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Farr must appreciate irony of his selection

Were it not such a ridiculous situation to begin with, one might appreciate the irony of Ocean Pines Association Director Rick Farr ascending to the presidency two years after his court fight to be recognized as a legitimate candidate was just getting underway. Even though Farr had been the top vote-getter in that summer’s election,… Read more »

Park lot’s value shifts with council opinions

Whatever is going on with the Berlin Town Council’s decision-making progress vis-à-vis Heron Park and the council’s possible desire to do something with the property, Palmer and Sandy Gillis aren’t happy with it. Nor should they be after Monday evening’s debacle when the deal they believed was hammered out a week earlier on parcel 57… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Donate to Relay for Life to help eradicate cancer Editor, The Relay for Life is a slogan but most important it is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This event is held yearly and gathers people from all walks of life, such as cancer survivors, caregivers, young, elderly, White, Black and every other… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Palmer and Sandy Gillis speak out on Heron Park deal (The following was sent to the mayor and Town Council of Berlin). Dear Mayor and Council members, Monday’s Town Council meeting resulted in yet another failed agreement after at least a couple previous failures. As everyone already knows we have been negotiating on the purchase… Read more »

Pragmatism expected to guide new directors

It might be said of the last board of directors of the Ocean Pines Association that it presided over a local version of an era of good feeling, when even major disagreements, with a couple of exceptions, were dealt with in a business-like manner. As compared to some previous governing authorities in the community, these… Read more »

Council rejects Gillis in favor of Goldilocks

So much for the bird-in-the-hand approach to Heron Park in Berlin, following a Town Council majority’s rejection Monday of a proposal by developer Palmer Gillis to build a mixed-use project on a portion of the property. His plan wouldn’t have solved all the park’s problems, but discarding it altogether squanders the opportunity to at least… Read more »

Speculating on law pointless exercise

Second-guessing a court decision is easy to do, as is speculating on the legal strategy that led to that decision. But despite the ease with which these things can be done, it remains that lay people expounding on the law is no different than looking at the face of a broken clock and being able… Read more »

Bay program’s search for plastics needs you

In the 1967 film, “The Graduate,” a friend of the family corners young Benjamin Braddock, as played by Dustin Hoffman, and says, “I want to say one word to you, just one word … Plastics.” That was his career advice to the bewildered new college graduate, and pretty good advice it was, considering that society’s… Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for support for OP Library Editor, Two weekends ago was the largest annual event held at the Ocean Pines Library. The volunteer organization Friends of the Ocean Pines Library sets up a book sale that encompasses over 25,000 books, DVD’s, audio books and music CD’s divided into about 25 categories. Most are sold over… Read more »

Election work should stay closer to home

The decision to shift the management of this year’s Ocean Pines Association election from a local business to a West Coast company has turned out to be a huge mistake, as the distance between Election Trust in Washington State and Ocean Pines has proven to be the problem that critics of the move feared it… Read more »