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Wanna enjoy your meal? Follow your nose

 And now for another edition of Up Close and Personal with Chef Paul. I like to smell my food. I really like to smell my food. Many a time I can remember a coworker looking at me in great wonder as I opened a Snickers bar and gave a whiff before devouring the masterful munchie… Read more »

Wastewater Plant soldiers on

BERLIN — The Mayor and Council approved a contract that would pay AP Croll $3.9 million for spray site addition. The company was the low bidder for a project that Town engineering consultant company URS estimated at $4 million. The addition would complete the spray site project and is to include a lagoon with a… Read more »

Solar Rules Considered

BERLIN — Before South Moon Under debuted its solar array this summer the company worked with the Town to ensure that any electricity that it generated but did not use could flow safely back onto the grid. Since then the Town has been working to establish a policy to ensure that as more solar arrays… Read more »

New Street Solutions Sought

BERLIN — While there may be many big changes for the Town’s festivals in store for 2012, the layout of the street closures is unlikely to be one of them.  In early December, local business owner Gail Lewis petitioned the Mayor and Council to consider including part of South Main Street — between Jefferson and… Read more »

M.A.R.K.S. Seeks Worcester Field

 OCEAN PINES — Ray Unger’s neighbors don’t really even bat an eye anymore when they see one of his planes taxiing along in front of their homes. The remote control (RC) airplane enthusiast has been using the street as a practice runway for his scale model bombers and jets for years and the sessions have… Read more »

It's time to try the muskrat

PITTSVILLE — Mount Vernon native Robert Taylor has been trapping muskrat for the better part of his 72 years. He rises early, even for a farmer, and heads out to start checking his traps. During muskrat season, which ends in March, he will be able to sell as many as he can catch to Dave… Read more »

Coastal Lacrosse Gives Back

BERLIN — A little more than three years ago, Gary Richins and a group of interested parents set out to establish a year-round lacrosse program that would have strong ties to the community. The notion was to give as many kids as possible access to a sport that has become wildly popular over the last… Read more »

Thompson makes facilities plan case to OPA membership

OCEAN PINES  — Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson did a lot of talking last week. After discussing his suggested facilities plan with the OPA board of directors during a marathon session Dec. 6, last Saturday he gave a less in-depth report to the membership over the course of about four hours. Nearly 200… Read more »

Cut likely for business electric rates

BERLIN — Town business could see a cut to their expenses sooner than anticipated, according to Town Administrator Tony Carson. For the last few months he and his staff, along with Dwight Davis of engineering company Booth and Associates, have been working on a proposal to cut commercial electric rates. When Carson told the council… Read more »

Building maintenance a key to OPA construction

OCEAN PINES  — Ocean Pines Association General Manager Bob Thompson did a lot of talking last week. After discussing his suggested facilities plan with the OPA board of directors during a marathon session Dec. 6, last Saturday he gave a less in-depth report to the membership over the course of about four hours. Nearly 200… Read more »