Coronavirus
ANNAPOLIS  - In an ongoing effort to protect employees and taxpayers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that visitors and employees in all agency offices will …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Lumped into the “Other” racial and ethnic category, American Indians and Alaska Natives are effectively invisible on Maryland’s state website for …
Government
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Commissioners are taking a stand against the state’s plan to tinker with the Manokin River oyster sanctuary and directed the county attorney to file an …
Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that the State of Maryland closed its books on Fiscal Year 2021 with an unassigned balance of the State’s General Fund of $2.5 billion, …
ANNAPOLIS — Dorchester County was scheduled to be treated by an aircraft to reduce the adult mosquito population, beginning the evening of Sept. 9, weather conditions permitting. The …
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Environment
Over the past 20 years, rainfall, flooding and sea level have increased across Maryland, according to data collected from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). From 2000 to …
PRINCESS ANNE — UMES Extension is setting the stage for its 18th annual Small Farm Conference—a premier event for agricultural stakeholders in the Mid-Atlantic. This year’s …
Cops and Courts
The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit arrested a Dorchester County man on Oct. 18 in connection with a shooting in Wicomico County that injured a woman and claimed the life of a 42-year-old …
LINKWOOD — Maryland State Police have arrested two people in connection to the fatal shooting of a man in Dorchester County. Douglas Lamont McKnight, 50, of Cambridge, is charged with …
Kent County
Editor’s note: Delaware’s weekly in-person contagious COVID-19 cases update was delayed on Wednesday. The report will run in Friday’s Delaware State News. WASHINGTON — …
SMYRNA — After nearly 100 years, Delaware is building a new Hospital for the Chronically Ill. Delaware’s Hospital for the Chronically Ill originally opened in 1932. The new …
DOVER — A 22-year-old man was charged with drug and firearm offenses Tuesday following an investigation, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said.
Sussex County
GEORGETOWN — After six-plus years with the Georgetown Police Department, Chief R.L. Hughes will be leaving in mid-November, placing an emphasis on completing his education.
DAGSBORO – The town of Dagsboro’s 2021 municipal election is set for Saturday, Dec. 4, if needed. Council terms held by Brian Baull, Theresa Ulrich and Patrick Miller expire this …
MILFORD — The tests of life can throw people into loops, and for Milford’s Todd and Lauren French, this week has been an emotional roller coaster ride they would be thrilled to emerge from.
New Castle County
The tiny Sussex County town of Slaughter Beach and southern Delaware’s LGBTQ gay community drew commentary Tuesday evening during the virtual hearing on Delaware Senate’s redistricting …
DOVER — Some criticism about new maps proposed for the state’s 41 House of Representative districts by the majority Democratic Party arose during a virtual public hearing Monday.
SMYRNA — Four schools were placed in a “modified” lockdown status for just over a half hour early Tuesday afternoon as nearby Smyrna police searched for a man suffering a mental …
Wicomico County
In 1979, a group of western Wicomico County residents organized to oppose construction of a nuclear power plant on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. One of those individuals, retired Biology …
In the days when Mel Toadvine was Managing Editor of The Daily Times, where he worked in several capacities, from photographer to reporter to editor, from 1961 until 1996, it wasn’t unusual for …
The city of Salisbury is gearing up for a memorable, safe Halloween for 2021. Trick-or-treat times within city limits are 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. In response to the increased volume of …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE — State’s Attorney for Dorchester County William H. Jones announced on Oct. 14 that Tramaine Thomas had been sentenced by Dorchester County Circuit Court Judge Brett W. Wilson …
No one was prepared for the havoc COVID-19 wreaked in the months after public health officials declared a pandemic and civic leaders directed everyday life be brought to a standstill. UMES senior …
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and its project partners have been awarded with a North American Wetland Conservation Act grant to support phase one of the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape …
Somerset County
WESTOVER — Somerset County Public Schools Policy 600-32 titled "Administration of Medication" is being amended by the Board of Education to include medical cannabis. The vote on first reader …
PRINCESS ANNE — Homeowners at least 70 years old and older are now able to receive a property tax credit of up to $500 off their municipal real estate taxes funded through the American Rescue …
PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset Crossing, the newest commercial development in Princess Anne, received approval from the Somerset County Sanitary Commission for its water and sewer plan. Located …
News
In early September, ShoreRivers hosted field visits for the Chesapeake Bay Commission’s quarterly meeting, showcasing recent projects implemented on the upper Eastern Shore that reduce …
CRISFIELD — Crisfield Police are asking for community support in locating a 14-year-old Crisfield girl last seen leaving her residence at Somers Cove Apartments 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. …
CAMBRIDGE – On Friday, Aug. 13, Pastor John Cornish opened his doors at St. John’s Holiness Church as an opportunity for community members to receive COVID-19 vaccinations for the first …
EASTON — At 72 years young, Tom Mendenhall of St. Michaels was enjoying the fifth year of his retirement from a career in business and administration. In his last full-time position, he’d …
CAMBRIDGE — A man has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death Sept. 24 of Roshanda S. Willis, 39, also of Cambridge. On Sept. 24 at approximately 7:40 p.m., a male …
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Interested citizens can draw their own congressional and legislative maps to submit for consideration to Maryland’s two redistricting commissions. The commissions, one …
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland State Parks are completing 15 projects with the assistance of a new grant program of the Friends of Maryland State Parks, improving trails and habitats and enhancing …
SALISBURY — On Sept. 14, the Honorable K. Dean, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, sentenced Tyrone Camper, 32 years of age, of Cambridge, to 24 years imprisonment in the …
BALTIMORE — Phillip J. “Jamie” Harrington III, age 50, of Dorchester County, and his company, Capt. Phip’s Seafood Inc. pleaded guilty Sept. 15 to unlawful employment of …
ANNAPOLIS — Archery hunting for white-tailed and sika deer opens statewide Sept. 10, and continues through Jan. 31, 2022, said officials from the Maryland Department of Natural …