort to force referendums falls short in voter totals and guidelines in bylaws By Greg Ellison (Aug. 22, 2019) The pair of petitions submitted by former board member Slobodan Trendic calling for referendums on $3 million in capital improvements at the Ocean Pines Golf Course have failed, the Ocean Pines Association announced Wednesday morning. One… Read more »

Newly designated smoking areas OP Yacht Club and pool

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) In response to concerns from residents about exposure to second-hand smoke, the Ocean Pines Yacht Club and adjacent pool have two newly designated areas for vaping or using tobacco products. As of this week, the smoking rules at the Yacht Club and Oasis Pool restrict smokers to… Read more »

OPA and Ortt Companies sign on for 3-5 more years

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) The Matt Ortt Companies, which turned around the money-losing food operations at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club and Beach Club last year, inked a fresh 3-5-year contract last week that includes plans for a third location at the to-be-expanded Tern Grille. The Ocean Pines Board of Directors… Read more »

OPA new board validated

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Aug. 22, 2019) Departing members of the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors welcomed three newly elected officials to the ranks last Wednesday after officially validating vote counts for the 2019 election. Election results, which were tallied the previous Friday, were approved by a 6-0 vote during the meeting on… Read more »