Coronavirus
WESTOVER — Somerset County Public Schools is once again following its mask optional policy for students, staff and visitors after the Maryland General Assembly’s Joint Committee on …
URBANA, Md. — The non-profit Global Z Recording Project has partnered with 15 libraries across Maryland including those in Somerset County to collect stories about these unique times living in …
Government
CRISFIELD — The contract for structural and building envelope renovations to the former Tawes Armory will go to Delmarva Veteran Builders which submitted the lower of two bids opened by the …
ANNAPOLIS — Main Street Princess Anne is one of more than 300 business districts and nonprofits across Maryland to share in Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement of $10 million in grant awards …
BALTIMORE — Eligible payees (retirees and beneficiaries) of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System will notice a boost in their monthly allowance beginning in July as the 2022 …
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Environment
PRINCESS ANNE — This year’s Arbor Day celebration was notable as it marked the 150th anniversary of the national observance. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has teamed up with …
ANNAPOLIS — To combat the scourge of the gypsy moth the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Forest Pest Management division will be conducting aerial application of insecticides in the …
Cops and Courts
CRISFIELD — On his last official day as Crisfield’s police chief David Dalfonso joined his successor, city officials and Crisfield Housing Authority (CHA) representatives to formally …
WESTOVER  – Deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a fatal shooting in the area of U.S. 13 (Ocean Highway) and Perry Road in Westover. According to a …
Kent County
DOVER—Delaware State Police have arrested 25-year-old Da’Jour Deshields of Dover for attempted robbery and offensive touching stemming from an incident on Saturday. Authorities said …
NEWARK—Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Old Baltimore Pike on Saturday night. According to Delaware State Police, a 2019 Honda Ruckus moped, driven by a …
DOVER — State legislators voted to expand veterinary care, punish forgers of vaccination cards and celebrate Delaware’s older citizens, among other actions, last week.
Sussex County
DOVER — Colorectal cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in men and women combined in the U.S. Bayhealth Colorectal and General Surgeon Assar Rather says that “prevention is …
A transition to clean, zero-emission vehicles would have a dramatic impact on the air quality and health of Delaware residents, according to a report by the American Lung Association released Wednesday.
The state has lowered hurdles to entice participation in solar.
New Castle County
WILMINGTON — The American Cancer Society is proud to announce that Michael Marquardt, CEO of Global Kompass Strategies Inc., has been named the chairman of the American Cancer Society’s …
SUN Behavioral Delaware will host its next virtual Professional Education Series seminar April 14 from 10-11 a.m.
LAUREL — Faedra Parker, 36, of Laurel, was arrested on burglary and related charges following an incident on Sunday, authorities said. According to Delaware State Police spokesman Senior …
Wicomico County
Chesapeake Health Care has opened a new medical facility in Berlin that provides adult and pediatric care, behavioral health and lab services to residents in Worcester County. The …
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to join Wicomico County Tourism on Saturday, May 14, for the “Wicomico Photo Walk: By the River.” This is Wicomico County …
Salisbury resident Jay Copeland didn’t make it into American Idol’s Top 5 the evening of Sunday, May 8, but that didn’t dampen the loyalty of dedicated fans who continued to praise …
Dorchester County
EASTON – After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health's transitions pharmacist, Melanie Chapple, has returned to the Cambridge Senior Center to …
ANNAPOLIS - On May 4, I had the opportunity to attend the Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid …
In a recent Dorchester Banner Town Square column, some citizens expressed their outrage at the ousting of Mike Diaz as head of the Dorchester County Department of Recreation & Parks. One person …
Somerset County
CRISFIELD — It Takes a Village to Help Our Children Inc. received no bids for construction of its proposed 8,500 sq. ft. after-school facility on Asbury Avenue. At one time the new building …
CRISFIELD — TidalHealth has announced that Shelley Marshall of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Crisfield is TidalHealth Peninsula Regional's First Quarter 2022 Employee of the Quarter …
PRINCESS ANNE — Washington Academy and High School’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) was awarded a $500 cash prize as a runner-up in the National Organizations …
News
WESTOVER — A unique form of pandemic anxiety hit home recently with 69-year-old Leon Bivens, a minister with Jehovah’s Witnesses in Westover. After devoting the past 35 years to a …
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail …
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Carolyn “Lyn” Ringer Lepre as the next president of Salisbury University. Lepre, currently the interim president of …
CRISFIELD — “Over 50 carloads shipped daily from Marion alone,” reads a 100-year-old headline from The Crisfield Times. The story concluded, “Indications now point to a …
PRINCESS ANNE — Voters here will get a choice when they go to the polls June 7 to elect Town Commissioners with candidates running in both districts as well as at-large. One name not on the …
CRISFIELD — Voters in Crisfield have broad choice when going to the polls on June 15 to elect a mayor and three council members. Joining first-term incumbent and former council member Mayor …
ANNAPOLIS — After recent approval of $1 million to Somerset County for improvements to the Westover athletic complex and other parks in Somerset County the Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) …
WASHINGTON — The federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing is relocating its currency-printing plant from Washington to Beltsville, Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.
WESTOVER — The Somerset County Board of Education approved text amendments to Policy 500-39 titled “Dual Enrollment for Dual Enrollment Students.” Deputy Superintendent Tom Davis …
PRINCESS ANNE — Somerset County Recreation, Parks & Tourism is joining similar agencies in four other bayside counties to seek federal funding to study the feasibility of establishing a …