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Tattoo studios should be cleared for takeoff

It’s been at least 40 years since tattoo shops emerged from the shadows of waterfront districts in port towns to brightly lit uptowns, and from the arms, knuckles, hands and chests of seafarers, soldiers and less noble characters to the smooth skin of ordinary people. As is obvious to anyone who ventures out in public,… Read more »

Bayside Editorial

Back to square one In applying for a renewal of its “Sustainable Community” status with the state Department of Housing and Community Development, the Town of Berlin wrote in 2019 that it was forming a committee to explore possible uses for the 68-acre parcel known as Heron Park. Now, four years later, town officials seem… Read more »

Brady, Latham, Murphy get our endorsement

The one thing missing from the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors election this summer is drama. Consequently, it has exactly what voters need: four qualified candidates who are not vowing to turn operations upside down. This absence of controversy allows association members to concentrate on what’s important — the attributes of the candidates, instead… Read more »

No need for new school construction committee

Editor, I am writing in response to the Worcester County Commissioners’ latest vote to form a commission to oversee local public school construction. One of the reasons Mr. Joe Mitrecic voting no for the formation of this commission was because of the existence of the Buckingham Planning Committee that has already been working on planning… Read more »

Jim Adcock: Shaping OP for three decades as publisher and artist

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(July 13, 2023) As a painter, illustrator and newspaper publisher, Jim Adcock has quietly been one of the most influential figures in the Ocean Pines community over the last three decades. His fingerprints remained, until recently, in the Bayside Gazette through publication of original weekly cartoons, and his vibrant, beachy paintings are ubiquitous with local… Read more »

Get out from under debt on Heron Park

The Town of Berlin has been trying to figure what to do with the Tyson poultry plant property for seven years now after buying the 63-acre parcel in 2016 for $2.5 million. It also has spent nearly as long looking for a way to get out from under that debt, especially since the cost of… Read more »