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Berlin going all out to tally votes needed to be ‘coolest’

BERLIN–It’s time to get down to business. The Town of Berlin is just percentage points ahead of second place Cazenovia, N.Y. as it heads into the final days of Budget Travel Magazine’s “America’s Coolest Small Town of 2014” contest. Voters can go to to cast votes. Voters can cast one vote each day until… Read more »

Ribbon cutting for Atlantic Urology

BERLIN–Atlantic General Hospital and Health System will be holding an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony, Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 4:30-6 p.m., to celebrate the completion of the new offices of Atlantic Urology. Urologist James P. Cherry, MD, who has been a member of the Atlantic General Hospital and Health System medical staff since last… Read more »

Chamber to host yearly fees raffle for Ocean Pines

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the annual Ocean Pines Yearly Fees Raffle. The 2014 drawing will be held April 27 during the Ocean Pines Home Show at the community center. Tickets cost $10 each. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Enter as many times as you wish. There are… Read more »

Passwords must be stronger to protect against identity thefts

In light of recent events with some major retailers, here are some ways to help protect your identity from theft. Identity thieves love passwords because they open doors to our personal information. If possible, use different passwords for all your accounts, and make those passwords strong with at least eight characters, including a mix of… Read more »

Gibbons stepping down as Berlin Public Works director

BERLIN—During the Feb. 10 town council meeting, Mayor Gee Williams announced that Public Works Director Michael Gibbons would be leaving on Feb. 28 to accept a position as Public Works Director for the Town of Fruitland, prompting several council members to commend him for his service and leadership in the Town of Berlin. Williams told… Read more »

Zumba and Pickleball offered

OCEAN PINES–The Ocean Pines Recreation Department will be offering Zumba and Pickleball this winter and the Ocean City Power Squadron will present a new boating course at the Ocean Pines library.   Zumba The Ocean Pines Recreation Department will present a Family/Friends Zumba class, designed for parents or friends with children ages 5 and up. … Read more »

Hudson presents Ocean Pines fiscal year budget reviews

OCEAN PINES—In his last action as Chairman of the Ocean Pines Association Budget and Finance Advisory Committee Dennis Hudson presented the Board of Directors with the committee’s annual fiscal year budget review and guidance during a Feb. 3 meeting. Primarily, the committee seemed to focus on finding ways to give General Manager Bob Thompson and… Read more »

Maryland casinos generate $66.2 million in Jan. revenue

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency announced January revenue numbers for the state’s four casinos–Hollywood Casino Perryville in Cecil County, Casino at Ocean Downs in Worcester County, Maryland Live Casino in Anne Arundel County, and Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County. January’s combined statewide revenue totaled $66,222,363. Casino at Ocean Downs generated $3,170,217… Read more »

Going for speed, comfort on water

BERLIN—Just off quiet Friendship Road, a short jump from the frenzied Route 90 corridor leading to Ocean City, Eric Fiori has opened the second location for his company Bayside Jet Drive, L.L.C., a dealership for personal watercraft and jet boats. Some may remember what these toys for water-based adrenaline addicts started out as—basically more fun… Read more »

Berlin council members to meet on redistricting plan

BERLIN–The Berlin Town Council will meet on Feb. 19 to continue discussions on a proposed redistricting plan, Town Administrator Laura Allen announced during the Feb. 10 council meeting. In December, the Berlin Town Council and Mayor Gee Williams agreed to take another and closer look at how a computerized modeling system incorporates new census data… Read more »