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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 »

Heron Park future site of Berlin skatepark

skatepark supporters

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) Cheers erupted from the crowd as the Berlin Town Council voted Monday to designate Heron Park’s parcel 410 as the future location of the Berlin Skatepark. The unanimous vote reflected the opinion of the skatepark workgroup that met on July 31 to discuss the pros and cons of… Read more »

Producers Growth Program mentors small businesses

Meghan and Brett Hines 1

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) Jeffrey Smith, of Iron Skillet Coffee in Berlin met Emiliano Espinosa, Chesapeake Agriculture Innovation Center’s (CAIC) program director at a farmer’s market in Ocean City, where he was selling his coffee. Espinosa told Smith about a new program he was running at CAIC, which helps entrepreneurs build up… 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 »

Berlin Town Council approves three infrastructure projects  

Henry Park playground

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) During a shortened meeting of the Berlin mayor and Town Council on Monday night, the council unanimously approved the following motions: Motion 2023-25 authorizes a request for proposals for the demolition of the aging Powellton Avenue Well building and its infrastructure. The proposal includes constructing a new well… 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 »