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Urging voters look at sportsplex deal Editor, We have all heard the expression, “the devil is in the details.” Now and until Nov. 8, Worcester County residents are going to be asked a ballot question. Question A will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot as well as the mail-in ballots people are starting to receive…. Read more »

Letter to the Editor

Sports complex vote yays and nays Editor, Worcester County voters who have requested mail-in ballots may start to receive them any day. I encourage all those voting by mail, as well as those voting in person and by absentee ballot to vote against Question A. Vote against: The use of public funds for the construction… Read more »

William F. McBride Jr.

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William F. McBride Jr. Berlin William (Bill) F. McBride Jr. of Berlin, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at the age of 72. He was the loving husband of Lisa (Stanwick) McBride. They celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 4, 2022. He was the son of the late William Sr. and Beatrice… Read more »

Ceviche, tostones and mango coulis recipe

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I know I said I was done with teaching, but the university made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. And just like my last job, fall semester means that I get to teach our way through the foods of this great country of ours. We start in New England,… Read more »

Purnell officially steps aside

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) Troy Purnell could be found where he’s usually found every other week two nights ago, at the Berlin Mayor and Town Council Meeting. But instead of sitting on the panel of elected officials at the front of the room, he was in the crowd, for the first… Read more »

Entire Pines Elections Committee resigns

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) After an association-alarming slip-up and a month-plus of questions, accusations and all-around turmoil, the entire Ocean Pines Election Committee resigned from their positions on Oct. 5, the OPA announced. The resignations come a week after the committee recertified the results of the August Board of Directors election… Read more »

Fyzical putting VR into PT

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) Virtual reality, once upon a time a far-off and futuristic concept, can now augment real life in a variety of ways — video games, mobile games, live entertainment and even just hanging out with friends. Over in Ocean Pines, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers are using virtual… Read more »

‘Letters from Santa’ introducing another new face in ’22

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) As the year winds down and the time until Christmas season draws near, Berlin resident Colby Phillips is firing up the prep work for an 11th round of “Letters from Santa.” After the addition of a coloring book dedicated to Peppermint, Santa’s newest reindeer, went over so… Read more »

Berlin Oktoberfest back to normal

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 13, 2022) The Berlin Oktoberfest and Sidewalk Sale are back in full swing Saturday, after two years marked by covid precautions. “It’s on,” said Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells said. “It’s on. It’s Oktoberfest in Berlin just as you remember.” The fall beer festival kicks off at… Read more »

Green, Knerr, Burrell sworn in

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer The new Berlin Town Council is in. Incumbents Dean Burrell and Jay Knerr and newcomer Steve Green took their oaths of office at the beginning of the mayor and Town Council meeting on Tuesday, which should solidify the dais on the second floor of the Town Hall for the next… Read more »