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Council majority rejects Gillis purchase

Tyson Plant 1

Opts to proceed separately with demolition of former poultry plant buildings By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug 31, 2023) The verdict is in on the short-term future of Heron Park, or at least parcel 57, where the old Tyson’s building still stands.  The town council on Monday voted three to two to walk away from a… Read more »

Audit shows Pines beats budget again

Linda Martin

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer Year ends with association $1M ahead of projections (Aug. 31, 2023) As predicted, the Ocean Pines Association had another good year financially, with more than $1 million in excess revenue, according to the audit conducted by the Salisbury branch of UHY Advisors “I’m pleased to report that the association received… Read more »

Brady, Latham, Heavner win in OP

Ocean Pines

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer New board of directors will assume control by tending to needs instead of wants (Aug. 31, 2023) With the validation of the 2023 election results Saturday, the Ocean Pines Association gained three new members of board of directors: Elaine Brady, John Latham and Jeff Heavner. Election Committee Chair Tom Piatti… Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: OPA Board election vote totals announced: Brady, Latham, Heavner take top-three spots 

Ocean Pines elections

(Aug. 24, 2023)  The Ocean Pines Elections Committee on Thursday announced voting totals for the 2023 Board of Directors Election. Voting totals were as follows: John Latham: 2,237 Jerry Murphy: 1,460 Elaine Brady: 2,293 Jeff Heavner: 1,849 Elections Committee Chairman Tom Piatti said Brady and Latham had each earned three-year terms on the Board, and… Read more »

OP residents to elect three new board members on Thursday

Ocean Pines elections

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) Residents of Ocean Pines can watch Election Trust count the ballots for the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors elections at 5 p.m. Thursday. The count will be broadcast via zoom at Tom Piatti, the chair of the Election Committee collected 58 ballots from the drop box… Read more »

Mold and water damage addressed in Berlin Town Hall

Berlin town hall

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) The Berlin Town Hall Chambers have fully restored, with no evidence of the damage caused by mold and water damage that was discovered just days before the chamber was to host a hearing on Aug. 17 with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris VanHollen. The cost of remediation and… Read more »

New suitor for Heron Park?

Tysons Chicken Heron Park

Another development plan  for parcel expected to be offered at end of month By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) Berlin Councilmember Jay Knerr reported Monday night after the mayor and council meeting that another developer wants to present the town with a mixed used plan and price for the Heron Park properties. During a… Read more »

OPA elections go smoothly with week left

Ocean Pines elections

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 17, 2023) The election for three seats on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors seems to be running smoothly over the past week after a rocky start. Election Trust, the Washington State company that was hired to run the elections, did not mail ballots within the agreed upon timeframe,… Read more »

Mold found, meetings delayed

Berlin meeting room

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer Problem not extensive, but remediation causes several sessions to be canceled (Aug. 17, 2023) Berlin’s Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission and Town Council meetings were canceled over the past two weeks because of water damage and mold discovered within the northern-facing wall of the Town Hall Council Chambers. The… Read more »