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AGH system lock continues

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By Mallory Panuska, Staff Writer (Feb. 9, 2023) Most of Atlantic General Hospital’s computer network is still out of commission this week following a ransomware attack discovered Jan. 29. Toni Keiser, the hospital’s vice president of public relations, said in an email Tuesday afternoon that hospital staff are working diligently to get the system back… Read more »

Wind energy gets scrutiny following mammal deaths

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Feb. 10, 2023) Politicians, citizens and some environmentalists are calling for a slow-down or complete halt of wind energy activity off the East Coast as officials examine the cause of a rash of marine animal deaths, but neither action nor an answer appears to be imminent. In January, the debate… Read more »

Time for new Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Dept. house

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Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Feb. 2, 2023) In 2022, the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department (OPVFD) responded to 345 fire and 1,888 EMS calls. The department serves approximately 6,000 homes and numerous businesses along 79 miles of roadways. The firefighters and EMS staff serving Ocean Pines and the surrounding area do what they must to… Read more »

Berlin Chamber hands out annual awards

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Top partner, volunteer, idea and new business honored during commerce ceremony By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Feb. 2, 2023) The Berlin Chamber of Commerce handed out four awards at its annual Installation Dinner at 410 Social last Thursday. Winners included Garrett Neeb for “Volunteer of the Year,” Jun & Juice for “Emerging Business,” D3Corp earned… Read more »

Berlin starts discussion on intentions for future growth


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Feb. 2, 2023) The only constant in Berlin over the last few years is everything is changing, or at least that’s how it seems with the amount of development, revitalization and annexing the town has seen. To that end, Berlin Planning Director Dave Engelhart approached the Planning Commission during its… Read more »

Town discussing community center fundraising options

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Jan. 26, 2023) The Berlin Mayor and Town Council began discussions during their Monday meeting to determine ways to raise money for the proposed community center on Flower Street. Mayor Zack Tyndall has his sights set on fundraising, an effort that he stressed would “not nearly be enough to cover… Read more »

Berlin park lights staying on till 11


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Jan. 26, 2023) The Berlin Mayor and Town Council are keeping the lights on late. On Monday, the body unanimously voted to allow the tennis and basketball court lights at Stephen Decatur Park and Dr. William Henry Park to stay on until 11 p.m., well past the consensus of 9… Read more »

OPVFD wants proven fundraiser


Task force says campaign for South Station will seek donors, government grants By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Dec. 22, 2022) At this time next year, the Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department hopes it will be celebrating a successful capital improvement funds campaign for renovating or building a new South Station. During Saturday’s regular board of… Read more »

Pines GM report highlights cash flow, upcoming budget


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Dec. 22, 2022) Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola reported the following during the regular meeting of the Ocean Pines Board of Directors on Saturday: Budget The Ocean Pines Budget and Finance Committee has issued its advice on how to proceed for the FY23-24 budget. Viola said he’s met with… Read more »