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Kiwanis coat and toy drives

11 Kiwanis 2022 Toy Dirve first of 2 cars full

By Lisa Capitelli, Managing Editor (Nov. 24, 2022) The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City has been collecting toys and coats each Wednesday in November for those in need. “Coats are overwhelming for ladies, but adult men and children are needed,” said David J. Landis Sr., public relations committee and chair of the Kiwanis… Read more »

Berlin looking into Verizon service issues


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Town of Berlin is looking into recently shoddy Verizon mobile phone reception that has hindered town employees’ abilities to communicate. “Verizon has had a substantial drop in service in the municipal limits,” Mayor Zack Tyndall said. “There have been a lot of people impacted. I’ve been in discussion with… Read more »

Berlin Town Council Briefs


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Berlin Town Council discussed the following at its June 27 meeting: One-Day Liquor License The council approved a special one-day permit to the Berlin Heritage Foundation and Taylor House Museum for an evening event that will serve alcohol on Aug. 14. Councilman Jack Orris, who is a member of… Read more »

Worcester County adopts budget


FY23 will operate at $227 million after commissioners debate, vote and pass, 5-2 By Greg Wehner, Staff Writer (June 16, 2022) The Worcester County Commissioners adopted the county government’s FY23 operating budget of $226.9 million last week, though the vote was not unanimous. The vote began with Commissioner Chip Bertino asking if the Board of… Read more »

Worcester County grants cell tower code amendment


By Greg Wehner, Staff Writer (June 16, 2022) The Worcester County Commissioners approved an amendment to the zoning code on June 7 that will restrict the placement of antennas to no less than 500 feet from a residential dwelling in agricultural districts, providing the Board of Zoning Appeals concurs. The previous wording of the code… Read more »

County offers to buy back EDUs for airport parcel


By Greg Wehner, Staff Writer (June 16, 2022) Ocean City last week was given the county government’s permission to sell 12 equivalent dwelling units (EDUs) of sewer and water capacity that came with a property the resort purchased near the airport, even though the approval goes against county government protocol. Worcester County Chief Administrative Officer… Read more »

Bylaws Committee continues review of OP resolutions


By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The Ocean Pines Bylaws and Resolutions Advisory Committee continued sifting through its backlog of resolutions to recommend for review during its June 10 meeting. Committee Chairman Jim Trummel said on Monday that the committee continued and finished the work they were doing in May in identifying what resolutions needed work…. Read more »

Sports facility plan has town feeling left out


FILE PHOTO. The Berlin Planning Commission meets in 2021. Planning Commission wonders why Berlin not included in talks The Berlin Planning Commission convened on May 11 with one item on their docket — a revised site plan review for the West View at Purnell Crossing planned community, which was approved. Then, roughly three-quarters of the… Read more »