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2019 Berlin Farmers Market to commence season, Sunday

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Residents and visitors can get fresh produce and baked goods this summer at the Berlin Farmers Market, which will begin its second season Sunday morning. The market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Pitts Street in the Calvin B. Taylor Bank lot behind J&M… Read more »

Reduced number of geese in the area

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) The steep decline in the resident goose population at Ocean Pines’ ponds, following the eradication of a large year-round flock last June, has negated the need for another round-up and removal this spring. Canada geese, once a protected species, has taken up residence in the state in… Read more »

Low approval rates impacting elections

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When most people in Ocean Pines rate the current board of  directors’ performance as between fair and poor, it’s no wonder candidates aren’t lining up to vie for one of the three seats up for election this year. That’s according to the results of the community survey conducted last summer by the Communications Advisory Committee…. Read more »

Lawrence leads Berlin’s electric utility dept.

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Tim Lawrence, director of Berlin’s Electric Utility, received a certification from the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. at last Monday’s meeting of the mayor and Town Council. The electric department was ranked in top 14 percent in the public power industry for six consecutive years…. Read more »

Paula Gray runs for OP board again

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Paula Gray, 72, who came within a couple of dozen votes of gaining a seat on the Ocean Pines Board of Directors last year, will try again this election, having filed for office on Monday. Gray grew up in Baltimore City, earned a bachelor’s degree from the… Read more »

Business license ordinance gets first reading in council

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Legislation would increase penalty fees for proprietors who have not paid, pay late By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) A new ordinance imposing penalties on Berlin businesses that have failed to pay their business license fees or have not renewed their licenses is working its way through the hearing process. Town Administrator Laura Allen… Read more »

i.g. Burton talks expansion plans for Berlin

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Car retailer outlines ideas for renovations to Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep, creation of new Chevrolet dealerships By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Start your engines: Berlin has a new car dealership, and its ownership has plans to revamp it. The multi-dealership company i.g. Burton, based in Milford, Delaware, celebrated its acquisition of the former… Read more »

Community welcome for Starr Restaurant

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) River Run, the community on Beauchamp Road next to Ocean Pines, is giving its restaurant a new name and menu makeover. Starr Restaurant at River Run, previously known as The Players Club because of its location near the greens, has been serving the community for nearly 15… Read more »

Worcester Tech overjoyed by SkillsUSA wins, achievements

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By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) Worcester Technical High School students affiliated with Skills USA have a lot to celebrate. Members took home awards from a state-level competition and a national level Chapter of Excellence. “It was just a wonderful feeling for everyone involved,” said Principal Tom Zimmer. Skills USA works with “students,… Read more »

Berlin tax rate proposal falls a few notches

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Mayor, council present plan to go from 68 to 80 cents By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (May 2, 2019) After months of debate and presentations, members of the Berlin Town Council now appear to favor a tax increase much lower than the harshly criticized 29 percent. When next year’s budget was introduced last week, Mayor… Read more »