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Fixing employees pay

All this talk about market value pay and percentages can be confusing to anyone trying to follow Berlin officials’ discussion of how to fix the town’s big payroll problem. That problem, apparently, is that many town employees are being paid far less than their counterparts in similar areas, and that has led to difficulties in… Read more »

Poached eggs served atop forbidden rice

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What is it about eggs, lately? I guess like anything else in my life, once I get my talons in something, I like to explore it to a modicum. The same holds true for guitar, piano, photography, writing et al. I certainly am no master of any of this gobbledygook, but I do consider myself… Read more »

Motor vehicle crash claims woman’s life in Ocean Pines

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Ocean Parkway was closed near the South Fire Station Monday morning following a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a pedestrian, according to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office reported Tuesday that around 9:23 a.m. Pamela Shellenberger was walking across Ocean Parkway at… Read more »

Worcester County Library unveils new book mobile at Berlin branch


By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Worcester County Library presented its new book mobile at the “Meet your Pop Up Library” event in the parking lot of the Berlin branch on April 26, while attendees enjoyed cake and lemonade. “We wanted to have a way to celebrate our new Pop Up Library,” said… Read more »

Snake buster

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Who you gonna call? Russ Lederman, that’s who, for snake removal By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Snake charmer? Snake whisperer? Russ Lederman prefers snake rescuer when you talk about what he does. Lederman markets his free services as a snake rescuer on the Nextdoor app. He knows there are many people who… Read more »

‘Stand Down’ event to help veterans at Ocean Pines Community Center


Group provides medical check-ups, mental health support, food and clothes By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) The Ocean Pines Community Center held the weekend’s final Stand Down event to serve at-risk veterans on Sunday, after organizers held one in Cambridge on Friday and another in Salisbury on Saturday. At Stand Down events, Veteran… Read more »

Coastal Drugs opens new location 

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OP pharmacy owners says  prices beat big box stores By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) Coastal Drugs, a family-run business in Ocean Pines, has moved from its old location in Manklin Station to a new stand-alone building at 11005 Manklin Creek Road, right across from the South Pond. The husband-and-wife team, Ray and… Read more »

Mailloux charged in Knupp hit-and-run case

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Four felonies lead 17 total violations listed, summons issued in July ’22 incident By Hunter Hine, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) About 10 months after a dark Mercedes drove away after hitting and killing 14-year-old Ocean Pines resident Gavin Knupp on Grays Corner Road, 22-year-old Tyler Mailloux, of Berlin, was charged as the driver. Worcester… Read more »

Plenty of biking activities on tap for National Bike Month

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) May is National Bike Month and with that comes numerous opportunities to get out and ride. The Maryland Coastal Bike Festival has planned three bike routes to explore Maryland’s scenic coastal region on May 6. The three rides include an Island Ride, which is 17 miles to… Read more »

Bay Day in OP this Saturday full of activities, education

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (May 4, 2023) The fourth annual Bay Day event returns to White Horse Park in Ocean Pines on Sunday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, family-friendly event caters to all age groups through hands-on activities, free boat tours, live music, local food trucks, live animal exhibits, and… Read more »