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Clear process needed for community center

Considering that it has been at least six years since the Town of Berlin floated the idea of replacing the old multi-purpose building on Flower Street with a community center, the critical question these days is when the talking will end and the doing begins. Time is money, as they say, and the longer it… Read more »

Make no assumptions about Rt. 113 bridge

The only bridge that will be built with the million-dollar grant to the Town of Berlin to solve the problem of access from one side of Route 113 to the other is the bridge to hope — hope that something will be done to show there is a genuine interest in connecting two communities that… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Planning commission should support comprehensive plan Editor, I attended the April 4 planning commission meeting in Snow Hill because a text amendment was being introduced to allow farm-based slaughterhouses to be used in A-1 zoned land, 400 feet from residential homes (Text Amendment ZS 1-201 (c)(34) – Farm-based Slaughterhouses in the A-1 Agricultural District). I… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Tireless efforts of educators lauded by county residents Editor, I used to believe that the role of an educator was solely to “educate,” but I now realize how mistaken I was. I had the chance this past Friday to schedule an appointment with Ms. Jenifer Hoffman Rayne at PHS. It was my first time visiting… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Offshore wind revisions questioned after hearing Editor, Forgive me if I seem angry, but I am. I am angry at the lies coming from US Wind and the State of Maryland. I am angry that US Wind and the Natural Resources Planner of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) apparently think we are a… Read more »

Racquet committee’s usefulness in ruins

Whether the false claim of mold in the racquet center building arose out of a misunderstanding, an innocent conversation that went deeper than it should have or a clumsy attempt to force the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors to erect a new facility, the board’s racquet sports advisory committee is in a heap of… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

What would ocean say about turbines? Editor, What if the Atlantic Ocean could share its thoughts about the offshore wind turbines? Would it be pleased to have over 100 offshore wind turbines planted in its ocean floor? Could it agree to the height of the turbines which could be over 900 feet? Will it be offended… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Anonymous letter upsets association Editor, Some of our executive officers and building reps have received an anonymous letter in regard to our commissioners not funding the budget due to our current leadership. They are accusing us of not speaking out to help rid of our current leadership. As an organization we do not get involved… Read more »

OPA errs on side of caution with closure

At the risk of having bricks thrown through the window, the question must be asked: why do pickleball players seem almost militant? That’s how it appears at times, judging from the escalating demands of picklers across the country for more recognition. The sport’s rapid growth, however, is part of the problem, as it far exceeds… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Physicians provide quality health care Editor, As we celebrate this year’s National Doctors’ Day on March 30, I want to express my sincerest appreciation for all that our physicians do on behalf of their patients, our hospital and this community. Every strong health care system relies upon the compassion, expertise and steadfast commitment to patient… Read more »