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David Lee Coiner

BERLIN — David Lee Coiner, age 52, died Friday, April 6 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ruth Bumgarner Dudley and the late Stephen Coiner.   Coiner enjoyed reading, and traveling. He was a people person who loved life.   Along with his mother he is… Read more »

Town has big plans for Henry Park walking trail

BERLIN — On the heels of proclaiming April 21-28 Take Pride in Berlin Week, the Mayor and Council took the first steps toward having a walking path installed in Henry Park similar to the one that is now so popular in Stephen Decatur Park. The Atlantic Group, a local design firm, will design a walking… Read more »

Good things flow from wastewater

BERLIN — Although it was a long fought and often heated debate, the controversial decision to give the go-ahead to build a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant it looked, at the time, as if the Town might not be able to afford is paying off more quickly than had been anticipated. At this week’s meeting the… Read more »

Neighborhood character may soon be measured

BERLIN — The Mayor and Council this week finalized a resolution aimed at giving both developers and the Planning and Zoning commissions a little more leeway when it comes to deciding on whether or if to suspend height restrictions on new properties and additions. Last month members of the planning and zoning board appealed to… Read more »

Elva Irene Zenk

OCEAN PINES — Elva Irene Zenk, age 88, went to her rest Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at her home in Ocean Pines. Born in Turtle Creek, Pa. she was the daughter of the late Edwin O. Kerr and Mary Craig Kerr. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Herman Albert Zenk, Jr., her… Read more »

David Paul Chambers

OCEAN CITY — David Paul Chambers, age 92, died Tuesday, March 27, at Berlin Nursing Home.  Born in Gastonia, N.C., he was the son of the late John R. Chambers and Jane Lumley Chambers.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marion Elizabeth Hayward Chambers.  Chambers was a Unites States Army Veteran of… Read more »

Francis Xavier Snoots

OCEAN CITY — Francis Xavier Snoots, “Frank”, age 48, died Thursday, March 29 at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Washington, D.C. he is the son of Lawrence E. Snoots and Margaret Hagerhorst Snoots. Along with his parents he is survived by his brother, Lawrence E. Snoots, III, “Cory” of St. Petersburg, Fla; his… Read more »

Polly Lee Phillips

BERLIN — Polly Lee Phillips, age 89, died Monday, April 2, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. Born in Salisbury, she was the daughter of the late Lee Insley and Pauline White Insley Purnell. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William P. “Bill” Phillips, Sr. and her daughter, Susan P. DeGroft and… Read more »

OPA may fight on in IRS suit

OCEAN PINES —  By unanimous decision this week the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors elected to continue their fight against the IRS over the OPA’s tax liability for Beach Club parking revenue, as long as the proposition is fiscally reasonable.  The decision comes on the heals of the US Court of Appeals most recent… Read more »

Take Pride in Berlin expands scope

 BERLIN — Take Pride in Berlin started as an annual event aimed, essentially at preparing two of the town’s parks for spring but is being repackaged and relaunched this year as a week of raising awareness and encouraging a community-wide cleanup and “greenup” movement. For the last three years, Grow Berlin Green (GBG) — a… Read more »