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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 »

Berlin BLM march focuses on universal love

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (July 2, 2020) About 200 marchers chanted “Black lives matter,” “I can’t breathe,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police” as they marched through Main Street in Downtown Berlin Saturday to protest police brutality and racial injustice. The march was organized by Rosie Bean, Denise Meade-Cervantes, Dr. Roxie Dennis-Acholonu… Read more »

Pines new fire rescue boat boosts search capabilities

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By Greg Ellison (June 25, 2020) The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Departments offshore search and rescue capabilities are taking a major leap forward following the acquisition of a 21-foot vessel set to launch in early July. Fire Chief Steve Grunewald said the department’s new Carolina Skiff, which is already available for deployment via a boat… Read more »

OPA candidate forum explores backgrounds

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By Greg Ellison Hopefuls talk about their expertise and accomplishments (June 25, 2020) Although unable to stage a face-to-face debate because of covid-19 safety restrictions, the three OPA Board of Directors candidates vying for a pair of open seats addressed roughly a dozen questions during a virtual election forum last Wednesday. The 2020 Ocean Pines… Read more »

OPA Board vets short-term rentals in special meeting

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By Greg Ellison (June 25, 2020) While discussions focused on a property on Abbyshire Road, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors on Tuesday opened the door to addressing the short-term rental situation. Board member Steve Tuttle, who convened the special session, said in his opening comments adjacent neighbors had sent multiple emails with concerns… Read more »

Hogs for Heroes ride through OC to support police


Group’s 2020 Roar at the Shore event held Saturday (June 25, 2020) Hoping to highlight support for law enforcement, regional members of Hogs and Heroes are staging the 2020 Roar at the Shore event this Saturday in Ocean City. Hogs and Heroes Foundation Maryland Chapter 8 President Steve Hannon said riders would convene at the… Read more »

Letters to the editor


KKK-related print material found Editor, It is hard to believe we live in a community where recent KKK-related print materials were left in driveways of local residents of Berlin, Ocean Pines and West Ocean City. This is an affront, not just to those who received these hate-filled, scare-mongering missives, but to all of us who… Read more »

WCPS Board of Education budget increases approved

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) The Worcester County Board of Education on Tuesday, June 16, approved its $116.2 million operating budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Of that total, $95.2 million is from the Worcester County Commissioners, for an increase in local spending of $2.8 million Of that increase, $633,000 is allocated… Read more »

Pines revises pool process, schedule for members use

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(June 25, 2020) Ocean Pines has announced updated schedule and procedures for the community’s pools. The revised schedule, which went into effect last Friday, follows Gov. Larry Hogan’s stage two recovery program standards. Ocean Pines Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips said the revised schedule and procedures will continue to limit capacity and… Read more »

Bowen seeks justice for his younger brother with petition

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By Ally Lanasa, Staff Writer (June 25, 2020) Following the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Tyheim Bowen was inspired to start a petition to raise awareness about the Nov. 8, 2013 crash that killed his brother, Tymeir Dennis. “With everything that was going on in the world, I felt that maybe I could try… Read more »