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Chamber of Commerce and churches get ready for J-1s


By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) Summer Work Travel students or J-1’s can be the lifeblood of some of the local businesses during the bustling summer tourism season. More than 2,500 students from numerous countries come to the Ocean City area to work for the summer, and for many, it is their first… Read more »

Protest promised at Sat. board meeting

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) The next Ocean Pines Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for April 15, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Golf Club. “Do it for Gavin” supporters have announced they plan a protest outside of the board meeting in reaction to OPA President Doug Parks’… Read more »

OP Farmers Market offers produce, crafts all year long

•OP Farmers MarketStag Run Farms

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) It was a chilly start to the spring season of the Ocean Pines Farmers Market at White Horse Park on Saturday, but that did not stop shoppers from coming out to the market in preparation for their Easter celebrations and the coming week. David Bean, the market… Read more »

Daly’s leaving opens third spot in race

•Frank Daly headshot

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) Three seats are up for grabs in this year’s board of director’s elections, now that board member Frank Daly has announced he will soon be moving to Florida.  “We have purchased a home in Florida.  I will remain on the board until the transaction closes. Those dates are… Read more »

Endangered terns nest on raft built by Md. Coastal Bays

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) Look out on the water from Hooper’s Crab House or the Cambria Hotel and you can see Skimmer Island, or what remains of it. The island used to be a prime nesting site for common terns. It was seven acres and high enough that when birds set… Read more »

Nat’l Guard Birckhead adjutant gen.

Janeen Birckhead

Native of Snow Hill earned unanimous election by Senate (April 13, 2023) Maryland Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead, a native of Snow Hill, has been unanimously confirmed by the Maryland Senate to be the 31st adjutant general of Maryland. Gov. Wes Moore announced Birckhead’s nomination to lead the Maryland Military Department during… Read more »

Berlin mayor, council defend  intentions over open meeting

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) Two weeks after receiving the second violation in two years from the Maryland Open Meeting Compliance Board, Berlin’s elected officials are making it known they’re not taking the matter lightly. And they’d also appreciate it if residents cut them a little slack. At the end of the… Read more »

Berlin budget  closing in on revenue gap

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Current tax rate included, but changes still likely with public hearing on horizon By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) With a public hearing scheduled for later this month, the Berlin mayor and Town Council are still trying to find ways to reduce the town’s budget deficit, but the message coming from them remains… Read more »

Gay Street developer gets approval from Berlin HDC

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (April 13, 2023) A couple of months after being told to go back to the drawing board, the developer of a proposed building at 19 Gay Street got the seal of approval from the Berlin Historic District Commission — and a few attending residents — on April 5. Architect Jonathon… Read more »

Newark couple supported by community after house fire

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (April 6,2023) Worcester County residents are rallying around a Newark couple who lost everything in a house fire last Wednesday. Jacki and Jeff Martin, who had lived in their home for nearly 30 years, not only lost  their home and their belongings, but more than 20 pets. A devoted animal… Read more »