Coronavirus
ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Judiciary announced Dec. 29 it will reduce operations and revert to Phase III of its five-phased reopening plan in response to the omicron variant surge. The …
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan on Nov. 24 announced that the Maryland Department of Health will make 500,000 Abbott BinaxNOW Ag At-Home COVID-19 test kits available through a new program …
Government
CAMBRIDGE – Andrew Bradshaw stepped down as mayor of Cambridge on Monday. “Today, I announce my resignation as Mayor of the City of Cambridge. I make this decision after a period of …
BALTIMORE — The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a virtual public comment hearing on the $27 million electricity rate increase requested by Delmarva Power & Light Company. …
CAMBRIDGE – Mayor Andrew Bradshaw’s term at the city’s top job might be coming to an end. During Monday’s meeting of the City Council, proceedings were begun to remove him …
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Environment
More than 15 employees with Earth Data, Inc. in Centreville recently supported the Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Marylanders Grow Oysters program, building more than 70 oyster cages. MGO …
ANNAPOLIS - The Chesapeake Bay Program released its assessment of the 2021 Chesapeake Bay dead zone, finding that the overall size of the 2021 dead zone was “average.” Unfortunately, in …
Cops and Courts
CAMBRIDGE – Maryland State Police, with assistance from the Cambridge Police Department, arrested two people Tuesday on charges connected to a November shooting in which one person was killed …
TODDVILLE – Tragedy struck a South Dorchester village late on New Year’s Day, when a fire killed two people. A report from the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal around 9:30 …
Kent County
DOVER — Legalization of recreational marijuana in Delaware is up for debate once again on Wednesday, this time in a session of the Health & Human Development House Committee. This is the …
MILFORD — The deadline to file for the Milford office of mayor and/or city council is Feb. 222 at 4:30 p.m. Along with the office of mayor, four city council seats are up for vote. All …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Social Services will issue emergency benefits for January to eligible households as part of the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 public health …
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — Local and state officials calling for unity have organized a candlelight vigil Thursday in remembrance of two Hispanic men fatally wounded in a Saturday shooting at a restaurant.
DAGSBORO — No injuries were reported in a fire that heavily damaged a structure Monday.
DELAWARE CITY — The mass COVID-19 testing site at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles is now accepting drive-ins, as the state continues its decline from the peak of a winter surge of the virus.
New Castle County
DOVER — The state’s sustainable-energy utility, DBA Energize Delaware, has been busy. This month, the nonprofit, established to save Delawareans money through clean and efficient energy practices, announced that it started 2022 with a bang.
DOVER — Some have left the field, others elected to retire early and there’s even more who are on the sidelines for a week or two waiting to be cleared from quarantine or …
DOVER — Ninety percent of Delaware’s new COVID-19 hospitalizations for the week of Jan. 10-16 occurred in individuals who have not received a booster dose of the vaccine. That’s 390 …
Wicomico County
PRINCESS ANNE — Mark A. Tyler of Salisbury is the new magistrate of the First Judicial Circuit, succeeding Robert E. Laird Jr. who retired after 16 years of service. Magistrate Tyler will …
TidalHealth’s Mobile Integrated Health/SWIFT team made history in December by administering the first home-based monoclonal antibody infusion in Maryland to Steven Webster of Mardela …
Wicomico County’s broadband-deprived homes might soon have a new Internet company to provide service. Acting County Executive John Psota has signed a letter of support backing Talkie …
Dorchester County
STEVENSVILLE - Just in time for Christmas, six Guiding Eyes for the Blind pups – Gary, Sama, Greer, Empire, Betty and Grant - were transported by Pilots to the Rescue from Guiding Eyes in New …
TRAPPE – Maryland State Police are looking for a man who is suspected of murdering a woman in Talbot County, a statement said on Dec. 30. A felony warrant for first-degree murder has been …
As the sun began its downward descent on Dec. 24, lightly jingling bells could be heard, first in a Caroline County cornfield, then at the base of an ancient towering tulip poplar, later sparking …
Somerset County
WESTOVER — The Somerset County Board of Education will hold an open work session 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 to continue the discussion on amendments to two public participation policies. The …
PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset County Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism will begin streamlining its online marketing and promotional campaigns after receiving approval to run its internet …
CRISFIELD — In celebration of Black History Month, the Somerset County Arts Council announces a group exhibition by talented faculty of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore who will be on …
News
TRAPPE - Maryland State Police are actively investigating a suspicious death in Talbot County. The deceased is identified as Marta Merina, 33, of Trappe. Merina was found with an apparent gunshot …
VIENNA – William Layton on Dec. 14 announced his campaign for the Fifth District seat on the Dorchester County Council. The incumbent is Libby Nagel. Mr. Layton, a Dorchester County native …
News of this month’s deadly tornado outbreak hitting Kentucky and other states sent shockwaves of sorrow across the nation. But it also sparked a spontaneous outpouring of Christmas spirit in …
EASTON – The University of Maryland Shore Regional Health has partnered with the Maryland Food Bank - Eastern Shore Branch to help address food insecurity challenges impacting local residents, …
BALTIMORE – United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek I. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; …
At approximately 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, the first of 360 Japanese bombers, fighters and torpedo aircraft struck in a two-wave assault on the U.S. Naval Yard in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise …
BALTIMORE — As temperatures drop along the mid-Atlantic, the Coast Guard urges all boaters to prepare for the water temperature, rather than the air temperature.  Hypothermia occurs as …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that Maryland’s Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season which opens Friday, Dec. 17 continues through Jan. 1 and …
WASHINGTON (CNS) - The future of the American automobile industry is electric, President Joe Biden said in an August executive order, pledging to make half of all new cars and trucks sold in 2030 …
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Emma Campbell, a technician at the National Museum of Heath and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland, has been riding Amtrak trains at least twice a year since attending …