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Directors should see calmer seas ahead

The Ocean Pines Association should see relatively calm seas in the year ahead, if the last tenure of Doug Parks as president in 2019 is any indication. Judging from his performance then, most people would conclude that Parks’ last go-round in the OPA’s top post will take a decidedly moderate approach. And why shouldn’t it?… Read more »

Bohlen clearly earned promotion to top job

It can’t be said that Berlin’s new town administrator, Mary Bohlen, doesn’t know her way around the place, or that she may need some time to familiarize herself with the people with whom she will be working, or that she isn’t aware of the politics, personalities and visions that drive the mayor and council’s policy… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Annual book sale successful Editor, The weekend of July 22-25 was one of the best yet Book Sale held at the Ocean Pines Library and run by The Friends of the Ocean Pines Library. Over Friday evening, Saturday and Monday, approximately 20,000 books, DVDs, Audio Books and CDs were offered for sale with all proceeds… Read more »

Moderate approach new board’s style?

Ocean Pines Association members might have a good board of directors on their hands, following the election last week of three people who on the surface at least appear to value a collegial approach to policy-making and protecting the well-run operation they inherited. Although no one can say how any director — newly elected or… Read more »

Meeting attendance tied to transparency

Not all Ocean Pines Association members who demand more transparency from their board of directors may realize it, but they play a critical role in how their governing body operates. Essentially, their job in ensuring the transparency they say they want to see is to participate in the conduct of government instead of waiting at… Read more »