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Burrell, Green, Knerr deserve appreciation

The Town of Berlin’s election Tuesday, such as it was, did end up being a squeaker in the only contest on the ballot, as 4th District incumbent Dean Burrell edged out challenger Tony Weeg by a mere two votes. Burrell, who has run uncontested numerous times, took 51.3 percent of the total tally to gain… Read more »

Suplee enjoys preparing chicken picatta

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By Paul Suplee, MBA, CEC, PC-3 I do an awful lot of driving between the two restaurants, the Marlin Club and UMES in Princess Anne. I decided to get rid of my big redneck rig and downsize to a Toyota Tacoma and thank goodness that I did. It gets twice the mileage, which is a… Read more »

Burrell wins Berlin District 4 by two votes

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) On a wet, dreary day that turned out less than 75 voters in a district with more than 700, incumbent Berlin Town Councilmember Dean Burrell fended off challenger Tony Weeg by just two votes. The remnants of a nor’easter that spun off from Hurricane Ian, having pounded… Read more »

Hartman, Carozza look at new laws in Worcester

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) When the calendar turns to October, many new laws go into effect in Maryland. Del. Wayne Hartman and Sen. Mary Beth Carozza talked with Bayside Gazette about the laws — both good and bad — that they have their eyes on. Hartman started with a trio of bills that… Read more »

Pines purse still growing

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) Ocean Pines’s finances continue to outperform expectations. After reviewing the numbers at its Sept. 26 meeting, the Ocean Pines Budget and Finance Committee found no cause for concern as the association enters the final quarter of the calendar year. “We have a positive operating variance of $161,000… Read more »

Harrison turns 50

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) Harrison Senior Living, an assisted-living community with four locations, has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year as it looks toward the future of its brand. “It’s amazing,” CEO Harrison Saunders said of making it to 50 years. “It’s an amazing moment for our company, our employees… Read more »

OPA recount vastly different, yet completely same

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) One week later, nothing has changed. The Ocean Pines Association’s hand recount of ballots and votes in the 2022 board of directors election yielded plenty of drama in recent weeks but in the end, directors Stephen Jacobs, Stuart Lakernick and Monica Rakowski retained their seats. The recount… Read more »

OPA discussing North Gate e-sign

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) On the recommendation of the Ocean Pines Communications Committee, the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors last Saturday began discussing the installation of an electronic sign at North Gate. Committee liaison Steve Jacobs said that the committee has fielded two similar bids that differ only on some… Read more »

OPA keeping tabs on Rakegate

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By Jack Chavez, Staff Writer (Oct. 6, 2022) The Ocean Pines Board of Directors last Saturday grappled with the fallout from a misplaced rake head at the Ocean Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant that caused the county hundreds of thousands of dollars. Earlier this year, a county employee at the plant neglected to report that the… Read more »