Coronavirus
Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore will require students and employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to live, learn or work on campus this fall. Friday’s …
Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of …
Government
PRINCESS ANNE — Meals on Wheels and a housing counseling service offered by SHORE UP! Inc. will benefit from over $200,000 in unspent emergency rental assistance funds that continue to flow …
PRINCESS ANNE — A Somerset County jury on May 12 found Princess Anne’s former town manager guilty of felony theft and theft scheme after more than $100,000 in cash was diverted from bank …
PRINCESS ANNE — Rural zones in Somerset County are seeing some unintended residential uses which the County Commissioners want to curb through a tightening of the zoning code. They are …
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Environment
Senators from the Chesapeake Bay region are asking the Biden administration to enforce strict water-pollution standards in Pennsylvania and New York to help meet agreed-upon goals for restoring the bay.
PRINCESS ANNE — The Maryland Department of the Environment is expected to formally approve a mitigation plan to protect underwater grasses which may be disturbed during construction of the …
Cops and Courts
CAMBRIDGE — John Michael Ingersoll Jr. was found guilty June 7 of the first-degree murder of corrections officer and Vienna resident Gregory Collins in 2001. The trial took place in Circuit …
PRINCESS ANNE — One of Princess Anne’s newest police officers who during his first week on the job in February seized a loaded handgun and a large quantity of narcotics was recognized as …
Kent County
DOVER — A 30-year-old Dover man was arrested on drug charges Monday following a traffic violation. Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said James Jennings was located while driving with …
WILMINGTON – Gov. John Carney announced Tuesday that he intends to lift the COVID-19 State of Emergency Order on July 13. Gov. Carney first signed the emergency order on March 12, 2020 to …
DOVER — The Delaware Division of Public Health announced 19 new cases of COVID-19 in Monday’s update — the fewest daily number of new cases since March 25, 2020, which was at the …
Sussex County
DOVER — Legislation to ban untraceable and undetectable firearms is now before Gov. John Carney after it passed the Senate Tuesday. House Bill 125, approved by the Senate 13-8 after passing …
DELMAR — A Salisbury, Maryland man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Cpl. Keith Heacook of the Delmar Police Department. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings …
WILMINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware announced Monday it has selected Susan L. Burke, an award-winning attorney and experienced litigator, to be its next legal …
New Castle County
DOVER — The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s online magazine, Outdoor Delaware, earned a first-place award in the National Federation of Press Women awards …
DOVER — The Blood Bank of Delmarva is down to a three-day blood supply, which is not sufficient to meet local hospital needs. Because of the pandemic, the Blood Bank has seen virtually no …
LITTLE CREEK — As membership trended downward six to seven years ago, Little Creek Volunteer Fire Co. leadership opted to aggressively seek out new manpower. “We decided to go into recruiting mode all the time,” Chief Scott Bundek said.
Wicomico County
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Wor-Wic Community College have established a financial incentive for recent graduates of the two-year school in Salisbury to continue …
Bird electric scooters have landed in Salisbury, offering visitors and locals a fun way to get around Downtown. They also have other benefits, Mayor Jake Day said as a truckload of scooters …
Health officials plan to shut down Covid-19 mass vaccination sites across Maryland – including the one in Salisbury -- as the state moves to expand its mobile clinics and offer shots through …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE, Md. — The physical demands of firefighting, coupled with the time it takes to maintain active status, mean that bringing new members into the Rescue Fire Co. isn’t getting …
EASTON — “Is it safe to swim in the river?” is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. Fecal bacteria and toxic algae in waterways pose threats to …
TODDVILLE — On June 9, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to Toddville Back Street for a reported school bus in a ditch. Upon arrival, it was learned that Bus …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — The Boy Scouts of America Del-Mar-Va Council has selected Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, as its 2021 recipient of the Lower Shore …
CRISFIELD — This Veterans Day the Somerset County Garden Club will unveil a Gold Star Marker in front of the Crisfield Library to support and honor area families of fallen members of the United …
CRISFIELD — The Somerset County Fair is on for 2021 and contestants are now being accepted for Somerset County Fair Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss pageants. Because of the cancelation of …
News
CRISFIELD — Roaring back after a year of lockdowns and COVID-forced closings and limitations the J. Millard Tawes Museum has freshly stocked its gift shop and updated the exhibits to welcome …
ANNAPOLIS — Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism to are joining forces to encourage Maryland travelers to reconnect and recharge in the State of …
PRINCESS ANNE — COVID-19 may have held back down some parts of the economy but real estate last year started “very hot” and is now at the point where it’s “very …
PRINCESS ANNE — Barely a month after settlement the new owner of the former Hideaway Grill in Rumbley has a liquor license in hand was planning a soft opening for Friday of Memorial Day …
Graduation exercises returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s William P. Hytche Athletic Center on Friday after a year’s hiatus. The university awarded 284 degrees in a …
DOVER — After COVID-19 canceled last year’s Firefly, Billie Eilish is slated to make her appearance in Delaware this September.  The multi-Grammy award winning singer  …
As Delaware’s General Assembly is poised to continue debate on legalizing recreational marijuana this session, the Delmarva region is seeing changes in how it is regulating the drug. After …
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents voted unanimously May 5 to increase tuition and dormitory fees for the 2021-22 academic year, following a freeze on tuition and fees …
SNOW HILL — The State’s Attorney for Caroline County was assigned to serve as the special prosecutor in the DWI/DUI case against the former deputy superintendent of the Maryland Natural …
CRISFIELD — An online survey posted by the Greater Crisfield Action Coalition on consumer preferences showed that among the 228 respondents 69% answered that their favorite full-service …