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Bertino says enforce regs for OP rentals

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By Greg Ellison Then look at new rules for short-term vacation units (July 2, 2020) Responding to concerns about an Ocean Pines seasonal rental on Abbyshire Road, Worcester County Commissioner Chip Bertino at a special Board of Directors meeting last Tuesday suggested enforcing short-term rental regulations before examining how to tweak the rules. “It’s a… Read more »

OP Election Committee does final ballot pass prior to mailing

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By Greg Ellison (July 2, 2020) The OPA Board of Directors continued to set the stage for the 2020 board election following final review of ballot materials last Friday. Elections Committee Chairman Steve Habeger said the group met on June 26 with Berlin-based Ace Printing owner Thom Guylas to examine mailing materials for last second… Read more »

Roar at the Shore rally backs law enforcement


By Greg Ellison (July 2, 2020) Coordinated in under two weeks, the Hogs and Heroes 2020 Roar at the Shore ride held Saturday between Berlin and Ocean City received an outpouring of public support for allied law enforcement agencies, while raising money to support families of fallen police officers. Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter… Read more »

Dolle’s Candyland in Berlin opening delayed by covid-19


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Dolle’s Candyland co-owner Anna Dolle Bushnell hopes to expand the business by opening its first Berlin location soon at the former PNC Bank building at 1 S. Main Street Unit B. Rayne’s Reef owner Michael Queen owns the building and is renting to Dolle’s. Bushnell, who runs… Read more »

Tyndall files for Berlin race, second candidate for mayor

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Berlin Town Councilman Zackery Tyndall, 30, became the second candidate to file for the Oct. 6 Berlin mayoral election on Tuesday. “I really think there’s a better way forward,” Tyndall said. “I have a son. I think that one day if my son is going to be… Read more »

i.g. Burton dealership plan for redevelopment approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) The Berlin Planning Commission unanimously approved the site plan for the redevelopment of the i.g. Burton Chevrolet dealership on  Old Ocean City Boulevard on June 24, with just one addition: a tree on the southwest corner of the lot. The meeting was a continuation from a June… Read more »

Salt Water Media sponsors youth anthology

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) Salt Water Media on Broad Street in Berlin is sponsoring an anthology of young Black and people of color voices called “Enough is Enough” set to release by early fall. “It was kind of a brainchild between myself and Amber Green,” said Salt Water Media founder Stephanie… Read more »

Suplee features recipe for lobster bisque

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I have a problem; an addiction, as it were. I love lobsters. I have been cooking them since 1984 in Annapolis. On an aside, in 1983 I was not allowed to touch them, as the managers at the Chart House feared my impulsive nature at 15 years old. They… Read more »

Rezoning classification of 26-acre property approved


By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2,2020) The way has been cleared for the development of a shopping center on a 26-acre wedge of property between Route 50 and Route 818, following the approval of a zoning change at the Berlin mayor and Town Council on June. 22. The council’s decision to allow a change… Read more »

Little League receives grant from Honda

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer Asks for and receives exact amount for new equipment (July 2, 2020) Berlin Little League was one of 18 Little League programs to receive a grant from the 2020 American Honda Motor Company Little League Grant Program. Honda is an official sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball. Since it… Read more »