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Brady, Latham, Heavner win in OP

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer New board of directors will assume control by tending to needs instead of wants (Aug. 31, 2023) With the validation of the 2023 election results Saturday, the Ocean Pines Association gained three new members of board of directors: Elaine Brady, John Latham and Jeff Heavner. Election Committee Chair Tom Piatti… Read more »

Berlin town council approves speed and phone contracts

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 31, 2023) The Berlin town council unanimously passed the following motions in its August 28 meeting. Motion 2023-34: Mayor Zack Tyndall’s moved to contract with AT&T FirstNET to provide the Town of Berlin with various mobile equipment for use by town personnel for town emergency and other business purposes. In… Read more »

Berlin moves forward with strategic planning process

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 31, 2023) The Berlin Town Council on Monday agreed to enter into a contract to develop a strategic plan for the town with Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University. The project will be conducted in three phases. Phase… Read more »

Berlin mayor recommends committee, board members

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By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 31, 2023) Berlin Mayor Zack Tyndall submitted the following nominations to the Town of Berlin’s boards, commissions and committees on Monday for approval by the council. Parks Commission Patricia Dufendach, reappointment, 2-year term Kristin Gerhart, new appointment, 3-year term Sarah Hooper, reappointment, 1-Year Term Laura Stearns, reappointment, 2-year term Mike… 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 »

Shaved fennel salad always stands out

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 Sometimes we eat with our eyes as well as our stomachs, and I know that you know the feeling. When I commit the cardinal sin of going to the store hungry, I come home with toaster pastries and prepackaged cakes in my cart. That certainly will not help anyone… Read more »

Raymond Joseph (Bud) Shanley

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Raymond Joseph (Bud) Shanley Berlin Surrounded by his loving family and close friend Ron DeCarlo, Raymond Joseph (Bud) Shanley passed away peacefully at his home in Berlin, Maryland, on Aug. 17, 2023, from cancer. He was 83 years old. Born in Washington, D.C. on Feb.10, 1940, Bud was the son of Raymond Joseph Shanley Sr…. Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: OPA Board election vote totals announced: Brady, Latham, Heavner take top-three spots 

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(Aug. 24, 2023)  The Ocean Pines Elections Committee on Thursday announced voting totals for the 2023 Board of Directors Election. Voting totals were as follows: John Latham: 2,237 Jerry Murphy: 1,460 Elaine Brady: 2,293 Jeff Heavner: 1,849 Elections Committee Chairman Tom Piatti said Brady and Latham had each earned three-year terms on the Board, and… Read more »

OP residents to elect three new board members on Thursday

Ocean Pines elections

By Cindy Hoffman, Staff Writer (Aug. 24, 2023) Residents of Ocean Pines can watch Election Trust count the ballots for the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors elections at 5 p.m. Thursday. The count will be broadcast via zoom at Tom Piatti, the chair of the Election Committee collected 58 ballots from the drop box… Read more »