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Berlin Briefs 08/12/2021

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) Berlin Town Council approved a grant application for basketball court lighting at Henry Park, along with a special use request for a school supply and movie night at the site, as well as reviewing timelines for dispersing federal covid relief funds during its meeting on Monday. ARPA timelines Mayor… Read more »

Court hits pause button on OP election

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Farr’s candidacy will turn on how judge sees property ownership by family trust By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors election entered unchartered waters on Tuesday when Worcester County Circuit Court Judge Beau Oglesby issued a temporary restraining order to stay the election until after a hearing on whether disqualified… Read more »

Pines Bylaws Committee vets language changes

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) The Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Committee considered several language changes to association governing documents during its meeting on Friday. The first matter was related to the percentage of votes required to pass a referendum. Committee chairman Jim Trummel said the bylaws work group examining potential updates to the… Read more »

Kennedy sources father for children’s book

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Authors first youth reader harkens back to memories of yesteryear with parents By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) Ocean Pines resident Maureen Kennedy, who operates the My Backyard store in the Manklin Creek Shopping Center, has realized a lifetime goal after recently publishing her first children’s book, “A Wonderful Day with Gilly Gilay.” “It was… Read more »

OP/Berlin Police Briefs

By Greg Ellison Juvenile car theft Berlin Police were led on a brief pursuit early Sunday morning after seeing a vehicle doing “doughnuts” near Church Street. The incident, which took place around 3 a.m., concluded after the 16-year-old behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle wrecked the car in a yard in the 200 block… Read more »

Berlin Community Center Committee details set

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By Greg Ellison (Aug. 12, 2021) After opting against paying for a feasibility study for a proposed community center on Flower Street in June, the Berlin Town Council on Monday voted to create a committee to vet the topic. During the discussions in June, Councilman Jack Orris proposed forming a Community Center Development Committee to… Read more »

Gazette Editorial

OPA board tries it all to guarantee Daly win In one of the more blatant attempts to guarantee an election, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last week declared Rick Farr, who had been running for a board seat, candidatum non grata. That is to say the directors decided, midway through this year’s election,… Read more »

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 (Reprint from Aug. 1, 2019) One of the great joys of summer at the beach is sunset over the Assawoman Bay. Granted, it is nothing like a sunset over the Pacific, but there is something alluring about it, nonetheless. Whether it is the bright orange colors striated throughout the… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Bemoans those  still unvaccinated Editor, My wife and I did our homework, waited for vaccine appointments for several weeks and got both our shots. Then we thought we were finished with the masks. Our county – Worcester in Maryland – had one of the best positivity rates in our state, and it was going down…. Read more »