Coronavirus
Maryland is expanding its vaccine rollout just as the country faces what Gov. Larry Hogan, R, described as a “race between variants and vaccines.” Hogan announced at a press conference …
ANNAPOLIS — With sustained vaccine progress and significant improvements in all of the state’s key data metrics, Governor Larry Hogan on March 9 announced new actions to further ease the …
Government
After a polarizing 2020 presidential election and a worldwide pandemic, Maryland lawmakers are rethinking how to conduct voting.The General Assembly is considering multiple pieces of legislation that …
ANNAPOLIS — As of April 2, there were officially 11 days left in the legislative session for 2021. This week, the Senate debated House Bill 670 - Police Reform and Accountability Act of …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Somerset County and its two municipalities will share over $10 million to recover from revenue losses and extraordinary expenses caused by the coronovirus …
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Environment
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Natural gas is expected to flow from Eden to Westover as soon as September now that Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has a tidal wetlands permit to install an 8-inch pipeline …
LEWES, Del. (AP) — Crews are continuing a cleanup operation from an oil spill that affected a significant stretch of coastline in Delaware and Maryland. The response crews have cleared oily …
Cops and Courts
CRISFIELD — The Crisfield Police Department now has a memorandum of understanding with the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office when it responds to calls in the county — something city …
PRINCESS ANNE — Two defendants who pleaded guilty to felony theft scheme for their involvement in burglarizing off campus UMES student apartments were sentenced to time served and ordered to …
Kent County
MILFORD - A fire that heavily damaged a residence Sunday afternoon was intentionally started inside the home, the Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal has determined, spokesman Michael Chionchio …
DOVER — The number of individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Delaware increased to 142, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health’s update Monday which reflects data as of …
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous …
Sussex County
MILLSBORO – The major annual golf outing fundraiser benefitting Clothing Our Kids is on the tee for early fall. The seventh annual event will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at The Peninsula Golf …
MILLSBORO — A combined $205 million settlement between Mountaire and a group of Millsboro residents was finalized on Monday regarding a lawsuit which alleged groundwater contamination and air …
Beginning July 16, 2022, Americans will be able to simply dial 988 and be put through to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. But for 988 to work in Delaware’s 302 area code, every customer with seven-digit local dialing must be transitioned to 10-digit dialing.
New Castle County
Delaware State Police said Monday that they have seen an increase in identity-theft cases related to unemployment fraud claims across the state and want to warn citizens, so they can avoid becoming victims.
SMYRNA — The Duck Creek Regional Library is moving forward with the construction of a new facility.
DOVER — COVID-19-related hospitalizations hit the lowest total in almost two weeks in the latest update. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, 129 Delawareans were hospitalized with coronavirus, a decline of …
Wicomico County
Maryland transportation officials have recommended building a new Chesapeake Bay bridge at the site of the existing two spans that cross between Annapolis and Kent Island. The project will cost …
A body found on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina is believed to be that of Erik Mezick, a Fruitland man missing since Dec. 29 when the truck he was driving plunged over …
CRISFIELD — The J. Millard Tawes Crab & Clam Bake will be back this year but not on the third Wednesday in July. Danny Thompson, a Clam Bake committee co-chair and executive director of …
Dorchester County
CAMBRIDGE — The city is mourning the loss of another young man to violence, after the shooting Monday evening of Dajour Sorrell. The 22-year-old Cambridge man was hit by gunfire near the …
By Stephen Rideout It is hard to know where to start this report or how long the report may be. It is about County Council and the article that I saw in one of our local newspapers. Early in the …
CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge Police Department is asking the public to provide assistance in locating a suspect in a fatal stabbing that took place in October of 2020.Ryshon Kelly is wanted in …
Somerset County
PRINCESS ANNE — The time has come for Somerset County to sell the former Burgess Early Americana Museum and let a new owner take over the property and remaining artifacts. “The hearse …
PRINCESS ANNE — A fourth round of emergency rental assistance funding is available to Somerset County to help renters failing behind in payments due to the impact of the coronavirus …
PRINCESS ANNE — One year ago the Somerset County Commissioners let their General Assembly delegation know they were in support of the Second Amendment and the right of citizens to bear …
News
In support of a bill that would make “Juneteenth” a state and employee-paid holiday, a Maryland Delegate on Monday gave an impassioned speech, which ended with a standing ovation from …
CRISFIELD — In a polite but firmly worded statement Mayor Barry Dize reminded members of the City Council that any requests for state funding be through consensus of all elected leaders and …
CRISFIELD — Casey T. Goldsborough said he planned to run in 2022 but now has a head start in local politics as the City Council unanimously appointed him to fill the seat vacated in January by …
PRINCESS ANNE — A former convicted felon who for more than three years managed not to be sentenced for a misdemeanor drug charge apologized to the court and said he spent his time trying to …
PRINCESS ANNE — American flag banners will be placed on downtown lamp posts after approval was granted by the Town Commissioners. The Princess Anne Main Street committee in conjunction with …
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Andy Harris (R-Md.) was among 12 Republicans who voted against H.R. 1085 on March 17. The legislation was written to award Congressional Gold Medals to the …
SALISBURY, Md. — Founding Principal Palmer Gillis of Gillis Gilkerson recently announced the groundbreaking of the firm’s final development and construction project for TidalHealth within …
SALISBURY — The Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home and Chesapeake Cove assisted living center has resumed trailer and outdoor visitation and anticipates expanding that to include some form of indoor …
CRISFIELD — After more than a year of visitation closure to protect its residents, TidalHealth has reopened visitation at the Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home and Rehab, and Chesapeake Assisted …
CRISFIELD — By a 3-2 vote the City Council selected the proposal from Element MD LLC for the redevelopment of the former Carvel Hall property. Provided a cultivation license is awarded by …