Residential Structure Fire in Ocean Pines Ruled Accidental

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An investigation into a fire that occurred on Hickory Way in Ocean Pines yesterday shows evidence that the blaze was accidental from improperly discarded smoking materials. The Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department responded to the reported fire at 4:49 PM. Upon arrival, crews reported smoke showing from the two-story single-family home and requested assistance from…

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Fatal Fire in Ocean Pines

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A 62-year-old Ocean Pines man is dead after a fire occurred at a house on Seafarer Lane yesterday evening. The exact cause of the fire is unknown at this time but started in the laundry room area of the home, according to the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office. Fire crews from several area departments were…

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Election Season in Ocean Pines

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Six candidates are competing for three vacancies on the Ocean Pines Association Board of Directors, which is essentially the community’s governing body. Eligible voters should have received election materials by mail. Ballots may be cast either online or on paper. Residents are reminded to vote for no more than three candidates. Paper ballots may be…

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4th of July Blast in Ocean Pines

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The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department will once again host a 4th of July fireworks celebration at Veterans Memorial Park on Route 589 and Cathell Road.   From the Ocean Pines Association: The event this year is scheduled from 5-8:45 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with carnival games, dry slides and bounce houses for…

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Ocean Pines Fire Hydrant Flushing 10/4 – 10/22

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Worcester County Public Works will begin fire hydrant flushing activities in Ocean Pines this October and moving through the various sections. “Routine flushing of the water system helps to reduce the frequency of discolored water,” Public Works Director Dallas Baker said. “Public Works crews open and close the hydrants, flushing out the built-up iron deposits.…

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UPDATED: Ocean Pines Man Charged after Fatal Crash Near Odessa

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UPDATED – 7/11/21 4pm – Delaware State Police have identified the individual who died in the fatal motor vehicle crash on Friday July 9, 2021 on SR1 near Odessa, as 92-year-old Shantaben Patel of Camden-Wyoming. =========================== An Ocean Pines, Maryland man is charged after he left the scene of a crash resulting in death and…

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UPDATE : Fire Tears Through Ocean Pines Home

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The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office released the following details Wednesday afternoon: The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated a fire which left 9 Ocean Pines residents homeless and damaged 3 homes.  At 10:02PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 the Worcester County Emergency Services (911) received a report of a house fire at 301 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, Worcester County,…

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‘Wall That Heals’ Arrives In Ocean Pines

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The Wall That Heals, a reduced-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, has stopped in Ocean Pines. The traveling wall is located at Veterans Memorial Park on Route 589 and Cathell Road. A welcome ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. The Wall That Heals will be available for visitation anytime through…

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Shots Fired In Ocean Pines

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About ten rounds of gunfire came from an SUV in Ocean Pines late Sunday night. According to Ocean Pines Police, the shots were reported between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday in South Ocean Pines. There were no injuries reported, and there have been no reports of damage. Police Chief Leo Ehrisman said the shots…

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Ocean Pines Tree-Lighting Will Be A Virtual Event

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Ocean Pines is going virtual with its annual Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting event. Due to public health concerns, people are discouraged from gathering at the tree in person Saturday. The Ocean Pines Association will show the tree-lighting live on its Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. It also can be seen later on the Association website…

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Ocean Pines Veterans Day Program Goes Virtual

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Veterans Day will be a virtual experience in Ocean Pines this year. The traditional ceremony will not be held at the memorial grounds next Wednesday November 11th. A virtual ceremony will be accessible on the Ocean Pines Association YouTube Channel and through the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation social media accounts and website, as well…

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Ocean Pines Police Chief David Massey To Retire

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Ocean Pines is getting a new police chief. Lieutenant Leo Ehrisman, a 34-year-veteran of policing in Ocean Pines, has been promoted to the position of police chief. Ehrisman replaces Chief David Massey, who is stepping down August 1st after 17 years of Police Chief in Ocean Pines. Ocean Pines General Manager John Viola says the…

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Commissioners Rescind Ban on Short Term Rentals in Unincorporated Areas of Worcester County

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On Thursday the Worcester County Commissioners rescinded their prior ban on all short-term rentals in the unincorporated areas of Worcester County. Effective at 5:00 p.m., all short-term rentals may resume in West Ocean City, Ocean Pines, and all other unincorporated areas of Worcester County, Maryland, in accordance with the lifting of Governor Larry Hogan’s Stay-At-Home…

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Meeting on Proposed North Ocean Pines Roundabout Thursday

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The public is invited to a meeting on Thursday night (7/11) from 6 to 8pm at the Ocean Pines Community Center to discuss preliminary concepts for a roundabout at Route 589 and Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. You can arrive anytime to look at the display boards and talk with SHA engineers and planners about…

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8th Animal in Worcester County Positive for Rabies

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An eighth rabid animal has been found in Worcester County. County Health officials remind pet owners to be aware and be sure their pets have the proper vaccinations. Officials say a groundhog found on Manklin Creek Road in the Ocean Pines area on July 3 has tested positive for rabies. So far in Worcester County…

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES – SUNDAY & MONDAY

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SUNDAY, MAY 26 GEORGETOWN:  Georgetown’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony on the Circle will take place Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:30.  The keynote speaker is Lt. Col. David Smith, USMC (Ret) – an experienced commander of Tactical Air Support Groups and a survivor of the 2011 attack on the Pentagon. Since retiring in 2004, Lt. Col.…

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Berlin Man Convicted of Home Improvment Fraud

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A Berlin man has been convicted of obtaining property by deception of a vulnerable adult and 3 counts of failing to perform a contract.  Complaints from residents in Ocean Pines led to the arrest of 47 year old Pasco “Patrick” Allen of Berlin after he was hired and paid to do landscaping and home improvement…

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Fire Seriously Damages Berlin Home

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A Wednesday evening fire seriously damaged a home in Berlin. Authorities say the blaze took place around 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 12000 block of Snug Harbor. No one was home at the time of the fire and it is unclear what sparked the blaze. Ocean City and Ocean Pines fire crews assisted…

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Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Bishopville Home

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Bishopville firefighters were called to a fire on Salt Point Rd in Bayview Estates in Bishopville, Maryland around 3:30 this morning. Crews arriving at the scene found heavy fire coming from a large home. Multiple crews from Maryland and Delaware helped to battle the blaze or provided cover. All Delaware fire companies have cleared from…

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Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce Opposes Seismic Testing for Offshore Drilling

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The Ocean Pines Chamber of Commerce joins the Ocean City Mayor, City Council, the Fenwick Island Town Council, the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and numerous environmental non-profits in their collective opposition to any form of seismic testing in our offshore waters. Ocean City Mayor, Rick Meehan, and the City Council recently put out…

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Ocean Pines 50th Anniversary Parade Saturday – Traffic Will be Impacted

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A section of Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines will be closed on Saturday morning from 9:45 till 11am for the community’s 50th Anniversary Parade. Drivers northbound on the parkway from Mumford’s Landing Road to White Horse Park should expect a temporary lane closure and parking restrictions. If you are planning to attend the parade –…

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