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
PRINCESS ANNE — A former Maryland State Teacher of the Year who left Somerset County Public Schools to become a Richard F. Hazel Professor of Education at UMES has been appointed by …
PRINCESS ANNE — Maryland Deputy Transportation Secretary Sean Powell and other MDOT officials met Nov. 1 with Somerset County officials to discuss the state’s draft Consolidated …
PRINCESS ANNE — With the lowest of three bids 170% over budget for the design and engineering of a new building for Dog Control, the County Commissioners asked their maintenance director to …
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Environment
ANNAPOLIS — Chesapeake Bay Program partners today released information on the state of the 2022 Chesapeake Bay dead zone. Experts from both the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and …
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected a Delaware-based nonprofit to receive $497,861 to monitor and report on the effects of air pollution from industrial poultry …
Cops and Courts
Crisfield Police are seeking the public's help in finding the suspect who broke into the Crisfield Liquor Dispensary at 609 W.  Main Street unit 106. The time on the video surveillance shows …
PIKESVILLE — The Office of the State Fire Marshal added a new employee to the ranks Nov. 18, and while every newly minted Deputy State Fire Marshal is required to raise their right hand and be …
Kent County
SMYRNA - Investigation into an occupied vehicle being struck by gunfire on Sunday is ongoing, Smyrna Police spokesperson Lt. Brian Donner said.
CAMDEN -Philip Adams, 29, of Smyrna, was charged with firearms offenses following a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, Delaware State Police spokesperson Senior Cpl. Leonard DeMalto said.
Member Exclusive
Beebe Healthcare will be opening a walk-in facility in the 10th Street Centre in Milford early next year, as the health system continues to expand its footprint in Sussex County.
Sussex County
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.
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 …
New Castle County
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 …
DOVER — Delaware State Police have identified Bruce E. Wright, 33, of Dover, as the person who died as a result of a shooting incident March 24 in the Capitol Park community. Authorities …
Wicomico County
The Somerset County Historical Society will celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of historic homes, churches and public buildings followed by …
Black Friday specials! Store hours to midnight. Decorating inside and out. Online mailing deadlines. “It’s that time of year ….” But is it? Although Christmas carols …
An important artery into Downtown Salisbury is closed to traffic through Jan. 10 in order to make necessary repairs. The South Division Street bridge closed last week for painting and repairs, …
Dorchester County
Fisherman’s body found Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the body of a missing fisherman on Sunday morning. Coast Guard crews, along with Natural Resources Police, Maryland …
CAMBRIDGE - Thanks to a speed tracker placed on Somerset Avenue over the summer, the Cambridge Police Department recently recorded a vehicle traveling at least 90 mph, according to a statement from …
CAMBRIDGE - At first glance, it was another busy Monday afternoon in historic Circuit Courtroom Number One. But this particular Monday, Nov. 21, presided over by County Administrative Judge …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — This Saturday, Dec. 10 will be busy with holiday festivities in downtown Princess Anne. The Town of Princess Anne, the Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street …
WESTOVER — Tenth graders at Washington High School showed a remarkable 52% improvement in reading skill as reported in the fall 2022 NWEA Reading MAP assessment. The results for the current …
CRISFIELD — A request for proposals (RFP) to study the feasibility of a fast passenger ferry connecting both sides of the Chesapeake Bay is on the verge of being released after $125,000 in …
News
PRINCESS ANNE — The Somerset County Historical Society will celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the annual Christmas Candlelight Tour of historic homes, churches and public …
CRISFIELD — When Robert Haugh told his wife Myrtle there was water seeping in from around the fireplace she figured the remedy would be to throw down a few towels. Soon after, while seated …
ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Bay Commission has released its latest policy report, completed in partnership with the Chesapeake Legal Alliance, titled “Extended Producer Responsibility for …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminds commercial crabbers who harvest any hard blue crabs (male or female) in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries that the …
WESTOVER — A raccoon located near Arden Station Road and Dublin Road south of Princess Anne has tested positive for rabies after biting a dog on Sunday, Nov. 20. The positive test results …
PRINCESS ANNE — Captain Roberto H. Torres is among the early students to matriculate in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s aviation program which is the only four-year …
Martin Schwartz is the kind of man who awakens at 2 a.m. with radiant ideas. “Drives my staff crazy,” the Halethorpe, Md., resident said with a laugh during a recent conversation with …
ANNAPOLIS — The two-week firearms hunting season in Maryland for white-tailed and sika deer opens onSaturday, Nov. 26 and runs through Saturday, Dec. 10. The two-week season …
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is once again putting out a call to all wildlife and cooking enthusiasts to submit their favorite recipes for its Wild …
WESTOVER — The Somerset County Local Management Board (LMB) is hosting a second round of virtual Community Conversations in regards to supporting youth mental health, juvenile crime/delinquency …