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Rick Farr assumes OPA presidency

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Position seemed unlikely back when he was suing  to validate his candidacy By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 21, 2023) Ocean Pines Association’s new president, Rick Farr, has come a long way since his rocky election to the board of directors in 2021, when he was disqualified because the property in which he lived was held… Read more »

Fiddlers convention cancelled due to weather

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By Stewart Dobson, Editor (Sept. 21, 2023) In 2020, it was the coronavirus. In 2023, the most likely cause of the cancelation of the Berlin Fiddlers Convention is nimbostratus. Those would be the heavy storm clouds that deliver prolonged rain,  which is what the National Weather Service is predicting locally for Friday night and  Saturday in… Read more »

Berlin council considers four motions at Monday meeting

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 14, 2023) The Berlin Council agreed to enact a policy for naming and renaming public facilities such as structures, parks and recreational facilities Monday night. The motion to establish the policy, one of four to come before the council, called for gathering ideas and encouraging community participation in the… Read more »

Parks Commission prioritizes recreational needs in Berlin

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept.14, 2023) The Berlin Parks Commission reviewed its Open Space project priority list for next year on Tuesday and discussed the playgrounds at Dr. William Henry and Stephen Decatur parks. Kate Daub, the administrative assistant for the town of Berlin, told the commission that the purchase of defibrillators for the parks… Read more »

Signs, murals and restaurant expansion approved in Berlin

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 14, 2023) The Historic District Commission met on Wednesday and unanimously approved three applications. The first was a request from property owner William Esham to restore a mural on the side of the building at 11 Pitts Street. Ivy Wells, the town director of economic development, said the town obtained… Read more »

Ocean Pines new board hosts Sept. 9 organization meeting

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(Sept. 7, 2023) Materials for the Sept. 9 Ocean Pines Association Board Organization meeting are now available online for anyone who plans to attend.  According to a news release, the meeting will be held as an in-person and virtual hybrid, with seating available in the Clubhouse Meeting Room on 100 Clubhouse Drive. The meeting is… Read more »


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GOLFERS ONLY OP golf course reminder (Sept. 7. 2023) The Ocean Pines Golf Club is offering a friendly reminder to the community about course access and the importance of respecting the property. The Golf Club staff is focused on ensuring the safety of registered golfers, preserving the course’s integrity, and minimizing any potential damage or… Read more »

Patti Stevens appointed to transportation commission

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Sept. 7. 2023) If it has to do with biking or walking on the lower Eastern Shore, most likely Ocean Pines resident Patti Stevens has something to do with it. So, it’s no wonder that State Sen. Mary Beth Carozza (R-38), Del. Wayne Hartman (R-38C) and Mayor Zack Tyndall recommended… Read more »